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Anvaya Cove is best new golf course in Asia

Anvaya Cove golf course, 7030-yard layout designed by Golfplan partner Kevin Ramsey, was recently named “Best New Golf Course in Asia” at the Asian Golf Awards hosted by Asian Golf Monthly (AGM).

Temptress. Anvaya’s beguiling 18th hole will take you home to a spectacular
clubhouse, but not before testing your game with its deceptively undulating
green, not easily seen from the fairway.
The AGM is a member of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, one of the premier organizations of golf enthusiasts in South East Asia.

Golfplan is a California-based golf course architecture group that is behind the design and construction of high-end courses such as the Royal Brunei Golf Club in Brunei; Eagle Ridge Golf Club in California; and The Club at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island, South Korea.

The Ayala Land Premier (ALP) development is located in Morong, Bataan, just outside Subic Bay. The layout meanders in and around the hills about the West Philippine Sea, through rain forests and the surf below. ALP dedicated some of the best land on the property to the golf course, making it the centerpiece of the 470-hectare development.

The course covers 82 hectares, has 18 holes, and is playable all year long. Mountain Nine or holes 1-9, is situated along peaks and ridges of the development,and offers views of the sea and the Zambales and Bataan mountain ranges. Seaside Nine, holes 10-18, combines sea views with those of the forest reserves.

“We are very honored and proud to have placed the Philippines on the international golf map with this achievement by Anvaya Cove,” said Jose Juan Jugo, ALP chief.

The Asian Golf Awards is regarded as the “Oscars” of the golf industry in the Asia Pacific, and is the only one of its kind in the region.

George Cadhit, Anvaya Cove general manager, said the ALP development beat out some of the top, promising golf courses in Asia for the award.

“Of all the nominees, it was narrowed down to the top 3 new courses in Asia,” said Cadhit. “Anvaya Cove together with these new courses from Vietnam: The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip Golf Course and Laguna Lang Co Golf Club, were among the top 3 finalists.”

Hot sales from the word go

In a press briefing last week, Jugo said ALP has sold over 80 percent of its inventory in top-end leisure development Anvaya Cove to generate almost P9 billion.

He said sales have come from investments in neighborhood lots, townhouses, and low-rise condominium units as well as beach and golf club membership shares.

He added that the sales (over the last 9 years) have been “remarkable” considering the project is in Morong, Bataan. The bulk of revenues were generated in the last six years, boosted by improved access to Metro Manila via the Subic-Clark-Tipo Expressway.

The exclusive property, with a 3.5-km coastline and two private coves, offers a variety of living space options from low-rise condominiums and maisonettes that range from P6 million to P25 million; to 400 sqm to 1,500 sqm lots which start at P5 million, where residents can build their own houses.

“This year, we have also seen a 58 percent year-on-year growth spike in sales from real estate and golf club shares worth P400 million, attributed to both domestic and foreign investors,” said Jugo.

On the other hand, Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club has amenities that cater to adults, children, and even the serious athlete such as adventure trails, pools, spas, and functions rooms, among others.

Residents have the option to buy either beach club shares, starting at P800,000, or golf club shares from P1.45 million.

Since its launch in December 2013, Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club has sold 750 shares while the Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club reached 1,650 shares.

“No residential leisure development in the Philippines has come close to Anvaya Cove,” said Jugo. “We plan to raise this lead further by consistently improving on our product offerings in the next 15 to 20 years.”

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