WHEN the fourth round of The Business Times Corporate Golf League tees off next week, it will take place on the stunning and challenging Tanah Merah Country Club's (TMCC) Garden course for the fourth year running. The course has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, and this year was awarded a five-star rating by Singapore's Golf Digest magazine.
"Golfers will love the challenge and the picturesque and well-conditioned Garden course, and their round will definitely be an enjoyable one," says TMCC's general manager Kok Min Yee.
He adds: "The Garden course is generally long and provides a good challenge for all levels of golfers. Golfers will also find that they will need every club in their bag to turn in a good round. Finding the fairways may not be the only challenge, as golfers may find themselves having to negotiate tricky sidehill lies as the Garden fairways are also fairly undulating."
While the Garden course doesn't have a signature hole per se, the closest would be the par 3 third. This hole is a pretty one but is not a hole to attack even though it is relatively short, explains Mr Kok, adding: "Every tee shot has to go to the centre of the green and has to clear the tier at the front of the green which is about eight metres on. If you take enough club to get past that, you are likely to have an uphill putt. So aim for making a par and hope you get lucky with your first putt."
- The fourth round of the Business Times Corporate Golf League takes place on Tanah Merah Country Club's Garden Course on Wednesday, Sept 11