The Serapong is one of the top championship courses in Asia, and is well-known as the battlefield for the prestigious Barclays Singapore Open.
It opened in 1982 and is the creation of world-renowned golf course designer Ronald Fream.
In 2007, The Serapong was redesigned by golf course architect Gene Bates of the by the Bates Golf Design Group.
It underwent a S$12 million revamp in both course design and greens technology, incorporating SubAir and PermOPore greens maintenance technology to boost a new configuration and bunker complexes, as well as faster and more challenging greens.
With its trademark mounds and contours, two mammoth lakes with stone-lined walls and breathtaking scenery, Bates made good use of the Singapore harbour as its backdrop to accentuate play.
As the club continues to mould the event into 'Asia's Major' the course was modified to strengthen it for the professionals and maintain the enjoyment for members for the remaining 51 weeks of the year.
To ensure a consistent playing surface, many areas of the course that were previously prone to foreign grass and weeds have been removed and re-established with pure strains of turf. The three grass types are Tiffeagle on the greens, Paspalum CL 2000 on tee boxes and Zoysia on fairways.
Fream provided input at the strategic planning stage before renovations started on The Serapong.
At one of its signature holes, Hole 16, the elevated tee opens up to a view of the twin fairway bunkers ready to steal any ball. While the mid-iron second carries a spectacular creek that slices through the fairway at a 45-degree angle, the massive two-tiered green should be more of a focus when strategising play.
The Serapong was awarded "Best Golf Course in Singapore" in the inaugural Golf Digest Singapore awards in April 2009, further sealing its position as one of the top courses in the country.