Twenty years ago, when Rico Tantoco acquired the property now known as the Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club, he assumed that someday some families would desire to escape from the frenzies of the city and come home to a home away from home.
He imagined a place that felt like you were out in the country but just minutes away from the city. Naturally, his plan to create this country escape consisted of three things he loves very much: golf, trees and water, family.
An award-winning-all-weather golf course started off the development and is complemented by hardwood trees and the thriving nature sanctuary.
The Sta. Elena Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and has been included twice in the list of 100 Best Golf Courses Outside the United States by Golf Digest Magazine - the first in 2005-2006 and the more recent one in 2009-2010. It is a prestigious award recognized by professionals in the industry. It has also garnered other awards in Asia and in the Philippine golfing world. Aside from that, Sta. Elena is one of 600 or 700 golf clubs that are certified by Audubon Society as a nature sanctuary through their Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses.
From the golf club website.