Located on a vast 224-hectare property in the corner of Batam Island, Palm Springs Golf & Country Club is the nearest golf course to Singapore. A quick 5-minute ride from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal leads to the clubhouse, which offers breathtaking views of Nongsa beach and the Singapore skyline behind it. The golf course was designed by Larry Nelson of Nelson & Hayworth and IMG, and features three distinct 9-hole layouts – Palm Course, Resort Course, and Island Course – each presenting a unique challenge.
The club’s first nine holes opened in 1989 under the name Talvas Golf & Country Club. It was renamed as Palm Springs Golf & Country Club in 1995 with the addition of another 18 holes. Unfortunately, the challenging Palm Course’s nine holes will be demolished to make way for housing in the coming years.
The Palm Course features holes along the beach and through virgin rainforest with severe sloping greens, making it ideal for experienced golfers. The Island Course, with its small landing areas, mangrove vegetation, and waste bunkers, is suitable for intermediate players. The easiest of the three courses is the Resort Course, which benefits from a varied topography and generous fairways, making it ideal for beginners.
The Palm Springs Golf & Country Club integrates elevation, contours, and stunning views, with the clubhouse overlooking a beautiful palm-fringed beach. The professional male and female caddies offer courteous assistance and helpful advice on course layout and shot placement. Although the clubhouse and facilities are outdated, infrastructure upgrades are underway.