The Singapore Masters Golf Course

Course Features

A general view of the 18th hole on the masters course during the second round of The Clariden Leu Singapore Masters at Laguna National Golf Club on March 9, 2007 in Singapore. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

  • Opened –1993 (Masters Course) – 1994 (Classic Course)
  • Course designer – Andy Dye
  • Special features – the 17th hole is noted as being very difficult
  • General playability – Undulating/flat to flat
  • Water hazards – 12 holes with water in play (Masters)/ 8 holes with water in play (Classic)
  • Type of grass – greens – Tif Dwarf Bermuda
  • Type of grass – fairways – 328 Bermuda
  • Type of grass – tees – 328 Bermuda
  • Type of grass – rough – Sarangoon/Paspalum/Sages
  • Weather – Hot and humid, with a lot of rain
  • Other features – The Singapore Masters course is located very close to Changi Airport and large passenger jets commonly fly low over the course

Hole 1

  • Nickname: Second Chance
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 383 yards
  • Description: A short par-four dog-leg left.

Hole 2

  • Nickname: Double Trouble
  • Par: 5
  • Length: 567 yards
  • Description: An ‘S-shaped’ par-five with water on both sides – rated stroke index one for amateurs. Large green with water to the left and bunkers to the right.

Hole 3

  • Nickname: Go For It
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 363 yards
  • Description: The shortest par-four on the Singapore Masters golf course with a fairway that swings wide to the right.

Hole 4

  • Nickname: Smooth Sailing
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 392 yards
  • Description: This hole plays downhill before winding right around a lake to a generous landing area and a large green.

Hole 5

  • Nickname: Long Beach
  • Par: 3
  • Length: 193 yards
  • Description: The first of the par-threes – the tee and the green are both elevated with sand running down the entire left side.

Hole 6

  • Nickname: Double Curl
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 436 yards
  • Description: Features a large bunker and mound on the right. A precise approach is needed due to bunkers to the left and right of the elongated green.

Hole 7

  • Nickname: Runway
  • Par: 5
  • Length: 616 yards
  • Description: The longest hole on the Singapore Masters golf course is notable for small grass depressions left and right.

Hole 8

  • Nickname: Peninsula
  • Par: 3
  • Length: 181 yards
  • Description: This hole is a test of character, accuracy and ability with water front and back and sand to the right.

Hole 9

  • Nickname: Home Stretch
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 452 yards
  • Description: An accurate tee-shot to the right will position the ball close to a bunker which runs the length of the hole. Sand and water surround the left, back and right of the green.

Hole 10

  • Nickname: Sandy Start
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 437 yards
  • Description: Bunkers on the left guard the putting surface, prompting many to target the centre front of the green.

Hole 11

  • Nickname: Fair Enough
  • Par: 5
  • Length: 547 yards
  • Description: The drive should be kept as far to the left as possible to set up the second shot – expect to see lots of birdie attempts.

Hole 12

  • Nickname: Easy Does It
  • Par: 3
  • Length: 210 yards
  • Description: Relatively long par-three where club selection is crucial.

Hole 13

  • Nickname: The Throat
  • Par: 3
  • Length: 383 yards
  • Description: The shortest par-four on the back nine with the lake line and bunker line giving the player a good idea of where to aim.

Hole 14

  • Nickname: Up & Down
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 451 yards
  • Description: A long and deceiving par-four that plays uphill off the tee and then downhill to the green.

Hole 15

  • Nickname: Birdie Challenge
  • Par: 5
  • Length: 563 yards
  • Description: Long, slim fairway bunker and lots of water may hamper those aiming for the birdie.

Hole 16

  • Nickname: Eagles Nest
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 445 yards
  • Description: A slight dog-leg left to an elevated green.

Hole 17

  • Nickname: Cold Feet
  • Par: 3
  • Length: 202 yards
  • Description: Probably the most difficult and exciting par-three on the course with lots of water.

Hole 18

  • Nickname: The Gallery
  • Par: 4
  • Length: 386 yards
  • Description: A demanding short par-four to close the Singapore Masters golf course.

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