PC & H’CAP Test


A golf proficiency certificate (P.C) is a ‘pass’ that indicates the pass holder has been assessed by a certified golf professional to have gain sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills of golf. It also signifies that the pass holder is able to play golf with due care and consideration on recognized golf courses without the guidance of certified golf professionals.

Many golfers have mistaken P.C as an all rounded pass with similar nature of a Handicap index. Unlike Handicap index, P.C does not have a net score number calculated based on a few rounds of golf on standard golf courses that enables one to gauge the golfer’s standards of playing ability prior to playing with that person.

P.C is a compulsory pre-requisite for golfers in Singapore to proceed towards attaining a Handicap index after submitting 5 rounds of 18-holes scorecards of equitable stroke counts and passing a 9-holes Courtesy Round assessed by a club’s handicap committee official and/or authorized golf professional.


(A) Rules of Golf Workshop – Theoretical Aspect

Compulsory (1 time attendance for test takers)

  • Workshop Fees:
    • S$25 + GST per person
  • Information
    • Workshop is 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes MCQ test.
    • Rates & requirements are subjected to change without prior notice
  • Requirements
    • Book your workshop date & time with the admin counter
    • Reach 15 minutes earlier
    • You may need to bring a pen for the MCQ theory test.



  • Proficiency Certificate Test Fees:
    • SGD$120
    • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Rates excludes GST, Golf/Range balls and Golf Insurance
  • On the day of the test , participants are required to:
    • Attend Rules of Golf Workshop (please read (a))
    • You are required to be in proper attire and bring along your golf set
    • Late comers are not allowed to take the test
    • Rates & requirements are subjected to change without prior notice
    • Prepare at least 20 range ball for the test
  • To pass the test:
    • Pass the workshop’s MCQ test
    • Pass practical test of either of the following;
    • Tested on 4 distances at driving range: 30m, 50m, 100m, 150m with 3 out of 5 balls to be air-borne. To be able to hit with any golf club for the required distance.
    • Certified to have good understanding of golf rules, etiquette and playing ability through a minimum of 5-holes playing round.
  • Upon passing the test:
    • PC card will be ready for self-collection at the Academy seven (7) days after the completion of the tests and will be valid for a period of one (1) year based on the date of issue.
    • Star Golf Academy Proficiency Certificate is officially recognized at Marina Bay Golf Course and Orchid Country Club for your social games on weekdays only.


  • Valid for another one (1) year based on the date of renewal
  • No further practical and theoretical test is required (Based on Singapore Golfers’ Association)
  • Renewal Fees:
    • SGD$50.00
    • Rates are subject to change without prior notice
    • Rates excludes GST, Golf/Range balls and Golf Insurance




Star Golf Academy’s Proficiency Certificate allows you the opportunity to play your social games at Marina Bay Golf Course (MBGC) & Orchid Country Club (OCC).

  • Play at MBGC weekdays before 2pm OR weekend with accompanied person with Handicap Index
    (Maximum 2 PC holders in a flight)
  • Play at OCC during weekdays and gather 3 PC holders and book 1 day in advance.





A Handicap Index is a net score that indicated the golfer’s playing ability derived from a few rounds of golf played. A Handicap Index will allow golfers of different playing ability to play fairly on somewhat equivalent terms. The lower the index, the better the player. Handicap Index are administered by golf clubs and golf associations.

  • Handicap Courtesy Fees:
    • SGD$80 (Group Candidate)/ SGD $180 (Private Candidate)
    • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Rates excludes GST, Golf/Range balls and Golf Insurance
  • A Member to MyGolfKaki (MGK) – Handicap Maintenance Golf Club
  • A recognized and valid Proficiency Certificate on the test date from either:
    • Star Golf Academy
    • Any recognized Country Club in Singapore (Based on Singapore Golfers’ Association Club Listing)
  • Under a Handicap Test/ Courtesy Round:
    • A minimum of 9 holes is required to conduct the test, with proper golf attire and golf set. 
      • Test must be completed within 2 hours 15 minutes
      • 7 days advance booking is required; all payment must be made in full before the test date and is non-refundable.
        • For Mens’, not more than 53 strokes
        • For Ladies’, not more than 58 strokes
    • A minimum of 3 golfers are required to confirm the test (for group tests).
    • Star Golf Academy reserves the rights to postpone the test date in the event of insufficient candidate.
    • Attendance to theory workshop is required (theory test) prior to handicap test/ courtesy round (see point (b) above).




  • All golf lesson rates are based on per person rate and before 7% Goods and Service Tax.
  • ‘Weekdays’ refers to Monday to Friday, ‘Weekends and P.H.’ refers to Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (inclusive of weekdays).
  • All lesson rates does not include golf/ range balls, buggy and green fees, short game facilities fees, equipment rental for on-course, golf insurance,  test fees and/ or any other administrative fees unless otherwise indicated.
  • Booking of golf lesson(s) are advisable to be made 7 days in advance.
    • Confirmation of golf lesson(s) booking will be confirmed upon receiving of full payment at the Academy’s office.
    • Please email to [email protected] with your preferred lesson start date, time and your particulars (and your group members’ information)  to make the first lesson reservation.
  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Cancellation(s) and/or amendment(s) to reservations/ bookings must be notified at least TWO (2) DAYS in advance.
  • Green and buggy fees cancellation/ rain-check policy is subject to terms and conditions of Marina Bay Golf Course.
  • Star Golf Academy reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
  • Rates may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Other Terms and Conditions apply.