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.