Announcement – Garden Course Redevelopment Project
14 Jun, 2018

At the 35th AGM held in April 2018, Club President Ho Beng Huat announced that the Club had planned to redevelop the Garden Course as further land will be acquired by the Authorities for the expansion of the East Coast Parkway, which runs parallel to the Garden Course.

Since the middle of last year, the Club conducted a tender exercise with a select group of renowned golf course designers, in search of exciting new designs to completely redevelop the Garden Course. After an extensive process, we are pleased to announce that ROBERT TRENT JONES II has been appointed to redesign our beloved Garden Course.

RTJ II is now finalising their design for the Garden Course, which would see it being completely redeveloped as a Par 71, 18-hole course with a respectable length of 6,008 metres. The new Garden shall see gently undulating fairways and greens, with long sweeping lines running throughout the golf course.

The Garden Course redevelopment project would take 12 months to complete and tentatively scheduled to commence as early as January 2019.

Members can look forward to another distinctive RTJ II golf course.

THE ROBERT TRENT JONES II – DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

At Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) we approach every golf course project with a series of fundamental design principles that guide our work. The pillar of our design philosophy is that every project is site specific. We listen to the land and work with it to create the best golf design possible on every unique site.

Based on this philosophical tenet of site specificity, our courses are always recognizable for their suitability to the landscape and climate they’re set in. We are committed to designing golf courses that appear to have been shaped by the same forces that created the surrounding landforms. Our courses feel natural even though we exert enormous effort and skill to create them.

Our design philosophy further holds that environmental sensitivity and responsibility are essential aspects of every golf course project. At a number of projects in our portfolio we’ve actually remediated long term environmental degradation by designing golf courses that repair and improve the environment.

Our philosophy also calls for the creation of courses that combine playability for the average golfer with sufficient difficulty from the back tee. Providing alternative lines of play adds another crucial strategic component to our courses. These and other tenets of our design philosophy play an integral part in creating the distinctive, creative, and appropriate look of Robert Trent Jones II golf courses.

GARDEN COURSE ROUTE PLAN

GOLF COURSE CONCEPT

KEY PLAN SUMMARY

  • Separate fairways further for improved safety between holes
  • Safety distances between holes a priority
  • Incorporation of existing golf corridors where possible
  • Retain and protect existing trees where possible
  • Tree planting in strategically appropriate areas
  • Retain Maintenance facility (undisturbed)
  • Retain halfway house location (undisturbed)
  • Returning nines
  • Course can alternatively be played independently as:
    9 hole loop
    6 hole loop
    3 hole loop
  • Increased staging area
  • Improved buggy circulation
  • Increase visibility of waterfall features
  • Retaining as many lake edges as possible
  • Strong finish

SCORE CARD

Hole Back Par Hole Back Par
1 391 4 10 340 4
2 200 3 11 170 3
3 546 5 12 345 4
4 370 4 13 495 5
5 350 4 14 162 3
6 330 4 15 345 4
7 155 3 16 330 4
8 330 4 17 144 3
9 535 5 18 470 5
OUT 3207 36 IN 2801 35
TOTAL 6008 71

MEMBERS’ MEET-THE-DESIGNERS SESSION

Come and meet the ROBERT TRENT JONES II golf course designers and find out first- hand the exciting new redevelopment plans for Garden Course.

Friday 13 July 2018
5.00pm to 7.00pm
Garden Banquet Room

Programme:
Presentation by:
– Bruce Charlton, President Chief Design Officer, RTJ II
– Mike Gorman, Project Architect, RTJ II
Q&A session
Snacks & light refreshments will be served

REGISTER YOUR INTERESTS

Email: marketing@tmcc.org.sg
Call – Nora @ 6592 0306, Pei Ying @ 6592 0305, Jeremy @ 6592 0304, Joe @ 6592 0317