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    Tee Off at Splendido Taal Golf Course, Tagaytay

    A rare chance to be part of a corporate golf tournament, privilege to travel for free and opportunity to take picture of the spanking Splendido Taal Residential, Golf, and Country Club in Alfonso, Cavite in the vicinity of Tagaytay City found itself in Tutubi even for a short notice of the engagement of just two days.

    Packing his bag and getting ready with his camera, Tutubi traveled on a Friday evening to Tagaytay City, checking in at the swanky Taal Vista Hotel for a couple of hours sleep before waking up early, much too early actually for a weary corporate slave, for the golf tournament that usually begins at daybreak when the heat of the sun is still bearable.

    With the tee off starting after a hearty breakfast, Tutubi took pictures of the vast estate and playground of the rich and famous that is Splendido Taal Golf Course.

    Splendido Taal Golf Course, an 18-hole Par 72 signature championship golf course by Greg Norman, comes with a golf clubhouse, country clubhouse and residential community for those who got money to burn. Future Developments in the pipeline include a town center, hotel and resort, townhouses, condotels.

    Let these pictures show you around the place:

    Splendido Taal's Golf Clubhouse

    The opening remarks before the official tee-off

    The golf cart used by Tutubi

    A huge crater, called a bunker, in golf courses

    seeing green is the in thing!


    All the caddies of the golf course are girls wearing white long sleeve shirts

    Didn't Tutubi tell you that the food at Splendido Taal are also splendid particularly their paella and beef salpicao the the Golf Clubhouse?

    The only problem with Splendido Taal was the absence of a system of fast counting/ tallying of scores so much like the Comelec. You know what that is.

    How to get to Splendido Taal, Alfonso, Cavite:

    The entrance to Splendido Taal is about 13 kilometers from the Tagaytay city rotunda (roundabout) and near the Tagaytay City-Alfonso boundary (remember Sonya's Garden?). If you want to take a peek, suggest you inform the guard that you're making an inquiry about the place for possible wedding or other events venue.


    Related Posts:
    Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club
    Tagaytay Highlands Golf & Country Club
    Philippine Golf Courses

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:15 PM,

    14 Comments:

    At Dec 6, 2007, 6:19:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Are you now a golf buddy of our First Gentleman? ;-)

     
    At Dec 7, 2007, 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous tutubi sa tabi-tabi said...

    sidney, i didn't see him when i was there, even neri and abalos and company. try wack-wack golf hehe

     
    At Dec 7, 2007, 11:37:00 AM, Blogger pusa said...

    wow sosyal! pa-golf golf na lang at dayo pa ng tagaytay! :D

     
    At Dec 7, 2007, 2:43:00 PM, Anonymous cheh said...

    Wow you play golf?

    Pretty captures tutubi! sarap ng green sa mata:)

    happy weekend!

     
    At Dec 7, 2007, 5:08:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Taal Vista eh ... I was there to admire the view of Taal Volcano. Did not stay in the hotel though.

    Did you try playing golf?

    (:

     
    At Dec 8, 2007, 6:28:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    this looks very up market

     
    At Dec 8, 2007, 7:56:00 AM, Anonymous RennyBA said...

    WOOOOOww, did you know I love Golf and this was very interesting and readable post with great pics to document it too!

    Coming from Norway, these golf course looks so nice and warm and good - very exotic you know.

    Here is a post about how it can be in Scandinavia.

    Wishing you a wonderful end to your week :-)

     
    At Dec 8, 2007, 1:20:00 PM, Blogger tina said...

    yay! golf.. i wanna try that. hehe one of these days..

     
    At Dec 8, 2007, 7:46:00 PM, Blogger ferdz said...

    Si tutubi pa golf golf na lang. hehe

     
    At Dec 9, 2007, 9:16:00 PM, Anonymous tutubi sa tabi-tabi said...

    pusa, silalang yun ako puro picture at kain lang

    cheh, i only played golf at a driving range in fort bonifacio plus sone putting in the office of my boss

    kyels, checked it at 11pmand wokeup at 4am. paid awhopping sum for a couplehours of sleepin that pricey hotel. but ididn'tpay for it so it's ok. yeah, played golf at a driving range onceplus the golf practice inmy boss' office.

    pieterbie, it's a membership only course and pricey

    rennyba,might post another golf course here soon (about 3 yr old photos) for you one of these days.golf courses here are a plenty.i have a list of a couple of them hereand will also post later.

    tina, masarap din ang golf
    mahal lang

    ferdz, gulp, gulpnalang para maiba hehe

     
    At Dec 10, 2007, 12:53:00 AM, Blogger BW said...

    Wow, a course designed by Greg Norman is a previlege and pleasure to play ! I'd love to visit this place :)

     
    At Dec 11, 2007, 6:15:00 PM, Anonymous Tani said...

    Ganda ng greens! At mukang maganda din ang weather when the pics were taken. :)

    http://tanivillamora.wordpress.com

     
    At Jun 19, 2010, 2:51:00 PM, Anonymous rochman said...

    Really enjoy keeping score on the Garmin Approach G5 GPS also a very intuitive process. Play rounds where someone in group has used a rangefinder and find the Garmin to be just as accurate and much quicker to use - you just look at the screen to see the distance to the flag without having to line it up or press any buttons.The screen is easy to read in sunlight even with polarized sunglasses.

     
    At Oct 19, 2010, 1:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Splendido is nice but the greens were not as nice as the Highlands. I prefer the Highlands as far as Golf membership is concern, although the guards at Splendido were more welcoming than the snooty guards at the Highlands. One thing to note is that although this place is in the Philippines, there's an overwhelming majority of Chinese residents in the Highlands, probably because it's own by SM realty. Highlands is better overall.

     

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