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PostSubject: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Hello all,

Does anybody know why is there a sudden surge of golfers at EGC on Sunday morning between 10am-11am? For the past 2 weeks, there's like at least 10 pax queueing up to tee off and the thought of waiting in queue really puts me off. Sleep Prior to this, I go EGC almost every Sunday and have never encountered such long queues before.

It does look abit like some form of golf gathering / outing going on but I can't confirm as after seeing the long queue, I immediately U-turn and go to JCC for an exec game.

It'll be helpful If anyone can help shed some light on this so that at least I can save some time on transportation and go straight to JCC instead though it's further from my place.

Thanks ! Peace
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:18 pm

EGC is always super packed. especially on wkends .. because they are the cheapest and does not require any form of PC or handicap to play. thus there are many beginners there.. thus many flood there..

Yeah, i also hate that. Whenever i go to EGC, i would want to go on course, but its always like so packed..

try to go between 5 to 6.. not many people ..
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:29 pm

I try to go around 11am cos it's usually hotter / starting to get hot so there's not that many people. But as I'd mentioned, for the past 2 weeks the queue is really long. If it's going to be a long term thing then I think will just have to skip EGC altogether. sighh
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:35 pm

Try NSRCC's Exec Par 3 Course lah. Its a much better ones as compare to EGC. The fairway is nice, green is well maintain therefore much nearer to actual course. Especially to mention the green, there is break where you need to analyise the line and can practise your putting skills.

The only problem is, they sometime do check PC.

I usually go there alone if cannot find kaki to play 18-holes.

Price is almost near to EGC, just few more bucks more @ S$26+ for 9-holes.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:40 pm

Yeah nsrcc's par 3 exec is good. Much more challenging to play. btw, weekends at nsrcc they often check for PC and I think PC from other places are not recognised. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:21 pm

My PC from I got from Bishan Range (I think its Asian Golf Academy) they accept leh.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:28 pm

Oic, thanks for the info. I've never been to nsrcc during weekends, what I knew is hearsay
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:17 pm

Weekend / public holiday rates at nsrcc par 3 walkung course is $42.50 for nine holes without trolley. In turn they will issue u a voucher of $5 off your next par 3 game, valid for use within a month. It's very well maintained. I practice my short game there once a while. Precision is key as the fairway is narrow and there's water hazard and bunker to welcome errant slice and draw. If it's not a busy, u should be able to finish 9 holes under 1.5 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:36 pm

any Par4 for NSRCC par 3 course?
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:48 pm

No. It's par 3 all the way. The "longest" is hole 9 about 175m, if i can remember correctly. The shortest is hole 6, where u tee off from the sand bunker, 40m and 23m respectively. On good days, it's either par or bogey. On bad days everything can go horribly wrong on this par 3 course.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:01 am

thanks for your info,.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:07 am

U can consider going to mandai after 2pm? The queue eases up after the 11am batch clears out...
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:10 am

You stay near EGC ?

Do Weekday morning 7am when it opens, cheaper ($21), no queue, 1 ball can go, 1hr done.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:09 am

Once I went to EGC and the parent are asking their children to cut queue... so much for grooming the future star...
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:46 am

I had my breakfast and coffee there while queuing. Make use of every minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:36 pm

about 3 weeks ago i went to EGC i queued like 1 hr to reach my turn. same timing as 11-1pm. is a jam packed course.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:17 pm

i dont really think its worth to play there anymore, firstly it isnt a proper golf course, .

and its so packed!
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:25 pm

I wonder why you guys kept going back there. My favourite short course is JCC Executive
5 Holes times 2. Not too ex at $32 or is it $33 in the morning session and sometimes can play extra holes if there isnt any other golfers around. Thumbs up for JCC. Best maintained Executive course in Singapore. Some even say Batam.


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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:24 pm

Anyone have any idea how the q's at Mandai were today??.....i got a weekend voucher from there which i have to use within the next couple of months.
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:22 pm

NSRCC is as good as JCC--maybe better in terms of undualting greens and having water hazards in front the tee off areas.

I play all three.

I f can play scratch or below on any of them, then can call them Micky Mouse courses.

I still cannot call them kiddie courses as the best I do is four or five over par on all three!

If can play less than 1 over or better, then I will cease practicing on them except for short chipping, pitching & putting practice.

FYI there are more ang mos at EGC (oftentimes ladies groups from some nearby country clubs I heard)

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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:48 pm

Ah...thanks Clarence!

Btw...does NSRCC have any restrictions on no. of ppl to a flight?

Any advice on good timing/day to go to have a leisurely stroll and not be "chased" or be ducking balls? Thanks much!
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:08 pm

I usually go NSRCC Exec course in the morning (ard 10-12) or in the evening (ard 4-6)... not much ppl leh...

I think the exec there is quite under utilized cos usually empty unless there is student having their practise...
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:42 pm

Friday 4-6 pm is a bad time to go NSRCC exec course...very crowded
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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:01 pm

Haven't had the chance to try JCC.

Yup, agreeable...It was really pack on weekends at Mandai. But, it got 2 Par 4, can try ur driver, NSRCC no Par 4 so it up to u to decide.

Strangely though, playing at Mandai, the course do have lots of longkang (drains).
Ur golf balls sure disappears when it drops into the longkang.

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PostSubject: Re: Long queue at Executive Golf Course (Mandai) ... why?   Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:09 pm

JawereZ wrote:
Haven't had the chance to try JCC.

Yup, agreeable...It was really pack on weekends at Mandai. But, it got 2 Par 4, can try ur driver, NSRCC no Par 4 so it up to u to decide.

Strangely though, playing at Mandai, the course do have lots of longkang (drains).
Ur golf balls sure disappears when it drops into the longkang.

smilez

JCC got 2 Par 4s. NO. 1 and 5 holes, especially the no.5 hole. Simulate a real on the course type of par 4 with good distance. Die die must try like
what Makansutra Seetoh always said.

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