Weekends are family time, and what better way to escape the hustle of work and school than at a country club in Singapore? From golfing for dad and spa sessions for mom to kid-friendly activities, there is plenty to see and do.
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For many years, the Tanglin Club was one of the pillars of social life in Singapore for successful members of the European community. By the late 1930s, its ballroom had the reputation of having the best dance floor on the island and the Club band was a focal point of attraction. The highlight of Singapore's social calendar was The Tanglin Ball. Even today, the ball is held yearly in the Churchill Room, an icon of the Club. Squash and tennis are also synonymous with The Tanglin Club. Having grown from "Forty Good Men" to over 4,000 Members, the Club prides itself on its international and cosmopolitan nature with more than 70 nationalities among its Members. It has earned a reputation of prestige and quality. the Tanglin Club Membership is still very much sought after as it offers excellent facilities and a distinguished lifestyle to its Members. The Tanglin Club today is an inviting oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation while its ambiance still evokes the grace and charm of the past.
The Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814, +65 6622 0555, www.tanglinclub.org.sg
The Chinese Swimming Club, set in the idyllic east of the island, is undoubtedly an exclusive choice family club, steeped in a century-old heritage renowned for nurturing top national sportsmen. The Club’s Principal membership currently stands at 8800 and it occupies 3 plots of land totaling approximately 17,430.187 square meters in size. It is a well-rounded family recreation club offering a comprehensive range of facilities, services, and activities catered to the diverse needs of its members and their guests. Any Chinese Singapore citizen or Chinese Singapore permanent resident of 21 years of age and above is eligible to apply.
Chinese Swimming Club, 21 & 34 Amber Road, +65 6345 1221 / 6885 0688, Singapore 439870, www.chineseswimmingclub.org.sg
SICC is located in the central area of Singapore and its four courses are situated in the catchment areas of the MacRitchie and Pierce reservoirs. The club has two locations at Island, off Upper Thomson Road, and at Bukit, off Adam Road. The two courses at Island are called “Island” and “New Course”. Each location has a fully equipped clubhouse and practice facilities and plans are being made for a new social clubhouse at the Bukit location. Currently, full country club facilities include tennis, squash, gym, snooker, ten-pin bowling, and swimming pools. The club has many F&B outlets, notably the Silk Chinese restaurant at Island and Oka Japanese restaurant at Bukit, which offers a gorgeous view of the course, with a floodlit practice area at night.
Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), 180 Island Club Road, Singapore 578774, +65 6459 2222, | 240 Sime Road Singapore 288303, www.gis.sicc.org.sg
For a family meal together, a membership at The British Club will have you sorted. They’ve got a number of family-friendly dining options, such as Mountbatten Bar & Grill, Verandah Cafe and Scores Sports Bar And Restaurant. Plus, the club is situated atop a hill at Bukit Timah, which means spectacular surrounding views! For the kids, there’s an outdoor playground and a play centre that can supervise while parents get much-needed peace and quiet.
Membership fees: SG$3,745 (1 year), SG$6,955 (lifetime), SG$21,400 (lifetime transferable)
The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapore 289761, +65 6410 1100, www.britishclub.org.sg
Hollandse Club is home to members from over 40 nationalities, giving you the perfect opportunity to make new friends from various backgrounds. While the little ones can get busy with game sessions and even holiday camps, the adults can partake in fun activities like self-defense classes, hockey and yoga. There’s even a Club Hotel with glamping tents for a quick weekend family getaway!
Membership fees: SG$174 (monthly), SG$10,500 (lifetime)
Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814, +65 6464 5225, www.hollandseclub.org.sg
Located in the south of Singapore near the yachts docked at Keppel Bay, Keppel Club promises a breezy escape into a world of fun. Partake in a round of golf, or get the whole family moving with a game of badminton or laps at the swimming pools. It’s also a great place for celebrations since there are five dining options ranging from Fukuya for Japanese fare to Peony Jade Restaurant for traditional Chinese grub.
Membership fees: SG$9,000 or from SG$70 (monthly)
Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918, +65 6375 5567, www.keppelclub.com.sg
Raffles Town Club is one of the newer and more affordable membership clubs in Singapore, having opened in 2000. For starters, they’ve got suites you can book to fit the whole family, including one that has a jacuzzi hot tub in your own bedroom! Day visits present a wealth of options, including their video games room, cinema and bowling alley. Parents, there’s also a MindChamps Preschool where you can register your little rascal!
Membership fees: SG$85.60 monthly
Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Ave, Singapore 297753, +65 6358 0012, www.rafflestownclub.com.sg
If Orchard Road is close to home or where your family frequents, then The American Club will be a convenient place to join as it’s close by. Those looking to keep up an active lifestyle can enjoy amenities like their gym and tennis courts. Kids can expect The Quad – a space within the club that houses everything from video game stations to arts and craft activities. To wind down, settle your grub at one of their many restaurants.
Membership fees: SG$24,365 lifetime membership for US and Canadian citizens, SG$7611,50 yearly membership for non-US and Canadian citizens
The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573, +65 6737 3411, www.amclub.org.sg
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