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Golfing

To be read in conjunction with the prevailing Rules of Golf as published by the R & A Rules Ltd.

 

1.     OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 27)

       
        DENDRO COURSE: -

        a -   1st hole; beyond the white stakes on the left of the fairway.

        b -   2nd hole; beyond the fence bounding the left of the fairway, the out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points of the fence posts at ground level.

        c -   3rd hole; beyond the white stakes on the left of the fairway.

        d -   4th hole; beyond the white stakes on the left side all the way to the back of the green

        e -   9th hole; on or beyond the cart path behind the green extending to the right towards the chipping green area marked by white stakes.

       
       
VANDA COURSE: -

        a -   9th hole; on or beyond the white stakes on the right of the green.

       
        ARANDA COURSE: -

        a -   1st hole; beyond the white stakes on the right of the fairway.

        b -   3rd hole; right of the fairway starting from the edge of the pond extending to the back of the green marked by white stakes.

        c -   4th hole; on the right of the fairway from the tee box all the way to the water edge of the pond marked by white stakes.

        d -   4th hole; beyond the fence bounding the course.

        e -   5th hole; beyond the fence on the right of the fairway.

       
        NOTE:-

        (a)   Where out of bounds is defined by white stakes or fence posts (excluding angle support) the line joining the nearest inside points at ground level of such stakes or posts defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies over such line.

        (b)   When any continuing or adjoining white lines are in existence, it defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or over such line.

 

2.     WATER HAZARDS (including lateral water hazards (Rule 26)

        Lateral water hazards are defined by red lines and/or adjoining red stakes. When a lateral water hazard is bounded by out of bounds, the hazard margin extends to and coincides with the boundary.

 

3.     IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-2)

Tee signs, light masts, OG boxes, life buoy posts and all drains including the metal gratings except where so marked as a hazard or lateral water hazard.

 

4.     FREE LIFT (RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY) (Rule 25-1)

        Through the green, a ball may be lifted and dropped within one club length from the nearest point of relief, unless dropping zones are provided but not nearer the hole.

        a -   Ground marked with GUR signs or white lines.

        b -   Young trees marked with orange stakes.

        c -   Flowerbeds marked with “Flower Bed” signs or blue lines/stakes and/or surrounded by black rubber strips.

 

5.     EDGING GROOVE

        If a ball lies on an edging groove around a putting green, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball, clean it and place it out of the groove in the nearest position to where it lay, whether on or off the putting green, which is not nearer the hole. If a ball lies on edging groove that is between the APRON AND FAIRWAY CUT, for the lie of the ball and area of intended swing only and not for stance, the ball may be lifted, cleaned and DROPPED within 1 club length from its original position not nearer the hole and not on the putting green or in a hazard.

 

6.     EMBEDDED BALL (RULE 25-2)

        A ball embedded in its own pitch mark through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty as near as possible to the spot where it lay, but not nearer the hole.

 

7.     DRAINS

        Drainage channels adjacent to and parallel to golf cart paths are treated as one obstruction.

 

8.     STONES IN BUNKERS

         Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (RULE 24-1 applies)

 

9.     Waste Area/Bunker at Aranda Hole 5

Waste area/bunker is a sandy area identified with Pampas grass. Rules pertaining to hazards do not apply. A player whose ball lies in a waste area/bunker may ground his club and remove loose impediments from it but there is no free relief when the ball is embedded in sand.

 

10.  STAKES / LINES

        a -   White                                     - Out of Bounds.

        b -   Red                                        - Lateral Water Hazards.

        c -   Yellow                                   - Water Hazards.

        d -   Orange & Blue                   - Protected Trees.

 

 

COURSE REGULATIONS

 

BUGGY RULES

a - Buggies must not be driven inside control lines or ropes around the greens.

b - Buggies must be driven on buggy paths whenever practicable.

c - Buggies are not permitted outside the golf course and must not be driven in the car parks or on public roads

d – Buggies must not be driven by persons under 18 years of age.

e – Not more than 2 persons and 2 golf bags are permitted per buggy

 

CONDITIONS OF PLAY

 

a – All golfers must be suitably attired, in accordance with the Club’s byelaws.

b – Use of buggies is compulsory.

c – Practicing on the golf course is prohibited.

d – Not more than 4 golfers are allowed per flight and each must have a set of clubs.

e – Golfers are expected to complete each nine holes in accordance with the Pace of Play stipulated by the Club.

