Rules and Regulations

  1. Rates
  2. Tee Time
  3. Night Golf
  4. Registration & Handicap Requirements
  5. Control of Play
  6. Cancellation
  7. Refund Policy
  8. Course Closure / Re-Opening of event of Inclement Weather
  9. Use of Buggies
  10. Pace of Play Guidelines
  11. Observance of Rules and Regulations
  12. Young Golfers
  13. Golf Bags & Golf Clubs
  14. Golfers' Insurance
  15. Use of Lockers
  16. General Conduct of Visitors or Golfers
  17. Disclaimer
1. Rates
  • Prevailing charges apply. MBGC reserves the rights to revise its pricings from time to time without any prior notice or any reason(s).
  • Golf charges are non-transferable.
  • Advance booking fees are non-refundable.
  • There shall be no more than four (4) golfers and two (2) buggies in each flight.
  • Every 9 holes will be treated as a new game. For golfers who wish to play an additional of 9 holes on the day of play, they may do so subject to the availability of tee times. The additional golfer charges for the second 9 holes must be paid at the Customer Relations Counter before golfer commences their new round of 9 holes.
2. Tee Time
  • Tee times run from 7am to 5pm daily, at an interval of eight (8) minutes between flights.
  • For guaranteed tee time bookings, all payments-golf charges, advance booking fees* and night golf lightning charges* -must be made upon booking. The booking will only be accepted and confirmed when MBCG acknowledges the receipt of the full amount payable.
  • For those without any guaranteed tee time bookings, tee times on the desired day of play shall be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.
  • Only cash, CashCards, NETS, Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted when making payments in person at MBGC.
  • Bookings can be done via facsimile (3% administrative charge applies) from 9.00am to 5.00pm, or in person at the Customer Relations Counter from 9.00 am to 9.00pm daily.
  • The following information must be provided at point of booking:

 

- Name of Golfers
- Nationality
- Valid Official Handicap

- Sex - Male/Female

- Home Club, if any

- Golfers Insurance - Yes/No

 
  • The golfer who does the booking shall be the "lead golfer". MBGC will only accept instructions on name changes from the "lead golfer". Only those golfers named on the booking form and whose identities have been verified with their ID will be allowed to play on the stipulated day.
  • A minimum of three (3) golfers are required in each flight. MBGC reserves all rights to slot in golfers to fill any vacant slots without having to inform the "lead golfer".
  • Single golfer or two (2) balls shall be placed on the waiting list. MBGC reserves all rights to slot in golfers to fill any vacant slots without having to inform the "lead golfer".
  • MBGC shall at its discretion allow single golfers or two (2) balls to tee off, whenever appropriate.
  • No substitution of golfers is allowed when the round of golf has commenced.
3. Night Golf
 
  • Night golf is only available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, tee times running from 4.36pm to 8.20pm (18 holes and 9 holes)
  • Night golf lighting charges will apply on top of the golf charges and advance booking fees*
  • All golfers shall tee off from the following tee-boxes:

 

- Men All Handicaps (White)
  - Ladies All Handicaps (Red)
   
  • MBGC may at its absolute discretion suspend the night golf on either a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to avail the night golf on any other day without prior notice or any reason(s).
 
4. Registration & Handicap Requirements
 
  • All golfers must register in person at the Customer Relations Counter no less than thirty (30) minutes before the stipulated tee time, failing which late comers will be rescheduled to the next available time slot of if unavailable, rescheduled to the last of flights or cancelled with no refund of any fees at the absolute discretion of MBGC.
  • Upon registration, all golfers must produce their ID/Passports for verification purposes. Visitors' rate will apply to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who fail to show proof of their nationality.
  • All golfers must show the latest/current official handicap certificates, failing which the golfer concerned will be redirected to an admission test by our resident professionals at a fee of $10 per test. Results of the test will be valid for a period of one (1) month from the date of test. Only golfers with latest/current official handicap certificates are allowed to play at MBGC. All handicap certificates must be from recognized golf governing bodies and associations. There shall be no refund of any fee for golfers who fail to adhere to this rule.
  • Only PC holders with PCs issued by SGA associated and affiliated local golf clubs are allowed to play in MBGC. They are allowed to play on weekdays before 2.00pm only, subject to booking and availability of tee times. PCs issued by other golf academies/entities/bodies will not be recognized by MBGC. There shall be no more than two (2) PC holders in each flight.
  • Upon successful registration on stipulated day of play, all golfers shall be issued non-transferable Course Tickets. They will then proceed to the buggy issuance area to collect their buggies, ten (10) minutes before the stipulated tee time.
  • MBGC reserves the rights to take appropriate action of up to stopping play against golfers whose play are inconsistent with their handicaps with no refund of any fees at the absolute discretion of MBGC.
5. Control of Play
 
