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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:39 pm

maybe there will be a Keppel Driving Range leftover for residents of Keppel New Town eh?

of course hv to pay for parking hor... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:11 pm

with OCC going, my golf kaki can close shop liao.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:34 pm

Then they should set an example and close the golf course inside the Istana. Inside there got a mickey mouse 9 hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:01 pm

Close also for what, cant put HDB in istana.

Instead we should encourage the leaders of this country, incl prez Tan, to be avid golfers like GCT. So they will support the game Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:17 pm

Golf courses take up so much land, and worse still, so few pple actually get to use it (unlike the public parks and nature reserves). Can't blame the Govt for not renewing the leases of some golf courses to make way for other developments.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:17 pm

Luckily GCT is patron of Tmcc as he plays there every week with 8 others every time...

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:21 am

SICC are frequented by the big bosses and papayas, hence should be quite safe. They may choose to relocate our only public course on prime land to suburbs...sad sad. Press also reported more reservoir access to public for recreation, so maybe courses near reservoir may also be under consideration.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:30 am

I always had the impression that mbgc was a temporary thing to make use of the reclaimed land while it "settles"... But maybe if it is popular and making good income plans may change?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:35 am

If we got a Singapore version of mini tiger woods or Rory McIlroy then maybe different fate for courses? Quick make more babies and give them a 3 iron when they are 5 years old!
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:31 pm

Looks like I better get used to playing less golf fm now
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:20 pm

www.jaywalkonline.com/2013/02/culling-of-singapore-golf-courses.html?m=1

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:28 pm

Technospaz wrote:
www.jaywalkonline.com/2013/02/culling-of-singapore-golf-courses.html?m=1

I wouldn't classify Keppel Club as 50-50. Govt will definitely take it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:34 pm

whistler wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
www.jaywalkonline.com/2013/02/culling-of-singapore-golf-courses.html?m=1

I wouldn't classify Keppel Club as 50-50. Govt will definitely take it back.

You know something the rest of us don't? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Quote from MND: "Beyond 2030, we will still have room for growth through further land reclamation. There will also be opportunities to further optimise and redevelop our land. For example, we can look forward to the development of new growth corridors both in the north (from Woodlands to Punggol) and in the south (from Tanjong Pagar to Pasir Panjang Terminal). Over the long term, the way we live, work and play will continue to evolve, and we will continue to exploit technology and implement innovative solutions to further optimise our land uses."


Govt is looking to optimize land use in that area. The container terminals will be moved to Pasir Panjang to free up land for residential and commercial use. So the golf course will move as well since it is not optimal land use. I don't know anything which you guys don't la. So maybe confirmed is too strong a word. I change to I'm 95% sure Keppel will be gone. So that still got chance for me to 下台 if land lease for Keppel is renewed. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:42 pm

The problem will be solved on its own:
Soon, coe will be 300k, so many people will have to give up our vehicles. So. Having to take a cab to play golf will be too cumbersome and more people will give up the sport. It will be a none issue to have fewer courses.

Courses in JB will suffer too for the same reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:28 pm

Technospaz wrote:
whistler wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
www.jaywalkonline.com/2013/02/culling-of-singapore-golf-courses.html?m=1

I wouldn't classify Keppel Club as 50-50. Govt will definitely take it back.

You know something the rest of us don't? Smile

chien wrote:
Keppel is almost 100% to go. Spoke to one staff there last year, it's almost a given...
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:49 pm

TK wrote:
I always had the impression that mbgc was a temporary thing to make use of the reclaimed land while it "settles"... But maybe if it is popular and making good income plans may change?

Popularity means nothing in the pursuit of economic wealth and land optimization.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:47 pm

I always had the impression that mbgc was a temporary thing to make use of the reclaimed land while it "settles"... But maybe if it is popular and making good income plans may change?

Spot on! Look at tenure for golf courses - 30 years. Check URA plans - time for reclaimed land to settle before highrise can be built - 30 years. All waterfront land reaching 30 years will be considered prime and sold with 99 years lease (think Sentosa). My gut says SICC (prime), Keppel (prime) gone. Then Warren (highrise), Seletar (lowrise) gone. MBGC will also go for prime commercial/residential. The trend mirrors what happened in Australia - golf courses on prime land gave way to residential projects.

In the White Paper, private transport usage discouraged. Clear indication where car prices going. I suspect quota on numbers to be imported and COE on a ballot system. That way COE stays sane but down to luck whether you can get a car. So even if you want to go to a golf course in JB, it will be problematic unless you live there. Which, I think, is something worth considering.
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:18 pm

Seletar CC area is still marked for Greenery and Recreational purposes, doubt that it will go.



Note that the land where OCC is located has been marked as "Reserved"
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:05 pm

is there a complete list available of lease years remaining by club?
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:46 pm

JimB976 wrote:
is there a complete list available of lease years remaining by club?

Isn't it in the link I put up?

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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Technospaz wrote:
JimB976 wrote:
is there a complete list available of lease years remaining by club?

Isn't it in the link I put up?

sorry, it is thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:38 pm

Keppel's lease is up in under less than 9 years ...everyone knows that...but I heard some low key rumblings on the lease being extended.....for another 5 to 7 years.....
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:05 am

Hi i am new and have been reading through posts -the issue of golf courses being closed is interesting although worying as my brother has recently been offered job on one of courses mentioned as possibly closing. I dont want to say which but it was in the list of courses suggested will close. How likely is this ~ he is moving from abroad, is it a big risk or so far in future it wontmatter to him? New here
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PostSubject: Re: Golf Courses to make way for Growing population.   Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:56 am

Eagle star wrote:
Hi i am new and have been reading through posts -the issue of golf courses being closed is interesting although worying as my brother has recently been offered job on one of courses mentioned as possibly closing. I dont want to say which but it was in the list of courses suggested will close. How likely is this ~ he is moving from abroad, is it a big risk or so far in future it wontmatter to him? New here

It is another 8 years before leases start expiring. Most people dont hold the same job for 8 years.
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