There is good news on the horizon for golfers in Dumaguete.
When crossing from Cebu Island to Dumaguete, the ferry lands at the port of Sibulan. Look high up on the hillside as you are nearing the dock and you should notice a new, large, white hotel building. That is the Bravo Golf Course and hotel which is technically in Sibulan but is available to all Dumaguete and area golfers.
Yvonne and Max went for a road trip to check out this new building. It is less than 5 minutes from the national highway and the turn off is well marked. Arriving at the resort, we found the coffee shop and sat there for a cup of tea and a chat. After ordering a cup of tea only, we were given the pamphlet which points out there is an entrance fee of 250 pesos per person just to come on the property. It is a consumable amount so we simply ordered a pizza to go with the tea and the went for a look around.
It was quite fortunate that the owner happened to be in the coffee shop and explained that the golf course had been open for about 10 years but only as a 9 hole course. The golf course is closed now as he is renovating it to an 18 hole, international standard course. It should reopen before the summer of 2016 and April is the hoped for date. The new hotel should be open at the same time.
There are 3 nice swimming pools on the resort. A fee of 150 pesos is charged to each non-guest. They also have a playground area for the kids. We look forward to the opening of the golf course and the hotel as a welcome addition to our list of things to do in Dumaguete. We don’t golf but we love to walk so hitting a ball around the course seems like a fun thing to try. Maybe we will see you there this summer.