  • All golfers shall produce their ID, non-transferable Course Tickets and handicap or proficiency certificates on demand before they tee off.
  • All golfers commencing a round of golf shall start at the tee as advised and shall play each hole thereafter in proper sequence.
  • Golfers must play in the time slot booked and not in any other slot.
  • Only golfers of official handicaps not more than 24 for men and 36 for ladies are allowed to play during weekends / public holidays.
  • All golfers shall tee off from their respective tee-boxes according to their handicaps.
  - Men: Handicaps 0 to 18 (Blue) / All Handicaps (White)
  - Ladies: Handicaps 0 to 18 (White) / All Handicaps (Red)
 
  • All golfers shall report to the starting tee at least ten (10) minutes before their tee-off time. Any late comers shall be rescheduled to next available time slot and if unavailable, the flight will be rescheduled to the last of flights or cancelled with no refund of fees at the absolute discretion of MBGC.
  • Golfer who has finished his game and wishes to make use of the practice greens is requested to pay at the reception counter before he commences practice session.
  • Marshals, Starters and authorized officers of MBGC are authorized to monitor the conduct of golfers, slow play and handicap restrictions during control of play.
  • MBGC may at its absolute discretion require any golfer to discontinue his/her play if in the opinion of MBGC, the golfer has misbehaved or whose conduct is prejudicial or is a nuisance to other golfers, with no refund of any fee.
  • MBGC may at its absolute discretion, suspend or modify without prior notice or any reason(s), the control of play guidelines.
6. Cancellation
 
  • Cancellation of advance booking(s) must be made in writing by the "lead golfer" and sent via email or facsimile to MBGC no less than two (2) days before the stipulated day of play. Cancellation of booking will be effected only when MBGC acknowledges receipt of the cancellation in writing.
  • Refunds will be made for golf charges and/or night golf lighting charges* for cancellation of advance bookings. Advance booking fees are non-refundable.
  • Administrative charges will apply for refunds made via CashCard, NETS, Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
7. Refund Policy
 
  • Golf charges are non-refundable unless MBGC announces play for the day or session is abandoned.
  • Refund of green fees only, by way of non-transferable rain checks, will apply only if the golfer(s) has not started playing the first hole. Refund of green fees must be claimed on the same day in person. Claims of refund on another day will not be entertained.
  • There shall be no refund of any fees once the golfer(s) has teed off.
  • Golfers who have left the premises of MBGC prior to the announcement of the golf course closure for the day will not be eligible for refunds of any fees.
8. Course Closure/Re-opening in event of Inclement Weather
 
  • In event of lightning, all golfers must stop play immediately. They should seek shelter at the nearest lightning protected rain shelter of building.
  • If golfers decide to abandon their round rather than wait for the course to re-open, there shall be no refund of any fees.
  • Siren signals:
  Discontinue play: Series of 20 seconds blasts
  Resume play: Series of 5 seconds blasts
  Abandon play: Continuous blast
 
  • All golfers shall discontinue play immediately when the siren is sounded. Play shall resume only after the resume play siren is sounded.
  • No golfer shall continue play when the course is closed or resume play before the course is re-opened for play.
  • If the course closure takes place during play, the golfers are permitted to continue the game when the course is re-opened. Golfers have to discontinue the game and make way for the next session if they cannot cross-over before the commencement of the next session.
9. Use of Buggies
 
