Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club

Barrio Calabuso, Tagaytay City Tel: (63-46) 483-0888, CP: (63-917) 886-5226 Tel.: (63-46) 483-0840 (for tee-time bookings) Tel.: (63-46) 843-2639 (for tournament bookings)


In the cool of the ridges surrounding the Taal volcano, the Highlands course offers some of the most unusual golf in the Philippines. The front nine begins with a couple of holes that wind along a sinew of a ridge, Taal volcano on one side, and an abyss beyond on the other. The next two holes drop nearly 400 feet in two shots, the first a blind tee shot off the dogleg left par 4 third and the next, a troublesome clubbing exercise on the par 5 fourth. The remainder of the nine is fairly straight-forward, but by no means easy, almost all fairways lead to trouble on the sides. Once the front nine has been negotiated, prepare yourself for the ride back to the clubhouse, in the gondola of a cable car that was imported from Switzerland. What goes up must come down. The second nine is more of the same and features two tough back-to-back par 5's and some tactical decisions. Soft spikes required.


There is a driving range for practice and three tee houses on the golf course for snacks and refreshments. The golf club has dining areas and bar.


Private club exclusively for members, their dependents and accompanied guests. Reservations are necessary particularly on weekends and holidays when the course is usually fully booked. Tourists may try to access and book their tee times through www.golfholidays.ph, www.golfpackages.ph, www.golfph.com and www.regenttravelph.com, all are golfing websites.


The club is located 75 kilometers south of Manila on a 450-hectare site overlooking the scenic Taal Lake and Volcano. It is 12 kilometers away from the Casino in Tagaytay City and is accessible via a 3-kilometer private road and an onsite heliport.

Getting There

Tagaytay is 1-hour and 30 minutes by car from Metro Manila via South Luzon Tollway and a mere 1-hour drive using the newly opened Sta. Rosa access road. Another alternate route is via South Superhighway and using Batino exit.


Tagaytay Highlands offers deluxe as well as suite accommodations for members and their guests. Tagaytay City offers rooms ranging from economy to deluxe mainly at the Club Estancia, Days Hotel, Discovery Country Suites, One Tagaytay Place, Summit Ridge Hotel and Taal Vista Hotel.

Other Information

Please visit youtube.com/watch?v=-O67Pmbu1dY for a 6.43-minute video of the golf course taken Feb. 26, 2018.