Laguna National is clearly the outcome of Pete Dye’s keen eye for land that will make an excellent course and, especially, an attractive one. Some islanders find it similar to old-style Scottish courses, but the comparison does not quite hold due to the very different Singaporean climate and landscape, although Dye’s fairways here do have some movement. It actually has a better likeness to Dye’s American courses. He used the same wooden railway sleepers or "ties" to fortify water or sand like the Crooked Stick course in Indiana. Thanks to this penchant, Ed Seay of Palmer's Design Co even joked that he might be the first architect whose course would burn to the ground! Seriously though, Laguna National may be the top course in Singapore and definitely distinguishes itself from the vast number of new courses that have sprung up in South-East Asia over the last two decades.