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Announcements & Events

Dear Golfing Members,


Please be informed that major aerification and/or hollow-tinning works will be carried out on the Aranda Greens from 30 October to 1 November 2017 (Monday to Wednesday).

This is essential to reduce soil compaction and encourage healthier turf growth with denser and more resilient Greens. Once the Greens have been cored, the surfaces will be removed of core residues. Sand topdressing will be applied.

In view of the above, 9-hole walking and buggy sessions will not be available on 30 October 2017 (Monday) as the Club will be hosting the Men’s Night Golf League and the Dendro/Vanda combination has been reserved for this event.

Due to the required sand topdressing, golfers may experience bumpy and sandy Green surfaces in the first 3 to 5 days. The affected Greens will recover within three weeks.

We seek your patience and understanding as our course maintenance team peruse with the Greens’ cultural practices.

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
19 October 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


Please be informed that the Club will be hosting the U Golf Championship on 24 & 25 October 2017 (Tue & Wed) morning and afternoon.


All three nine-hole golf courses have been reserved for the event on both days (whole day). Thus, there shall be no social golfing on the following sessions:


 Date: No Social Golfing For These Sessions:
24 October 2017 (Tue)

• Morning & Afternoon Sessions
• Evening 9-hole Buggy & Walking

25 October 2017 (Wed) • Morning & Afternoon Sessions    
• Evening 9-hole Buggy


For more information, please contact the Golf Department at 6750 2102/111.  Thank you for your kind understanding.


 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
13 October 2017

Dear Members,


In view of our ongoing efforts to improve your overall experience at the Club, we have duly reviewed the feedback received from fellow members who wish to invite their guests to enjoy the Members’ KTV Night on Thursdays with them. Henceforth, we are pleased to inform that new guidelines will be implemented to serve you better.

As usual, you may continue to enjoy the Members’ KTV Night which is a special privilege for all members on Thursdays. As a result, no KTV room bookings are allowed on Thursdays and available rooms shall be allocated on a first-come, first-served/sharing basis.

New Guidelines for Members’ KTV Night which will take effect from 2 November 2017 (Thursday):


In the event where one or more KTV rooms are not occupied by OCC members after 8pm, up to a maximum of two available rooms will be opened to walk-in for OCC members’ and their guests only. Usual room charges will apply. Should the rooms be occupied after 8pm, they will no longer be available for walk-in patrons.

For enquiries, please call Aranda Lounge (opens at 2pm daily) at 6750 2121 or email social@orchidclub.com

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
12 October 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


Please be informed that an administrative fee of $5 (exclusive of GST) will be imposed by Warren Golf & Country Club on each golfer for every game played at their premises.
 
The administrative fee is on top of the usual buggy and green fees and will take effect from 1 November 2017 (Wednesday)

For enquiries, please call Warren Golf Department at 6586 1240

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
12 October 2017

Dear Members,


Please be informed that, with effect from 23 October 2017 (Monday), there will be a change in operating hours for Mahjong Rooms and Aranda Lounge. All bookings & registration for Mahjong rooms will also be done through Aranda Lounge instead of Jackpot Royale. You may refer to the new updates stated below:


Mahjong Table
 
   

 
Aranda Lounge Table

 

 
 

Note: To comply with the revised Jackpot regulations, only OCC members will be allowed entry into the Jackpot room from 1 November 2017 (Wednesday). Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
5 October 2017

 

Dear Members,
 

On 4 October 2017 (Wednesday), 10am, OCC held a Fire Evacuation Drill that saw a turnout of 189 participants including staff, members and tenants. This exercise is an annual regulatory requirement by Singapore Civil Defence Force to ensure high fire safety standards at workplaces. 


This year, the evacuation timing was recorded as 8 minutes, an improvement from last year.


A short 45-minute “Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness” talk by the Fire Prevention Centre was held at the Theatrette after the drill where 38 avid participants were educated on fire prevention and safety equipment.


We would like to thank everyone for their participation and for making this exercise a success. Below are some highlights of the drill for your viewing.

