Orchid Country Club’s (OCC) sprawling 100-hectare grounds is home to three clubhouses, a top rate golf course, as well as a wonderland of social, recreational and entertainment facilities. Considered one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the region, the 27-hole international championship course was designed under the watch of Singapore’s former President, the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong. Its rollcall of accolades include ‘Top 3 Best Golf Courses’ in Singapore by Asian Golf Monthly last year. Since 2010, the Club has been chosen to play host to the inaugural Handa Singapore Classic sanctioned by Asian Tour and Singapore PGA.
Naturally, the different courses are named after orchids – the Aranda, Vanda and Dendro – and features acres of immaculately manicured fairways and greens. Tee-off on a gentle rolling hill, conquer the strategically-placed bunkers and drive a shot along the glassy waterways during your game. This is also one of the few golf courses in Singapore that offer golfing at night so players can take to the greens after a long day at work.
The 9-hole Aranda Course (Par 36, 3,125m - blue tee) features wide fairways and undulating greens. Accuracy is imperative at the Vanda Course (Par 36, 3,043m - blue tee) because despite being the shortest of the three courses, manoeuvring around the many water hazards will prove to be a challenge. The Dendro Course (Par 37, 3197m - blue tee) is the longest of the three 9-hole courses and also has one of the longest Par 5 (3rd hole, 590m) in Singapore. Both accuracy and power are needed to tackle the complex hole as the tee-shot requires a carry of 180m across a pond to a narrow fairway protected by fairway sand traps.
Complementing the courses is a 160-bay driving range, one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It features a state-of-the-art ball automatic tee-up system activated by smart card, and two levels with 80 computerised tees at the sheltered lower level and 80 manual tees on the upper tier.
The Perfect Getaway
A scenic sanctuary facing the panoramic Aranda Course and Seletar Reservoir, the 75-room Orchid Lodge features elegant interiors, modern design, and comfortable amenities, providing a getaway for guests in need of total relaxation. For those who need to stay connected, high-speed wired and wireless broadband networks allow you to access the internet while a functional workstation caters to guests’ business needs. Each room comes with a private balcony and amenities such as personal safe, IDD telephone services, LCD television, and a mini-bar with coffee and tea-making facilities.
Fun, Social Haven
The Social Clubhouse offers a bustling hive of social parties and recreational activities as well as amenities for guests of every age and interest. Attend lifestyle talks or engage in some friendly competition in the bowling tournaments and mahjong sessions. For those looking to sweat it out, the Recreation Clubhouse houses state-of the-art sports facilities such as an Olympic-sized pool, 5,000 sq ft gym and 36-lane bowling alley.
Wine, Dine & Be Merry
Enjoy a wide spread of scrumptious cuisine while taking in the unforgettable sunrises and sunsets before you. Savour local delights and Western favourites at the Vanda Terrace. Or tickle your tastebuds at the renowned Peach Garden and Kitagawa Japanese Restaurant. The Par Lounge is a relaxing enclave with its tropical resort setting of mixed cane furnishing and languidly swaying fans. Guests can enjoy a game of darts or shoot some pool at the sports bar while the colonial-styled balcony beckons to those who wish to dine alfresco.
Great Venue for Events
The Club also features purpose-built banquet areas including a striking 1,200-capacity marble floor ballroom and full conference facilities. It is also a popular option for weddings – choose from a casual yet stylish outdoor wedding at the Tee Foyer or have an elegant indoor ceremony at the Grand Ballroom. Be it leisure pursuits or event needs, OCC is there for you with great facilities and professional staff on-hand to look after you and your guests.