It also has one of the most breath-taking views because some of it holes lies along the shore where you can see the vast expanse of the Basilan Strait. It is a sin to play here without bringing a camera with you.
I admit to not being a good golfer and the exhilarating view of nature is enough to keep one from cursing after making fatal fat, slice, hook fade and other bad shots that drive golfers crazy. Few golf courses in the country give you a sea view as well as century-old trees.
When in Zamboanga, I used to play here when I could. But that was before I had my angioplasty heart operation where I realized that life is not all about golf. Sad to say most of my time in Zamboanga is now eaten up by the commitment to help poor children through our Kris Library advocacy (www.krislibrary.com).
Still, when I do get to have extra time, I play here to relax and commune with nature.
This golf course is so special to our family because it was here where my then 5-year-old junior golfer Ashia practiced after qualifying to represent the Philippines in the Callaway Junior Golf World Tournament in San Diego, California where Ashia made her first hole in one and landed Top 5 in the world. She went on to make three more holes in one in tournaments at the Southwoods and Riviera Golf Courses before turning 8 years old.
So whether you are an avid golfer or not, please check out this beautiful golf course that lies largely forgotten and unappreciated due to the failure of the local and national government to promote it to the country and the world.
Here’s what the golfph.com wrote about it:
One of the best in Mindanao, this golf course is one both the average and professional golfer will enjoy. The lack of sand bunker hazards is noticeable, as is the abundance of trees. The front nine of this course is relatively flatter and straighter than the back nine, which is more of a challenge. Enjoy the view of the Basilan Strait as you play in this 18-hole golfing paradise.
Test your swing in the driving range or on the practice putting greens, before starting your game. Tee houses are located along the fairway for your convenience. After your game, freshen up in the male or female locker rooms with shower facilities. Then, have a delicious meal in the club restaurant. Function rooms are also available for use upon reservation.
How To Play at Zamboanga Golf & Country Club in Zamboanga City
This club is open to the public.
How To Get There
Located in upper Calarian, Zamboanga City, the club is only 5 kilometers away from the city center. The club is reachable via public transportation, private transportation, and car rentals. (http://www.golfph.com/golf-courses/zamboanga-golf-course-and-beach-park/)
This golf course is just one of Zamboanga City’s hidden secrets. There is also great exotic food like the spicy satti which you can now enjoy in Manila while helping Zamboanga kids at the same time. Please go to our satti website at comidadelosbravos.weebly.com to see how you can taste satti in Manila.
There, we just brought you one more reason to pack your bags and head to Zamboanga! Please don’t forget to press “like” here and share this largely undiscovered tourist spot to friends and relatives too.
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