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PostSubject: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:14 am

Hi there, anyone able to advise the course condition and any tips on it? I'm playing there this friday and heard it's challenging.

Thanks to any advice given.
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:25 am

it's a good course, but the green sometimes can be quite bad. I played there number of times, the green sometimes very good, sometimes unputtable at certain portion. Overall challenging due to the hidden waters around. 1st timer, unless playing with experience golfer or members, bring more balls. Hole 2 is the index 1 hole, par 4 very challenging to go 2 on because your tee shot very land is very favourable position. Hole 16, par 5 is another index hole, 2 or 4, another very challenging for those wanna go 2 on. Even 3 on, can be quite tough if your 2nd shot land in some awkward position on the right hand side. Hole 18, par 4, 2 on is possible but getting the ball to sit is hard. The green is beside the reservoir so many ball hit the green and roll right into the water.
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:49 pm

Thanks enwee for your advice!

Btw, when u refer to hidden water hazards, do u mean I can't see the water hazard at tee off box due to terrain or the terrain slopes towards the water hazard so the hazard is more in play than it seems (like how u describe hole 18) ?

This concept is quite interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:32 pm

It's tough if you are playing blue tee unless your drive is very straight. I am a hard hitter but wild lost average 4 balls per game, around 40 per month. My handicap is 16. Lake course is pretty nice. Enjoy your game
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:03 pm

PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:21 pm

3131T wrote:
PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...


How you find the greens?fast right??
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:40 pm

rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...


How you find the greens?fast right??

Not really leh... Abt same as nsrcc changi.

As of now, I feel Kranji green is faster n smother for a affordable course...
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:02 pm

Stay on the fairway and hit the greens.
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:02 pm

The Hole 2 and 4 are preferably hit 3-wood of the tee . will give you around 150 -200 to the green depending on the wind as well as you distance of the tee . the hole 10 aim left side of the center bunker . and hole 12 - take one more club than you think as it's an island hole . the rest is straight forward . I played last week during the singapore amateur Open . the green are very slow there were between 7.5 to 8.3 in the week . very slow compare to kranji or warren which is between 9.0 to 10.3. the green doesn't roll is bounce everywhere .... except that the rough is pretty thick and heavy and the fairway is in good condition
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:05 pm

3131T wrote:
rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...


How you find the greens?fast right??

Not really leh... Abt same as nsrcc changi.

As of now, I feel Kranji green is faster n smother for a affordable course...

I remembered many years back when i played there the greens were fast!
Kranji greens is faster??didnt play there for awhile!!
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:05 pm

is warren still 9.0?
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:11 pm

rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...


How you find the greens?fast right??

Not really leh... Abt same as nsrcc changi.

As of now, I feel Kranji green is faster n smother for a affordable course...

I remembered many years back when i played there the greens were fast!
Kranji greens is faster??didnt play there for awhile!!

Ha ha bro, u mentioned many years back.

Like cyp PGA mentioned, Kranji green is definately faster n its smooth as of my morning game today. And u will know on fri la...
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:19 pm

3131T wrote:
rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
rw18 wrote:
3131T wrote:
PM Talltist, he will be able to give details hole by hole to you...

Hope u enjoy this tough course on Fri...


How you find the greens?fast right??

Not really leh... Abt same as nsrcc changi.

As of now, I feel Kranji green is faster n smother for a affordable course...

I remembered many years back when i played there the greens were fast!
Kranji greens is faster??didnt play there for awhile!!

Ha ha bro, u mentioned many years back.

ok bro!!lfri level game??

Like cyp PGA mentioned, Kranji green is definately faster n its smooth as of my morning game today. And u will know on fri la...
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:52 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
is warren still 9.0?

It was 10.3 during Warren Open 2 Weeks ago . by my guess the maintenance is cutting higher to let the green recover . it 'll be between 8.5 to 9.0 ... still good speed



For RCC , many years back it was fast , but 3 -5 years ago . a maintenance superintendent advised to used chemical which he used too much on the green which kill the green as they turn yellow . i think the chemical company was own by his family or friends which kill very badly .they are trying to recovered all the green and replace with new one maybe is the next step
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:51 pm

Actually I thought RCC green not so fast, compared to NSRCC.
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PostSubject: Re: Raffles CC Palm course - reviews?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:34 pm

Played last Friday. Cfm not so fast and for some greens quite inconsistent.

But overall, a scenic and enjoyable course.

Enjoy!

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