One Course, Two Experiences
Marina Bay Golf Course, Singapore’s only 18-hole public golf course, adds a new spin to the game by offering two configurations within its links-styled golf course. Its current configuration will be known as Course A, while the new configuration, Course B, was officially launched on the 3rd of May.
The routing of Course B paves the way for golfers to experience the golf course in a different light and derive a totally different experience out of playing 18 holes.
While the individual hole layout remains unchanged, the routing from hole to hole is different in Course B. The course golfers are familiar with comprises of an outer and inner loop of two sets of nine holes, both of which lead to the club house. Course B, on the other hand, features some holes crossing over to the inner loop after Hole 5. The existing Hole 9 for example, will become Hole 18, and the existing Hole 18 will become Hole 10 for Course B. With the change in hole sequence, golfers who are all too familiar with the existing golf course layout will have to change their game plan accordingly.
Adding a new dimension to the game is the allocation of handicap strokes for each hole in Course B and one can expect two different outcomes and double the fun when they play on Course A and B.
“We are committed to delivering not only amazing value but also a golf course that’s truly a golfer’s delight. The novel concept of a 2-in-1 course is a prelude to more exciting initiatives that are in the pipeline,” said Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NCI Golf Pte Ltd.
Course B will be available for play from Wednesday to Sunday on every alternate week after the launch.
Q: How did the idea of Course B come about?
A: Following the introduction of our par-6 hole in 2016, we challenged ourselves to think out of the box to see how we can offer golfers a different experience of the golf course given the limited number of years left until the end of the lease. The idea of having two configurations in one golf course was therefore conceived.
Q: What is the difference between Course A and Course B?
A: The individual layout for all 18 holes remains unchanged. Only the routing from hole to hole is different in Course B.
Q: How will golfers know which course they are playing?
A: The name of the course will be indicated on the scorecard and the buggy GPS.
Q: Can golfers choose their preferred course to play?
A: Golfers will play the designated course for the day.
Q: Is Course B available for night golf?
A: Yes, there are no changes to the existing tee times with the launch of Course B.
Q: What is the schedule of Course B?
A: Course B will be available for play from Wednesday to Sunday on every alternate week after the launch.