Laguna National Golf Club, host venue for a new DP World Tour event in February, 2023. Image Credit: Supplied

The DP World Tour will return to Singapore for the first time since 2014 when the Singapore Classic tees off at Laguna National Golf Resort Club from February 9-12, 2023.

The venue previously hosted the Singapore Masters from 2002 to 2007 and was the scene of the most memorable moment in the country’s golfing history, when home favourite Mardan Mamat lifted the trophy in 2006.

Inaugurated in 1993 and situated on Singapore’s east coast, it was also the venue for the DP World Tour’s last visit, when Chilean Felipe Aguilar triumphed in The Championship at Laguna National eight years ago.

Premier sporting event

The Singapore Classic, to be played over Laguna National’s Classic Course, will be one of the region’s premier sporting events, with a $2 million prize fund. The 2023 edition will be the first event in a three-year agreement.

Keith Pelley, European Tour group Chief Executive, said, “The DP World Tour is thrilled to be returning to Singapore and Laguna National Golf Resort Club for the Singapore Classic next year. Singapore was a popular Tour stop for many years, hosting events such as the Johnnie Walker Classic, Singapore Masters, Singapore Open, and our last event, The Championship at Laguna National. Laguna National has proved to be a wonderful host venue on many occasions and we thank its Chairman Peter Kwee, and his team, for welcoming the DP World Tour once again. Asia continues to be an important region for the DP World Tour and we look forward to announcing further exciting events there in due course.”