Sembawang Country Club

249 Sembawang Rd (enter via Toranto Rd),

Singapore 758352

  • Office

    +65 6751 0320
  • Fax

    +65 6755 8418

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and military base

  • Designer:

    British Marines (42 Commando) built the front nine, New Zealand and Singapore armed forces collaborated on the back-nine. Since then many improvements and modifications have been made.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5846
5480
5100
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.6
69.8
72.9

Location

Latitude:

1.417864

Longitude:

103.815597

How to get there:

20 km N of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).

From downtown Singapore follow the Central Expressway (CTE) north as far as it goes, then head west on the Seletar Expressway (SLE). After approx 4 km take exit and head north on Upper Thomson Road (which becomes Sembawang Road). After 2 km go straight across at traffic light intersection with Mandai Ave / Yishun Ave 1. Immediately after junction turn left into Toranto Road (Sembawang CC Rd). Go through Air Force Base following signs to Sembawang CC.

Sembawang Country Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1968

Sembawang Country Club: Although the course at Sembawang stretches to just under 6500 yards, it contains plenty of challenges to ensure a thorough workout for your game. Straight and true will serve you better here than long and wayward.

Known locally as the Commando course, this nickname owes as much to the layout's significant elevation changes as to its original designers - 42 Commando Royal Marines (British Army). With New Zealand armed forces extending the course from 9 to 18 holes, don't however think you need commando-training to play here, just a reliable buggy (which is provided), and as straight and accurate a game as you can muster.

Laid out on hilly terrain, the often testingly tight holes are flanked by a combination of thick jungle, or by water, or by the club's neighbours, the Singapore Air Force. After a thoroughly absorbing and testing front-nine, the stronger back-nine heads into even more undulating terrain, encompassing the layout's most attractive stretch of holes.

The excellent par-4 11th and 12th holes occupy a very picturesque corner of the course, while the delightful island-green par-3 13th, though beautiful to look at, can put a nasty high number on your card. Your work is not done as you climb up the short par-5 14th and then tackle the difficult long par-5 15th that starts with a blind tee shot. The closing hole on your adventure strewn round is a long par-3 played to a well-protected green in front of the clubhouse.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays S$160; weekends S$200. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted at times, but is not advised.

Practice facilities

Excellent : including a 50-bay driving range.

Did you know?

Sembawang actually comprises 20 holes of championship golf. Both nines have an extra hole, which can be brought into play if repairs are needed to another hole.

Published ranking

Singapore's 8th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Orchid Lodge (Resort Hotel)4-star

    1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162

    +65 6755 9811

    Visit website

    The 69-suite Orchid Lodge boasts top-quality accommodation and excellent leisure and conference facilities including one of the largest Grand Ballroom's in Singapore. The concierge can arrange tee-times for you on the Orchid Country Club 27-hole course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Orchid CC

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Sembawang; Seletar; 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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