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.

Prerequisites to qualify for a Handicap Test are:

  • Golfing members of Orchid Country Club (Individual/Corporate/WTGM).
  • 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 index of 24.9 for men & 36.0 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. 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.

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 TypeGolf WorkshopProficiency Certification
Golfing Gold$10$10
Golfing Silver$10$10
Corporate Golfing Gold$10$10
Weekday Term Golfing$10$10
Corporate Golfing Union$20$40

*subject to prevailing GST.



In compliance with the latest safe distancing measures enforced by the authorities, Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club will be closed with immediate effect till further notice.


In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, please be reminded that you SHOULD NOT come to the Club if you are feeling unwell. It is mandatory to have your temperature screened and fill up a ‘Health & Travel’ declaration form when you visit the Club. Please also ensure that a physical distancing of at least 1m is maintained from another person when you are seated or standing in a queue. It is a chargeable offence under the Infectious Diseases Act to make a false declaration or if you fail to adhere to the latest safe distancing regulations.

Entry will be DENIED if you:

  • Have a fever (≥ 37.5°C) and/or display respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose, sore throat, or shortness of breath).
  • You or any of your family members have travelled overseas within the last 14 days.
  • You or any of your family members have been placed on Home Quarantine Order (HQO), Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or Leave of Absence (LOA).
  • Are currently under a five-day sick leave.
  • You or any of your family members have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Have been contacted by MOH/MND as part of contact tracing.

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