 

 

 
 

Dendro Hole 1 Dendro Hole 2 Dendro Hole 3 Dendro Hole 4 Dendro Hole 5 Dendro Hole 6 Dendro Hole 7 Dendro Hole 8 Dendro Hole 9 Vanda Hole 1 Vanda Hole 2 Vanda Hole 3 Vanda Hole 4 Vanda Hole 5 Vanda Hole 6 Vanda Hole 7 Vanda Hole 8 Vanda Hole 9 Aranda Hole 1 Aranda Hole 2 Aranda Hole 3 Aranda Hole 4 Aranda Hole 5 Aranda Hole 6 Aranda Hole 7 Aranda Hole 8 Aranda Hole 9

 

Click on the individual hole for a close-up view and the hole-by-hole description.

Dendro, Aranda and Vanda course are available for your booking.
 

Golf Course

Located along the truly picturesque waterways of the Sungei Seletar Reservoir, OCC boasts one of the most breathtaking courses in the region.

The Club has three 9-hole courses. The 27-hole international championship course was designed with the late former President of Singapore, Mr Ong Teng Cheong's personal guidance to be uniquely different. Named after orchids, the Aranda, Vanda and Dendro courses feature acres of immaculately manicured fairways and greens. Tee-off on a gentle rolling hill, conquer the strategically placed bunkers and drive a shot along the glassy waterways. Occasionally, be greeted by brilliantly-coloured flowers swaying to the cool breeze that sweeps through the reservoir. Our 27-hole course played host to the Singapore Open 1999 and the Handa Singapore Classic in 2010 and 2011.

Aranda
The Aranda Course (Par 36, 3125m - blue tee, 2861m – white tee & 2678m – red tee) was the first 9-hole to be completed in September 1993. The fairways are wide making golf an enjoyable game for many new enthusiasts. Some of the greens are undulating and huge, measuring an average of 700 to 900 square meters.

Vanda
The Vanda Course is a Par 36 (3043m - blue tee, 2761m – white tee & 2485 – red tee). Despite being the shortest of the three courses, it offers challenging course management with abundant water hazards. Accuracy is a premium here. Good examples would be holes 6, 7 and 8.

Dendro
Besides being the longest of the three 9-hole courses (Par 37, 3197m - blue tee, 2852m – white tee & 2522m – red tee), the Dendro Course has also one of the longest Par 5 (3rd hole -574m) in Singapore. The complexity of the hole, besides the length, extends from the tee-shot which requires a carry of 180m across a pond to a narrow fairway bordered by OB on its left side to the green and protected by fairway sand traps. Here, the golfer needs not only accuracy, but also power to be in regulation.

Maintenance Days
Monday and Tuesday - 1 nine will be closed the whole day (18 holes available the whole day).
Wednesday - 1 nine closed in the morning (18 holes available in the morning and 27 holes for the rest of the day).

Insurance
All golfers must take up insurance policies to protect themselves as well as other people on the course.
OCC has an existing arrangement with Comfort Delgro Insurance Brokers P/L to cover its members with Group Golf Insurance Policy.

 

Compulsory Golf Insurance for Golfing Gold & Silver Members

With effect from 1 December 2012, all golfing gold and silver members will be automatically covered by the Club’s selected insurance provider. Members will be charged a pro-rated fee of the existing insurance at $18 per annum (may be subject to change).

If you already have your own insurance and do not wish to be covered under this golfers’ insurance, please OPT-OUT of this scheme by completing the form and returning to Golf Registration Counter by 1 November 2012. Should we not receive your opt-out form by the deadline, you will be included in this scheme. You can get a copy from the Golf Registration Counter.

Click here for details of Golfing Insurance Policy.

For more information, please call Golfing department at 6750 2111 or email golf@orchidclub.com.



Dress Code

  • Golfing attire and golfing shoes (soft spikes)
  • No sleeveless t-shirts (eg.singlets, tank tops & jerseys) , jeans or running shorts