Hann Reserve launches new golf course with South Korean pro golfer KJ Choi

Clark, Pampanga — Luxury property Hann Resorts is pushing ahead with its ambitious plans for the Hann Reserve luxury integrated resort in New Clark City, Tarlac, with the announcement of a second designer golf course.

This latest addition to the 450-hectare development, developed under Hann Philippines subsidiary Hann Development Corp., promises to deliver world- class facilities for golfers of all levels, with a focus on quality, sustainability, and innovation.

The 18-hole valley course is designed by acclaimed South Korean professional golfer KJ Choi, the most recognized and successful golfer in Asia today.

“We are excited and proud to create a truly world-class golfing experience befitting Clark as an equally world-class leisure and entertainment destination,” Hann group of companies chairman Dae Sik Han said in a media briefing.

The master plan includes the first Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA)-affiliated player development facilities in the Philippines,  said Hann Philippines Inc. vice president for corporate planning, development and compliance Neki Liwanag.

“Hann Reserve is truly envisioned as a one of a kind and a model for sustainability and eco-tourism that celebrates the local environment, culture, heritage and community,” Liwanag said.

As with Choi’s other signature golf courses around the world, players can expect a “challenging but enjoyable and rewarding course” that is designed with utmost attention to detail, working with the unique lay of the land and highlighting the locale’s natural strengths and features.

It is my utmost pleasure to be a part of this landmark integrated resort development in the Philippines and to offer a memorable golfing experience for Filipino golf enthusiasts and visiting players alike,” the South Korean golfer said.

Hann Reserve is the first of its kind in Clark and in the Philippines as an integrated leisure lifestyle development with a unique golf resort concept, designed to be the most luxurious and preeminent in the region.

It will also feature ultra-luxury hotel brands Banyan Tree and Angsana Resort, Sofitel and Emblems by Accor, and The Luxury Collection and Westin by Marriott International; as well as a mixed-use commercial center and casino, along with exclusive residences supported by establishments such as an international school and a 10-hectare curated public park.

Choi’s valley course is part of the second phase of development of Hann Reserve, the initial components of which are targeted for completion by 2027.

The first golf course is a mountain course by world-renowned Nicklaus Design, which forms part of the first phase of Hann Reserve targeted for completion by 2026 along with a clubhouse and Banyan Tree hotel and residences.

The third golf course is a river course designed by legendary former World Number 1 golfer Sir Nick Faldo, which broke ground last November 2022 and is slated for completion in the latter part of Hann Reserve’s second phase by 2028.

The entire Hann Reserve development cost approximately $3 billion, with its first phase already underway with an initial cost of P9 billion.

Hann Resorts is a group of integrated lifestyle resorts owned and operated by Hann Philippines, Inc. and the master brand that carries two premium sub-brands: Hann Casino Resort and Hann Reserve.

Hann Casino Resort, being the first fully integrated resort in Clark, Pampanga, is the ultimate luxury playground north of Manila. It offers refined pleasures with its world-class grand casino, diverse entertainment options, excellent facilities and five-star hospitality brands like Swissotel and Clark Marriott.

With 18 restaurants, bars and cafes under one roof, Hann Casino Resort provides a gastronomic journey of indulgence on local flavors and international cuisines.