 

PalmSpring1  
   

The Management
Orchid Country Club
5 October 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


We are pleased to inform you that the selection trials for the SGA Inter-Club League 2018 will take place on the following dates:


•    Weekends: 29 October & 12 November 2017 (Sundays)
•    Weekdays: 2 & 16 November 2017 (Thursdays)


The League will be competed in various divisions (see table below). The Handicap Index (HI) will be based on the lowest HI from January to December 2017.

 Men's Divisions   Ladies' Divisions

Men’s Premier:
Men's A:
Men's B:
Men's Senior:
 
 
<3.9
4.0 - 8.9
9.0 - 14.0
>55 years old (as of 1 January 2018)
 
 
Ladies’ Premier:
Ladies’ A:
Ladies’ Evergreen:
 
  <6.9
7.0 - 15.0
>50 years old (as of 1 January 2018)

During the trial, golfers will be led by Team Captains. Players will be shortlisted based on various factors including Performance, Match Temperament, Availability, Commitment, Team Spirit and Exposure to Other Courses.
 

Registration for the trial dates have commenced and the form is available at the Golf noticeboard. Registration will close one week prior to the trial dates.

For enquiries and registration, please contact the Golf Department at 6750 2102/111 or email golfregistration@orchidclub.com

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
5 October 2017

Dear Members and Guests,
 

With the completion of the restrooms servicing Aranda Lounge and Ruby Suite (level 2), we are pleased to inform you that the restroom renovation works at the Bunker Pool are completed. The upgraded restrooms are now open for use. Below are the photos for your viewing:


Male:                                                                                              Female:


Bunker Pool Male Restroom   Bunker Pool Female Restroom  
       

Coming up next will be the restrooms near the Grand Ballroom and Jade Foyer which are currently in the finishing stage of renovations and are expected to be completed by 20 October 2017 (Friday). Stay tuned as we keep you updated!

 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
5 October 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


To ensure smooth operation of our buggies, we are pleased to inform that the first batch of 50 buggies have been fitted with new batteries since 15 September 2017. 

The replacement to the rest of the fleet (90 buggies) will commence from 16 October 2017 (Monday). It will be carried out in stages to minimise disturbance to your golf games, and is expected to be completed by 31 December 2017 (Sunday).

We believe this replacement work will provide all golfers an enhanced golfing experience.

For enquiries, please call Golf Department at 6750 2102/111.

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
28 September 2017

Dear Members,


Let’s Take A Walk 2017 (LTAW) was a non-profit endurance walk event organised by a core group of volunteers from Raleigh Singapore. Being a venue sponsor, OCC is proud to have been one of the checkpoints for this event.

Held on 23 Sep 2017 (Sat), 1,450 registrants participated in one of the four key categories - 10km, 50km (Day), 50km (Night) and 100km (team). This year’s theme was “Giving care, one step at a time” with a social mission to increase awareness of mental health and raise funds for their beneficiary, Caregivers’ Alliance Limited, which provides support for caregivers of people with mental illnesses.

Check out the event snippets below! For more information on this event, please click here for the Straits Times article.


LTAW pictures  
   

The Management
Orchid Country Club
28 September 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


We are glad to share with you the R&A Level 2 Rules School which will be held at The Octagon @ OCC by Singapore Golf Association (SGA) on 2 & 3 December 2017 (Sat & Sun) from 9am to 5pm.


The two-day programme is targeted at those who wish to have an in-depth knowledge of golf rules or aspire to become a SGA Rules Official. Interested candidates must have passed the R&A Level 1 Rules School to be eligible for this programme.


Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to an intake of 40 participants. Entrance fees for the programme are as follows:

•    Singaporeans/PR ($170)
•    Foreigners ($270)

Please refer to the attached factsheet and entry form for registration. Payment and completed entry form should reach SGA by 13 November 2017 (Monday).

For enquiries, please contact Mr Ong Kian Hui from SGA at 6755 5976.
 
