Nestled in what used to be a mango orchard in historic Cavite, 27 kilometers Southwest of Manila, are two world-class 18-hole championship courses designed by two golf legends: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
Why play at a club with a golf course designed by only one architect when you can go to The Orchard and play two 18-hole golf courses, each designed by a world-renowned golf architect? The Orchard features “The Tradition” designed by Gary Player and “The Legacy” designed by Arnold Palmer. The Player Course was the venue of the 1997 Tour Qualifying School of the Asian PGA, while the Palmer Course was the venue for the 1995 Johnnie Walker Classic and the 1996 Johnnie Walker Super Tour.
At The Orchard you can enjoy an array of club amenities, including: a half-sized Olympic pool, a 12-lane bowling alley, a 150-seater cinema, fitness and aerobics center, indoor tennis courts, badminton courts, a basketball court, 5 theme restaurants, corporate function rooms and a 500-seater Grand Ballroom.
The Orchard has been designated as a bird and wildlife sanctuary with its teeming foliage and various species of birds. And yet this scenic and serene enclave is a mere 45 minutes from the bustling city of Makati and 15 minutes away from the Alabang Town Center.
Arnold Palmer Course
The Palmer course is wide, long, and expansive. It gives golfers all the room in the world to keep making mistakes but hopefully, maybe recover from them. And most of them keep coming back for more. The Palmer greens, with its subtle but bewildering contours, make scoring an honest achievement. Like its namesake, it dares plates to be bold, daring, and nerveless.
The Player course is narrower, shorter, and more strategic. It calls for more patience, more accuracy, but at the same time favoring the consistent and the skilled. The course is almost always bordered on both sides by the signature white picket fences of The Orchard, a constant reminder that Out of Bounds is just down the line with a mishit, lack of conviction, or lapse of concentration.