Winter 2019

LUXLIFE MAGAZINE | 67 Winter 2019 Drawing on 27 years of experience as a premiere golf destination, Sta. Elena has since expanded to develop luxury residences that include a series of world class amenities. The estate now offers clients the best of both worlds. A natural paradise that one can quickly access from the city, with internationallyrecognised golfing pedigree that draws players from all over the world to join its exclusive members club. It is a modern sanctuary; a space with soul. Beginning with the dream of owner Rico Tantoco twenty years ago, the property now known as Sta. Elena was formerly a sugar estate owned by the Yulo-Quiros family. Now a continuously evolving place of fairways, forests, lagoons, river streams and good food, this highly exclusive golf and country estate has become a natural masterpiece where nature is allowed to flourish and grow with guidance from passionate individuals. Truly an oasis of peace and tranquillity, this estate provides residents with the luxury and soul of a dream come true. A place where families can escape from the frenzied life of the city, Sta. Elena is a home away from home for many residents. A place that has the feel of being out in the country whilst actually being just moments from the city, this country escape consists of three things very close to Rico Tantoco’s heart: golf, nature, and family. Bringing together loved ones in a place where they can reconnect surrounded by perfect nature, Tantoco’s dream from twenty years ago has been realised in exquisite fashion. Perfect for disconnecting from the fast-paced modern world, residents are invited to bond as families in healthy, holistic lifestyles. Made distinct with a reverence towards nature and the great outdoors, this idyllic haven away from modern life is ideal for raising children and cultivating a sense of adventure. Ensuring dirty feet and happy souls, the nature of pure living has never been more evident than at Sta. Elena. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the allweather, championship golf course at Sta. Elena has been included in the prestigious Golf Digest Top 100 courses outside the United States. Boasting twenty-seven holes of natural beauty and professional excellence, the golf club has also been certified as a nature sanctuary by the Audubon Society, marking it as a uniquely respected place that preserves the beauty of the surrounding area. An exclusive, members-only club, this golfing retreat is a true luxury for fans and players of the sport alike. For those wishing to dine after playing, the golf club at Sta. Elena offers an exquisite restaurant that members can enjoy. Head chef Joseph Goh incorporates delicious twists to familiar dishes that maintains their comfort. Expertly blending flavours to create new combinations for members is a luxury seldom found elsewhere in the world, but the restaurant strives for excellence in making sure their guests can have what they like. Whether looking for a classic dish, or yearning for something exotic and entirely different, this delightful restaurant is sure to have something for every resident, guest or golfer.