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Below is a list of the best golf courses in Manila, Philippines.

Play golf in Manila Philippines

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines, located in South East Asia.

An incredible 7,000 islands make up the country with the largest being Luzon, home Manila.  Thanks to the popularity of the locals along, with visiting golfers, the country has a fantastic selection of golf courses, especially around Manila.

The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it’s best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.

Situated on Luzon Island, Manila is a mix of modern skyscrapers and Spanish colonial architecture.  The main airport and entry point to the Philippines is Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The nightlife is varied from great bars and clubs, to casinos and theatres, some showing Broadway shows.

There are around 75 golf clubs in this region, and we have listed what we think are the top courses near the city.

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Alabang Golf and Country Club


One of the premier golf clubs in the Metro Manila area, designed by the Golden Bear himself

Founded back in 1981, this Club has a total land area of 74 hectares that includes a par 72, 6,950 yard 18-hole golf course.

Ever since the Alabang Country Club was built in 1981, it has been known to be one of the premier golf clubs in the Metro Manila area.

Designed by the famous Golden Bear and golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus, this 18 hole course is located in Alabang, and also provides full leisure activities. [Alabang Golf and Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Ayala Greenfield Golf & Leisure Club


This all-weather 18-hole championship course is located 70 kms south of Manila

Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club was built in 2005 by well-known golf architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. [Ayala Greenfield Golf & Leisure Club Reservation & Information...]

Calatagan Golf Club


Experience a truly relaxing golf experience

Facing the West Philippine Sea, in the municipality of Calatagan in Batangas is located the Calatagan Golf Club,

Calatagan Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Canlubang Golf & Country Club


One of the largest golf courses in the Philippines

Canlubang is perhaps one of the largest golf courses in the Philippines. Originally a sugar plantation, Robert Trent Jones created two courses here, North and South.

The Club is situated in Laguna, just 5 kilometers from Terelay and around 1 hour 45 minutes south of Manila. [Canlubang Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Club Intramuros Golf Course


Day and night golf right in the heart of the city

During the colonization period, the takeover of the Spaniards in the country led to the creation of the “Walled City” called Intramuros. Construction of the walls were built to prevent foreign invaders from crashing in.

Years after during the American colonization, the walls were rebuilt and drastic changes were made to the city, including building a golf course. [Club Intramuros Golf Course Reservation & Information...]

Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club


The largest golf club in the country, with four different courses created by four great golfers

This club offers the largest golfing facility in the Philippines, having an incredible four championship level courses on offer.

To get there it takes only up to one-hour drive from Makati City, through the route of South Superhighway and Carmona, Cavite.

You are spoilt for choice here, as these golf courses will suit players at all levels. [Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Manila Golf and Country Club


The oldest and finest golf course in the country

Manila Golf and Country Club was named as the “oldest and finest golf course in the country” by local newspaper, Philippine Star.

In 1901, the first Manila Golf Club’s course was laid out in Caloocan. Then In 1949, the course was transferred to Makati, where shortly after World War II, it acquired a tract of land adjacent to Fort William Mckinley. [Manila Golf and Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club


Awarded in 2020 the top golf course in the country by Golf Digest

Awarded in 2020 the top golf course in the country by Golf Digest, this club is 41 kms south of Manila and takes around 1.5 hours to drive there along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Built in 1992, but it has quickly gained international recognition, and Asian Monthly awarded these courses as the “Best Environmentally Responsible Golf Course” and the “Most Challenging Private Golf Course in the country. [Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club


Cool fresh mountain breeze tirelessly sweeps through golf course

Located within one of the most visited tourist destinations, and just outside the Metro Manila area, is the Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club.

Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club is part of the sweeping scenery of the Malarayat mountain range, with uninterrupted views of rolling hills and lush panoramas.

Elevated at 1,200 feet above sea level, the cool fresh mountain breeze sweeps thru the 200-hectare property, great on a hot day. [Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Riviera Golf Club


Asia’s most outstanding golf courses

Great location, and two top designers have used the perfect harmony of nature, to make the Riviera Golf & Country Club a real treat for any golfer.

Located within a prime spot in Silang, Cavite, and around 55kms South of Manila, it features two all-weather, Master Champions designed courses.

The Riviera Golf Club is an exciting concept, unparalleled in the Philippines for its vision to be among Asia’s most outstanding golf courses. [Riviera Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Sherwood Hills Golf Club


Top 18 holes in the Philippines

Sherwood Hills is one of three Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses in the country, and apparently it happens to be the Golden Bear’s favorite.

