Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf Club is located on the island of Boracay, the Philippines. The Boracay region is famous for its powder-white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Boracay is the most western island in the Western Visayas, bordering the provinces of Mindoro to the Northwest and Romblon to the North. The Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf Course is located just in-land, from the Sibuyan Sea and is part of a much larger resort, which stretches across the coast line. To reach the golf course, visitors usually travel to Boracay from Manila, through Caticlan or Kalibo airport. Flight time is approximately 35 minutes to Caticlan and 1 hour to Kalibo. An airport pick-up and a short, scenic sea transfer can be arranged by the resort at the time of booking.
The golf course was designed by Graham Marsh in 1997 and is a par-72, 6034 yard, 18-hole championship golf course. Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf Club is a traditional park land style golf course, with a hilly terrain, which offers lovely views of the ocean and surrounding area.
The course is very well maintained and features lush fairways and well-kept greens. Trees line the majority of fairways, without actually becoming too great a hazard, other than for the very wayward hitters in the group. There are a number of doglegs throughout the 18 holes and this evident from the first hole onwards. A number of bunkers play a part, some of them very large and water also comes in to play. Water hazards are found on the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th holes in-particular. Water runs alongside the 7th and 8th fairways, whereas the 3rd features a tee shot over water to the green and the 6th green is also found by crossing a smaller water hazard. Water must also be crossed on the 10th and 17th holes, making concentration and club selection important.
Being a resort, there are a number of facilities on offer for those staying at the Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf Club. There are several swimming pools, a spa, gym, water sports facilities and tour options, so it’s possible to stay at the resort for a number of days and mix golf with the other activities which are available.
Fairways Bluewater Resort Golf Club is a good golf course, in a tremendous location. It’s worth spending a bit of time here, getting to know the golf course and the surrounding area.