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Dive into the elite world of country clubs in Singapore

Country clubs in Singapore

Whether it’s golf courses, marinas, or bowling alleys, these country clubs in Singapore offer plenty of recreational activities and exclusivity

Nestled amid the gleaming skyscrapers and busy streets of Singapore exists a rare juxtaposition, where unhurried living and personal indulgence flourish within the walls of country clubs. A true home away from home, these member-only retreats offer not only a suite of recreational amenities but also vibrant communities and calendars brimming with social events.

Expect a confluence of leisure and luxury, in the vein of sprawling golf courses, 300-berth marinas, premier sports facilities, and a plethora of dining and recreational spaces. Here are 10 of the best country clubs in Singapore guaranteed to lure you away from the house and into a world of rest and recreation.

1. Republic of Singapore Yacht Club 

Oldest yacht club in Asia

Country clubs in Singapore Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
Image: Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

Established in 1826, the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) prides itself in being the oldest yacht club in Asia, boasting a prestigious history with notable members such as Sir Stamford Raffles, King Edward VIII, and King George VI. Presently, the marina is home to more than 300 berths suitable for yachts measuring up to 120 feet (36.5 metres) in length. 

Gain easy access to Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago or take part in the club’s yearly regatta around Singapore’s Southern Islands. Members are also privy to the club’s restaurants, karaoke lounge, Mahjong room, and navigational chart room, and can avail discounted room rates at the Marina Lodge for overnight stays.

Address: 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887

Rates: From S$800/year

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club website

2. One°15 Marina Club

Set sail in the US, Indonesia and China

Country clubs in Singapore One 15 Marina Club
Image: One°15 Marina Club

The One°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove is nothing short of a water playground for the elite. The international yacht club, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2022, offers members-only discounts at its numerous eateries in addition to access to a fitness centre, pool, tennis courts, spa, and lounge areas.

For daring sailors seeking to explore beyond, unrestricted entry to the extensive global One°15 marina network is also available across the United States, Indonesia, and China.

Address: 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497

Rates: Membership rates are available upon enquiry.

One°15 Marina Club website

3. Orchid Country Club

27-hole Golf Course

Country clubs in Singapore Orchid Country Club
Image: Orchid Country Club

The art of golf transcends hole-in-ones; sometimes, it’s about teeing off on gentle hills, cruising down tranquil waterways, and savouring the fragrance of flowers in the breeze. All that and more, is what you can do at Orchid Country Club. The club has a sprawling 27-hole course flanked by the Sungei Seletar Reservoir and designed by our late former President, Mr Ong Teng Cheong.

Members are expected to don only golfing attire and golfing shoes, avoiding sleeveless t-shirts, jeans or running shorts. Other notable lifestyle programmes, such as scuba diving, ballroom dancing, and fitness classes are also available on a rolling basis.

Address: 1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162

Rates: From S$1,500/year

Orchid Country Club website

4. The British Club

Hidden atop Bukit Timah hill

The British Club
Image: The British Club

‘Quiet luxury’ is fully realised at The British Club, a secret haven nestled atop the verdant slopes of Bukit Timah. With a bevy of members across 50 nationalities, this social sanctuary hosts book clubs, crafting groups, music activities, and even toddler playgroups. There are also four restaurants, three swimming pools, first-class sports facilities, and kids’ facilities to regale the whole family.

Address: 73 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289761

Rates: From S$6,131.25 (One Year Term)

The British Club website 

5. Raffles Town Club

128-seater theatre and bowling alley

Country clubs in Singapore Raffles Town Club
Image: Raffles Town Club

Step into a world of colonial charm, paying homage to Sir Stamford Raffles, the club’s namesake, and the bygone era he represents. Raffles Town Club will have you spoilt for choice — from a dedicated video game room, to a bowling alley, to a 128-seater theatre, and many more. Non-members are also welcome for swimming sessions and movie screenings here.

