Seletar Country Club: Members may have to pay $10k top-up fees

The fees would pay for 19-year lease extension until the end of 2040 and upgrading works Seletar Country Club members may have to pay as much as $10,000 each for the lease extension of the club's golf course and upgrading of its other facilities. The club has called for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on … Continue reading Seletar Country Club: Members may have to pay $10k top-up fees

Admit women or lose Olympic hosting rights, IOC man tells club

SAPPORO • The club scheduled to host golf in the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or the organisers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates told Reuters yesterday. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture, which is set to host both the men's … Continue reading Admit women or lose Olympic hosting rights, IOC man tells club

Golf hits the rough as interest falls

Clubs encouraged to make game shorter and more accessible to stem slide in numbers All week at the SMBC Singapore Open, many of the world's top golfers praised the Sentosa Golf Club, calling it one of the best they have played at. Former world No. 1s Adam Scott and Ernie Els observed that the award-winning … Continue reading Golf hits the rough as interest falls

Golf losing its swing?

Once a must-have in Singapore, golf club memberships appear to be losing their appeal among young people now, said members of the golfing community here. The announcement on Jan 4 that Raffles Country Club (RCC) would be acquired by the Government to make way for the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail, as well as the Cross … Continue reading Golf losing its swing?

Club acquisition par for the course

The recently announced acquisition of Raffles Country Club (RCC), following the gazetting of Jurong Country Club for acquisition in 2015, might make some Singapore golfers believe that they are an endangered species. Given the closure of Keppel Club and Marina Bay Golf Club, when their leases expire in the next 10 years, there will be … Continue reading Club acquisition par for the course