The high-end real estate firm of the Ayala group, Ayala Land Premier, which is under listed ALI (Ayala Land), just unveiled the latest addition to the group’s first 470-hectare leisure project at Subic Bay in Bataan: the Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club.
In fact, Ayala Land Premier held a rather exclusive golf tournament a few days ago for members and “chosen” guests that was, of course, attended by ALI chair Fernando Zobel de Ayala and ALI president and CEO Tony Aquino.
The 82-hectare, 18-hole, 7,200-yard, par-72, all weather championship golf course owes its scenic design to the California-based company called Golfplan, which also designed various golf courses in some 60 countries, including the Sentosa golf course in Singapore.
According to Ayala Land Premier boss Jose Juan Jugo, the front-nine of the golf course is called the “Mountain Nine,” because of the peaks and ridges of the mountain part of the project, with a view of mountain ranges in the two provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
The back nine of the course took the official name of ‘Seaside Nine,’ according to Jugo, because its layout combines panoramic sea views and nature preserves.
But the question really is this: What is in it for non-golfers?
Actually, Ayala Land Premier has been marketing the Anvaya Cove project as a assortment of leisure activities, such as the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club with its multi-purpose function rooms; the recreational beach areas with its Water Sports Pavilion and the Pawikan Bar and Grill; and the swimming pool complex with an infinity pool, lounge pool and lap pool; and the nature camp trails.
Before we forget, the real money-maker in the Anvaya Cove project —at least to its developer, the Ayala group—are the residential communities that the group wove into the unique lay of the land, taking advantage of the views of the mountain and the sea.
Between us girls, I found a 900-square-meter lot in one of the subdivisions in Anvaya Cove Lot for Sale for only P23 million, and this fantastic price was actually advertised way back in 2011. You can just imagine the appreciation with the opening of the golf course.