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Best Golf Courses in the Philippines: Manila and Nearby, Boracay, Cebu

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Sta. Elena and Fairways Boracay golf coursesPhotos by Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate (left) and  Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort Golf and Country Club (right)

When you think of the Philippines, the first things that usually come to mind are the gorgeous natural attractions. There is no shortage of incredible caves, majestic waterfalls, stunning islands, and white sand beaches in the Philippines. But the country is also one of the prime destinations in Asia for golfing.

Thanks to the unique geography of the Philippines, you can find golf courses in cities, on tropical islands, and even on mountainsides, giving golfers unique and challenging holes and beautiful views during their game.

There are over 100 golf courses in the Philippines, and it may be overwhelming for first-time visitors to the country to try to narrow the list down. To help you choose the best golf courses in the Philippines that will suit your play style and needs, we’ve come up with this list of the best ones. 

Best Golf Courses in Metro Manila and Nearby

Being the capital region of the Philippines, Metro Manila is home to a lot of recreational and sports facilities, including golf courses and country clubs. After playing a round of golf, visitors can explore tourist spots in and near Manila, including the historic walled city of Intramuros, the lakes of Laguna, and the highlands of Tagaytay in Cavite.



Wack Wack Golf and Country Club (Mandaluyong) 

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Wack Wack Golf and Country Club is home to two of the most popular Manila golf courses, both of which are 18-hole championship courses. The par 72 West Course is less tricky, but those who want a challenge can try the 7,222-yard East Course, which is known for its water hazards.

Apart from the two courses, the country club also has a driving range and a pro shop where you can purchase golf equipment and apparel.

Address: Wack Wack Road Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City

Access: Members and their guests only

Manila Golf & Country Club (Makati)

Manila Golf & Country Club in the city of Makati, one of the busiest business centers in the Philippines, is known as the priciest golf club in the Philippines and prides itself on having one of the most modernized golf facilities in the country. The 44-hectare club is home to an 18-hole course, a driving range, a putting green, and a clubhouse complete with a restaurant, a café, and a gym.

Founded in 1901, it hosted the first Philippine Open, Asia’s oldest national golf tournament, in 1913.

Address: Harvard Road, Forbes Park, Makati City

Access: Members and their guests only

The Country Club Philippines (Laguna) 

Built in 1997, the Country Club Philippines, is known for its 18-hole course, which was designed by golf champion and golf course architect Tom Weiskopf. He designed it to provide a challenge even to the most experienced golfers. Its championship course, which plays 7,650 yards, is one of the longest courses in the country.

It is regarded as one of the best country clubs in the Philippines, and apart from other golfing facilities like a driving range, a putting green, and tee houses, it also has a restaurant, locker rooms, and a clubhouse.

Address: Canlubang, City of Calamba, Laguna

Access: Members and their guests only

Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate (Laguna) 

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Another Philippine golf course in Laguna, a province south of Metro Manila known for natural hot spring resorts, Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate’s 27-hole golf course has made it twice to the 100 Best Golf Courses Outside the United States by Golf Digest Magazine, thanks to the holes designed by golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It is also certified by Audobon Society as a nature sanctuary. 

After a round of golf, members can also enjoy hearty and delicious food by Chef Joseph Go at the clubhouse.

Address: Barrio Malitlit, Santa Rosa, Laguna

Access: Members and their guests only

Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club (Bataan)

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Launched only in 2013, the Anvaya Cover Gold and Sports Club is home to one of the youngest golf courses in the country. Its 18-hole all-weather course was designed by design firm GolfPlan and covers around 82 hectares. Apart from giving golfers of all levels a chance to improve their play, the course also provides them with stunning views of the Zambales and Bataan mountain ranges and the West Philippine Sea.

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Beginners can book a coaching session with one of the club’s resident golf professionals, while those who want to improve their swings can practice on the driving range,

Address: Barangay Mabayo, Morong, Bataan

Access: Members and their guests only

Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club (Cavite) 

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This golf course in Cavite is known for its two Jack Nicklaus signature 18-hole courses occupying over 140 hectares of land. The Masters course features lakes, creeks, and deep bunkers, while the Legends course has dogleg holes and sloped greens. The Masters course has also been awarded the Philippines’ Best Golf Course by World Golf Awards for six years.

The country club is also home to two clubhouses, a pro shop, and a sports club that has facilities for badminton, basketball, tennis, bowling, table tennis, billiards, darts, and swimming.

Address: Congressional Road, Carmona, Cavite

Access: Members and their guests only

Sherwood Hills Golf Club (Cavite) 

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Sherwood Hils Golf Club features another one of the golf courses in Cavite that was designed by Jack Nicklaus. While Jack Nicklaus courses are known for their wide fairways and bunkers, beginner golfers will still enjoy playing here. The club also has reciprocal play agreements with several clubs, including some in Malaysia, Singapore, and  South Korea.

The golf club is also home to a restaurant, an equipment shop, a swimming pool, and a game room. Its function halls may also be used for events, including weddings.

Address: Governor's Drive, Brgy. Cabezas, Trece Martirez City, Cavite

Access: Members and their guests only

The Orchard Golf and Country Club (Cavite) 

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Home to two championship courses called the Arnold Palmer course and the Gary Player course, the Orchard Golf and Country Club has hosted the Johnnie Walker Classic and World Golf Tour. During their play, golfers can enjoy views of lush greens and different species of birds, as the club is also a designated bird and wildlife sanctuary. The club is also known for promoting junior golf in the country and has held camps, clinics, and tournaments for children.

The club also has a swimming pool, a bowling alley, a cinema, tennis courts, badminton courts, basketball courts, a fitness center, five restaurants, and a grand ballroom. 

Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmariñas City, Cavite

Access: Members and their guests only

Riviera Golf and Country Club (Cavite)

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With two 18-hole golf courses, Riviera Golf and Country Club is perfect for those who want to test and improve their golf skills. The par 72 Fred Couples Course features valleys and ravines that make it unpredictable, while the par 71 Bernhard Langer Course is built on hills, making it one of the toughest courses in the country.

With an elevation of around 1,000 feet above sea level, the country club enjoys cool weather most of the year, making it a good venue for outdoor activities and events.

Address: By pass Road Aguinaldo Highway Silang, Cavite

Access: Members and their guests only

Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club (Batangas)

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Golfers playing in this 185-hectare property in Batangas will be treated to cool weather and beautiful views of rolling hills. Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club is known for its 27 holes, which are divided into three nine-hole courses, Mount Makulot, Mount Lobo, and Mount Malipunyo. It has also been the venue for the Philippine Open and the ASEAN tour. 

Members can also enjoy a longer stay here by booking accommodations at the Club Hotel. The club is also home to a driving range, a golf shop, a swimming pool, a spa, and a restaurant. 

Address: Barangay Dagatan, Lipa City, Batangas

Access: Members and their guests only

Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club (Cavite) 

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Home to four 18-hole championship golf courses, Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club is one of the largest golf facilities in the Philippines. The Isao Aoki Course features wide fairways and a clubhouse with a sushi bar and a Japanese bath and sauna.

The Andy Dye Course is great for a risk-and-reward playing style, while the Nick Faldo Course features bunkers as well as uphill and downhill slopes. Finally, the Greg Norman Course is perfect for those wanting to test their accuracy and power.

The country club also has a driving range, but it also has facilities for basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, billiards, bowling, swimming, and darts.

Address: Barangay Javalera, General Trias, Cavite

Access: Members and their guests only

Villamor Air Base Golf Course (Pasay)

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If you are looking for where to play golf in Manila without a club membership, the Villamor Air Base Golf Course may be your best option. Although the 18-hole par 72 course is mostly flat, challenges in the form of water hazards, narrow fairways, and several trees still face golfers. It is close to the Manila International Airport, making it accessible to local and international tourists.



Visitors can also try improving their golf skills at the driving range and the putting greens, or upgrade their golfing equipment at the pro shop. Other facilities here include a swimming pool, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and function rooms.

Address: Villamor Air Base, Pan-Philippine Highway, Pasay

Access: Public

Best Golf Courses in Visayas and Mindanao Philippines

Some of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, including Cebu, Boracay, and Davao, can be found in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Along with pristine islands, beautiful mountains, colorful festivals, and some of the best beaches in the Philippines, visitors can also see and experience world-class golf courses here.

Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort Golf and Country Club (Boracay)

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This club allows you to play golf while enjoying one of the top Visayas tourist spots. Although it is located inland, Fairways and Bluewater Boracay Resort Golf and Country Club still provides golfers views of Boracay’s beaches and other natural attractions.

The 18-hole championship Boracay golf course has been awarded the Best Golf Hotel in the Philippines by the World Golf Awards eight times. The course was designed by Graham Marsh and features hilly terrain and water hazards.



Those who are staying at the resort can expect to be pampered, as the property has been awarded the 2023 Best Value Experience Property Award, being the only recipient in Asia.

Address: Road A 1, Newcoast, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island

Access: Members and their guests only

Alta Vista Golf & Country Club (Cebu)

One of the best Cebu golf courses can be found in Alta Vista Gold & Country Club. Its 18 holes were designed by Gary Player, and the 6,237-yard par 72 course is host to several regular Alta Vista golf tournaments. One of the draws of this golf course is the picturesque views players can enjoy as they play, as it is located around 500 feet above nearby beaches.



Another highlight of the club is its clubhouse, which is visible from across the Mactan Channel. It is home to a golfer’s lounge, a pro shop, a restaurant, and a bar.

Address: Pardo Hills, Cebu City, Cebu

Access: Members and their guests only

Rancho Palos Verdes Golf & Country Club (Davao)

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Rancho Palos Verdes Golf & Country club features a Davao golf course that was designed by famed golf course designer Andy Dye. The 18-hole all-weather championship golf course is located in one of the top Mindanao tourist spots, is spread out across 77 hectares, and is considered one of the best golf courses in Davao City.

The course, while known for its beautiful landscapes, is also notorious for its challenging holes, which feature bunkers, hazards, and elevation changes.

After completing the course, golfers can practice at the driving range, unwind at the clubhouse, or have a feast at the on-site restaurant.

Address: Barangay Mandug, Buhangin District, Davao City

Access: Members and their guests only

Cebu Country Club (Cebu)

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You can find Cebu’s oldest golf course in the Cebu Country Club, which was established in 1928. Originally, the course only had nine holes, but during the 1960s, another nine holes were added, and in the 1990s, it was redesigned by Gary Player.

The 18-hole par 72 course is located on one of the best islands in the Philippines and features lakes, sand traps, and trees, making it a challenging but picturesque course. Members can also enjoy the pro shop, on-site restaurant, ballroom, and facilities for tennis, badminton, and swimming.

Address: Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Brgy. Kasambagan, Cebu City, Cebu

Access: Members and their guests only

Enjoy a round of golf during your visit to the Philippines!

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When it comes to golfing in the Philippines, you literally have dozens of courses to choose from, but you can’t go wrong by playing at the ones listed here. If you are looking for stay and play golf packages, make sure to avoid hassles by booking with a trusted travel booking website.

Philippine tour packages, including vacation packages for couples, are available to book via Guide to the Philippines.