The North Course is in my opinion the more difficult of the Canlubang tracks. Although it is not monstrously long, sound strategy and shot-making skills are needed to score well.
RTJ really knew what he was doing in designing this coconut lined masterpiece. You will use all the clubs in your bag, as well as all the shots. There are a number of doglegs and positioning is the key. It is a scenic track (although not as scenic as the South Course) with good uninterrupted views of the countryside.
Despite sometime spotty conditions and hardpan bunkers, the course is always an absolute joy to play. Rarely crowded, it makes for a most relaxing round of golf.
Tip: If it's your first time, ignore your instincts and listen to your caddy when putting. Balls here seemingly break the laws of physics due to the aggressive grain.
Tip2: Although it is a private club, they do accept walk-ins. Member accompanied guests have a much cheaper rate.
Date: April 24, 2016