The American occupation of the Philippines was a transformative period that brought many modern luxuries to the nation, including the development of golf courses. One such golf course is the Camp John Hay Golf Club, which was established in 1903 and named after the former U.S. Secretary John Hay. Despite being one of the oldest golf courses in the Philippines, it remains one of the most respected and sought-after golfing destinations in the country.
In 1999, legendary American golfer Jack Nicklaus redesigned the course, which helped to maintain its pristine condition as one of the only 2 private, members-only courses in Baguio City. Golfers will find challenging and unique holes throughout the course, with holes 7, 8, 13 and 16 particularly noteworthy, as they feature numerous water hazards and abundant pine trees, making them difficult even for experienced golfers. Hole 6 stands out with a uniquely designed bunker that provides a thrilling experience.
In addition to the challenging golf, visitors can also enjoy the cool weather, the beautiful mountain views and nearby strawberry fields. Camp John Hay Golf Club is a great destination for golfers looking for an unforgettable golf experience amidst the natural beauty of one of the coolest areas in the Philippines.