It was in 1990 that the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong, then Secretary-General of NTUC, set out the reasons of developing a golf and country club for Singaporean workers. He envisioned in making golfing accessible and affordable to workers which also helped to strengthen their belief that progress of Singapore is shared by them, and that ‘golf will no longer be a game for the executives only’.
The first phase of the Club development was completed in September 1993. It included the Driving Range, Golf Clubhouse and the first of the three 9-hole courses, the Aranda Course. The second phase comprised the development of the Vanda and Dendro Courses, the Social Clubhouse and Orchid Lodge. Most of Phase II was completed by the end of 1994. By the fourth quarter of 1995, the Dendro Course and the Bowling Alley were opened for play. The long awaited Third phase development of the club featured extra parking lots at the new multi-storey car park. The Olympic Pool Changing Room also featured a sauna.