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Tanah Merah Country Club

25 Changi Coast Road,

Singapore 499803

  • Office

    +65 6545 1731
  • Pro shop

    +65 6542 3040
  • Fax

    +65 6542 9294

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy 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).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

1.329141

Longitude:

103.979180

How to get 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.

Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1982

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors at weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

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].

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 4th best course in Singapore.

Where2Stay

  • Changi Village Hotel4-star

    1 Netheravon Road, Changi, Singapore 508502

    +65 6379 7111

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Tanah Merah; Laguna National; National Service Resort.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Seletar; Orchid; Sembawang; Singapore Island; Marina Bay.

  • The Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore5-star

    7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799

    +65 6337 8888

    Visit website
    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

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      All other golf clubs in Singapore.

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