Philippines

The Philippine Archipelago comprises of more than 7,000 beautiful islands and the tropical landscape is diverse with active volcanoes, stunning beaches, coral waters and rain forests. In 1898, the Philippines was colonised by the USA and consequently English is widely spoken across the country. Although Manila is the Filipino capital city, Davao City is about three times larger.

According to the Golf Around the World report published by the R & A in 2015, there are 94 golf facilities in the Philippines, but only around half are registered with the National Golf Association of the Philippines. We’re unclear why so many Filipino golfing facilities remain unregistered with the National Golf Association. A possible reason for this is that many facilities slot into the resort category and therefore golf is purely for tourists. Another theory, tabled by Mark, suggested that clubs don't get enough from the affiliation with the National Association. If you know more we’d love to hear from you.

There are many fine courses within the Philippine archipelago and we now feature almost a third of the nation's best golf facilities.

Our Philippines Top 30 rankings were last updated in January 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Philippines

Sta. Elena (Makiling & Banahaw)

1st Philippines Ranking

Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club is the happy combination of lush tropical environment and the intellectual and physical rigours of a Trent Jones course.

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Description: Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club is the happy combination of lush tropical environment and the intellectual and physical rigours of a Trent Jones course. Rating: 6 out of 6

Country Club - Philippines

2nd Philippines Ranking

Tom Weiskopf was the man entrusted to transform an area of scrubland into one of the best golfing layouts in the country. The Country Club was subsequently a host venue for the 2005 South East Asian games.

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Description: Tom Weiskopf was the man entrusted to transform an area of scrubland into one of the best golfing layouts in the country. The Country Club was subsequently a host venue for the 2005 South East Asian games. Rating: 6 out of 6

Sherwood Hills

3rd Philippines Ranking

The 192-yard 16th is regarded as the signature hole at Sherwood Hills and this par three plays slightly uphill to a green that falls away on the left into a nest of deep bunkers.

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Description: The 192-yard 16th is regarded as the signature hole at Sherwood Hills and this par three plays slightly uphill to a green that falls away on the left into a nest of deep bunkers. Rating: 5 out of 6

Manila Southwoods (Masters)

4th Philippines Ranking

The Masters course at Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club is a high-octane version of a Nicklaus course for the tropics and it is a hugely enjoyable day out...

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Description: The Masters course at Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club is a high-octane version of a Nicklaus course for the tropics and it is a hugely enjoyable day out... Rating: 5 out of 6

Orchard (Palmer)

5th Philippines Ranking

A pair of golfing legends – Arnold Palmer and Gary Player – designed the two 18-hole championship courses within The Orchard Golf and Country Club on the edge of Metro Manila...

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Description: A pair of golfing legends – Arnold Palmer and Gary Player – designed the two 18-hole championship courses within The Orchard Golf and Country Club on the edge of Metro Manila... Rating: 5 out of 6

Riviera (Langer)

6th Philippines Ranking

The Riviera Golf Club hosted the Philippines Open three times in recent years. Local favourite Frankie Minoza won the first of these in 1998 and American Edward Michaels won the last in 2004.

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Description: The Riviera Golf Club hosted the Philippines Open three times in recent years. Local favourite Frankie Minoza won the first of these in 1998 and American Edward Michaels won the last in 2004. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Anvaya Cove

7th Philippines Ranking

Kevin Ramsey of Golfplan designed the seaside course at Anvaya Cove Golf Club which is routed in two distinct 9-hole circuits, named “Mountain” and “Seaside”.

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Description: Kevin Ramsey of Golfplan designed the seaside course at Anvaya Cove Golf Club which is routed in two distinct 9-hole circuits, named “Mountain” and “Seaside”. Rating: 6 out of 6

Wack Wack (East)

8th Philippines Ranking

The East is the main course at Wack Wack Golf Club. Its par three 16th has been known to spoil many the card of a golfer with a good score up to that point in the round...

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Description: The East is the main course at Wack Wack Golf Club. Its par three 16th has been known to spoil many the card of a golfer with a good score up to that point in the round... Rating: 5 out of 6

Mount Malarayat

9th Philippines Ranking

The severe tiering of the greens is a major feature of the Mount Malarayat golf course. There are not just single, but double and triple tiers...

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Description: The severe tiering of the greens is a major feature of the Mount Malarayat golf course. There are not just single, but double and triple tiers... Rating: 5 out of 6

Eagle Ridge (Andy Dye)

10th Philippines Ranking

Andy Dye, nephew of Pete Dye, designed this course at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club in a bold and rather confrontational fashion and it opened for play in 1998.

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Description: Andy Dye, nephew of Pete Dye, designed this course at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club in a bold and rather confrontational fashion and it opened for play in 1998. Rating: 6 out of 6