  • The use of buggies, on twin sharing basis, is compulsory.
  • Each buggy can accommodate a maximum two(2) and two (2)golf bags at any one time.
  • Buggies must strictly be kept to the cart paths.Free roaming of buggies is not allowed unless otherwise advised. Recalcitrant golfers will be given warnings and/or asked to vacate MBGC immediately. There will be no refund of any fees paid. All Marshals, maintenance personnel or authorized persons are allowed free roaming.
  • Only adult golfers are allowed to drive the buggies, no driving licenses would be required, but MBGC reserves the rights to refuse a golfer to drive if there are reasonable grounds that he/she is not fit to drive.
  • All golfers must return the buggies to the buggy return area immediately upon completion of the golf rounds.
  • Golfer must return his buggy to the buggy return area as soon as the golf game is finished and that no practise on the practising greens will be allowed after the game.
  • All golfers must exercise care when operating the buggies as golfers are responsible for the liabilities, damages. replacement costs and repairs arising from their use of the buggies.
  • Golfers who refuse to pay the required compensation to MBGC for damages will have their playing rights suspended until payment is made of the matter is resolved.
  • Abuse of the buggies of any kind is strictly forbidden, MBGC reserves the right to take disciplinary action against the errant golfer, including asking the golfer to vacate MBGC immediately. There will be no refund of any fees paid.

10. Pace of Play Guidelines

 
  • All golfers should play at a good pace. It is everyone's responsibility to keep pace with the group in front. Golfers are expected to complete playing the first four holes in under an hour.
  • Golfers must be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play. When the play of a hole has been completed, golfers should immediately leave the putting green and proceed to the next tee.
  • If a golfer believes his/her ball may be lost, to save time, he/she should play a provisional ball.
  • Golfers searching for a ball ball should signal the golfers in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found. They should not search for five minutes before doing so. Similarly, golfers are advised not to indulge in picking up balls from the ponds and burns, causing slow play.
  • Golfers must not play until the group is out of range. Disciplinary action will be taken against golfers who engage in dangerous play.
11. Observance of Rules and Regulations
 
  • Golfers must observe and follow the dress code (see Dress Code), R&A/USGA rules of golf and etiquette and MBGC local rules.
  • The use of soft spikes shoes is compulsory.
  • Golfers must adhere to rules and regulations governing:
  - Course Closure / Re-opening
  - Use of Buggies
  - Pace of Play
  - Safety
 
  • For the enjoyment of all, golfers must take care of the golf course by:
 

- Raking the bunkers

 

- Repairing divots

  - Repairing ball marks
  - Avoiding causing damage to the golf course by removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason(s).
 
  • If a golfer consistently disregards these guidelines during a round, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against the offending golfer. Recalcitrant golfers will be given warnings and/or asked to vacate MBGC. There will be no refund of any fees paid.
12. Young Golfers
 
  • Junior golfers under the age of sixteen (16) would not be allowed to operate a buggy unless authorized by MBGC.
  • Young golfers below the age of twelve (12) are allowed on course provided one has official handicap and is accompanied by a playing golfing adult.
13. Golf Bags & Golf Club
 
  • There shall be no sharing of golf bags and golf clubs.
  • For easy identification and security reasons, golfers are advised to put identification tags on their golf bags.
14. Golfers' Insurance
 
  • All golfers must have their own golfers' insurance.
  • For those without, they must purchase their golfers' insurance from MBGC at $5 per golfer on a per round basis at registration.
15. Use of Lockers
 
  • Under no circumstances is NCI Golf Pte Ltd or MBGC to be responsible for any loss, damage or theft howsoever caused to the belongings or properties of the visitors or golfers by the use of the lockers.
16. General Conduct of Visitors or Golfers
 
  • Only golfers are allowed on the golf course - gallery walking is strictly not allowed.
  • Joggers, cyclists and pets are strictly not allowed on the golf course.
  • All visitors must behave in a considerate and courteous manner towards other persons and MBGC's officers and employees.
  • No person shall use any obscene language or behave in such a way as to cause annoyance or distress to another person.
  • No person shall reprimand any MBGC' officers, employees, authorized persons, visitors or golfers for any reason(s) whatsoever. Any feedback or complaint shall be made in writing direct to the General Manager of MBGC. MBGC may at its absolute discretion entertain or reject any feedback or complaint as it may deem fit and suitable without giving any reason(s).
  • MBGC reserves its absolute right to declare a visitor or golfer to be an unwelcome visitor or golfer. An unwelcome visitor or golfer may be barred from using all facilities of MBGC.
17. Disclaimer
  • Under no circumstances is NCI Golf Pte Ltd, the owner of Marina Bay Golf Course, to be responsible for any injury or death howsoever or whatsoever caused to any visitors or golfers or for any loss or damage howsoever or whatsoever caused to the belongings or properties of the visitors or golfers.
  • MBGC reserves all rights to amend, modify or change any of the rules and regulations from time to time without any prior notice and reason(s).