In Singapore, you are spoilt by choice for great golf courses. From the Jurong Country Club to the Sentosa Golf Club, the Lion City is one of the best places in the world practice your swing and get in 18 holes on the links. And not only that, there are plenty of international courses within easy access in Batam and Bintan. Great golf is only minutes away no matter where you are in Singapore.
Jurong Country Club
Find calm on the golf course at Jurong Country Club. What began in 1975 as a 9-hole course has grown into an elite 18-hole golf retreat, complete with a two-story clubhouse, 3 gourmet restaurants, and a lively pub. Remodeled in 2012, golfers can play a round on the Zoysia-grass course at almost any time of day, thanks to the stadium lights that illuminate the entire course. Schedule a tee time in the afternoon to catch a beautiful sunset, then finish your round as the moon rises. What could be better?
Sentosa Golf Club
Prefer a little more variety in your golf game? The Sentosa Golf Club is for you. With two full 18-hole courses to choose from, this club is sure to be a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Take a private lesson to get a few tips on your swing before heading out on the green. When it’s time for lunch, drop in to the Golfers’ Terrace for a cold drink and crispy chicken wings as you take in sweeping views of the South China Sea. With amenities like that, it’s easy to see why this course was rated “Best Course in Singapore” at the Asian Golf Awards in 2015.
Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club
One of the area’s best golf courses, Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club is only an hour from Singapore’s downtown core across the causeway in Johor Bahru. This famed Ross Watson-designed par 72 golf and country club has a fast green rating, which is ideal if you prefer a fast-paced game. That’s not to say that the course was created for novices. Of all the golf courses in Johor, this circuit is still moderately challenging for pros and is ideal if you just want to have a good time. Make sure you play the whole circuit, since the best holes are kept for last.
If you’re in the middle of a game, the Cross-over Bar offers a great selection of refreshments so you can get a cold beer on your way to the 10th hole or power up with sandwiches or nasi lemak (Malaysia’s national dish) before continuing your game. After a round, try the Cathay Chinese Restaurant, which offers secret dishes that are not on the menu. If you’re game enough for something new, ask for the Mongolian chicken. You won’t regret it.