Tagatay Highlands, is home to two exclusive golf clubs, one of which is the Tagatay Midlands Golf Club. The golf course is located 75 kilometres south of the Philippine capital city of Manila and 12 kilometres away from the Casino, in the Tagatay city region. Coming from Manila, Tagatay Midlands Golf Club is a 90-minute drive, via the South Luzon Tollway and the Sta. Rosa access road. There is a 3 kilometre private road leading up to the golf club but those who would rather arrive in a little more style, there is also a heliport on site.
The Tagatay Midlands Golf Club is set on top of Tagatay’s highest peaks and players reach the Midlands course, via the Philippines first and only 48-seater Swiss funicular system. Due to the height of the golf course, the climate is cool, making Tagatay Midlands Golf Club a good choice, at any time of year.
The golf course is a par-72, 18 holes course, playing at 7,027 yards and is situated within a dense forest, some 1,000 feet above Taal Lake. The location makes for some spectacular views, including the tremendous views of Taal volcano, which can easily distract the most focused of golfers from their round. The course itself, provides a less undulating challenge than its sister course, which is situated further up the hills.
The fairways are nice and wide, allowing players to really attack the ball off the tee. However, the greens, framed nicely by Mount Makiling in the distance, can prove to be much more of a challenge. Many of the greens are undulating but there are some which are extreme and this can make putting seem almost impossible. The 8th green is a good example of this, where if the pin is at the front of the green, anything hit a bit longer, will prove a real challenge to get close to the hole.
Due to the contours of the land at Tagatay Midlands Golf Club, the wind can pick up at times and this adds to the challenge already being posed by the golf course itself. Striking the ball low, could become a regular tactic, during a round where the wind is present.
Tagatay Midlands Golf Club has a modern club house, with a golfers lounge and midlands veranda. There is also a pro-shop, putting green, spa and swimming pool on site, in addition to deluxe and suite accommodation.
Tagatay Midlands Golf Club is a great place for a golfing break. The golf course is well maintained, offers a good challenge and the views are magnificent.