Review for Wack Wack (East)

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I returned to Wack Wack Golf Club with Bob McCoy, so this is an update to my earlier review. I recently learned that the club name Wack Wack derives from the squawk of the large black crows, which used to inhabit the land, locally known as “Uwak-Uwak”. The East is one of the premier golf courses in the Philippines and The Philippine Open has been held here as many as 33 times from 1956 to 2014.

The East Course has a vast layout whose challenge lies in elevated, small and often severely sloped greens, water hazards, and lengthy fairways flankered by mature trees. The fairways are nicely cut but they are Carabao grass, natural Philippines grass, which occasionally causes the iron heads to get stuck in the roots of the grass, and give players extra challenges compared to different fairway grass like Bermuda.

The course has a major renovation recently and added some 200 additional yards now to an over 7,200-yard-long course by adding and reposition some of teeing boxes, notably Hole 8, 10 and 12. It has repositioned many of fairways bunkers that used be easily carried, making them come into play. Two water holes 7 &16 have changed to look more natural. The greens are faster with good rolling, and the greenside bunkers are larger & deeper. Overall, the East course has improved a lot and has become much tougher. To read more about the East Course at Wack Wack GC, click here to visit my website.

Date: February 02, 2021


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