Golf Courses
GOLF COURSES

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

The Club has three 9-hole courses. The 27-hole international championship golf course was
designed under the guidance of late former President of Singapore, Mr Ong Teng Cheong,
making it a unique beauty. Named after orchids, the Aranda, Vanda and Dendro courses feature acres of immaculately manicured fairways and greens. Teeoff 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. If you are a fan of golfing in Singapore, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself here.

While our golf courses are open on most days of the week, we have allocated certain days for maintenance:

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).*

Effective 1 December 2012, it is a requirement for all golfing members to be covered by golfers‘ insurance to protect themselves as well as other people on the course.

OCC has an existing Group Golf Insurance Policy with Comfort Delgro Insurance Brokers P/L that is available for the members to sign up. All golfing members will be automatically covered by this policy and will be charged on a yearly basis at $15.25* (inclusive of GST) per member. Pro-reated premium will be charged depending on the sign-up date.

If you already have your own insurance and do not wish to be covered under this golfers’ insurance, please complete the OPT-OUT form and submit to the Golf registration counter.
Opt-out form can be obtained at the Golf registration counter or Membership department.

Click here for details of Golfing Insurance Policy.

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

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

*May subject to change

OCC LOCAL RULES

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.

NIGHT GOLFING

To enhance your golfing experience of playing Night Golf at OCC, you will be pleased to note the Local Rules adopted for Night Golfing:
a – If a ball is out of bound or lost, the players may, under penalty of one stroke, play a ball near the spot from which the ball is believed to be out of bound or lost.
b – These scores cannot be submitted for generation of Handicapping.

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.

ORCHID COUNTRY CLUB GOLFER’S INSURANCE – For Member

The following is only a brief outline of the policy. It does not cover all terms, exceptions and conditions of the policy. Please contact the membership department for more
details.

Section 1: Liability to the Public

The Insurer will cover the insured member against:
1) All sums which the insured member shall become legally liable to pay as compensation in respect of:
   i. Accidental bodily injury to third party
   ii. Accidental damage to property of third party

2) All costs and expenses of litigation :-
   i. Recovered by any claimant against the insured member
  ii. Incurred by Insured member with the written consent of the Insurer

Section 1 must have happened during the period of insurance and caused by the insured member whilst and as a consequence of playing or practicing golf on any golf course or
driving range.

Limit of indemnity:
  (a) Any One Occurrence – S$2,000,000/-
  (b) Any One Period of Insurance – Unlimited

Extension to include liability in respect of damage to property belonging to or in charge or under the control of the Insured

Limit of indemnity:
  (a) Any One Loss and In the Aggregate – S$10,000/-
  (b) Excess:- S$300 each and every loss

Section 2 & 3: Personal Accident & Medical Expenses
This covers the insured member age from 5 years to 80 years old for any bodily injury sustained solely by accidental means, whilst on any golf course or driving range for the
purpose of playing golf, during the period of insurance. For age 75 to 80 years, the Death Benefit cover is restricted to S$10,000 only.

Limit of indemnity:
  (a) Death and Permanent Disablement as specified under the policy – S$50,000/-
  (b) Temporary Total Disablement as specified under the policy – S$500/- per week for a period not exceeding 104 weeks from the commencement of the disablement
  (c) Due to Lightning – S$100,000/-
  (d) Medical Expenses necessarily incurred up to S$1,500/- any one accident
  (e) Only One claim can be made under Section 2 (a) & (c) during any one period of insurance

Section 4: Golfing Equipment
This section covers the Insured member against loss of or damage to golfing equipment including golf clubs, golf bags, golf trolleys by any accident or misfortune, whilst occurring
during the period of insurance at any golf course or driving range.

Limit of Indemnity:
  (a) Any One period of insurance – S$2,500/- inclusive of sub-limit for golf club- S$200 any one golf club
  (b) Excess:- S$100 each and every loss

Section 5: Personal Effects
This covers the insured member against loss of or damage to personal effects occurring during the period of insurance whilst such property is at any golf club premises, but
excluding watches, jewellery, trinkets, field and other glasses, cameras, portable radio sets, money, securities, stamps and motor vehicles and accessories. The insurer will at its
own option repair, reinstate or replace the loss or damaged personal effect belonging to the insured member.

Limit of Indemnity:
  (a) Any One period of insurance – S$2,500/-
  (b) Excess:- S$100 each and every loss

Loss or damage arising from wear and tear or gradual deterioration or depreciation is not covered under Section 4 and 5. The insurer will at its own option, replace or repair or
pay cash equivalent after making due allowance for wear and tear or depreciation for the article.

Section 6: Hole In One
This section is extended to cover the insured member who has achieved a “Hole-in-One” anywhere in the world, to hold their celebration within 30 days of achieving the Hole in
One subject to documentary evidence from the club where the insured member has achieved the Hole-in-One.

Limit of indemnity:
  (a) For a Hole-in-One – S$750/-

HANDICAP & PC TESTS

Orchid Country Club members may obtain their Handicap or PC right here at the Club.

A Handicap Certificate will enable you to play at all golf courses.

Pre-requisites to qualify for a Handicap Test are:
  • Golfing members of Orchid Country Club (Individual/Corporate).
  • Have attended the Golf Workshop.
  • Have submitted a minimum of ten 9-hole scorecards or five 18-hole scorecards for handicap computation showing a maximum handicap of 27 for men & 36
for ladies.
  • Home Club must be OCC. (Corporate Union)

To pass the Handicap Test, candidates must:
  • Be able to score 52 or less (for men) & 58 or less (for ladies) for the 9-hole test.
  • Have the ability to pitch, chip  & putt.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of Golf Rules & display proper Golf Etiquette.

The golf Proficiency Certificate enables you to play at Orchid Country Club on weekdays and in the evening of weekends/public holidays.

A Golf Workshop will be held to acquaint you with the requirements for the PC Test and thereafter, the Handicap Test. It is also to provide you with the basic knowledge of
Golf Rules and Golf Etiquette. Through the workshop, you will be better equipped for the tests. The tests are usually scheduled on the second Saturday of alternate month.
To find out about the upcoming class schedules, please check with the Golfing Department at 6750 2111.

After attending the Golf Workshop, you will have to pass a written theory test. The PC test is conducted on weekdays at the Driving range at 10am and 4pm daily. Those
interested are advised to book a test date early by calling Golf Registration at 6750 2111 or register online below. Please refer to the table below for pricing on Golf Workshop and PC.

To pass the PC Test, candidates must:
  • be able to hit the ball reasonably well and get it airborne using different clubs for distances of 30m, 50m, 100m, and 150m. For each distance, three out of fivE
balls must be airborne.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of Golf Rules & display proper Golf Etiquette.

Register for Handicap/PC Test (KIV)

Members will enjoy greater convenience golfing at Orchid Country Club (OCC) and Marina Bay Golf Course (MBGC)! Proficiency Certification from Star Golf Academy at
MBGC will now be recognized by OCC and vice-versa.

The following Golf Workshop and Proficiency Certification rates* will apply:

Membership Type Golf Workshop Proficiency Certification
Golfing Gold
$10
$10
Golfing Silver
$10
$10
Corporate Golfing Gold
$10
$10
Weekday Term Golfing
$10
$10
Corporate Golfing Union
$20
$40
Social
$15
$30