A few golf courses are lost to development, but that does not mean Singapore’s green coverage is shrinking. More green spaces are on the way, with the amount of land dedicated to parks and nature reserves slated to increase from 5,700ha in 2010 to 7,250ha in 2030.
This is according to the Ministry of National Development’s Land Use Plan, released in 2013.
Golf courses are classified separately under community, institution and recreation facilities.
The building of new golf courses has threatened nature areas in the past, with activists successfully protesting against a proposed golf course at Lower Peirce Reservoir in 1992.