JPGT Series visits Iloilo

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JPGT Series visits Iloilo
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MANILA, Philippines — The country’s oldest golf course, the Iloilo Golf and Country Club, has been meticulously prepared to championship standards, ready to host the Junior Philippine Golf Tour (JPGT) Visayas Series 1 starting tomorrow.

Located in Iloilo, the historic 6,056-yard course, originally established in 1907 as the Santa Barbara Golf Course, presents a formidable challenge, especially for young players. Its layout, characterized by mature Mahogany and other hardwood trees, offers a demanding experience. Remarkably, no two holes are alike, preserving the natural design’s unique charm.

A standout hole is the No. 9, a short yet challenging par-4 with a green encircled by water hazards, demanding precision from the tee.

Renamed the Iloilo Golf and Country Club in 1947, it is recognized by the National Historical Institute for its heritage and historical value. It also holds the distinction of being the first Philippine club affiliated with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.

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