Some of the best golf courses in the Asian region are found in the Philippines. This is quite strange as the Philippines is the last place that comes to mind when you think about golf. There has been no great golfer coming from the Philippines in the last few decades and the sport has a diminishing popularity in the country, but when it comes to golf facilities, they are absolutely world-class and some of the best in the world. The golf courses not only provide sports facilities but a beautiful scenery and ambiance that would help you relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Below is a list of what are considered to be the top ten courses in the Philippines.
10. Fairways and Bluewater Golf & Country Club - Boracay
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People usually go to Boracay for its world famous white sand beaches. However, the Fairways and Bluewater golf course is one of the best kept secrets of Boracay. It was designed by Graham Marsh, and offers a challenging and different experience with every hold. Whereas the front nine is relatively flat with lots of hazards, the back nine is hilly with less hazards. Perhaps not as famous or up to the standards of the above 9 courses, it rates in the top ten due to its location on the beautiful resort island of Boracay, where one can play golf in the day and party on the beach at night. It is open to the public.
9. Camp John Hay Golf Club - Baguio
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The greenery at the Camp John Hay Golf Club is sure to leave you breathless. One of the highest golf courses, with a 5000 feet elevation, the Camp John Hay Golf Club is made in an old U.S. Air Force Base. The green fee for this golf course is $50.