Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore has reopened its Serapong course following the completion of renovation work by Andrew Johnston, the club’s general manager and director of agronomy.
The project included new bunkering, re-grassing fairways, new drainage, re-levelling all tee boxes and minor grading adjustments.
“The last time The Serapong was renovated was nearly 14 years ago and, since then, the course has grown to become one of the world’s best, picking up multiple accolades in the process,” said Johnston. “Being located in a sub-tropical climate means the golf course ages faster than an ordinary one, and these renovations are crucial to maintaining the quality of the playing surfaces, as well as the conditions and high standards that we pride ourselves on here at Sentosa, 365 days of the year.”
Cho Minn Thant, commissioner and chief executive officer at the Asian Tour, said: “The renovations undertaken on The Serapong by the team at Sentosa have been nothing short of breathtaking. The renovations have enabled The Serapong to retain its unique personality and characteristics that made it one of the world’s top golf courses, as well as the best golf course in Singapore.
“We are looking forward to welcoming back Asia’s best players this year to battle it out at the SMBC Singapore Open.”
Dominic Wall, director for the Asia-Pacific region at The R&A, added: “The newly renovated Serapong looks great, and continues to showcase why Sentosa Golf Club is one of the world’s leading golfing venues. It is fantastic to see that, throughout the entire process of the renovations, the project continued to align with the club’s ground-breaking sustainability agenda. With our Asia-Pacific headquarters located at the club, we look forward to seeing Sentosa’s members and guests back out on the fairways taking on The Serapong’s unique challenge.”