Baguio Country Club
The Baguio Country Club started as a one room cottage with only a staff of one more than a century ago.
Now it is a highly acclaimed venue for social and business gatherings and never ceases to create cherished memories to people who visit the place.
No wonder it was recognized by the National Historical Institute as it celebrated its remarkable 100 years of existence last 2005.
And not too long ago, its major stockholders belong to the high and mighty in the philippine society had a sensationalized squabbles over the control of the country club.
This exclusive american club in baguio city, which used to consist of about 161 members, with only 6 Filipinos, now boasts of around 3,000 members of which 98% are citizens of the country.
The club is also proud of its members who are mostly coming from the high-end of the society.
In fact, the place is considered as the place to be for various conventions of top officials of the country as well as for aristocrat family vacations and get-together.
When one is fortunate to become a member of this exclusive club, he gets to enjoy the different benefits that it offers to its members including the use of room accommodation and function rooms as well as the free use of the golf course and other recreational facilities there.
Parasapinga had a few games and pleasure stays in the country club during his stint with a top engineering company in manila, while knowing in his heart, that this haven of a place was the stronghold and territory of the tagalog natives from the lost kingdom of Mabunga.
Together with ag&p principals coming from the U.S. and Japan, tournaments were sponsored catering to golf aficionados of the mining companies in the philippines in time with the philippine mine safety conference.
In addition to the drinking sprees with the golfing and drinking buddies before and after the games, parasapinga tried to remember the first ever tournament he played was in baguio country club where he made a straight long shot with a number one wood at the tee-off amidst the surrounding players from all over the country all shouting and cajoling in jest for a miss hit, a slice or a hook.