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Hit the Fairways at the Best Golf Clubs in Cebu City

Cebu’s premier golf clubs await!

By: Peter Parcon | May 17, 2018
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Some people may find it odd for anyone to hit a small ball with a club across a huge field, just to put it into a small hole on the other side. Yet this game is one of the most popular sports in the world. And it is one where the player with the lowest score wins.

The province of Cebu is gradually becoming a popular destination for golfers who simply want to spend a lazy weekend afternoon on the fairway. The following are some of the nicest golf clubs in Cebu City that you can visit.

1. Alta Vista Golf and Country Club

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The rolling fairways at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club

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Offering a magnificent view of the southern part of the city, Alta Vista Golf and Country Club is a good place to learn the ins and outs of the sport. Players can take in the scenery while playing a round of golf, as the golf course extends over the side of a mountain around 500 meters above sea level. Situated inside a high-end residential subdivision, the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club is around seven kilometers away from the heart of Cebu City.

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Take a dip at the enticing swimming pool of Alta Vista.

Image: Alta Vista Golf and Country Club

The Black Knight Design Group of Gary Player, a South African pro golf player, designed the 18-hole golf course at Alta Vista Golf and Country Club. The course is made challenging by its narrow fairways and rolling terrain. Players also have to take into account water hazards and strong winds while trying to get an even par on the course.

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Modern facilities for events and special occasions at Alta Vista

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Aside from its picturesque golf course, the club also has amenities like the basketball court, indoor tennis court, and pool. Events can be held at the grand ballroom of the club.

Alta Vista Cebu rates start at PhP1,400 for nine holes on a weekday. Weekend green fees start at PhP2,300 for a nine-hole game. Golf equipment can be rented by guests for a fee.

2. Cebu Country Club

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A view of the clubhouse of Cebu Country Club

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Established in 1928, Cebu Country Club is the oldest golf club in the Queen City of the South. It was formerly known as the United Service Country Club and is among the premier golf clubs in the Visayas. The 72-hole golf course at Cebu Country Club was designed by famous South African professional golfer Gary Palmer. It features challenging sand traps, notable green fairways, and lines of trees separating the holes from each other. The golf course has hosted a number of local, regional, and national tournaments since its establishment, including the annual PAL Interclub Golf Tournament and some legs of the Philippine Golf Circuit.

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Tee off!

Despite being nearly a century old, the club continues to provide efficient services to its members after its facilities were upgraded to meet current standards.

The place is an exclusive club, but it is also open to tourists and guests of members. Cebu Country Club rates vary. Green fees start at PhP1,500 for guests playing on a weekday, and they must be accompanied by a club member. Rates for the weekend and holidays start at PhP1,200 exclusive for members and members’ guests. The club also has a tennis court, a swimming pool, a badminton court, and a bowling alley, among other facilities.

3. Mactan Island Golf Club

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Have a bite at the café of Mactan Island Golf Club.

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Mactan Island is famous for its white sand beaches and fresh seafood. But it has something more to offer—it is also home to Mactan Island Golf Club. The club features an 18-hole course filled with water hazards and sand traps that can challenge even the best players in the land. It also has a driving range where newbies can practice before hitting the fairway. Novice players can also work on their strokes at the course before thinking about joining tournaments.

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Well-maintained greens at Mactan Island Country Club

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While the club is open to the public, advance reservations are advised especially during weekends and holidays. Its close proximity to the Mactan International Airport makes Mactan Island Golf Club an ideal place for weekend warriors who want to enjoy a game of golf before hitting the beaches of Mactan.

The price range at Mactan Island Golf Club is at PhP550 to PhP2,000 on a game on weekdays and PhP750 to PhP2,500 on weekends.

It is no surprise that Cebu had by now produced a number of skilled golfers who have won numerous regional and national championships. Some of them—like Charles Hong, Lloyd Jefferson Go, and Angelo Jose Gandionco, among others—have even represented the country in international tournaments. The golf clubs of Metro Cebu were their playgrounds before they hit big and made a name in the field.

Have you had the chance to play golf on the fairways of one of these premier golf clubs in Cebu City? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below!

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About Peter Parcon
After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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