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Post by Guowei58 » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:39 am

Hi, i'm looking for a good, but cheap golf course in Singapore. I'm used to cheap public courses in the U.S., but it seems aside from crappy 9 hole courses, there aren't any that's under $200 for non citizen/PR folks...

thanks in advance for your help!

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Post by Alsback » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 2:18 pm

Marina Bay is under $200, it is good course..

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 2:37 pm

Head for Batam. Good courses. Example non-member weekend rates: S$115 gets you ferry, transport from Nongsapura, green fees, cart, and caddy (tip needed, though - $20).

Cheaper during the week, still cheaper if an annual member. Palm Springs is about the same.

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Post by Alsback » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 2:43 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Head for Batam. Good courses. Example non-member weekend rates: S$115 gets you ferry, transport from Nongsapura, green fees, cart, and caddy (tip needed, though - $20).

Cheaper during the week, still cheaper if an annual member. Palm Springs is about the same.
Is cheaper but my passport gets full too quickly, every entry i need to get a Visa which takes up 1 full page. and then they put a chop on the next page as well....

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 4:34 pm

Alsback wrote:Is cheaper but my passport gets full too quickly, every entry i need to get a Visa which takes up 1 full page. and then they put a chop on the next page as well....
True, but if you have a US passport, easy to get more pages (free). Not so lucky if a Brit. If an Ozzie you can get an ASEAN visa. And Tering Bay, if you are a member, will 'sponsor' the business visa for you.

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Post by Guowei58 » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 1:21 pm

i think Marine Bay is $240 for non PR...150 for PR though...

Batam or Bintan are too far - it takes the whole day to play 18 holes when you factor in travel time...

any other good courses in Singapore itself so that i save on travel time?

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Post by Alsback » Thu, 05 Jun 2008 5:53 pm

Guowei58 wrote:i think Marine Bay is $240 for non PR...150 for PR though...

Batam or Bintan are too far - it takes the whole day to play 18 holes when you factor in travel time...

any other good courses in Singapore itself so that i save on travel time?
Singaporeans & PRs $70 weekdays $115 weekends

Visitors $110 weekdays $195 weekends.

You can join My Golf Kaki and get $90 weekdays and $155 weekends.

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Post by Levikane » Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:00 pm

Take a look at some of the platinum credit cards. They often offer discount and sometimes free greens fees.

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Post by ispenc1 » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:58 pm

Guowei58 wrote:Hi, i'm looking for a good, but cheap golf course in Singapore. I'm used to cheap public courses in the U.S., but it seems aside from crappy 9 hole courses, there aren't any that's under $200 for non citizen/PR folks...

thanks in advance for your help!
The guy at coconut-golf gets discount fees at courses in batam when you use his place - nice apartment too. It's also possible to get a multi entry visa if you want to play over there regularly.

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Post by taxico » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:10 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Alsback wrote:Is cheaper but my passport gets full too quickly, every entry i need to get a Visa which takes up 1 full page. and then they put a chop on the next page as well....
True, but if you have a US passport, easy to get more pages (free).
you can have at least 4 chops on each page on an american passport! it may help if you asked them to chop it carefully, too. might squeeze one or two more in per page.

i've tried adding extra pages/book to mine but it wasn't easy at the american embassy in singapore. i was rejected and told to apply for a new one... short on time, i left without doing so.

i heard some american embassies make it a pain to do so, some make it easier... and i'm not sure if with the new biometic passports if this is still allowed.

so be warned! or make a lotta noise to get it done! ; )

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Post by Jeppo » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 9:13 am

taxico wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Alsback wrote:Is cheaper but my passport gets full too quickly, every entry i need to get a Visa which takes up 1 full page. and then they put a chop on the next page as well....
True, but if you have a US passport, easy to get more pages (free).
you can have at least 4 chops on each page on an american passport! it may help if you asked them to chop it carefully, too. might squeeze one or two more in per page.
The VOA takes up a full page on its own, and they're not allowed to put them on top of the old ones.

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Post by sillingw » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 1:17 pm

If you can play during the week, Jurong country club has a rate of around SG$100 and is open to non-members, have done it a couple of times and the course is pretty good.

I got a one year Multiple entry visa for Indonesea and so do not have the "filling up my passport" problem and more, but I did suffer this a couple of years ago - But I do find it a pain to take the whole day playing 18 holes, when you factor in the travle times.

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