Best Three Golf Credit Cards
Golf used to be regarded as somewhat of a privileged sport in Singapore, but with the declining popularity of country club memberships in Singapore, golfing has become more accessible now.
For a start, those new to golf would probably need to take up some form of lessons to learn how to play, but as one advances to play on the green, many Singaporeans actually prefer to travel to nearby countries for a game of golf. A game in neighbouring countries can be cheaper than playing in Singapore, and being able to play in golf courses overseas also offer a more exciting environment with different courses, greenery, as well as a different climate.
If you like to play golf, getting a credit card with golf privileges can be a great way to make use of discounts, as well as giving you access to clubs that may otherwise require expensive memberships fees. Presented below are 3 of the best credit cards with golf privileges available here in Singapore:
American Express Platinum Card
The American Express Platinum Card is the perfect card for those who like to play golf with friends on the green. You get complimentary green fees with a paying companion on weekdays and two paying companions on weekends. What’s great is that it offers privileged access to over 40 golf courses in the neighbouring countries of Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
If you prefer to play locally, you’d have access to 5 clubs here – Warren Golf & Country Club, Raffles Country Club, Sembawang Country Club, Jurong Country Club and Orchid Country club. One of the best features of this card is that supplementary card members get to enjoy the same golfing privileges as well.
HSBC Visa Infinite
The HSBC Visa Infinite card gives its cardholders complimentary weekday green fees all year round with at least one paying guest. Locally, you get to play at the Serapong Golf Course at the Sentosa Golf Club up to a maximum of 10 bookings per week.
Additionally, you get to enjoy up to 30% off green fees in 30 participating clubs in Southeast Asia, including Raffles Country Club and Warren Golf & Country Club in Singapore and access to clubs in countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Other attractive privileges include being able to play a round of golf at just $30/RM20 with Green Golf. Cardholders can instantly book around at any of Green Golf partner courses using the Green Golf app, with no restrictions on the number of times they play. Weekday and weekend tee times are available.
To redeem, simply download the Green Golf iPhone or Android app and use any Visa credit or debit card to book a game at any of the following clubs:
- Warren Golf & Country Club @ SGD 60 per golfer
- Changi Golf Club from SGD 35 per golfer
- Champions Golf Course @ SGD 30 per golfer
- IOI Palm Garden Golf Club from RM 260 per golfer
- Sungai Long Golf & Country Club from RM 121.90 per golfer
- Danau Golf Club @ RM 20 per golfer
- Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club @ RM 30 per golfer
- Palm Resort Golf and Country Club @ RM 30 per golfer
- Ponderosa Golf and Country Club from RM 30 per golfer
- Impian Emas Golf and Country Club (9 holes x 2) @ RM 30
- Bintan Lagoon @ SGD30 per golfer
We also love that you get to enjoy complimentary golfer’s insurance when you charge the fee for the game to your card!
Standard Chartered VISA Infinite
The Standard Chartered Visa Infinite card isn’t for the faint hearted as it comes with a fairly large annual fee of $588.50, but it makes up for the cost with market-beating privileges. Standard Chartered cardholders can enjoy a world of golf privileges supported by Visa (same as the HSBC Infinite card), what’s interesting is the card delivers more with cardmember enjoy additional privileges and lifestyle exclusive promotions.
Cardholders can choose between 35,000 miles or i15,000 miles and a 28” Samsonite Lite-Shock Spinner (worth $950) when you apply today. Plus you get to enjoy 6 annual complimentary visits to over 850 airport lounges and what’s great is that you can also bring in a guest with you via the priority lounge pass programme. What’s more, you can Jet off to your next destination faster than ever before with an earn rate of up to 3 miles for every S$1 spent. What’s more, the points you earn will never expire.
Lastly, cardholders can have peace of mind when you travel with complimentary travel insurance coverage of up to S$1,000,000. To enjoy this coverage, simply charge your full