21st Bamboo Tee Golf tilt kicks off today

(Photo from Iloilo Golf and Country Club FB page)

MORE than 200 golf enthusiasts around the country troop to the Iloilo Golf & Country Club, Inc. in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo for the 21st Bamboo Tee Tournament on Feb 6-9, 2019.

This year’s tournament will use the team play format composed of club members and guests– member and member, member and guest, and guest and guest.

The awarding night is on Feb 9. A Mitsubishi Mirage awaits the participant who can score a hole-in-one.

The Iloilo Golf & Country Club, Inc. has endured many historical changes throughout it’s time built in the beginning of the 1900s as originally a 9 hole course. Later, this course was converted into an 18 hole private, members only course and borders what is known as home of the sugarcane industry here in the Philippines.

Currently, it is recognized as the oldest golf course in the country by the National Historical Institute with more to see than just golf when you walk into its grounds. Within the course campus there is a museum filled with golf memorabilia and golf archives on display showcasing its over 100 years in existence. If you have family members who don’t golf and are interested in seeing the history of the area, it’s also a great place to visit.

This course was designed with an abundance of trees, tall hills, rolling terrains, and water hazards that are scattered throughout the fairways to create a difficult playing field for even the lowest of handicap players. The most difficult hole is No. 9 because of the layout of the water hazards and trees blocking the clear sight of tee to the green. Definitely, this hole is a dare to play. (With data from https://www.golfph.com)