The original plan after completing Camp John Hay’s Blue Trail was to have coffee at Starbucks. The only problem was we were on the wrong side of the trail. Having started the trek inside the camp, we emerged near the outside gates of John Hay near The Forest House.
On our left was the gate leading outside the camp and on our right was another road that leads further into John Hay. I’m actually unsure where this road leads, but I have an inkling that this would eventually lead us to the area near Starbucks.
We decided to check it out.
My iPhone’s GPS was conking out on me and I was trying to estimate where we were on the map. There was only one road anyways and it does not seem branch off anywhere, so I guess we follow the road.
A few minutes further into the asphalted path and the expanse of Camp John Hay’s golf course started surrounding us. We went onwards, unsure deep inside if we are allowed to pass through this narrow road. There was no one here but the sloping grasslands, the towering pine tress, the still ponds, the whistling wind, and us. It was totally desolate and it was kind of creeping me out. A small sign indicating that this is the Old Sheridan Drive was the only clue as to where we were.
The winding road seemed to go on and on, open wide on some areas and enclosed by small pine trees on others. It eventually narrowed down to a mere pathway as we saw a huge wooden structure looming on the horizon. We can see people moving about at last. The walk through the golf course took fifteen minutes but felt longer.
As we neared the clubhouse, we finally saw a sign that confirmed our suspicions all along; non-golfers are not allowed through the golf course! Oh well, we’re now on the other side of the course and we didn’t see any sign on the way that the Old Sheridan Drive was off limits.
It was a quite interesting walk, to say the least. Crossing Camp John Hay’s exclusive golf course gave us a glimpse into Baguio’s Jack Niclaus-designed elite playground, a unique Baguio experience for non-golfers like us.
PART OF A 4-DAY BAGUIO SERIES
Trip Itinerary-Summary | People Watching at Burnham Park | Burnham Park’s Orchidarium| Ukay Ukay Stores Revisited | Zola Resto Café
50’s Diner | Veniz Grill Breakfast Buffet | Walking Around Tam-Awan Village | The Art of Tam-Awan | Tam-Awan Café
The Architecture of BenCab Museum | The Art Inside BenCab Museum | Café Sabel | Café by the Ruins | Night Market
The Haunting of the Laperal White House | PNKY Travel Café | The Funky PNKY Travel Café Menu | Camp John Hay’s Eco Trail
Lost Inside Camp John Hay’s Golf Course | Starbucks at Camp John Hay Revisited | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug | Mt Cloud Bookshop
Oh My Gulay! Redux! | The Lights Across Baguio’s Hills | Hotel Veniz | Public Market Pasalubongs