WACK WACK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Wack Wack Golf & Country Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Philippines. It was founded in 1930 by a prominent American resident William J. Shaw. Established as an exclusive championship course in the then town of Mandaluyong (now Mandaluyong City) in the metropolitan area of Manila, it has consistently been considered as one of the best golf courses in world. It was the home of the Philippine Golf Open Championships, the traditional kick-off site of the annual Asian Circuit, and site of numerous world golf events like the World Cup and others.
Aside from its classic course, the East Course, Wack Wack has completed another 18-hole all-weather championship course, the West Course. So that now, Wack Wack prides itself as the only golf club with two championship courses in the heart of Metropolitan Manila. The Club maintains its original objective set by its founders, to utilize its luxurious courses towards the development of the sport of golf in the country and establish closer ties between all golfers regardless of ethnicity.
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club reflects how golf was, how golf is, and how golf will be in the Philippines….
The Club is located right in the heart of Metro Manila in Mandaluyong City. It is about 500 meters away from the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel. There are several routes to the Club, whether your coming from the north or the south of Metro Manila. Private transportation, hotel car and taxi are the means of getting there.
ABOUT THE CLUB
Visitors to Wack Wack Golf & Country Club are assured a warm welcome, both on the golf course and in the Clubhouse. Wack Wack has two championship 18-hole golf courses. One is the internationally known East Course where the big tournaments have been held like the Philippine Open and the World Cup of 1977. The East Course is a vast layout whose challenge lies in its water hazards, vast greens and length of its fairways. Its famous No. 16, a par 3, has been known to be a make-or-break hole. Plans are afoot to convert this course into a semi-all-weather course within the next couple of years without changing its basic character and original carabao grass fairways.
The West Course, an all-weather par 72 championship course, shorter and less troublesome, draws the senior and female members of the Club. With a fine clubhouse, Wack Wack is almost complete with facilities according to exacting international standards. The green as of today is being maintained by a reputable company dedicated in preserving golf courses around the Philippine Islands which is Sta. Elena Properties, Inc.. For those beginners in golf, professional trainers are also to be found here. With their easy-to-learn techniques you would most probably be a PRO-golfer in just one day.
Text and photos from: wackwack.com