Mostly Flat & Moderately WoodedCourse Landscape / Terrain:
18 / 15Holes / Baskets:
5700 ft.Course Length: Metric
No / NoMultiple Tees / Pins:
Description: Bidadari is an exhumed cemetery turned parkland. The only heavy users of the park are bird watchers during the Nov - Jan migration season and a few Gurkhas who jog on the paths (their compound is nearby). The course was created in 2008 by Luke Johnson, an American who was living in Singapore at the time. The original targets were sticks. These were replaced by PVC pipes in 2011. We have 10 to 12 regular players and most weekends there is at least one round. To our knowledge it's the only functioning course in Southeast Asia. The land is owned by the Housing Development Board and is slated for development but for now it remains undisturbed.
The course is of moderate difficulty and moderate length. An extremely strong drive can reach all but two of the holes. Many of the fairways are narrow but almost all offer some alleyway. There are 2 or 3 legitimate birdie holes. The park is fairly wide open so lost discs are not a huge issue though at times the grass gets high which poses a challenge. A few disc eating trees also house large ant colonies and in general it is a very jungly feel with some massive spiders and lots of critters scooting around. It's a very special place, perhaps more so for once being a final resting place, and a wonderful respite from Singapore's urban feel. Tees are not yet marked but it is possible to play without a guide by following the online directions.
Woodleigh MRT StationStreet Address:
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Local Directions: MRT to Woodleigh MRT on the N/E line. Or Taxi to the same.