Top Golf Courses
It was so hard to choose just 10 golf courses that we have extended the list to 11! Here’s our pick of some of the best on offer in the Philippines at the moment:
Alta Vista is a short, challenging, mountainous course with rolling terrain and narrow fairways. The views are stunning: standing on the course, you can see Mactan Island, Bohol, and the bay.
This championship course was established in 1928, and has improved continuously since it was created. There are winding fairways, numerous trees, and sand traps furnished with ground coral rock.
This beautiful course has just about everything: undulating fairways, ravines, dramatic elevation changes, water hazards, pot bunkers, and excellent views.
Apo Golf & Country Club is a beautiful course that can be played at any time of the year. On most of the holes the greens are huge and flat, with well-maintained sand traps. The course includes plenty of water hazards, and there are also numerous mahogany and coconut trees to add to the challenge.
Canlubang Golf & Country Club is the largest in the Philippines, and was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It has 36 holes which consist of wide, undulating fairways lined with coconut trees. There are man-made lakes, and even ravines.
Wack Wack is an excellent golf club with two 18-hole championship courses. The first of these is the East Course – former host of the Philippine Open, the World Cup, and other famous events. The second is the West Course – a shorter, less troublesome (all-weather) championship course.
The Club Intramuros course is quite short (par 66, with a length of 4,326 yards), but there are plenty of challenges. Almost every hole includes either water hazards, out-of-bounds, or both.
The Villamor Golf Course is fairly flat, but still challenging to golfers of all standards due to the trees and water hazards. The fairways are lined with elegant agoho, ipil-ipil, nara and mango trees.
The Camp John Hay Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear International, and is one of the best in the Philipines. It is located 5,000 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and tall pine trees.
This 18 hole golf course was designed by Graham Marsh, and offers a different experience with every hole. The front nine is fairly flat, with plenty of water hazards. The back nine is more hilly, with less hazards.
This 18-hole championship golf course is located next to Caliraya Lake. The course has rolling terrain and some challenging water hazards. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course is suitable for high handicappers and seasoned golfers alike.
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