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Golf course hunt: Here are courses you can play without a membership

Golf is often seen as a very exclusive sport, especially since many of the most popular places you can play cater to members only. And especially if you’re just starting out, we can understand why you wouldn’t spend a fortune on a membership just yet.

But there are actually a lot of places within and close to Metro Manila where you can play without a membership. Here are a few you can consider for your next golf game.

Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club

If you’re a beginner, we can understand why you wouldn’t want to spend a fortune on playing right off the club. The Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club is one of the oldest golf courses in Manila and it is also one of the more affordable ones to play at—especially given its accessible location.

One of the most affordable golf courses is Camp Aguinlado Golf Club's.
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Camp Aguinaldo sits right along EDSA right next to Araneta Center. They have an 18-hole par 68 golf course with slopes, water hazards, and doglegs covering around 5,000 yards.

You don’t need a membership to play, and they also have a driving range available for when you want to get a little practice with your swing.

Their green fees start at around P775 depending on the day and time of the week you decide to go. In all, this place racks up to be a great course to come back to regularly.

Philippine Navy Golf Course

If location matters a lot to you, the Philippine Navy Golf Course is sitting right in Taguig waiting for you.

With a view of the military base’s landscape to marvel at as you play, this course is not just located in a convenient spot, it’s also very scenic too.

It is an 18-hole par 70 golf course with wide fairways, making it generally more forgiving than other courses—perfect for a beginner trying to improve their play.

The Philippine Navy Golf Course
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And even though the Philippine Navy has its own golf club, its course is still open to the public. Their rates start at around P800 depending on the time of the week you decide to play.

Plus, if you decide you love playing here, the best part is you can one day opt into a membership at their club.

Villamor Golf Course

The golf course located in the Villamor Air Base is one of the most popular golf courses in Metro Manila. They’ve been the host of the Philippine Masters tournament, they’re located right in the city, and have a good selection of amenities.

The Villamor Golf Course
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The air base has an 18-hole par 72 course with narrow fairways and in comparison to other golf courses, their course is relatively flatter. And with its location and terrain, it’s great for golfers who are looking for a quick game.

No membership is required at this one, and their green fees start at around P1,000. Since it is a very popular course, you should expect more people trying to get a tee time at this one too.

Club Intramuros Golf Course

One of the most historic golf courses, Club Intramuros is a landmark place to play in Manila. The course itself is considered historical, as it was built during the American occupation.

One of the historic golf courses is Club Intramuros' golf course.
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The club has an 18-hole par 66 course across over 4,000 yards. Playing here definitely offers a unique experience, getting to play right along historical structures.

Though it is a club, they are open for public bookings with green fees starting at around P1,000 depending on the time you play.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this unique course is definitely worth the visit.

Hallow Ridge

For those of you in the south, definitely go for a day at Hallow Ridge. Located in San Pedro, Laguna, this golf course was designed by the famous Japanese golf course designer, Seiichi Inoue and the scenery speaks for itself.

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It is also an 18-hole par 72 course sprawling across over 7,000 yards. But, golfers who have competed on this course have described it to be longer than other courses.

Their green fees start at around P1,600. Though it is pretty far from most other courses around the metro, it’s only about a 20-minute drive from Alabang. With its location and scenery, it’s definitely better for a day dedicated to being on the course.

The unique thing about playing golf is that every course is different. There are always new obstacles to test out and courses to try. With every new experience, you’ll definitely learn more about your strengths and preferences while you’re at it.

So tell us, which courses are your favorites?