 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
21 September 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


We are pleased to inform you that Laguna Golf Bintan is extending the following exclusive golf rates to members:

Promotion
  Price Inclusive Of   Validity
Seniors’ Day
SGD 50
(Weekdays only) 
 
• 18 Holes Golf
• Shared Caddy & Cart
• Fast Track Service
• Return transfers from ferry terminal
 
 
Valid from Monday to Thursday till 28 September 2017 (Thursday) for all golfers aged 50 and above
 

 
Ladies’ Day
SGD 57
(Weekdays only)

 

  • 18 Holes Golf
• Shared Caddy & Cart
• Fast Track Service
• Return transfers from ferry terminal
  Valid from Monday to Thursday till 28 September 2017 (Thursday) for all lady golfers

 

Day Trip Package
SGD 79 (Weekdays)
SGD 99 (Weekends & PH)

 

  • Unlimited Golf
• Light Lunch
• Fast Track Service
• Return transfers from ferry terminal
  Valid till 30 June 2018 (Saturday) for all golfers

To enjoy the abovementioned exclusive golf rates, please present your OCC Membership Card upon check-in at the Pro shop before play.

For enquiries and booking of tee times, please email golf@lagunabintan.com.


 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
31 August 2017

Dear Members,


We would like to inform you that the Club’s Social Bye-Laws have been revised to reflect the amendments made following the change in rules and regulations of some social facilities. Appended below are the affected sections with rules and regulations newly added, updated and removed to reflect the latest status of the facilities:

Newly Added
  Updated   Removed
• Futsal Courts  
• Cards/ Mahjong Rooms
• Jackpot Room
 
 
• Billiards
• Video Game Rooms
• Squash
 

Click here to view a soft copy of the revised Social Bye-Laws from our website. Should you wish to receive a hard copy of the Bye-Laws, please contact Membership at 6750 2180/179 or email membership@orchidclub.com.

We thank you for your continuous support of the Club.

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
31 August 2017

Dear Members,
 

With the Members’ Satisfaction Survey Exercise concluded on 7 August 2017, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all members who contributed their valuable feedback. Meanwhile, congratulations to the first 300 early-bird members who received a $20 Royal Palm@OCC Cash Dining Voucher, as well as our five lucky members below who won the grand prizes!



1st Winner Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Lee Si San Anna
A Pair of SQ Return Air
Tickets to Hong Kong

 
             
2nd Winner Survey   3rd Winner Survey    4th Winner Survey  5th Winner Survey  
             
Mr Lem Kok Chan
Weekday Green Fee Vouchers
for 4 pax & $50 Range Card
   Mr Lee Seng Lip Linus
  Weekday Green Fee Vouchers 
for 4 pax & $20 Range Card
   Mr Koo Nan Yong
2D1N Weekday Stay @
  Orchid Lodge with 1-hour
Body Massage at
Healing Touch
   



Thank you to all members for your participation and do look out for the survey results in the November/December 2017 edition of our Smile Magazine.
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
7 September 2017

Dear Members and Guests,


We are pleased to share that OCC has recently created a Club video featuring our wide range of facilities, including our 27-hole golf course, 160-bay Driving Range, 75-room resort hotel, banquet & convention services, recreational facilities and dining outlets.

Our Club video is now available for viewing on our Website Homepage, OCC Facebook page and YouTube.

For your convenience, you may click here to view the video on our Facebook page. Do share the video with your families and friends and ‘Like’ our video!
 


OCC Video for website  
   

The Management
Orchid Country Club
30 June 2017

Dear Members,


Please be informed that due to a technical glitch, some members may have received multiple email notifications regarding our Orchid Lodge’s online room booking facility although they did not request for it.

We are thus working with our service provider to resolve the server and email glitches that led to this occurrence.

Meanwhile, for members who wish to make hotel booking at our Orchid Lodge can reach our friendly colleagues in hotel reservation at 6750 2100 or email roomsales@orchidclub.com.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your kind understanding.

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
21 September 2017

Dear Members,
 

To value-add and enhance members’ privileges, we are pleased to inform you that we have signed reciprocal agreements with BFA International Convention Centre Golf Club and The Western Australian Golf Club which will take place with immediate effect. 


