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Singapore Island Country Club

(Bukit location) 240 Sime Road,

Singapore 288303

  • Office

    +65 6450 1371 / 2
  • Fax

    +65 6466 9109

About the course

  • The Course:

    81 holes. Parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle and lakeside.

  • Designer:

    BUKIT location: Bukit course (original design by James Braid of Scotland, 1924; Braid did not personally visit the site); Sime course (designer unknown).
    ISLAND location: Island course (original design by Peter Robinson, 1932; rebunkered by Peter Thomson); New course (original design by Frank Pennink, 1970; remodelled by Peter Thomson, 2002); Millennium course (Peter Thomson, 2001).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6167
5686
5191
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.3
71.3
72.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Bukit course. At SICC's "BUKIT" location are the 18-hole Bukit course (par-71; 6167 m from back tees) and 18-hole Sime course (par-72; 5868 m; rating 70.9). At SICC's "ISLAND" location are the 18-hole New course (par-72, 6506 m, rating 75.1); 18-hole Island course (par-72, 5945 m; rating 71.6) and 9-hole Millennium course (par-30; 2476 m).

Location

Latitude:

1.341669

Longitude:

103.811038

How to get there:

10 km NW of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).

BUKIT/SIME courses: From downtown Singapore follow the Central Expressway (CTE) north. At exit 8 take the Pan Island Expwy (PIE) heading west, direction Jurong. After approx 5 km take exit 20A and head north on Adam Rd. After o.5 km turn left into Sime Rd, and follow road for 1 km to Clubhouse.
ISLAND/NEW/MILLENNIUM courses: From downtown Singapore follow the Central Expwy (CTE) north. Take exit 11 and head west on Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. Continue to Upper Thomson Rd and turn left, direction City. After 1.5 km make a u-turn and then come back and turn left into Island Club Rd. Follow Island Club Rd to golf.

Singapore Island Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1891

Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) boasts five courses - the Bukit, Sime, Island, New and 9-hole Millennium - all of which are strictly the preserve of the club's members and their guests. Visitors (local or overseas) cannot play on any of the courses unless introduced by a member. If you are lucky enough to be invited to play, you will find four excellent championship layouts.

At SICC's "Bukit" location, the Bukit and Sime courses share a common clubhouse and are both played alongside the picturesque MacRitchie Reservoir. Just four kilometres away along the Upper Thompson Road, the club's "Island" location is home to the Island, New and Millennium courses, which share a common clubhouse. These three courses are located within Singapore's Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and are among the most natural and jungle-lined courses in Singapore. In this tropical environment, dense, lush forest and wildlife are found in abundance, along with many undulations, elevation changes and several holes alongside the Peirce Reservoir.

The fabulous Bukit course has been rated among the top-three in Singapore, and is regarded as SICC's top competition course, having hosted many top level professional events. The Sime course (named after John M. Sime, a former President of Royal Singapore GC) is also ranked in the island's top ten golf layouts. The New course (along with the Bukit and Sime) is regularly rated among the top-three layouts in Singapore. The Island course is the shortest of the four 18-hole courses, a challengingly tight layout with many testing short par-4s.

post-2021 revisions: coincident with the expiry of its lease in 2021, Singapore Island CC will undergo significant revisions. One of its "Bukit" location courses will become a public-access course.
As of 2019, the New and Millenium courses were closed for renovation.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Singapore Island Country Club is a private club. Guests may only play on any of its courses if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Singapore Island Country Club has its antecedents in Singapore's first golf club, established in 1891. The original Club was part of the Singapore Sporting Club, which operated a horse-racing track in Farrer Park. The members played their golf in the middle of the race track. The Sporting Club's golf section moved from Farrer Park to a new site at MacRitchie Reservoir in Bukit Timah in 1924.

Operating as the Singapore Golf Club, the members played on the newly-created 9-hole Bukit course, which was expanded to a full 18 holes in 1938. In that same year King George VI became the club's patron, renaming it the Royal Singapore Golf Club in the process. 1963 saw Royal Singapore merge with the Island Club, the new entity taking the name Singapore Island Country Club; the Royal prefix was dropped at this time.

In its long and distinguished history, SICC has hosted several major competitions (predominantly on the Bukit course), including Asian Tour events, co-sanctioned European Tour events and professional team events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Singapore Is. CC).

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating (BUKIT course): 7th best course in Singapore. NEW course: 9th best in Singapore. ISLAND course: 11th best in Singapore.

Where2Stay

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    2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

    +65 6338 8585

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    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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    442 Orchard Road, 238879 Singapore

    +65 6734 7766

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    Offering cosmopolitan elegance and comfort on the world famous Orchard Road, The Orchard Hotel is ideally located for endless shopping and entertainment opportunities and close to the Central Finance District, banks and embassies.
    • 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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