Photo of Raffles Country Club (Palm course)

Raffles Country Club

450 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim,

Singapore 639932

  • Office

    +65 6861 7655
  • Pro shop

    +65 6861 7655
  • Fax

    +65 6861 5563
  • Golf pro

    Chris Marriott (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6091
5558
5039
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73
70.4
72.7

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Lake course (6027 metres from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

1.335222

Longitude:

103.651478

How to get there:

27 km W of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).

From the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in the far west of Singapore, take exit 22 and continue heading west on Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. After 2.6 km turn right at Tuas West Road and immediately right again to come back along the other side of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. Golf entrance will be on your left.

Raffles Country Club (Palm course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

Raffles Country Club (Palm course): GOLF COURSE WAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2018 to make way for the Singapore-KL High-Speed Rail project.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, Raffles Country Club boasts two excellent and contrasting 18-hole championship layouts. (Sadly both courses will close by July 2018 - see Did You Know section below). The Palm course is marginally the tighter and tougher of the two, laid out on gently contoured terrain with many challenging questions posed, especially from the tee.

How to negotiate the many small lakes and ponds on the Palm course is perhaps the key issue, while excellent bunkering around the greens will also need to be avoided. Although there are more trees here than on the companion Lake course, the Palm's layout remains relatively open, with several nicely elevated tee-boxes giving a good view of the hole ahead.

Within this very attractive and well-maintained parkland environment, the closing stretch of holes is perhaps the best. A wonderful area of protected jungle lines the rightside of the course from the par-4 15th, with an attractive water feature gracing the area around the tee-box of the par-3 17th. The par-4 18th opens up a wonderful view onto the large and expansive Tengeh Reservoir (alongside which much of the Lake course is laid out).

The usually top-quality greens come in all shapes and sizes, several presenting a relatively small target, not least the green at the short par-3 3rd - no more than 10 yards wide at its widest point! The par-3 12th is another gem, protected by water on three sides and a large shallow back-bunker. Although traffic noise invades one or two holes at the close of the front-nine, this is not to detract from the overall excellence of this layout and your enjoyment of this very good golf course.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Course is permanently closed.

Green fees

Course is permanently closed.

Other information

Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles laid the foundations for the extraordinary development of Singapore into one of Asia's key trading centres. In the early 19th century, he led the transformation of Singapore from a fishing village into one of the most important colonial hubs in the British Empire's supply chain.

Where2Stay

  • Raffles The Plaza5-star

    80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

    +65 6339 7777

    Visit website
    Raffles The Plaza is located at the heart of Singapore's business, cultural, entertainment and shopping centre. It offers 769 luxury guest rooms and suites, a wide variety of excellent restaurants and several bars. In addition, residents have access to RafflesAmrita Spa, one of the largest spa facilities in Asia.Raffles The Plaza, is located alongside its sister hotel, Swissôtel The Stamford, and across the road from the original Raffles Hotel.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      All other golf clubs in Singapore.

  • Swissotel, The Stamford5-star

    2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

    +65 6338 8585

    Visit website
    Swissôtel The Stamford is a deluxe hotel that boasts a prime Singapore centre location amid the diversions of the Raffles City shopping complex. As one of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels, it offers panoramic views of Singapore, Indonesia and parts of Malaysia. This large, busy, bustling hotel is just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      All other golf clubs in Singapore.

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