Dagatan, Lipa City, Batangas
[PRIVATE GOLF COURSE]
Mount Malarayat Golf Course Description
Located within one of the most visited tourist destinations in just outside the Metro Manila ares is the Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club. Ever since its establishment in 1998, it has received several recognitions like the best course in the country by Golf Magazine.The golf course also became the chosen venue of two highly regarded tournaments – the ASEAN Tour and Philippine Open.
The all weather 27-hole championship round features three courses named as Mt. Makulot, Mt. Lobo, and Mt. Malipunyo. Renowned J. Michael Poellot Golf Design Group (JMP) designed all three 9-hole courses. Among the courses, Mt. Makulot is the most notable part for golfers because of its hole no. 7 that is ranked the Top 500 Best Golf Course in the World by Golf Magazine. This hole is surrounded by different bunkers, sand traps, and water hazards that makes this course challenging and award-winning. You will also enjoy the remarkable mountain views as you play in the cool mountain air of Lipa City.
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The resort contains practice facilities, multiple hotels, conference and function rooms, which can be used for social gatherings or other special events. The sand trap lounge and restaurant are popular areas for golfers to relax during or after a round of golf. The golf course is exclusive to members, but guests can play if accompanied by a member. Expected arrival to the course requires a 1 hr. and 36 min. drive from Manila.
How To Play
Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club is a Private Golf Club and guests must be accompanied by a member in order to play. You may also book through GolfPH to have playing access to this golf course.
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Mount Malarayat Golf Course Review:
Mt. Malarayat Golf Course is a 27-hole golf complex located in Lipa City, Batangas (about 1.5 hours from Makati City via the SLEX and the STAR tollway). The 3 sets of 9 holes are named after the mountains nearby: Mt. Lobo, Mt. Makulot and Mt. Malipunyo. This review is for the Lobo and Malipunyo 9’s.
Generally, Mt. Malarayat Golf Course is a flat course with very few changes in elevation. The fairways are wide from the tee, and challenges are created by strategic placement of bunkers and lakes. When i played it, the greens had just been aerated and were on the medium-slow side, but i heard that at its best, people spoke about the “glass greens”. It has a high-altitude feel to it due to the presence of numerous pine trees lining the holes.
Notable holes on the Lobo nine are:
1st hole — a par-4 sharp dogleg right, with the corner guarded by bunkers and a steep hillside leading to a flower bed. Slicers beware.
5th hole — a par-4 385 yards uphill, bunkers all around and a church framing the green.
9th hole — a long snaking par-5 with the green framed by rock and bunkers. A very beautiful hole.
Notable holes on the Malipunyo nine are:
3rd hole — a par-4 with 2 fairways. The left fairway is guarded by a big bunker around 220 yds from the tee. The safe but longer route is to the right fairway.
4th hole — a short par-4 with pot bunkers blocking the middle of the fairway.
8th hole — an uphill dogleg right par-5 to a tucked green guarded by 2 big hill mounds.
9th hole — a 410 yard long par-4 sweeping left to right, with water guarding the right side beginning 200yds to the green. This green reminds me of the finishing hole of the Southwoods Masters course.
The locker rooms are very good, the towels are thick and high-quality, the showers are great and the dining area is bright and homey. Overall, a nice course for players of all handicap levels.
Course Review and Pictures were written and submitted by GolfPH Member Raymond Fortun