Playing Golf in Cebu
Cebu has not only attracted itinerant beach lovers but also many amateur and professional golfers alike. The many golf courses dotting Cebu Island have their fair share of golf enthusiasts that came from other provinces and countries. Home to famous Asian golfers Ben Arda and Celestino Tugot, it is not coincidental that excellent golf championship courses have been built in Cebu.
Mactan Island has an 18-hole course and a driving range less than 5 minutes from SDR Apartments. The clubhouse setting is picturesque, and the kitchen serves delish food. A brand new driving range has recently been opened by some local and Korean businessmen just a few minutes walk down the road from SDR!
Across the bridge from Mactan, you will find the Cebu Country Club, one of the oldest clubs in the Philippines, and Alta Vista Golf Club. Both have superb facilities.
Cebu Golf Courses
When in Cebu, tee off at these golf courses:
* Mactan Coral Golf Club (Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan)
Contact Nos. (63-32) 340-8598 /(63-32) 340-7719
One of a few par 72 courses in Cebu, this golf course is popular to both expats and locals. Five minutes from SDR Apartments, the golf course is located at Mactan Airbase. After your game, relax in Mactan Coral’s picturesque clubhouse and order some gambas, pochero soup, and calamares.
* Alta Vista Golf and Country Club (Cebu City)
Contact Nos. (6332) 2727971 to 74 or (6332) 2727977
Located in Aznar Road, Pardo, is Alta Vista Golf and Country Club’s challenging terrain for avid golfers. This impeccable golf course with incredible views covers 60 hectares for a world-class, par 72, 18-hole course covering 5,670 meters. The facilities are second to none, and the club boasts of a large swimming pool—perfect to cool off after a “tough” day on the course.
* Verdemar Golf Club (San Remigio, Cebu)
Contact Nos. (63-32) 344-8181/82 or (6332) 435-2222
Verdemar Golf Club in Barangay Bancasan, San Remigio, is located near the sea. The club also offers seaside accommodation through its Casa del Mar Resort Hotel.
* Cebu Country Club, Inc. (Cebu City)
Contact Nos. (6332) 231-0345; Fax no. (63-32) 2314096
A few minutes from the heart of Cebu City lies the greens of the Cebu Country Club, which was built in 1928. Cebu’s oldest existing golf course is spread over 52 hectares of what used to be sugar land in the pre-war days. Its 18-hole championship course is the site of inter-club and important legs of the Philippine Golf Circuit.
Cebu Country Club is a private proprietary club but open to guests and tourists. It also has a fine clubhouse with restaurant, bar, modern locker rooms, a tennis court, bowling alley, swimming pool, pro shop, and badminton court.
* Club Filipino Inc. de Cebu (Danao City)
Contact Nos. (6332) 2311676/2311666 and (6332) 200-4321
The lush greens of this 18-hole golf course cover 59 hectares in Pulangyuta, Sabang, Danao City.
For your Cebu travel, stay at SDR Apartments for accommodation at par with 5-star Cebu Hotels sans the costs. Contact SDR today!