Report: Sentosa Golf Club Agrees Six Year Contract With LIV Golf

The Straits Times report that the Singapore-based course will stage a LIV Golf event until 2028

A LIV Golf flutters in the wind
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According to a report in The Straits Times, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore and LIV Golf have agreed to sign a multi-year deal to stage a tournament for the next six years, with the deal running until 2028.

It comes after LIV Golf announced an expansion to its schedule for 2023, with 14 events now taking place instead of the eight that we saw in 2022. Within these tournaments, the league has already gone to Mexico and the USA, with Australia, Spain, England, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Sentosa still on the map in a schedule that ends in November.

When Sentosa was announced as a new LIV Golf venue, alongside Valderrama and El Camaleon, it was unclear as to how long the deals were set to last for but, if reports are true, then it's clear the Saudi-backed series has its future firmly in mind.

To further add to the report, Sentosa GC Manager, Andrew Johnston, stated: “Having LIV at Sentosa is an exciting development for the golf ecosystem in Singapore and Asia as it brings some of the world’s best golfers to our country to compete on our world-class golf course.

“Additionally, the partnership with LIV Golf will undoubtedly contribute to the growth of golf tourism in Singapore, bringing in visitors from all over the world to experience our stunning golf courses and enhancing the golf ecosystem in Singapore and our attractions on Sentosa Island.”

LIV Golf logo in Mexico

Sentosa will be the fifth event of the 2023 season

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One of the best-known courses in Asia, Sentosa is well-regarded for its fast, challenging greens, contours and signature holes, with the venue rumoured to be a target for LIV Golf in August. Back then, there had been reports that the R&A had informed officials at the club that “they would be shunned by the rest of the golf world” if they agreed to host a LIV Golf tournament. However, that was later denied by the club.

In another report, this time by the South China Morning Post, it is believed that the membership fee at the club has reportedly doubled in just three years to an eye-watering $618,000 for expatriates. Not only that but, according to the report, permanent residents and Singapore citizens do get almost a half-price deal, but it's still been a big rise for them up to $368,000.

Getting underway on Friday 28th April, Sentosa has previously held the DP World Tour and the Singapore Classic in February and the LPGA Tour's HSBC Women’s World Championship in March. What's more, the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series also featured at Laguna National.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x