Philippines

Golf Courses in the Philippines

83 golf courses
Englishmen who were engaged in constructing the first railroads in the Philippines seem to have introduced the game in the latter part of the nineteenth century. What began as three holes was extended to nine, and by the time the railway station had been completed in the capital of Manila, the Manila Golf Club had been incorporated and was staging the inaugural Philippine Open. That competition, in 1913, was dominated by amateurs from the US and England, who were the only participants until 1929, when a Manila caddy named Larry Montes managed, with the support of a US backer, emerged victorious. Montes' win caused some turmoil that resulted in the foundation of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club by disgruntled members of Manila GC. The Philippine Open quickly formed an association with the new club, and it has been staged at Wack Wack ever since. This club, which takes its name from native birds whose call sounds like "wack-wack," deserves special note for having been the major promoter of golf in the Philippines and the surrounding region. Among the noted players who have made the trek here for the open have been Norman von Nida, Ed "Porky" Oliver, Lloyd Mangrum, Bruce Crampton, Peter Thomson, Dough Sanders and Sam Snead. Even amid the political and economic unrest that the Philippines has faced over the past decades, golf has managed to thrive. Former strongman Ferdinand Marcos claimed a handicap of nine and is said to have played nearly daily. The country has also produced a number of golfers who have distinguished themselves on the Asian tour, including Ben Arda, Felix Casas and Frankie Minoza. The National Golf Association of the Philippines counts some 60 courses among its membership, and there is perhaps an equal number of other courses outside the Association's jurisdiction.

Top 16 golf courses in the Philippines

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#1
Overview of golf course named The Country Club

The Country Club

Cabuyao, Philippines
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#2
Overview of golf course named Santa Elena Golf and Country Club

Santa Elena Golf and Country Club

Cabuyao, Philippines
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#3
Overview of golf course named Sherwood Hills Golf and Country Club

Sherwood Hills Golf and Country Club

Trece Martires, Philippines
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#4
Overview of golf course named Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club

Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club

Carmona, Philippines
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#5
Overview of golf course named The Orchard Golf and Country Club

The Orchard Golf and Country Club

Dasmariñas, Philippines
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#6
Overview of golf course named Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club

Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club

Morong, Philippines
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#7
Overview of golf course named The Riviera Golf Club

The Riviera Golf Club

Silang, Philippines
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#8
Overview of golf course named Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club

Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club

Lipa, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club

Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Country Club

Malay, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Philippine Army Golf Course

Philippine Army Golf Course

Taguig, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Kc Filipinas Golf Resort Club

Kc Filipinas Golf Resort Club

San Pedro, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Camp Evangelista Golf Club

Camp Evangelista Golf Club

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Lepanto Golf Club

Lepanto Golf Club

Mankayan, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course

Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course

Quezon City, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Apo Golf and Country Club

Apo Golf and Country Club

Davao City, Philippines
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Overview of golf course named Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club

Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club

Quezon City, Philippines
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