Philippine: Golf Packages & Golf Courses
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Golf in the Philippines
Golf is thought to have been introduced by foreign workers for the Manila Railway Company in late Nineteenth Century. They built a 3-hole course in rice-paddy south of Intramuros, and by early 1900’s there was a 9-hole golf course next to the railway station. This was the beginning of the Manila Golf Club.
The Manila Golf Club staged its first Philippine Open competition in 1913 making it one of the oldest tournaments in the world. The Club was then an exclusive club for foreigners. In 1935 the club moved the tournament to the famous Wack Wack Golf Club following the win the previous year by the first Filipino, Larry Montes, to mark the openning of the club to foreigners as well as locals.
Inspite of that, the character of the club did not change much and remained so for quite some years until the emergence of notable local players like Celestino Tugot, who won the Club’s Open in 1956, Ben Arda and Luis Silvero who became the only amateur to ever win the Open in 1966. To the delights of the local fans of the sport, more Filipino winners followed in later years in the likes of Casiano Decena, Quintin Mancao, Guillermo Narvaja and others that together making the Philippines the golf leading nation in Southeast Asia in the 70’s and 80’s.
The formations of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) and the Asian Tour as the premiere professional tour of the region took a bit of a shine from the nation from its leading role among Southeast Asian countries active in golf. Nonetheless, new golf talents continue to emerge on the local scene and excel in the Asian as well as the European and International Tours and, foreign golfers keen to explore the golf courses in the Philippines as well as its natural beauty continue to flock into this ‘Country of Thousands of Islands’.
Read more about golf and golf in general in the Philippines in our Articles page.
Philippine – General Information:
The Republic of the Philippines is located in South East Asia (in the region sometimes referred to as Asia-Pacific). The country is an archipelago of over 7,000 volcanic islands between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. The Philippines is south-west of China and Hong Kong, east of Vietnam and Thailand, and north of Indonesia and Australia. To the right-hand side of the archipelago there is nothing but a vast expanse of clear blue ocean (and a few small Pacific islands) until you reach Hawaii or Mexico.
The country is favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia’s main water bodies: the South China Sea, the Philippine Sea, the Sulu Sea, the Celebes Sea, and the Luzon Strait. Due to the fact that the Philippines is an archipelago, it has no land borders with other countries. The terrain is mostly mountainous with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. The highest point in the Philippines is Mount Apo on the island of Mindanao, which reaches a height of about 3,000 meters. The Philippines is rich in natural resources including timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, and copper. It has extensive coral reefs and coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds. There are also a very large number of endemic species – some of which are very rare. An example is the Philippine Tarsier; a small fuzzy creature with big eyes that lives on trees on the island of Bohol.
Golf & Manila’s Night Life
11 day 10 night 6 golf Package
Price: Request fresh Quotation
Minimum 20 Golfers –
Bigger-group Discount applies!
Golf in the immaculate golf courses of the former US Airforce Base
4 day 3 night 2 golf Package
Price: Request fresh Quotation
Minimum 8 Golfers – Port of arrival: Clark International Airport
Clark Field Airport is now open to many airlines from Southeast Asia, not least AirAsia and Tiger Airways. Pampanga is therefore easily accessible for golf these days.
Golf Philippine & Enjoy Romantic Manila in your own privacy
5 day 4 night 3 golf Package
Price Per Person: Using
Dusit Thani Hotel Manila Deluxe- USD
Manila Pavilion Hotel Standard – USD
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Minimum 2 Golfers
Manila & Boracay 2009
Best of the Philippines All at One Go – 3 nights & golf in Boracay to add to the lights & sounds of Manila!
15day 14night 10golf Package
Price Per Person:
Golfers – USD xxx
Non-Golfers: USD xxx
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Minimum 20 Pax – Inclusive of internal flight, ferry ride and all land transfers
Total: 10 Rounds of Weekday golf
One each at the following golf courses
– Northwoods Country Club
– Eagle Ridge Golf Club
– Splendido Golf Club
– Sherwood Golf Club
– Philippine Navy Golf Club
– Villamor Golf Club
– Intramuros Golf Club
– Canlubang Golf Club, and
Two rounds at
– Boracay Golf Club
All golf inclusive of golf green, caddy & cart (twin-share) fees
Manila Pavilion Hotel
– 11 nights’ Standard Twin-share Room accommodation
Mulligan Hotel Boracay
– 3 nights’ Standard Twin-share Room accommodation
Both hotels come with daily international breakfast
Local Transfers / Internal Flight:
(A) Deluxe 28-seater private vehicle for
1. Airport-Manila Hotel-Airport
2. Manila Hotel-Golf Course-Manila Hotel
3. Boracay Jetty-Beach Hotel-Boracay Jetty
(B) Ferry ride Caticlan-Boracay Island-Caticlan
(C) Air-ticket Manila-Caticlan-Manila (Economy)