Capital Tower Golf Oasis Closes Doors
Urban Fairways closes indoor golf club after 8 years
Singapore, 30th November 2019
Urban Fairways, the well known inner city golfing oasis at the iconic Capital Tower, announced today that it’s closing its doors after more than 8 years of doing great business. The longest running indoor golf club in Asia said goodbye to members and clients with a closing party on Nov 15th.
When asked about the decision to close, Managing Director Dilip Ghosh said “We’ve really enjoyed our time here since April 2011, but it’s the right time to go. We’ve helped and introduced hundreds of golfers to the game, given them a convenient playing and practice facility, as well as creating a true golfing community of people from all over the world. It’s a tribute to our wonderful staff who have been instrumental in making our customers feel like they have a second home - a place where they can forge life long friendships both on and off the course.”
He added “tight labour market conditions and visa restrictions make conducting business in Singapore difficult right now. It’s the main reason we have taken the decision to close. There is only a small pool of qualified employees who are eligible to work, and yet thousands of jobs available. Additionally, greedy landlords continue to squeeze tenants at a time when the general level of corporate spending is well down year on year.”
Leonard Hazra, a Singapore lawyer and one of the longest serving members said “thanks for being my “cheers” for the last 8 years. Michael Yu from China and a newcomer to golf said “Thank you for bringing me totally new fun and good memories”. British member Dennis Means said “I’ve forged friendships with people from all over the world that will stay with me for a lifetime.”
With a diverse range of nationalities employed at the venue, staff also enjoyed learning new skills, interacting with guests and growing together. One staff member from Cuba said “I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in the Urban Fairways family - it’s been a great way for me to build confidence, practice English as well as my bar tending skills.”
Mr Ghosh added that a new tenant will take over the premise to operate a venue where you can enjoy new craft beers and swing some clubs - the Clubhouse SG.
About Urban Fairways
Operating at Capital Tower since April 2011, its been an upmarket indoor golf club and oasis for golfers of all abilities. Using the best simulators available - Full Swing Golf - its provided busy golfers convenient access to learn, practice and play at any time of the day irrespective of weather conditions. Exceptional service, the latest high quality products and a warm ambience are what led to its success.
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