If you've just arrived in Singapore from somewhere where a round of golf costs $25, then you'll need to acclimatise a little. Welcome to South East Asia where the temperatures soar, and so does the cost of a round of golf (anything from $100 at OCC to $650 Sentosa.) There is really nothing you can do about it. Golf is expensive. Especially in Singapore.
Now that you've got over the initial shock and had time to readjust your golf price radar, you can start to evaluate the available options and scenarios. Some of the considerations are when you want to play, distance to travel, cost, and quality.
In Singapore - whilst most clubs in Singapore are classified as "private", you can get a game on most if you're willing to pay and it's a weekday. Restrictions will apply around a 2 ball minimum as you definitely can't play as an individual. The courses which we find good "value" for money are Sembawang (great challenge), Keppel (close to the city) & Orchid Country Club (27 holes & night golf). Marina Bay is the only public course in Singapore and it's great for photo opportunities, night golf and it's proximity to the city. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident it's going to set you back more than you are used to for a public course at $225 on a weekend!
If you want a more exclusive experience then you can add Laguna National and Sentosa Golf Club. You can forget SICC and TMCC unless you know a member.
There are several golf memberships in Singapore which will get you discounted rates and access to some courses. It's worth looking at My Golf Kaki (MGK) and SPH Golf Card as a starting point.
Urban Fairways also has an exclusive membership offer which give you access and privileged rates at Laguna National, Sembawang GC, Keppel Club, and Bali National. If you'd like to find out more then click here.
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