Golf Courses

LAKE COURSE

The Lake Course is a popular course with social golfers. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones II, it was extensively upgraded by Nelson & Haworth in 2001.

After the extensive renovation in 2001, Lake Course is considered the more forgiving of the two courses that are located at Raffles Country Club. It is popular with social golfers and is a par 72, measuring 6,041 metres from the blue tees.

The fast but true greens will be a test of a golfer's putting skills. Complemented by the new rolling fairways of immaculately kept zoysia grass and deep bunkers, it brings a new challenge to all golfers.

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Built on the banks of Tengeh Reservoirs, it boasts a breathtaking view of a tranquil lake and the rolling green hills of Pasir Laba beyond.
 
The ambience and scenery of this 18-hole-par-72 course is one not to be found on any other golf courses in Singapore. The viewpoint at every hole gives you a stunning panorama of the lake and fairways. This is a course definitely not to be missed by the avid golfer.   

One can expect to catch a glimpse of colourful birds and other wildlife such as furry squirrels and shy monitor lizards, teeming in the swamplands in and about the course.

In 2013, the Lake course was closed for 5 months to upgrade its greens to TifEagle Ultradwarf. New chipping areas were also added around the green side at strategic points to enhance play. Improvement works were also done on Bunkers. The Bunker position, visibility, shape and size were enhanced and bunker liner was installed to prevent heavy erosion and contamination with the sub-base. Lake banks were lined with rocks to minimise shore erosion and increase aesthetic value.

PALM COURSE

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the Palm Course is also known as a ‘thinking course’ as it requires knowledge and concentration to overcome the many challenges encountered when playing each hole. Hence the Palm Course with its large number of challenging water hazards, is naturally the preferred course amongst lower-handicapped players.  

The Palm Course was also the choice venue of the Asian PGA Championship in 1997 and 1998, and earned the title of ‘A Grand Old Dame’ with its hosting of Asian Development Tour (ADT) in 2016. A par 72, it measures 6,072 metres from the blue tees.

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It offers undulating fairways, as well as strategic bunkers and water hazards. The emphasis here is on well-placed drives which will be rewarded. On the other hand, playing wildly will be disastrous.

Combine this with lush lavish greens, tranquil waterways and the panoramic surrounding landscape, it creates a course that is as picturesque as it is challenging.

Currently there are plans to redevelop Palm Course pending area studies from Urban Redevelopment Authority. Despite being a 31-year-old golf course with no major renovation to date, with compromised playability of certain play components, the Palm Course is still known as one of the most challenging and toughest courses in Singapore. 

Tips - Lake Course 18 Holes

Tips - Palm Course 18 Holes

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