Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club consists of a 27-hole golf course that is located in a relatively cool and flat hilly area, located at around 1,300 ft. (400 meters) above sea level. I will be reviewing their best 18-hole course combination of Mt. Makulot & Mt. Lobo Course. While each hole is relatively flat, the course offers a much more formidable challenge than it looks. Players will often encounter lakes and bunkers around the greens, not to mention the heavily undulated greens. Mount Malarayat is a walkable course with stunning mountain views, and is very fun to play.
The par 5 526-yard 7th is a dogleg to the right with the green sweeping further away to the right. Off the tee, a long fairway bunker that runs along the right corner of the fairway will come into play when players try to take a short cut. Carrying it is the only chance to hit the green in two. The green is shallow and double-tired with the lower left, which is sloping down toward a lake. The peninsula green is guarded by five deep bunkers, and is surrounded by the lake in the front and on the right, long hitters will be forced to decide whether to aim for the green on the second shot or lay-up safely. This hole has been selected as one of the best 500 holes in the world in 2000 by US GOLF Magazine.
Another interesting hole is the par 4 424-yard 9th, a dogleg to the left with a double fairway. While the fairway to the left offers itself as a shortcut, it is significantly narrower and faces a lake. Regardless of either route, the second shot will require the ball to cross over the lake, and if the pin position is in the left back section, the ball also needs to carry the waterfall that will make this hole more demanding. To read more about the course at Mount Malarayat G&CC, click here to visit my website.
Date: October 14, 2019