The Department of Tourism thru its Infrastructure Arm -- the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will be launching night golf operations at the Club Intramuros Golf Club (CIGC) on February 26.
The CIGC has undergone renovation since 2018 through the initiative of TIEZA, wherein the agency has invested almost P100 million for the night golf, rehabilitation of the golf course, as well as improvements of the interiors.
The TIEZA will continue on the next phase of the rehabilitation of the CIGC, which will cover the enhancement of its Clubhouse before the end of the year, in addition to being open to a partnership with the private sector for operation and management.
CIGC is known as one of the oldest golf courses in the country and first to offer the night golf in the past. It is located along the historic walls of the Intramuros, which is approximately 20 hectares in size, full 18 holes par 66 course, with a total span of 4,326 yards.
TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo Paragas said that one of the very first initiatives of TIEZA was to “redevelop” CIGC to make it more competitive with the other golf courses in the country.
“We consider the completion of the first phase of rehabilitation and the installation of the night golf facilities, one of the major milestones of the agency as this has reaffirmed our commitment to revitalize tourist destinations through the support of tourism infrastructure,” Paragas remarked.
“It is a historic and recreational site in itself. We prioritize the rehabilitation of this because we want to attract golfers and non-golfers to visit the CIGC because it is not just a golfing facility, it is also a venue for meetings, special events, or any celebrations for families and corporate groups ” Paragas added.
A few weeks ago, internationally-acclaimed Filipino golfers Bianca Pagdanganan (gold medalist of 30th SEA Games and 2018 Asian Games), Yuka Saso (gold medalist of 2018 Asian Games), and reigning Amateur Champion Jobim Carlos (National Doubles Golf Championship, Fil-am Invitational Golf Tournament and W-Express National Golf Amateur Golf Championship) visited Club Intramuros to try out the newly rehabilitated golf course with its newly installed night golf facilities.
They enjoyed their experience playing in the “iconic” golf course and shared their excitement to play again with other golfers and enthusiasts.
CIGC night golf will be opened to the public starting on February 28 and every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday thereafter. The night golf facilities will be open three times a week for resident and non-resident players, from 3:30 p.m. until 12 midnight. Last tee-off is at 7 p.m.
For more information on the schedule and the green fee rates of the Club Intramuros Golf Course, the public may contact the following numbers: 8526- 1291 and 8527-6614 and look for Archieval Mazon dela Cruz, CIGC Reservation Officer. CIGC is located at Anda Circle, Bonifacio Drive, Intramuros, Manila.