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Innovative 3-in-1 Garden Course Design in Singapore

The planned redesign of the Garden Course at Tanah Merah Country Club in the US state of California. (Photo: Asian Golf Industry Federation)
Robert Trent Jones Jr has designed a potentially revolutionary 18-hole golf course in Singapore that will have three separate short course loops built into it.

An Asian Golf Industry Federation press release outlines plans to redevelop the existing Garden Course at the private Tanah Merah Country Club to create three, six and nine-hole routings which all start and finish near the clubhouse.

Tanah Merah's Garden Course was originally designed by the late Peter Thomson with partners Michael Wolveridge and Ron Fream in 1984 and the reworked design will be built on land immediately adjacent to Singapore's International Changi Airport.

The Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) plans will result in a new par-71 course topping out at a modest 6,008 metres.

Holes 1-9 of the Garden Course will be known as the ‘Garden Loop’.

On the back 9, golfers will be able to play a 6-hole course from the 10th to the 15th known as the ‘Sunrise Loop’ and holes 16-18 will form the ‘Learning Loop’.

All loops will start and finish in proximity to the clubhouse area. (Image: Asian Golf Industry Federation)

“The pure enjoyment of the game will be enhanced tremendously with the new design of the Garden Course,” said Trent Jones Jnr, whose company RTJ II has built close to 280 courses in more than 40 countries.

“The golf course provides a complete challenge, if so desired, as well as easy-to-play loops for a quick, casual experience.”

Construction of the innovative new Garden Course layout is scheduled to start in January and be open for play by early 2020.


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