BFA International Convention Centre Golf Club - Hainan


The BFA International Convention Centre Golf Club is located in Dongyu Island, Hainan, an hour drive from Haikou Meilan International Airport. Designed by famous Australian designer Graham Marsh, it has massive lakes between fairways, surrounding waterfalls, and a garden landscape shaping the course. In 2007, it was rated as the National Best Quality Golf Course by Golf World magazine.

BFA1   BFA2
     
BFA3    


The Western Australian Golf Club - Perth


The Western Australian Golf Club is located amongst the rolling hills of Yokine, Perth, eight kilometres (ten minutes) from the city centre. Remodelled by famous Australian designer Graham Marsh, the beautiful Tudor clubhouse overlooks superb fairways, greens, a picturesque lake, and also boasts views to the city and Darling Ranges. In 2010, the Club was voted 'Best Golf Course (WA)'.
 

WA1  
 WA3WA2  


Gather your kakis now and head over to swing to your hearts’ content!
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
17 August 2017

Dear Members,
 

To continue to value-add and enhance members’ privileges, we are pleased to inform you that we have signed a reciprocal agreement with Palm Spring Golf & Country Club which will take place with immediate effect. 
 

Palm Spring Golf & Country Club is situated in Batam with a spectacular view of the Nongsa beach against Singapore’s skyscrapers. The 27-hole challenging golf course was designed by world-renowned designer Larry Nelson and IMG (International Management Group) where integrating slopes and a breath-taking view form the pinnacle of this golf course. The 230-hectare location is perfect for both beginners and professionals to swing into action.

 

PalmSpring1  
   
PalmSpring2PalmSpring3    


Gather your kakis now and head over to swing to your hearts’ content!
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
7 September 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


To provide you with light refreshments during your golf games, we are pleased to introduce our OCC Express (Mobile Refreshment Buggy Service) where light food & beverages will be served On-The-Go or delivered to your Tee Boxes when you make a pre-order.

Managed by Dendro Halfway House operator, Fatelicious, this service will be available from 9 July 2017 (Sunday) onwards.


Refreshment buggy thumbnail website  
 

 

Please be advised that purchases are on Cash Term only.


Simply make your purchases when the refreshment buggy goes around the golf courses or refer to the menu displayed at the front of your buggy and call 9880 0917 to make a pre-order. Your order will be delivered to your Tee Boxes.


We hope that this service will enhance your golfing experience and make your time here at OCC an enjoyable one.
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
6 July 2017

Dear Members and Guests,
 

As part of our efforts to keep our facilities up-to-date, please be informed that the restrooms near the Ballroom and Jade Foyer at level 3 of the Social Clubhouse will be undergoing renovation works from 21 August 2017 (Monday) till mid-October 2017.


Meanwhile, the ongoing restroom renovation works beside the Bunker Pool at level 1 of Orchid Lodge is scheduled to complete by 1 October 2017 (Sunday).


Location of Renovation   Renovation Period    Nearest Alternative Location  
           
Near the Ballroom and Jade Foyer (Level 3)   21 August 2017 (Monday) till mid-October 2017    Social Clubhouse Restrooms beside Aranda Lounge (Level 2)  
           
Beside the Bunker Pool (Level 1)   Ongoing till 1 October 2017 (Sunday)   Orchid Lodge Lobby Restrooms (Level 2)  


We thank you for your understanding as we work to serve you better.
 

The Management
Orchid Country Club
17 August 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


We are pleased to share with you that the R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game. The objective is to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures that will apply all over the world.

At present, there are six different handicap systems around the world. With one global system, golf courses can be rated and handicaps can be administered with consistency.

Thus, the R&A and the USGA are conducting a survey to gather insights and feedback from golfers to implement this initiative.

To partake in the survey, please click HERE to share your inputs now.

 
The Management
Orchid Country Club
17 August 2017

Dear Members and Guests,


To ensure that our changing rooms remain conducive and your privacy is not compromised, please be informed that recording, photographing and video calls are strictly prohibited.


