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Sentosa Showpiece Drives Positive Change

The 18th hole at Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong Course, venue for the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Picture by Getty Images.

Singapore: A highlight on the annual LPGA Tour calendar, the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club has played a pivotal role in transforming Asia’s golfing landscape.

Together, the HSBC Women’s World Championship and Sentosa Golf Club have helped to bring positive change, contributing to the growth and recognition of women’s golf in the region.

The significance of the HSBC Women’s World Championship to Sentosa Golf Club, a world-class championship venue nestled on the picturesque island of Sentosa, has seen its profile rise exponentially since it first hosted the event in 2013.

Stacy Lewis’ one-shot victory from Korean Choi Na-yeon on The Serapong solidified the club’s reputation as one of Asia’s best golfing destinations.  

Further memories such as Paula Creamer’s outrageous 75-foot putt on the second play-off hole in 2014 and Michelle Wie’s dramatic chip-in on the 18th green in 2018 have continued to attract golf enthusiasts from around the world to walk in the footsteps of these great players at Sentosa Golf Club.

However, it’s not only a global audience that has been captured by these incredible moments. A profound impact and a sense of pride has been built in the local community throughout the past decade.

Sentosa Golf Club’s state-of-the-art facilities, combined with the allure of hosting high-profile international events, has created the perfect environment for those looking to unwind, connect with others, and create happy memories.

The HSBC Women’s World Championship and Sentosa Golf Club extends beyond the boundaries of the golf course. The collaboration has brought economic and social benefits to the region, in addition to showcasing why Singapore and Sentosa Island are renowned as international tourism and business hubs.

Furthermore, the club has introduced sponsorship initiatives to support the advancement of women in golf, with a focus on both professional and amateur players, providing them access to train and play across both The Serapong and The Tanjong.

Notably, professional golfers Koh Sock Hwee and Amanda Tan and Singapore Golf Association National Squad players Aloysa Atienza and Chen Xing Tong are beneficiaries of this programme.  

Chen, at the age of 16, has qualified for this year’s event after winning the National Qualifier in January. This commitment to sponsorship aims to create a lasting legacy of empowerment and inspiration within the women’s golfing community in Singapore.

As the host venue of the HSBC Women’s World Championship, Sentosa Golf Club continues to have an influence on the broader golfing landscape in Singapore and Asia.

The tournament’s presence has highlighted the development of elite-level women’s golf in the region, providing a platform for Asian players to showcase their talents on the global stage – among them Amy Yang, Nasa Hataoka, and Atthaya Thitikul, who won the inaugural Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific at Sentosa in 2018.

With Korean Ko Jin-young looking to achieve a historic three-peat after her back-to-back victories in 2022 and 2023, all eyes will once again be on the club from February 29 to March 3 when the latest edition of the LPGA Tour showpiece takes place.

*Sentosa Golf Club is a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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