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The Republic of Singapore is one of only four remaining city-states in the world; the others are Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is one of the safest, most progressive and enjoyable tropical cities in Southeast Asia.

The Singapore Golf Association was founded in 1961 and its first AGM was held at the Royal Island Club. From these relatively recent and humble beginnings, there are now thirteen golf clubs in ordinary membership of the Singapore Golf Association, with ten associate members and five affiliate members.

Many Singaporean golf clubs boast more than one course and perhaps Singapore’s finest and most exclusive is the 36-hole Sentosa Golf Club with its fabulous Serapong course playing host to the annual Singapore Open, which Sentosa continue to market as “Asia’s Major”.

Unfortunately, golf in Singapore has been contracting in recent years, with the government no longer automatically renewing land leases for golf clubs. The Urban Renewal Authority's 1991 Concept Plan, which is the country's strategic land use and transport masterplan, envisaged having 29 golf courses (up from the then 22) but now there are only just over half that target number in operation. As a consequence, we’ve reduced our Top 15 chart to a Top 10.

Our Singapore Top 10 rankings were last updated in April 2020. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Singapore

Sentosa (Serapong)

1st Singapore Ranking

Sentosa's Serapong course fulfills Donald Ross' pithy edict: "Make each hole present a different problem. So arrange it that every stroke must be made with full concentration and attention necessary to good golf."

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Sentosa (New Tanjong)

2nd Singapore Ranking

The New Tanjong may be slightly overshadowed by its sibling but there’s still no denying the quality of a layout that was completely redesigned by Andrew Johnston and Matt Swanson in 2016.

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Tanah Merah (Tampines)

3rd Singapore Ranking

The courses at Tanah Merah – the name means “Red Earth” – were built on reclaimed land in the early 1980s by designer Max Wexler and both layouts have been substantially altered down the years.

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Tanah Merah (Garden)

4th Singapore Ranking

Despite being adjacent to the very busy Changi Airport, the Garden Course at Tanah Merah Country Club has the air of a large tropical garden with its palms, bougainvilleas and tropical hardwoods.

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Singapore Island (Bukit)

5th Singapore Ranking

A beautiful parkland course laid out beside the MacRitchie Reservoir, the Bukit course has held many Singapore Opens (starting in 1962)...

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Laguna National (Masters)

6th Singapore Ranking

Despite some efforts to build in some Scottish mounding, the Masters Course at Laguna National Golf & Country Club is a thoroughly modern, American style course.

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Laguna National (Classic)

7th Singapore Ranking

Andy Dye (in collaboration with Pete and Perry) set out the original 18-hole Masters layout at Laguna National Golf & Country Club and he would return again to construct the World Classic course over a three-year period, prior to its opening in 2010.

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Singapore Island (Island)

8th Singapore Ranking

The Island course is the shortest 18-hole course at the Singapore Island Country Club measuring a little less than 6,000 metres from the back tees.

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Seletar

9th Singapore Ranking

First laid out by Chris Pitman in 1994, the 18-hole course at Seletar Country Club was revisited and renovated by the architect less than a decade later when he created a championship test extending to just over 7,000 yards.

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Orchid (Dendro & Vanda)

10th Singapore Ranking

The fairways of the Orchid Country Club are laid out beside the Sungei Seletar Reservoir, arranged in three returning loops that are named after orchids.

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Singapore Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 9
2 Jassen Trenkow Courses Played 6
3 Ian Greenwood Courses Played 4
= chris Courses Played 4
= Daniel Lin Courses Played 4
= Brendan James Courses Played 4
7 Adam Uttley Courses Played 3
= Bob McCoy Courses Played 3
= Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 3
10 Kent Hannam Courses Played 2