Golf: Marina Bay Golf Course to introduce Singapore's first par-six hole in June

Marina Bay Golf Course will create Singapore's first par-six hole, which is expected to be completed in June.
Marina Bay Golf Course will create Singapore's first par-six hole, which is expected to be completed in June.PHOTO: MARINA BAY GOLF COURSE

SINGAPORE - Marina Bay Golf Course (MBGC) announced on Wednesday that it will create a par-six hole, a first in Singapore, to celebrates its 10th anniversary.

This is to offer a renewed and refreshing experience to visitors of Singapore's only public golf course and is part of the golf course's upgrading works to be completed by the end of June.

Opened in November 2006, the club is owned by NCI (NTUC Club Investment) and the course was designed by South African Phil Jacobs, responsible for the Links course at Fancourt in South Africa, site of the 2003 Presidents Cup, and Ria Bintan in Indonesia.

Said chairman of NCI Golf Pte Ltd Ng Ser Miang: "As Marina Bay Golf Course reaches its 10th-year milestone this year, we are excited to be the first golf course to offer a par 6 in Singapore.

"The course upgrading works will definitely complement the clubhouse renovations in offering a renewed and refreshing experience to our guests."

The 4th hole will be reconfigured and lengthened by more than 160m from its current 497m to become a par-six set-up, making it the longest hole in Singapore.

The 393m, par-four 5th hole, will be changed to a 180m, par-three layout.

The renovations will be carried out in two phases over 19 weeks. During the first phase, there will be the creation of a temporary green for the 4th hole and new tee boxes for the 5th hole.

The redevelopment works for the second phase include the construction of a new cart path, tee box and green for the 4th hole.

The MBGC also recently unveiled its new clubhouse facilities after a three-month long renovation. This includes a newly designed reception, contemporary lobby and upgraded facilities at the clubhouse as well as a premier lounge.

Said Ng: "These enhancement works underscore our commitment to continually drive satisfaction levels and to be the choice golfing facility for the public.

"We want to thank our guests for their long-standing support and to welcome them to an even better Marina Bay Golf Course."