Richard Phibbs

Philippine golf, anyone?Let us recommend Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club on tiny Boracay Island, home to one of Asia's finest white-sand beaches. The lush 6,524-yard Graham Marsh design debuted in 1997; what it lacks in length it makes up for in clever bunkering, hilly terrain and strong ocean winds (it has hosted the Johnnie Walker Super Tour). The dogleg-left par-five fourteenth and dogleg-right par-four fifteenth are the course's make-or-break holes, providing risk takers with birdie opportunities. A rust-colored cart path snakes its way around all eighteen holes.

F&B guests can cool off in the infinity-edge pool or enjoy a massage in one of twelve floating cabanas. Time-share villas are available for purchase, and 234 new hotel rooms will open in December. For more information call 011-63/36-288-5587 or visit