In August 1991, the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong, then Secretary-General of NTUC mooted the idea of developing a golf and country club for workers. He wanted our workers to have "a fair share of the fruits of Singapore's economic progress" in recognition of their contribution. He envisioned a golf and country club which would be affordable to workers, so that "Golf will no longer be a game for executives only" as he put it.
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.