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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Baguio Country Club

Aloha Everyone,

Baguio was established by the United States military. Founded in 1900, designed by Daniel H. Burnham, this was an R&R area for American soldiers during their occupation of the Philippines.

Located more than 4,800 feet above sea level, people refer to Baguio as the City of Pines.

Baguio Country Club today serves its members as well as invited guests. Upon check in, we were issued one card for food & beverage plus two room access cards. With an 18 holes golf courses, there are also 7 restaurants where one can eat. We were frequenting Cotterman, the main dining room plus Verandah, with a view of the golf course. 
The accommodations are complimentary as guests of a member, Peping Laurel. We are also required to spend a daily minimum for our meals and facility use. Just to spend the required amount, we literally have to eat all 3 meals a day at the clubhouse.

J.J. and I checked out most of the facilities. One of the most interesting signs I found was at the Fitness Center regarding bodyguards and drivers.

Here are some of the dishes that J.J. and I had during our stay including wonderful Udofu and Tempura soba at the club’s Hamada Japanese Restaurant.

Aloha -- Cathi