Saturday, November 29, 2008

one place fewer to golf

this place - the clubhouse of the former seletar country club - reminds me not so much of golf but of my friend's birthday celebrations. for two or three years in a row, he had held his birthday party, on christmas eve, at one of the rooms in this building.

formerly known as the seletar country club, the seletar base golf course was one of the few public golf courses in singapore. conveniently located within the lush green compound of the seletar base air force camp, the golf course was originally developed for british air force personnel in 1930. the british withdrawal in 1971 and later developments in singapore, led it to become a public golf course in 1995.

other facilities at the seletar base golf course include a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, billiards and karaoke rooms. the clubhouse at the golf course boasts restaurants, members' lounge and a beer garden.

the golf course has to make way for the singapore aerospace park.

the present seletar country club has a 18-hole course and it is located near the lower seletar reservoir. it is not a public course.

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