Orchid Country Golf Club, located along the truly picturesque waterways of the Sungei Seletar Reservoir, 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 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. Orchid Country Club played host to the Singapore Open 1999.
The Aranda Course (Par 36, 3125m – blue 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. However, some of the greens are undulating and huge, measuring an average of 700 to 900 square meters.
The Vanda Course is a Par 36 (3043m – blue 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.
Besides being the longest of the three 9-hole courses (Par 37, 3197 m – blue tee), the Dendro Course has also one of the longest Par 5 (3rd hole -590m) in Singapore. The complexity of the hole, besides the length, extends from the tee-shot which requires a carry of 180 m 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 on in regulation.