Golf & Country Club
Lanang Golf & Country Club.
Mountain bike trails. Horseback riding.
Diving and water sports at the resorts.
Gaming at Casino Filipino.
Davao is a sportsman's dream paradise.
One can play golf or tennis, go diving or fishing and enjoy spelunking
or mountain climbing.
Diving. Davao Gulf dive trips can be
arranged through Scuba Davao (c/o Fishpenn Davao, Anda St. Davao City
Tel. 62812), Coral Reef Resort, Paradise Island Beach Resort, or Davao
Insular Intercontinental Inn (For addresses and telephone numbers,
refer to section on Accommodations). Popular sites are around Samal
and Talicud Islands for beautiful corals, drop offs and sea life-filled
slopes. In front of the former Aguinaldo Pearl Farm off the western
shore are World War II shipwrecks. Off the gulf 's northeast section
are the Ligid Islands made up of Big Cruz and Small Cruz. These are
rimmed by narrow coral shelves and a few pinnacles. The more adventurous
can go to Nangan Bay on the east side of the gulf. Here are more corals,
fish and sharks. It is possible to dive year round, though March till
July would be the best time.
Golf. Davao is a favorite golf destination.
Lanang Golf and Country Club in the heart of the city, (Tel. 75952)
is an 18hole layout in a plantation setting with challenging situations.
It has a clubhouse, restaurants, tennis court, golf sets and caddies.
Apo Golf and Country Club, located in Dumoy (l l km south Tel. 81944),
is an 18-hole championship course with views of Mt. Apo on clear days.
Also laid out in a coconut plantation setting, the famed course has
a clubhouse, conference hall, swimming pool, pelota court, restaurant
and golf sets. New Davao City Golf Club in Matina (3 km south Tel.
81845) is a 9-hole course with golf sets for rent, caddy service,
a clubhouse and canteen.
Climbing Mount Apo takes four days.
There are many trails so climbers often ascend and descend through
different routes to see more of the place. Before climbing, contact
the Department of Tourism Office in Davao (Magsaysay Park Complex,
Tel. (82) 221-0070/221-6955) or the Mt. Apo Climbers Association of
Davao City ( c/o The House of Lord Anthony San Pedro St. Davao City
Tel. 62062/78247) where tents, camping, gear, provisions and guides
are available. The Davao Tourism Office also organizes Holy Week climbs
called "Conquer Mt. Apo" and semestral break ascents in
October called "Octotrek" where large numbers of climbers
Spelunking in Samal Island and Tibangao
Caves in Sanghay, Malita can be arranged with the Department of Tourism.
can be played at the Davao City Tennis Club on A. Pichon Street, Capitol
Tennis Club along Bolton Street, and Davao Insular Intercontinental
Tennis Courts in Lanang.
Game Fishing action is at Cape San
Agustin where marlin and tuna abound.
Horsefights are staged during summer
months from March to May in Malita, 150 km south of Davao City. The
fighting stallions are trained by Tagakaolo and B'laan tribesmen and
brought down from their settlements to an arena.