Located only a half hour outside Makati City, Sherwood Hills is not to be missed.

Nicklaus was in the country doing a site inspection of the construction of the two golf courses at Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club (both Nicklaus signatures) when Freddy Campos invited him out to Trece Martires, Cavite to check out another property they were in the midst of developing. [Sherwood Hills Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Southlinks Golf Club


Scenic views of sunlit forests and rolling plains awaits

Southlinks Golf Club opened its doors to the public in February 2014. The artistry of its 18-hole golf course is worth noting, and was designed by the skillful hands of Golfplan’s Kevin Ramsey.

Scenic views of sunlit forests and rolling plains, are what awaits players at this relatively new course. [Southlinks Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Splendido Taal Golf Course


If you like hilly terrain, then this Greg Norman layout will not disappoint.

This all-weather golf course is located on hilly terrain, and was designed by golfing legend Greg Norman.

Construction began in 1996 and was completed four years later in 2000. Each hole has four sets of tees, and the yardage from the back tees is 6,997. [Splendido Taal Golf Course Reservation & Information...]

Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club


One of the most coveted golf courses

Sta. Elena Golf Club has been included several times in the list of 100 Best Golf Courses Outside the United States by Golf Digest Magazine - the first in 2005-2006 and the more recent one in 2016-2017. It is a prestigious award recognized by professionals in the industry. [Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Summit Point Golf & Country Club


Replicated 18 renowned golf holes in the world, including holes from St. Andrews and Augusta National

Because of the number tourists going to the Lipa City area, the Summit Point Golf & Country Club was established in 2006. It is located 87 kms South of Manila, just an hour and 45 minutes’ drive.

This par 72 6,775-yard course was designed by famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr, where has replicated 18 renowned golf holes in the world. [Summit Point Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Sun Valley Golf Club


One of the few Arnold Palmer designed layouts in Asia

Not to be confused with the Clark Sun Valley Golf near Clark in Pampanga, Sun Valley is around 90 minutes from Manila.

Originally designed by John Hamilton of the Arnold Palmer Design team, it actually has 21 holes, three designed for use at their academy

Comes in the top 30 courses in the country, and sometimes also called Rizal Sun Valley Golf and Country Club, it was built in the mountains of Antipolo. This is a par 72 6,790-yard layout. [Sun Valley Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club


Listed as one of the most picturesque courses in the country

Listed as one of the most picturesque courses in the country, Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, also boasts some of the most picturesque views of Taal Volcano.

The club is located 65 kilometers away from the capital city, Manila and overlooks Taal Lake and volcano, and the drive from Manila takes about 1 hour 30 minutes.

There is also a second course called The Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, and is also an 18-hole championship golf courses set atop Tagaytay's highest elevations, offering year-round cool weather. [Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club Reservation & Information...]

The Country Club Philippines


Three well maintained pristine golf courses

The Country Club Philippines is close to Makati, and about 50 kilometers away from Manila, via the South Super Highway and thru the Silangan exit.

It is one of the best and few exclusive clubs not only in the Philippines, but in Asia as well.

It was named 2nd best golf course in the country by Top 100 Golf Courses website in 2017. [The Country Club Philippines Reservation & Information...]

The Orchard Golf & Country Club


Voted the second-best club in the Philippines by Golf Digest USA in 2020

The Orchard Golf and Country Club was voted the second-best club in the Philippines by Golf Digest USA in 2020.

The Orchard as it is known, is located one and half hours (34 kms) south of Manila.

It is distinguished by having not one, but two world class championship courses, The Arnold Palmer Course and The Gary Player Course. [The Orchard Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]

Villamor Air Base Golf Course


Being close to the centre of town, it is a popular choice for local golfers and tourists

Located around the corner from Resorts World Manila and very close to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Villamor is a good 18-hole par 72 course.

Although a fairly flat layout, the 6,271 yards is still an exciting challenge with narrow fairways and a few water hazards to contend with.

A well-established public course, it has hosted the Philippines Open in the past. [Villamor Air Base Golf Course Reservation & Information...]

Wack Wack Golf & Country Club


Hosted some of the country’s top tournaments including Asian Tour events

One of the country’s most exclusive and elite golf clubs is the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. Located 9.2 km East of the capital, it takes roughly 45 minutes to get there. [Wack Wack Golf & Country Club Reservation & Information...]