Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden course) Est. 1982

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Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden course): Here at Tanah Merah, you will find two of Singapore's finest championship golf layouts, the Garden course and the also challenging and equally enjoyable Tampines course. Before losing some of its footprint to an expansion of Changi airport in 2015, the Garden course was generally credited as being Tanah Merah's tougher, bigger dimension, tournament layout. Those honours are now claimed by the Tampines layout.

The Garden course (formerly the exclusive preserve of the club's members and their guests) weaves its way backward and forward over pleasantly undulating terrain. The feel is more compact than on the Tampines course, with good earthmounding and a smattering of trees lining the fairways. Water is in play on about half the holes, with several greens dangerously jutting out into small lakes. There are some very risky approach shots for the flag-chasers amongst you.

The island green par-3 14th is one of the water-guarded gems. A few waterfall features, most notably at the short par-5 18th, complement the good-quality earthmounding and excellent (often deep and straight-faced) bunkering. As with its companion course, maintenance and presentation are generally first class, with flowers and shrubs adding garden-like touches in many places.

Like its near neighbour, Laguna National G&CC, Tanah Merah is located in relatively close proximity to Singapore's Changi Airport. Some noise intrusions are perhaps inevitable, but should not detract from the enjoyment of playing on Tanah Merah's excellent courses.

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Making Contact

Tanah Merah Country Club
25 Changi Coast Road,
 Singapore 499803
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Office   +65 6545 1731
Pro Shop   +65 6542 3040

  +65 6542 9294

Website   www.tmcc.org.sg
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Urban environment and woodland.
Designer: Opened as a 9-hole course (1982). Original 18-hole design by Peter Thomson, Mike Woveridge & Ron Fream (1984). Later improvements by Max Wexler (1992), Phil Jacobs (2005, and 2015 due to airport expansion) and Robert Trent Jones II (2019).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5892 5389 5002
Par 71 71 70
SSS or Slope 71.4 67.8 70.3
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Garden course. Also at Tanah Merah is the 18-hole Tampines course (par-72; 6887 m from back tees; rating 76.1).
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How2Get There?

15 km E of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).
Take the East Coast Parkway (ECP) heading east from downtown Singapore. Take exit 2A (Changi Cargo Complex), and follow direction Changi Cargo Complex. Do not filter left towards Changi Airport. Go over flyover (over the ECP) and stay left, joining Changi Coast Road. After o.5 km entrance to Garden Course is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekday tourist golf package S$278 (weekdays only). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Private club; visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors at weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Caddies available.

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Did you know?

Tanah Merah, meaning "red earth", has hosted several major competitions, on both the Tampines and Garden courses, including Asian Tour events, co-sanctioned European Tour events and women's professional tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Tanah Merah).

The clubhouse and sports facilities at Tanah Merah are top-class, and include swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre, pool, table tennis, basketball and excellent restaurants offering many varieties of cuisine.

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Published Ranking
2020 Golf Digest rating: 4th best course in Singapore.
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Latitude: (1.329141)
Longitude: (103.979180)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Changi Village Hotel 4-star
1 Netheravon Road, Changi, Singapore 508502
+65 6379 7111

Modern, comfortable and very well run hotel located in Changi village, on the eastern side of Singapore. Approx 20 km from downtown Singapore.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Tanah Merah; Laguna National; National Service Resort.
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Golf within 30 km Seletar; Orchid; Sembawang; Singapore Island; Marina Bay.
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The Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore 5-star
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
+65 6337 8888

The garden oasis of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia is strategically located in the heart of Marina Centre, overlooking Marina Bay. This 32-story hotel includes spacious guestrooms, a 4,200 piece contemporary art collection, and award-winning gardens featuring tropical plants, rocks and waterfalls around the swimming pool.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.
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Golf within 30 km All other golf clubs in Singapore.
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