Splendido Taal Country Club Side Trip Tour

Our plan to check out Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club on the first day didn't push through because it rained - it's virtually impossible for us to get there, merely commuting from Potter's Ridge Hotel, our home for 2 days. But we're happy to have been blessed with a fair weather, even a picturesque sunrise on day 2. Splendido here we come!

Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club landmark from highway

We're just both curious as to what's inside Splendido as the front desk at Potter's Ridge gave us a list of the many amenities the club has to offer, the list looks promising.

Right after breakfast, we hailed a jeepney passing by infront of the hotel. Commuting to and from the hotel was quite tricky as it's located right after a sharp curve. Note to commuters: be extra careful when crossing the road. It was a very short drive since the country club is just 2kms away. We were told that we could ride a tricycle from the highway to get us to the clubhouse but our initial reaction when we saw how steep the road was, "Ah kaya to. Lakarin na lang natin!" So wrong move! Super hingal na at basa na kami sa pawis, it was a hot and humid morning in Tagaytay.

Overlooking Splendido Clubhouse and residential condo

Just a few feet away from Splendido landmark, we can already see the sweeping view of Splendido Golf Course, clubhouse and residential condo. Ang ganda! At ang layo pala ng lalakarin namin  :|

ito ang first half ng nilakad namin

Splendido guardhouse

From the gate, turn left daw sabi ni manong guard. Hala ang layo pa pala! 

At long last, nakarating din kami  <hingal mode>

clubhouse front entrance

I asked the very first person we saw. We met Berlyn (nice name no?) I handed over our referral letter and she politely showed us around. The clubhouse tour was very much helpful in case we decide to use any of their facilities on our next Tagaytay trip. At only Php150 per accompanied guest, there's a big chance that we'll use their outdoor pool next time we visit :)

Splendido Outdoor Pool

I was also excited to see the bowling alley. I had the chance to play bowling with mom and my sister last April and I think it's a great indoor sport I'm looking forward to play more often.  More strikes, more fun! Cost of fun - Php100 per game with Php20 per shoe rental and Php20 per socks.

Other sports facilities within the compound includes basketball, badminton, tennis, table tennis and fitness center. For some much deserved RnR, they have indoor jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and locker area.

With Tagaytay being a romantic wedding destination, Splendido's Spanish-Mediterranean-inspired golf clubhouse offers the Ladera Golfers' Lounge, which can accomodate anywhere from 100 to 300 people and provides a one-of-a-kind venue for weddings. They also have KTV if you want to have some fun with powerful "belters" in your group.



It was just 7:30am when we left the hotel, we're already packed and good to go. We allotted just an hour sidetrip to Splendido in case we book again for an overnight stay at Potter's Ridge or in case sa Tagaytay ako magpakasal! Lol. Anyway, thanks again to Berlyn for that wonderful tour and Potter's Ridge Hotel for the handy referral letter. Note to self: Next time dapat may sasakyan na pagbalik!

Splendido Taal Country Club is located at Km67, Tagaytay-Nasugbu National Highway, Laurel, Batangas, Philippines

Comments

  1. Wow, ganda naman dyan, Sarah! I passed by Splendido on my way to Caleruega. I heard of a nice place that's near Splendido, young coffee farm house. gusto kong mapuntahan ;)

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    1. I'm a coffee fan Ms. N, thanks for sharing. Ngayon ko lang narinig ang coffee farm house. But I'm glad I learned a new place I can visit next time, halos napuntahan ko na kasi yung mga usual tourist spots sa Tagaytay. Thanks again Ms. N! :)

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  2. envious! never stayed in a posh hotelin Tagaytay before. thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. I celebrated my birthday na din kasi kaya I decided to upgrade from my usual accommodation - Minsan lang yan :) Sidetrip lng naman dito sa Splendido, sa katabi kami nagstay since hindi rin pwedeng magovernight sa Splendido. Sa Potters Ridge Hotel kami nagstay.

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