The below notice can be found in the changing rooms to serve as a gentle reminder:


No Photos and Videos - Revised notice  
   

The Management
Orchid Country Club
29 June 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


Please be informed that the Greens Committee has reviewed and deliberated on the Advance Golf Booking Fee and opined that this revision is necessary to ensure that the advance booking practice is kept within control and the Members’ usual booking rights are not compromised. 
 
As such, please be informed that with effect from 3 July 2017 (Monday), the Advance Golf Booking Fee for Weekends and Public Holidays will be revised from $50 to $100 per flight.

The Advance Golf Booking Fee for Weekdays will however, remain at $50 per flight (no change).

We thank you for your understanding and usual good cooperation in support of this revision.


The Management
Orchid Country Club
22 June 2017 (Thursday)

Dear Members and Guests,

 

We are pleased to inform you that the $20 F&B Voucher (see below image) in the 2017 Members’ birthday pack that you receive can now be redeemed at Royal Palm @ OCC.


Members Birthday Voucher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope that this special arrangement will bring you an enjoyable dining experience and we look forward to your continuous patronage.

 


The Management
Orchid Country Club
15 June 2017

Dear Golfing Members,

Thank you for your suggestions and feedback on the recently introduced operational policy for 2-Ball play.

We are pleased to inform members that the General Committee and Greens Committee had since convened to review the safety risk of 2-Ball play, as golfers’ safety on the course has always been the Club’s top priority.

As such the following shall be implemented with immediate effect:

1.    Reinstatement Of 2-Ball Booking On “FIRST” and “LAST” Time-Slots Of WEEKDAY TIMESHEET

Reinstatement Of:-

 

      AM Session     PM Session   reinstated chop
“FIRST” Time-slots      7.07AM     12.01PM  
               
“LAST” Time-slots      8.59AM     1.53PM  



Booking Timesheet
Timesheet booking for weekdays can be made ten (10) days in advance for Gold and Silver Memberships; subject to availability and pairing by the Club to form a minimum of 3 or 4-Ball flight.


Club Pairing Service

Members with fewer than three (3) Balls in their group may also register interest to play during timesheet, subject to pairing up with other golfers by the Golf Reception. Once pairing is available, golfers will be informed of their tee time.

The Club reserves the right to pair other loose Balls to form a minimum of 3 Balls to fill the vacant slots in these flights. In the event that there is no other golfer(s) to be paired in a flight, the 2 Balls may be assigned a tee-time at the discretion of the Head of Golf or in his absence, Senior Golf Executive after assessing the timesheet and course conditions.


Notice To Inform Members
Members shall be notified of the results of pairing by the Club within 2 days or 48 hours prior to the actual date of play.


2.    Changes To Monday and Tuesday Evening Timesheet (9-Hole Play)

 

Timesheet has been suspended and replaced BY “GENERAL PLAY”

Timesheet    suspended chop     
Walking Course     :    4.27pm to 5.58pm  
Buggy Course        :    4.27pm to 5.16pm  



new chop   GENERAL PLAY :   After Timesheet or from 4.27pm  


Members may walk-in to register for play with the Golf Reception on the day of play based on a “First-Come, First-Served” basis.


Allocation Of Tee-Time
Based on the “Walk-In” registration sequence, the Tee-Time shall be determined by the Starter.

Members who tee off late may play as many holes until the Course Lightings are turned off.


Club Pairing Service
Starters are authorised to pair the Walk-in golfers to form either a minimum of 3 or 4-Ball flight.  

If pairing is not possible, the 2-Ball play may be allowed to tee off only after everyone else has teed off.

In the event that the course is not crowded, the Head of Golf or in his absence, the Senior Golf Executive has the authority to permit 2-Ball play and empower the Starter to execute accordingly.


Private Tournament Event Day

Should a Private Tournament Event be held on a Monday and/or Tuesday, one (1) 9-Hole course shall be opened to allow for 9-Hole Evening Play on Buggy and Walking.  

The first three (3) time slots shall be reserved for play on Buggy and the remaining by Walking.


Course Lightings
For courses assigned for Walking, the Course Lightings for the last 3 holes will be turned on from 7.30pm till 8.00pm. Management has the discretion to adjust the timing of the Course Lightings according to the seasonal day light change.

