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PostSubject: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:24 pm

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/golf-courses-make-way-growing-population-20130131


looks like it was inevitable after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:48 pm

Why am I not surprised?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:58 pm

D18 also in jb 5 more years to go......... Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:00 pm

So let'a say if they take 2 courses away from SICC, would the membership price drop? :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:27 pm

If i may speculate:

Laguna, NSRCC and TMCC are safe. Because they cant put tall buildings over there due to proximity to runways.

Keppel land can be used for prime commerce properties. Replacing it elsewhere seems questionable if govt plans to reduce courses.
MBGC is the only public course, must have one for general public and iR tourists mah
OCC is NTUC's...untouchable?
Sembawang/Kranji is for the armed forces...untouchable?
Sentosa has high value for singapore tourism brand and they wont put HDB on sentosa anyways
Neither Tanglin nor Raffles is on lands designed for HDB

That leaves SiCC, Changi, Mandai and Green Fairways. Keppel may go first to appease public sentiments.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:30 pm

Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:34 pm

I forgot about Seletar...not familiar with the area, lease life and owners/operators.

Isnt it near the aerospace industries eg rolls royce? Is it a land with HDBs around?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:42 pm

shimizu.toruk wrote:
So let'a say if they take 2 courses away from SICC, would the membership price drop? :-)

SICC price might drop but others might go up as less supply of local golf courses left to feed the growing nos of Sg golfers.. JB courses might start to get more crowded like its not already w the growing influx of Koreans Chinese n Jap golfers...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:56 pm

Palm Villa just jacked up their weekend rates.

Not feeling very happy at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:58 pm

mrkatsucurry wrote:
Palm Villa just jacked up their weekend rates.

Not feeling very happy at the moment.

I am told that Palm Villa Sat AM is MYR238 per pax ... Is this the latest price?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:04 pm

yeah...

tg putri is RM 230 but need 3 balls for sat am.


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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:48 pm

asahi wrote:
Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.

Mandai tak boleh la.... water catchment area.. Very Happy

btw you free next friday? I long time no meet you liao...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:56 pm

blee wrote:
asahi wrote:
Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.

Mandai tak boleh la.... water catchment area.. Very Happy

btw you free next friday? I long time no meet you liao...


i also no time no meet you liao....
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:37 pm

slinger wrote:
blee wrote:
asahi wrote:
Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.

Mandai tak boleh la.... water catchment area.. Very Happy

btw you free next friday? I long time no meet you liao...


i also no time no meet you liao....

Ya i know.. you no time no meet me... ROFL

You free next friday too?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:05 pm

My guess:

Keppel - Since PSA is shifting entire ops to Tuas.
MBGC - Sitting on pots of gold
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:30 am

This is quite sad....
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:32 am

Keppel - prime commercial real estate and sea view = property prices of >$2k psf!

SICC - near the upcoming Thomson MRT line and minutes away from the bustling city with lushly greenery and reservoir views

Green Fairways - residential property just beside the new Grandstand (turf city), located in bukit timah prime district.. Sounds like another opportunity for the govt to profit and sell to developers

Laguna - should be safe as long as they build the hotel

NSRCC, MBGC, Sentosa should be very safe..

Wah no one talking about Warren my home course... we are just next to many many HDBs .. *cross fingers*
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:33 am

Years to expiry of leases from an article in today's Business Times:

LNGCC 30
JCC 22
Warren 16
Raffles 15
OCC 10
SICC 9
Keppel 8
Seletar 8
Sentosa 8
TMCC 8

All others NA

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:23 am

slinger wrote:
blee wrote:
asahi wrote:
Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.

Mandai tak boleh la.... water catchment area.. Very Happy

btw you free next friday? I long time no meet you liao...


i also no time no meet you liao....

Can I join....? Laughing

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:28 am

Keppel is almost 100% to go. Spoke to one staff there last year, it's almost a given... So there goes my $$$.

And I guess Green Fairways and Mandai too.

Objective of pap is to better utilize the land. And of cos make $$$. They will curve out those smaller ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:51 am

sad news for the golfing community.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:04 am

chien wrote:
slinger wrote:
blee wrote:
asahi wrote:
Keppel, Mandai and Green fairways to go first methinks.

Changi tough coz near some military installations.

Mandai tak boleh la.... water catchment area.. Very Happy

btw you free next friday? I long time no meet you liao...


i also no time no meet you liao....

Can I join....? Laughing

cheers

Gave you a PM liao Bro.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:22 am

Green Fairway sign a new lease with the champion Academy i thought ?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 pm

Sad to hear that we are clearing more nature reserve to build more Condos and estates.

Nowadays, you will notice every small corner, there's a new condo project coming up.
But the roads around all this project still remain as 2 lanes, hence creating serious jam within the estate.

Hope we can keep more nature area to be a real garden city.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Any fire sale for OCC membership?
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