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Question No: 438
Question by: Ms Irene Ng Phek Hoong
Ms Irene Ng Phek Hoong asked the Minister for National Development (a) how many golf courses are there currently in Singapore; (b) what is their total land area; (c) what is the proportion of land in Singapore used for golf courses; (d) whether there are plans to offer more plots of land for developing golf courses; and (e) what are the guiding principles used in the decision-making process for allocating land for golf courses.
1 There are 18 golf courses in Singapore. They occupy 1,500 hectares of land, or about 2 percent of our total land area.
2 There are no plans to offer more land for golf courses. In fact, as our land demands increase in the coming years to support population and economic growth, we will need to further optimise the use of our limited land.
3 In this regard, some of the land currently allocated for golf course use will have to be put to more productive uses. The Government will be able to do so progressively because all golf courses are on leasehold land, with a majority on 30-year leases.
Issued by: Ministry of National Development
Date : 5 Feb 2013