Address: 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753

Rates: From S$86.40/month (Adults), S$21.60/month (15-20 year olds)

Raffles Town Club website

6. Tanglin Club

Invite-only social club

Country clubs in Singapore Tanglin Club
Image: Tanglin Club

Back in the 90s, Tanglin Club was the pinnacle of high society, catering to some “forty good men” from the upper echelon of the Singaporean-European community. Today, while still ultra-exclusive, the club has expanded exponentially to encompass over 4,000 members from over 70 nationalities.

Some of the club’s most notable features include a grand staircase at the lobby, a rooftop tennis court, and a well-curated library with over 27,000 books. Membership is extended by invitation only, and can only be accepted upon the recommendation of two or more current members who have been in good standing for at least three months. 

Address: 5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814

Rates: Membership rates are available upon enquiry.

Tanglin Club website

7. Mandala Club

Housed in a four-storey heritage building

Country clubs in Singapore Mandala Club
Image: Mandala Club

At first glance, the Mandala Club presents itself as a charming four-story heritage edifice, once known as the prolific Straits Clan. Upon stepping inside, you’ll encounter stylish interiors and sophisticated amenities, including leather armchairs and an extensive cigar menu.

When you’re not lounging in The Palm Room or The Den with a tipple, consider POPI’S, an in-house bistro crafted by Executive Chef Reuben Davis, or Mori, a 12-seat omakase dining experience overseen by former Nobu chef, Sean Mell.

Address: 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845

Rates: Membership rates are available upon enquiry.

Mandala Club website

8. The American Club

Olympian and world-renowned trainers

Country clubs in Singapore The American Club
Image: The American Club

Here’s what a typical day at The American Club might look like: Dropping the kids off at the expansive four-story indoor play area before enjoying a sweat-sesh at the gym and a hair pampering at the sên Spa. Finally, reconvene the family by the poolside for some authentic American fare à la Texas-style BBQ or mac ‘n’ cheese.

Conveniently located in the heart of town, this social enclave is also perfect for athletic aficionados who dream of training with former swimming Olympians and internationally-certified tennis coaches.

Address: 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573 

Rates: From S$10,300/year

The American Club website

9. Sentosa Golf Club

World Top 100 golf course

Country clubs in Singapore Sentosa Golf Club
Image: Sentosa Golf Club (The Tanjong)

Sentosa is renowned for being a prime leisure district, and seeing serene retreats like Sentosa Golf Club is believing. Acknowledged among The Top 100 World’s Greatest Golf Courses, its two courses stand as esteemed private members’ clubs celebrated within the golfing community for their championship standards.

Country clubs in Singapore Sentosa Golf Club The Serapong
Image: Sentosa Golf Club (The Serapong)

The newer Tanjong course boasts large bunkers seldom found in Asia, along with redesigned contours incorporating towering trees, Bermuda Tifdwarf grass, and rolling fairways. In contrast, the Serapong course offers faster and more demanding greens, accompanied by vast lakes and stunning vistas. Afterwards, members can savour an array of Japanese bar snacks, alcoholic beverages, and casual grills prepared by award-winning chefs.

Address: 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892

Rates: From S$250/month

Sentosa Golf Club website

10. Singapore Recreation Club

Book The Padang for recreational sports

The Padang translates to “field” or “open ground” in Malay, an apt title for this historic grassy expanse in downtown Singapore. Members of the Singapore Recreation Club have the privilege of reserving this area, conveniently located outside the clubhouse, for activities such as soccer, cricket, tennis, and more. 

Indoors, patrons can unwind with a game of cards or chess, hold business meetings, or visit Southeast Asia’s first indoor subterranean swimming pool. Families may also enjoy bowling, karaoke, or visits to the Kids’ Room, a mini wonderland equipped with preschool play structures and gaming consoles for older children.

Address: Connaught Drive B, Singapore 179682

Rates: From S$85/month (Adults), S$20/month (12-20 year olds) with a 3-month advanced subscription

Singapore Recreation Club website

Premium country clubs in Singapore

The quintessential 5Cs of Singapore wouldn’t be whole without “Country Club,” and some may contend that it even warrants two spots—a testament to the prestige and status that such membership entails. So whether it’s swinging clubs on the green, catching the wind in your sails, or simply mingling at social soirees, rest assured that there’s a Country Club out there with your name on it.

Cover image: One°15 Marina Club

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