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On 9 January 2015, the Club invited members to the 3rd Town Hall Session for an update on its future development plans related to land take issues.
The issues were mentioned in the previous two town hall sessions held in February and April 2014,
and this 3rd session will disclose the actions taken up to date to address the concerns.
Since the last Town Hall Session the Club held, with the support of MINDEF, together, we worked with various agencies and consultants to derive at comprehensive plans for the Club’s future. Members’ feedback on the development plans were also actively sought via the large scale surveys conducted by
Strategic Review Committee to formulate the future plans.
Broadly, the action plans have 5 main components, namely the land issue, future development plans, funding, membership, and golfing facilities reconfiguration.
These plans were explained in the session and are elaborated below.
Actions taken on Land Issue
Land Lease Extension - NSRCC’s Changi’s land lease will be extended till 2040.
Additional Land - Additional land area will be determined by various agencies upon completion of surveying. This new plot of land will be used for development of more social facilities.
Temporary Occupational License (TOL) Plot – TOL plot was due to expire on 31 August 2014, but was extended till 30 November 2015 to facilitate golf course reconfiguration.
Future Development Plans
The Club has charted out its future developments by undertaking a Strategic Review with feedback from our members and NSmen. The range of recommendations includes, but not limited to the following development projects:
Substantial budget will be required to reconfigure our golfing facilities and to develop new social facilities on the additional land.
With the reduction in golfing capacity, the Club understands that members would have concerns on overcrowding issues. However, compared
Reconfiguration of Golfing Facilities
The immediate impact of the land acquisition is the loss of Air Force course and Par-3 course. Come 2018,
Therefore, the challenge will be for the Club to formulate plans to:
1) Utilise the remaining Army and Airforce course land to reconfigure into a new 9 holes.
2) Devise plan to provide temporary driving range to allow members a space to practise their games.
3) Provide a temporary 9-hole course to play during reconfiguration period, so members would play the temporary 9-holes and Navy course to
To make space of temporary 9-hole course, the Club had negotiated with Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to extend
The zoning of the reconfigured golfing facilities are as follows:
Our Navy course and temporary 9-holes will form a total of 18-holes playable from March – November 2015. During this time, a new 9-hole course will be constructed.
New 9-hole layout
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Major Development Timeline
*The above timeline is accurate at the time of publishing, and may be subjected to change if necessary.
From members’ perspective, these will be the experience:
1) Members will be assured of the Club’s long term commitment to serve them with a lease period extended to 2040.
2) Members can look forward to more social facilities, with more details to be released after agency completed their land survey.
3) Members will continue to enjoy the mitigation package, including the membership extension and golf fee rebates effective for 3 years from July 2014.
4) The 5 holes Par 3 course will be closed from March 2015.
5) The existing driving range will be closed in March 2015, and temporary driving range will opened for use in the same month.
6) Army course will be closed in March 2015, and temporary 9-holes will opened for use in the same month.
7) New 9 holes will be ready in Dec 2015, and form 18 holes with Navy course from then on.
The Club will continue to update members regularly on the Club’s latest developments via our website and newsletter. In our March/April edition of Resort View, there will be an exclusive feature on NSRCC’s development plans as well as the new golf course’s detailed hole-by-hole coverage.
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