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The Philippines may not be your first thought when you think of ultimate golf vacations, but the archipelago has a history of golf that dates back to the late 1880s. The first instance of the sport occurred when a three-way course was built by British expats working on the railway near the paddy fields of Intramuros, Manila. fifteen years later that small course would turn into a nine-hole one and eventually influence the birth of the Manila Golf Club.

Now the archipelago plays host to the Philippine Open – the oldest nation-wide golf championship in Asia. Beyond that the Philippines has also been the site of other prestigious golf tournaments such as the Asian PGA and even the World Cup.

The Philippines is the only place on your golf vacation where you’ll be able to tee off in the most eclectic and incredible backdrops including majestic mountainsides, palm tree lined nature scapes, and storied colonial architecture. 


Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club

The Manila Southwoods Golf and Country club is the go-to for golfers around the world. A mere half an hour drive south from Manila, this golf course spreads out over 140 hectares. Many flock to it for the two courses designed by the Golden Bear himself Jack Nicklaus. There’s a legends course that has one of the toughest par fives in the country, and a masters course that the World Golf Awards has named Philippines’ Best Golf Course in it’s category 4 times. Learn more about Metro Manila.

Wack Wack Golf & Country Club

The Wack Wack Golf & Country Club is historically the first fully integrated golf course in the Philippines. Built in 1930 by William Shaw the Wack Wack has hosted many prestigious championships such as the Asian Circuit and the Philippine Golf Open Championship, and in 1977 it even played host to the World Cup. The East Course is well known by local and visiting players for its difficulty. Rolling hills, water hazards, and the course’s signature upturned bowl on par three 8th make for a truly iconic tee.


Camp John Hay in Baguio City

For one of the most ultimate golf vacations be sure to tee off at this Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear International Group designed course. This full 18-hole course in the middle of a mountain city offers a bent-grass playing field against a backdrop of lush rolling pine hills. Plus if you’re travelling with non-golfers they’ll get to enjoy an award-winning steakhouse and a bakery with some of the most delicious and photo worthy breads and desserts alike.

Tagaytay Highlands Golf & Country Club

Looking for a game with the most unique views in the country? Not only will you be playing beside an incredible view of the Taal Volcano, it also features the first and only cable car system that will give you unique aerial views of the golf course and surrounding countryside. After a long game you can also relax in one of the club’s fine dining restaurants or even browse the in-house art gallery. 

Splendido Taal Golf Club

One of the newer courses in the country, the Splendido is growing rapidly in popularity. It was designed by legend of gold Greg Norman and features 18 holes over 152-hectares. It’s a challenging hilly layout that offers breathtaking views of the Grand Taal mountain ridge.


Fairways & Bluewater in Boracay

What happens when you combine an 18-hole par 72 golf course on one of the best beaches in the world? You get a go-to travel destination that attracts golfers from all over the globe in Boracay. Be sure to pack not only your clubs but your whole golfing teams equipment as well because this resort has over 700 rooms for you and your friends and family to stay in. You might also be able to catch a few international competitions as well. Learn more about Boracay.


Del Monte Golf Course & Country Club in Bukidnon

For a truly unique golf vacation and dining experience the Del Monte Golf Course should definitely top your must-visit list. This golf course contains a man-made landscape of lakes, pines, and lush foliage – that’s also incorporated into the course. Many pros find this course challenging as it starts with uneven and rolling hills, and concludes with some sandy obstacles. After you’ve conquered the course (or admitted defeat) enjoy one of the tastiest wagyu beef steaks you’ve ever had – from Del Monte pineapple fed cattle.

Pueblo De Oro Golf and Country Club, Cagayan de Oro

An all-weather 6,974-yard par 72 championship golf course with a bisecting deep ravine, yawning sand bunkers, and love grass, adding to the variety of challenges. Their facilities also include an elegant clubhouse, restaurants, and practice putting greens for you to perfect your swing and work up an appetite for a five star lunch.


Rancho Palos Verde Golf and Residential Estate

Davao may be known as the Durian Capital of the Philippines, but it’s also becoming widely known for another reason – it’s gorgeous golf courses. This 18-hole championship golf course comes complete with island greens, hill slopes, traditional dye pot bunkers, water hazards, and subtle breaks of Tifdwarf greens. Golfers will also be taken aback by the incredible views of banana plantains, tropical rainforests, and Mount Talomo.

South Pacific Golf & Leisure Estate

An 18-hole course placed on a 70-hectare rolling greens with a great landscape of creeks and ponds designed by Arnold Palmer. The South Pacific Golf & Leisure Estate also features a state of the art club house and exclusive fine dining restaurant.


Queen’s Island Golf and Resort

If you’re a novice golfer, or just looking for a course to get to your golf vacation feet wet then this course with views of the Pacific Ocean is for you. With highest quality Platinum TE Paspalum grass imported from the US this 18-hole par 72 golf course is one of the newest and most eco-friendly courses in the country.


Clark Sun Valley Golf & Country Club

If you’re looking for a golfing experience like no other then Clark Sun Valley is the place for you. This 36-hole course is over 14000 yards long and has stunning views of waterfalls and panoramic mountainscapes. This former US Air Base was converted after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo; it includes tons of slopes, elevations, ravines, bunkers, and of course sandtraps, making this a rousing tee for golfers of all levels.

Mimosa Plus Golf Course

If experiencing nature while golfing is your thing it doesn’t get more green than the Mimosa Plus Golf Course. This golf course is situated right at the base of Mount Pinatubo and surrounded by over 5000 varieties of lush green tree species. Both the Acacia Lakeview Course and championship Mountainview course offer incredible experience for both novice golfers and seasoned pros alike. 

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