Sta. Lucia scores a hole-in-one on building champion golf courses

By Din M. Villafuerte@dinmvee

February 18, 2023 12:00:00

We used to think of golf as a sport reserved for the higher-ups. Golf courses were regarded as an extension of the board room, where businesses were discussed and deals closed while associates played a round of 18 holes.

That impression has obviously changed. Golf enthusiasts now span all ages, from little kids developing an early love for the sport to retirees looking for a recreational and leisurely activity to engage in. Family and friends turn up on the green and take up golf as a chance to bond, have fun, and get a charge out of getting some sunshine and fresh air amid well-manicured and relaxing greenery.

Apart from creating sensible, well-thought-out communities, trusted property developer Sta. Lucia Land is a known pioneer when it comes to building world-class golf courses. The long-standing property player has designed some of the country's ace fairways, even hosting an international golf tournament, cementing its position as the Philippines' premier golf course developer.

Now that there's a renewed interest in the sport postpandemic, Sta. Lucia Land is bringing forth its masterplanned communities that come with well-designed greens.

Eagle Ridge Golf and Residential Estates in General Trias, Cavite is reported to house the largest golf development of its kind in Asia. It is home to the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club which comprises four 18-hole fairways, golf club villas and a town center.

The four 18-hole golf courses were designed by the world's best: Isao Aoki, Nick Faldo, Andy Dye and Greg Norman. The Faldo course is said to be the most challenging one in the country, with ravines and a mix of high and low slopes that are sure to test even the pros.

Nestled in the heart of thriving Lipa City in Batangas, meanwhile, is Summit Point Residential Estates and Golf & Country Club. The golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is regarded as the first of its kind champion course in the country. It showcases the "World 18" concept, where 18 of the world's best holes will be simulated within the course. Golfers and nature lovers should delight playing here given Lipa's cool climate and the Malarayat Mountain Range as backdrop.

Beverly Place Residential and Business Estates in Brgy. San Rafael, Mexico, Pampanga is a mixed-use community where you can live where you work and work where you live. It also features an 18-hole championship golf course with a clubhouse, function rooms and golfer's lounge, as well as a community clubhouse that features a tennis court, basketball court and swimming pool.

Whether you're a beginner or a veteran player, you get to relish the quiet splendor of Mount Arayat as you play or practice your swing at Beverly Place's world-class fairway designed by Gary Player, one of the greatest in the sport.

Like a seasoned golfer, Sta. Lucia remains consistent in bringing its A-game where first-rate and champion golf courses are concerned.

Sta. Lucia Land is a known pioneer when it comes to building world-class golf courses.