There are two golf courses laid out within the extensive residential and recreational complex at Tagaytay, Midlands and Highlands, each with its own clubhouse and membership.
In addition to the golf here, there are plenty of other sporting facilities for the non-golfer, including squash, badminton and tennis courts, a skating rink, go-kart circuit and horse riding ring.
Designed by the American architect Richard Bigler, the Highlands course is routed over challenging terrain that is largely characterised by dramatic changes in elevation – so much so, the club has installed a cable car system to help transport golfers from the 9th and 18th holes to the 1stt and 10th tees.
Offering wonderful views of Taal Lake, Batangas Bay, Mount Makiling and Mount Banahaw, the fairways of the Highlands course weave round the contours of the rugged Tagaytay landscape, culminating in a back nine that throws up tough back-to-back par fives at holes 14 and 15 and an intimidating 150-yard carry across a gully to the home hole green.
Very scenic mountain course with extreme(!!!!) elevation changes and a lot of blind shots. The terrain is so extreme that a golf cart is mandatory to make your way around. It can get plenty windy too, especially on 1 and 10. Tough the first time you play it, but gets a lot easier once you learn where you should hit it. Shorter than it looks.
Its a love it or hate it type of track that can get a bit gimmicky at times. But as long as you see it for what it is (and don't really spray your shots) you will have a good time.