Get into that swing like no other. Amid the history of golf in the Philippine Islands. Within the fortifications built by the Spanish colonizers that replaced the palisades of Manila’s first Muslim settlements. Intramuros: within the walls. Jump to 1906 when the elegant Club Intramuros was established, making it one of the oldest golf course in the country.
Though quite short at par 66 and 4,151 yards, the Club can be played in just four hours. A quick round with the great fairway, plenty of sand traps and lagoons among the ancient walls of Fort Santiago.
In 1981, by virtue of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1763, the control and management of the golf course was transferred to the then Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) Named Club Intramuros Golf Course, its operations started in 1984. The property was managed through lease or joint venture by several private firms.
In 1994, the management and operation of the golf course was re-acquired by PTA, its renovation and redevelopment was approved by then President Fidel V. Ramos (FVR) in 1995. CIGC temporarily closed in 1996 to give way to the redesign of the golf course by Andy Dye and the rehabilitation of its facilities. Mr. Dye transformed what was once a flat and shapeless course into a challenging layout. The grand opening of CIGC was launched on the Easter Sunday of 1997 with no less than then Pres. FVR highlighting the event with a ceremonial tee-off. The tournament slogan was entitled “Easter Swing Out”. It was also during this year that the Day & Night golf were introduced to the public.
In 2018, the Club Intramuros Golf Course (CIGC) underwent renovation work to include investment for night golf, rehabilitation of the course and some interior improvements.
TIEZA launched the night golf operation on February 26, 2020. The event, entitled the ‘Night Golf by the Walls’ was attended by the City of Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domogoso. DOT ASECs and USECs , Heads of DOT Family, Representatives from the Office of the President, members of the TIEZA Board and other officers, private sector hospitality industry, Association of Inbound Golf Tourism of the Philippines (AIGTP), media and patrons of CICG were also present.