Tee off without fear of bad weather

Tee off without fear of bad weather
A customer trying out the golf simulator at Simi Golf at Bukit Batok Golf Range.

The biggest party pooper for golfers is the weather. All the anticipation of a fun day on the greens goes down the drain when it rains.

This is where golf simulator centres are helpful, as golfers are not at the mercy of nature and the women do not have to bother with suncreen.

"I have been looking for a venue in Singapore where I can play golf without worrying about having a tan and the unpredictable weather in Singapore," said Ms Eileen Goh, 31, a housewife.

Simi Golf is one of several golf simulator centres here. Situated at the second level of Bukit Batok Golf Range, the two-bay simulator centre opened last month.

It has 20 golf courses - from the famous Pebble beach to the historic Pinehurst - for golfers to choose from and play. There is a trainer on site for guidance.

Simi Golf was started by local businessman Benjamin Chng and his friend, who share an interest in golf and saw there was a lack of golf simulators in Singapore compared with countries such as South Korea and Japan.

In addition, not many people can afford a country club membership.

At Simi Golf, an 18-hole game costs $38 per person during off-peak hours on a weekday from 10am to 5pm. It costs $10 more after 5pm.

Comparatively, it would cost you at least $120 if you play at a private golf course on a weekday.

Simi Golf also provides golf clubs for those who do not have their own equipment.

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