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Members’ Reciprocal Trip To Mission Hills – “So Wonderfully Enjoyable We’re Returning Soon!”

Untitled1Merle Laset, Red Laset, William Lim, Boboy Garrovillo, Wilbert Young, Woody Young and Ric Antonio

The Orchard “Gang of Eight” gung-ho golfers and wives recently just came back as the “Buena Mano” wave of golfers to first sample our reciprocal arrangement with Mission Hills, and they all enthusiastically report that it was so enjoyable they would do it again soon!

Embarking from Manila in two groups, Woody and Wilbert Young, Ric Antonio, and William Lim opted to travel on the plan arranged by The Orchard through Regent Travel, while Boboy and Elizabeth Garrovillo, and Merle and Red Laset booked their own flights and van transfer, but all stayed at the same hotel as prescribed in the reciprocal package.

Untitled2Woody Young, William Lim, Ric Antonio, Wilbert Young, Red Laset and Boboy Garrovillo

They all had nothing but nice things to say about everything – from the hotel accommodations, the food, the golf courses, even the signage for the van transfers greeting them at their arrival.

They left Manila at 5 am the first day, and teed off for 18 holes at 2 30pm at the Els Course. The next morning, they had an 8 am tee off time at the Annika Course for another 18 holes. The group was accorded full complimentary green fees because they stayed at the Mission Hills hotels, while the package booked through Regent travel comprised of a visa fee for P2000, plane fare of $305 US, and van transfer of $150 US.

Things went so smoothly that the groups had enough time to get in some shopping in Hongkong in the evenings, were they up for it, as the Garrovillos and the Lasets did one night. The third day was scheduled entirely for leisurely, relaxed travel, finding the group back in Manila in the early evening.

Below is the complete itinerary for the group, for those who will undoubtedly want to follow suit –


June 25, 2014

06:00 – Check-in NAIA 2
08:00 – Departure from NAIA 2 via PAL PR 300
10:10 – Arrival at Hong Kong Airport
10:10 – 10:30 – Immigration / pick up baggage
10:30 – Van transfer: Mission Hills. Meet the driver near   the baggage claiming area;

***Welcome card name: The Orchard Golf and Country Club

12:50 – Arrival at Mission Hills Golf Club
12:50 – 13:15 – Check in at the hotel
13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:10 – Check in at Shenzhen Club House
(5 mins.walk)
14:32 – Tee off at Ernie Els Course
17:00 – End of round
17:30 – Dinner

June 26, 2014

6:00 – Breakfast at the hotel
7:00 – Proceed to bus Line C (Shenzhen Club House going to DongGuan Club House 30 minutes travel)
8:00 – Tee-off at Rose – Pouter Course
12:30 – End of round
13:00 – Proceed to bus Line D (Dongguan Club House going back to Shenzhen Club House)
13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 – Free time

June 27, 2014

6:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast at the hotel
12:00 – Check out from hotel
12:30 – Van transfer: Hong Kong Airport
14:30 – Arrive at Hong Kong airport
14:30 – 15:30 – Check-in at Airport
18:00 – Departure from Hong Kong Airport via PAL PR 307
20:10 – Arrival at NAIA 2