No Course Lightings will be turned on for play on Buggy.

 

3.    Sunday Evening Timesheet (9-Hole Play)       no change chop

Timesheet

Walking Course     : 4.27pm to 5.58pm (assignment of Two (2) 9-Hole Courses)
Buggy Course        : 4.27pm to 5.16pm (assignment of One (1) 9-Hole Course)


Booking Timesheet
Timesheet booking for Sundays can be made ten (10) days in advance for Gold and Silver Memberships; subject to availability and pairing by the Club to form a minimum of 3 or 4-Ball flight.


Club Pairing Service
Please refer to Item 1 above.  


Notice To Inform Members
Please refer to Item 1 above.


Walk-Ins
2-Ball “Walk-ins” are allowed to tee off during timesheet, subject to availability of tee slots, condition of the course, and at the discretion of the Head of Golf or in his absence, the Senior Golf Executive.


Course Lightings
Please refer to item 2 above.


Safety Precautions & Golf Etiquette


To further mitigate the safety risk so that golfers can better enjoy their game, the Club had put in place:

1.    Ongoing review of signages will be conducted to remind golfers to drive their buggy with care near water vicinity and bridges;
2.    Notice will be handed out to remind golfers not to use their handphone while driving as such acts may lead to accidents on the Golf courses;             
                                                                  
3.    Continue to enforce refresher training on First Aid, CPR and AED for the Golf personnel; and

4.    Reminders on the importance of exercising good Golf Etiquette via our Club Newsletter “SMILE”, Notice Boards and electronic mailers to members.

The Club strongly urge all golfers to practice good Golf Etiquette and be reminded that any repeated acts of violation of the Club's Golfing Bye-Laws shall be brought to the attention of the Club’s Disciplinary Committee.


Moving forward, members will have more flexibility to plan their golf game with family members and friends as our Golf personnel endeavor their best efforts to assist members on their bookings and pairing needs. Should you have any question or require further information/clarification, do feel free to contact Mr Dennis Ee, our newly appointed Head of Golf at 6750 2128 and he will be delighted to assist you.

With the revised 2-Ball policy, we hope that members will continue to enjoy the game of golf at OCC and we look forward to seeing you at the Club soon!


The Management
Orchid Country Club

17 Mar 2017

Dear Golfing Members,


We would like to inform members that in line with the USGA Handicap System, the Club as a licensed user of this system will no longer be keeping an internal handicap system for Club members. 


The Singapore Golf Association (SGA) Central Handicap System (CHS) will be the sole platform to maintain and manage members' handicap as per the National Practice.


Members are assured that the Handicap Committee of the Club will convene monthly to monitor and review members’ handicap and related issues to maintain fair play in all Club competitions.  Members who card exceptional scores during Club competition/s will be subject to handicap adjustments as below:


For Handicap Index from 0 to 5.9   Maximum Reduction of 1 stroke per competition
For Handicap Index from 6.0 to 10.9   Maximum Reduction of 2 strokes per competition
For Handicap Index from 11.0 to 15.9   Maximum Reduction of 5 strokes per competition
For Handicap Index of 16.0 and above   Maximum Reduction of 5 strokes per competition


The Club’s Handicap Committee will do its best to ensure that the Handicap Index of all Club Members who have declared OCC as their Home Club will reflect their playing potential.
 

 

The Management
Orchid Country Club

16 Mar 2017

Dear Golfing Members,

For a fun golfing experience, keeping a good pace during golfing will help you enjoy the game better! Thus, here is a list of quick tips to help speed up your play!

•    Plan your shot while walking to your ball or while others are playing.
•    Line up your putt when others are putting and be ready to play when it is your turn.
•    Walk briskly between shots.
•    Walk directly to your golf ball; don’t follow others unless assisting in a search.
•    If driving/riding a buggy, take several clubs with you to your ball so you won’t have to walk back to the buggy.
•    Don’t step off yardage for every single golf shot. Develop an eye for distance.
•    Be efficient with pre-shot routine.
•    Minimise the number of practice swings.
•    Play a provisional ball if you think the original might be lost outside a water hazard or out of bounds.
•    Leave your clubs on the side of the putting green towards the next tee.
•    Exit putting green promptly after holing out.
•    Unless experienced, play the standard tees, not the championship tees.
 


