Golf in Singapore
With just a handful of golf courses in Singapore, it may not seem the best golf destination in Asia, but it’s quality, not quantity that counts when golfing in Singapore:
There are some things to keep in mind when golfing in Singapore. Most of the Singapore golf clubs and courses have a dress code that requires collared t-shirts with trousers or short pants. Proper Singapore golf shoes should also be worn. However, be aware that some clubs may not allow spiked shoes on the course. If you need a caddie or a golf buggy, they can be hired at reasonable rates from most clubs. For your own convenience, try to confirm a tee off time before going to the club as a competition or routine maintenance may be in progress. Most Singapore golf clubs are well-equipped with lockers, showers, changing rooms, as well as dining and entertainment outlets.
Tee off, anyone? With perfect weather nearly all year round, Singapore is the ideal destination for golf. Organisers hold international Asia golf tournaments here, such as the Caltex Singapore Masters. With superb golfing facilities and an extensive selection of clubs – some of which have signature courses of their own – you’ll be spoiled for choice on our beautiful fairways. You need not worry about your handicap either, as most courses have multiple tee off positions. You can play golf in Singapore and throughout Asia at almost any time of the day and even at night! – as some courses are open for play in the evenings. Golf Singapore, an excellent choice for your golf travels through Asia.
LAGUNA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
The Venue Of International Golf Tournaments Laguna National offers two award-winning courses for golfers visiting the heart of Asia. The courses have been ranked among the top courses in the world by Golf Digest International and Asian Golf Monthly, and have garnered a list of awards through the years. The Masters and the Classic Courses are designed by Dye Design, a company that is renowned for designing some of the best golf courses in the world. They have been the venue of international golf tournaments like the Caltex Masters, that feature world-renowned golfers like Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Ernie Els.
Laguna National is a premier golf club in Singapore. It has won local and international accolades throughout the years, placing it in the forefront of the Singapore golf scene. In a Straits Times Ranking of Singapore Golf Courses in 1998; Laguna National’s Masters Course shared top honours with SICC’s Bukit Course, TMCC’s Garden Course and Sentosa’s Serapong Course. Termed the Fab Four they were given five-star ratings in the Straits Times ranking. A year after, Laguna National was internationally recognized when Golf Digest International voted it as the top golf course in Singapore. This course ranking exercise involved a compilation of golf courses in all the major golfing countries worldwide.
Golf Magazine, an international golf publication, conducted a poll to find the Best 500 Holes in the World and Asia’s 24 Best Holes. One of Laguna National’s golf holes made the grade. Laguna National’s Classic Course Hole 13 was in the same company with some of the world-renowned golf courses. Among them were Augusta National and Pebble Beach in the United States and St Andrew’s and Carnoustie in the United Kingdom.
As one of the top golf clubs in the Singapore, Laguna National has been the venue of several major golf events. This includes the Asian PGA Tour, the Merlion Masters and the Singapore Open. In 2002, it was the venue of the Caltex Singapore Masters, where world-class players like Ian Woosnam, Nick Faldo and Jean Van de Velde competed for top honours. In the same year, the Club hosted the Ballantine’s Legend’s of Golf Competition, the European Seniors Tour inaugural event in Asia. Laguna National proudly serves as home to the Singapore Masters.