Luisita Golf and Country Club
Club information
Coordinates15°26′05.9″N 120°37′17.6″E / 15.434972°N 120.621556°E / 15.434972; 120.621556
LocationTarlac City, Philippines
Typeprivate
Owned byLuisita Golf and Country Club, Inc.
Total holes18
Events hostedPhilippine Open
Southeast Asian Games
GreensTifdwarf
FairwaysTifton 419, partly zoysia and other indigenous grasses
Designed byRobert Trent Jones, Sr.
Par72[1]

The Luisita Golf and Country Club is a golf course and country club in San Miguel, Tarlac City, Philippines.

History

The Luisita Golf and Country Club was built within the Hacienda Luisita estate then largely owned by the Cojuangco family in the 1960s commissioning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. for the design.[2] When the estate was acquired by Martin Lorenzo in 2015, Jones' son, Robert Jr. was tasked serve as a consultant as part of the golf course's renovation works[3] which led to the addition of tee boxes.[4]

Background

The Luisita Golf and Country Club's layout was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The golf course has 18 holes with greens of primarily Tifdwarf and fairways of Tifton 419.[2] However portions of the course's fairways has been overtaken by zoysia and other indigenous grasses. The greens existing in 2018 were originally planted in 1968.[4]

Tournaments

Luista Golf and Country Club hosted the 2015 Philippine Open and the golf events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to Luisita Golf and Country Club Website". Luisita Golf and Country Club. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Besa, Mike (21 March 2017). "Luisita Golf and Country Club – The grand dame of Philippine golf". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Best Traditional Golf Course: Luisita Golf and Country Club". BusinessMirror. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Hacienda Luisita Golf and Country Club: How good can she get?". BusinessMirror. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ Navarro, Dante (15 January 2019). "Luisita tapped as SEAG golf venue". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 3 August 2019.