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The New Tanjong

Together with The Serapong, Asia’s Best from Tee to Green.

The Beauty of Golf Course

The New Tanjong Course is uniquely set against the Singapore Straits with views of metropolitan Singapore all round. Inspired by iconic sandbelt golfing experiences, the New Tanjong Course asserts a unique personality with large bunkers rarely seen in Asia, offering players the challenge of playing on a course inspired by the style of renowned golf course architect Alister MacKenzie. With two standout areas at the Clubhouse and historic ‘Pyramid’ halfway house, the New Tanjong Course will surely evoke fond memories, long after the rounds are played.

 

Hole 01

  • Distance363m
  • No. Par04

The intention of Hole 1 is to drive your ball over the creek guarding the first landing area to an open fairway shaped by tightly mown swales of ‘Zorro’ zoysia grass, which hides a low approach to the first green. Towards the left are a cluster of Mackenzie-styled bunkers shared with the 10th green.

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Hole 02

  • Distance335m
  • No. Par04

A drivable par-four if you carry the ball over a collection of three bunkers on the right, which will then roll down towards a small green. However, any attempt that veers left will likely meet with a watery end as the fairway slopes sharp and narrow towards a creek running along the hole.

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Hole 03

  • Distance345m
  • No. Par04

Another short par-four with a majestic waterfall in the backdrop, the difficulty of this hole is the approach to an uphill, inverted greensite where the landing zone is imperceptible. Land left and a bunker awaits, and anything short will see the ball roll back down.

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Hole 04

  • Distance158m
  • No. Par03

An elevated tee box makes this short par-three a fun shootout. Surrounded by a panoramic view of metropolitan Singapore, the Southern Islands and iconic Marina Bay skyline in the distance, the shot to the green must be accurate as there is no bailout area.

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Hole 05

  • Distance507m
  • No. Par05

This first par-five of the front nine is flanked by a long lake feature winding its way up from tee to green. With a narrow fairway to negotiate and an almost full island green that juts out into the lake with three bunkers to its right, it takes a confident shot to approach this hole in two.

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Hole 06

  • Distance314m
  • No. Par04

Not dissimilar to the third, hole-six plays up towards the Pyramid with a magnificent view of Mount Serapong in the background. The approach, like hole 3, is towards a raised green protected by two bunkers to make this a fair challenge for the short game.

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Hole 07

  • Distance238m
  • No. Par03

The longest par-three on the golf course, it features a creek running down the left towards the green and joins with a lake behind. The safe play is towards the right as a bunker sidles between the green and the creek on the left, especially when the winds pick up around here.

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Hole 08

  • Distance481m
  • No. Par05

A short par-five that tests your long game as well as your verve. A large tree is strategically placed in the middle of a very narrow fairway that winds around a lake on the left and dense forestry on the right. The incentive here is to hit it long but place the shot to the left of the tree for any chance to reach the green in two. As the fairway narrows towards the green, even a lay-up with a mid-iron is not an easy task.

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Hole 09

  • Distance385m
  • No. Par04

The majesty of the MacKenzie bunkers is in full view here at this long and challenging uphill par-four. A large fairway bunker surrounds the large landing area to give yourself an opportunity to reach a deceiving green with a false front, giving you an illusion that is closer than you realise.

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Hole 10

  • Distance357m
  • No. Par04

Another hole that runs parallel, this time it is to the first. Separated only by a cluster of trees and sharing the same oversized bunker, Hole 10 is a straightforward par-four. However, you need to be accurate on the approach shot to a small green with strong undulation to protect par.

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Hole 11

  • Distance409m
  • No. Par04

Fairway bunkers protect the right on this hole, but a decent drive should make that avoidable. The fairway undulates greatly so a sidehill or downhill lie may make the approach to a green that inverts sharply to the left a difficult shot to make.

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Hole 12

  • Distance415m
  • No. Par04

Long hitters should take the Tiger line above the tall Ficus tree to a fairly wide fairway for a shorter approach to the green on this downhill dogleg right hole. A waste bunker line all through the left with a green shielded by a small patch of rough in front.

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Hole 13

  • Distance488m
  • No. Par05

A dog leg left par-five, the tee shot here is key with bunkers left and right protecting the landing zone. Tee up short for safety or go long and right, short of the bunkers, for a look at the green. A heroic approach could get you there in two but be careful; a deceivingly elevated green will skittle overhit shots as it falls away to the back.

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Hole 14

  • Distance331m
  • No. Par04

A seemingly simple par-four with a generously wide fairway, the challenge here is to select the correct club and yardage as a bunker just short of the green presents an optical illusion of a hole playing longer than it seems. False fronts compound the difficulty so it is better to be long than short here.

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Hole 15

  • Distance184m
  • No. Par03

A tricky par-three with a sneaky green that falls fast towards the water on the left and defended by a large bunker. Pin position on any given day will make the difference here, making shot selection a prime consideration.

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Hole 16

  • Distance529m
  • No. Par05

From the back, the tee shot is compounded by a carry over a stream that flows all through to an island green. Two large bunkers cramp a narrow fairway between two landing zones so the safe play is to the right, especially for long hitters.

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Hole 17

  • Distance176m
  • No. Par03

A continuously long, snaking tee box means the hole can play differently on any given day for any tee position. Off the back, the challenge is to carry a water hazard and bunker protecting the green, especially if the pin is well back and left.

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Hole 18

  • Distance496m
  • No. Par04

This long par-five provides a tough test to close the front nine. With water guarding the left, cut off as much of the carry on the slight dog-leg as you dare. From there, the second shot is the key. The shorter the distance you can leave yourself for the uphill approach to the green, the more chance you will have of avoiding the treacherous criss-cross traps lurking on the left.

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