The Management
Orchid Country Club

2 Mar 2017

Dear Members and Guests,

The Club has recently noticed cases of vehicles taking a shortcut near the roundabout of Golf Clubhouse when drivers exit from the Members/Guest Carpark.

For the safety of yourself and other road users, we would like to emphasise the importance to adhere to the road directional signs prominently displayed on the road. Below pictures show the proper exit routes to abide by.

 

Safety
We look forward to seeing you and we urge you to observe the traffic rules put in place while at the Club’s premises. Thank you for your co-operation.

At your service,


The Management
Orchid Country Club

26 Jan 2017

On 4 August 2016, SGA launched the Centralised Handicapping System (CHS). All members must register at the SGA CHS website at chs.sga.org.sg before they can use CHS. If you have not registered, you will not be eligible to compete in any Club competitions. There are two terminals (Golf Registration Counter & Outside the Changing Rooms) at the Club where you can access to CHS.

 

CHSMachine

 

If you need assistance on registration, please contact OCC Golf Registration at 6750 2111 or golfregistration@orchidclub.com. Our golfing staff will guide you on how to register for CHS.

During registration, golfers are required to fill in the data requested and indicate that they give consent to their data being collected, used and/or disclosed. This may include their name, gender, golf club(s) of which they are a member, membership number, Handicap Index, scoring records, dates and places of play.

Golfers who have registered will be able to perform all their handicapping activities via multiple channels, including web, their iOS or Android devices and their club’s terminals. With such user friendly options to choose from, posting scores and checking handicaps will be a breeze.

For more information about CHS, please refer to CHS FAQ at SGA website www.sga.org.sg

The Management
Orchid Country Club

Being part of the Labour Movement community, our Greens Committee had initiated OCC to enhance social inclusiveness by allowing the Golf Corporate Union and MGK members to participate in all Club-organised golf events. This initiative was implemented in late 2015.

Therefore, beginning 2016, the Club organised the OCC U Medals (Monthly Series) for these two groups of members. The response for the sign up was well-received but has since gradually slowed down.

As such, to facilitate the logistics planning and players’ pairing by the Golfing Department for the aforementioned event, the Greens Committee will merge both the OCC Monthly Medals and OCC U Medals (Monthly Series) as one event, effective 1 January 2017. The event title will remain as “OCC Monthly Medals”.

For more information, please contact the Golfing Department at 6750 2102/111 or email golfregistration@orchidclub.com

We thank you for your continuous support in our events and look forward to tee-ing off with you soon.

The Management
Orchid Country Club

In our continuing effort to serve you better, our Golf Department has reviewed the current processes and streamlined the “Advance Booking Procedure” for WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS to ensure an Open and Transparent system for your booking convenience.

 

When: Every Friday, queue numbers will be issued to members from 3pm onwards for booking of time-sheet for the following weekends and/or public holidays.
Where: Aranda Lounge, 2nd Level – Social Clubhouse. Notification will be shared when there is a change in venue.
How: Booking will commence from 5pm at the Aranda Lounge. For those who miss the queue, booking can be made at the Golf Registration Office from 5.30pm till 7pm. This service will then resume the next day (Saturday) from 6.30am onwards for members to book in person. Phone booking will be available from 9.00am onwards.


All bookings are based on a First-Come-First-Serve basis. All members are required to sign (according to their “official membership signature”) on the time sheet for the tee-off time they have secured to confirm their booking.

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Please be informed that booking will be voided for members who FAIL to comply with this new ruling. Meanwhile, we thank you for your kind understanding and  co-operation on the above matter.


The Management
Orchid Country Club


Recently, there is an increase in the number of dangerous play in the golf course where the golfer took a stroke without ensuring that the flight ahead is out of sight and/or out of range.

