The Serapong course is well-known as the battlefield for the prestigious Singapore Open (2005 – 2019). Opened in 1982, the course initially was the creation of world-renowned golf course designer Ronald Fream. In 2006, it underwent a S$12 million revamp helmed by the Bates Golf Design Group which incorporated modern technology with the addition of SubAir, PermOPore an enhanced irrigation system, and more. The re-design creatively produced enormous greens and tees with classic contouring, the new enhanced bunkering and playing strategy now defines the Sarapong in its World-Class Tournament foundation. The overall results propelled the Serapong in its world rankings. The course now reveals fast and more challenging greens, trademark mounds and contours, mammoth lakes with stone-lined walls all complementing the breathtaking scenery of the Singapore skyline making for an exquisite game like no other.