Please refer to the OCC Golf Bye-Laws, Golf General Rules (page 12) para 2.3 on Dangerous Play and avoid the following four circumstances to ensure a pleasant golfing experience:

1. Taking a stroke when the players in front are clearly NOT out of range;

2. Taking a stroke without due care and attention to other persons on the course;

3. Failure to shout 'fore' or give warning to other players upon hitting a wayward shot that islikely to cause injury to the persons on the course; and

4. Should the flight ahead be playing at a slower pace, please exercise restraint and patience.

The Club Management takes a serious view on Dangerous Play. Any member who breaches any of the guidelines as set out in the Golf Bye-Laws (Clause 22) will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for further action that may lead to suspension of the member’s golfing privileges.
 
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

 

The Management
Orchid Country Club

As you know, the Club had invested and installed Strike Guard, an early lightning warning system to enhance the safety of our members, guests, staff and course maintenance crew from the impending dangers of being outdoors during lightning storms. This is a part of the Club’s safety audit and risk mitigation carried out for its golfing, social and recreational facilities. The new monitoring system is certainly an enhancement over the manual handheld system.
 
Strike Guard employs state-of-the-art technology to address the most demanding lightning safety and equipment protection applications.  The system monitors cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning and provides contact-closure signaling at user-set lightning activity thresholds.  Its patented optical signal processing and proprietary optical-coincidence technology prevent false alarms. 
 
The advantage of Strike Guard is that it automatically monitors and tracks lightning activities from 32km. Once lightning activity is detected at a pre-set distance, it will trigger a course closure warning early enough to allow golfers to be cleared from our golf course including those who are walking, instead of using buggies. 
 
After conducting various trials during the initial period, the Club has settled on at least 5km as the closest distance that detection of imminent lightning activity will trigger a course closure automatically.
 
Thereafter, the system continues to track lightning activity while Golfing staff supplement and closely monitor the system and reopen the course only when it is safe to do so; and after an inspection of the course has been made to ensure that it is in playable condition.
 
The system is operational between 6 am and 10.59 pm daily.
 
Meanwhile we wish to thank all members for your patience while the trials were being conducted in the past weeks. We seek your kind understanding as the safety of all members and guests at the Club is of prime concern.
 
The Management
Orchid Country Club

With effect from 1 March 2015, a penalty fee of $500 +7% GST per flight will be imposed for late cancellations/no shows on the golfers who book the flight:
 

Weekdays
The penalty fee will be charged to golfers who cancel the game with less than 24 hours of notice from the allotted tee-off time or there is a no show on the date of play.


Weekends/Public Holidays
The penalty fee will be charged to golfers who cancel the game with less than 48 hours of notice from the allotted tee-off time or there is a no show on the date of play.


Night Golfing
Night golfing is restricted to once a week and is available only on Thursdays. Golfers who wish to golf on other nights (e.g. Wednesday, Friday or Saturday) may arrange 1 week in advance with the Golf Department, subject to availability and a minimum of eight (8) flights is required.


Similarly the penalty fee will be charged to golfers who cancel the booking with less than 48 hours of notice from the allotted tee-off time or there is a no show on the date of play for night golfing.


Greens Committee
18 February 2015

Dear Members,

Kindly be informed with effect from 1st May 2015, access of individual OCC members to The Grassroots' Club facilities will be capped at 14 times per year and vice versa. This is due to a change in the access arrangement between Orchid Country Club and The Grassroots' Club.

For more details of The Grassroots' Club, visit: www.grassrootsclub.org.sg

Thank you.


The Management
Orchid Country Club

 

As part of the Club’s efforts to enhance your membership value and in response to members’ feedback, we have recently added more local reciprocal and access clubs. We are pleased that there is overwhelming response from usage of these new affiliations.

Nevertheless, to ensure that all golfing members enjoy the playing privileges at our local affiliated clubs, kindly note the following:

• Golfing Gold and Silver members are allowed to book only one slot per month at local reciprocal and access clubs.

• Should there be available slots 48 hours before; the booking will then be open to members who have already booked in the month.

For booking of slots and enquiry of availability, please call 6750 2111 or email golfregistration@orchidclub.com.