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A serene oasis in a nature sanctuary

Living away from the city brings you closer to nature.

One thing many of us realized as we lived through the lockdowns was how much we need—and deserve—to have better living spaces.

A lot of those living in the city are now considering properties in the suburbs which offer far more space than the congested ones in the metro. Aside from giving you more square footage, living away from the city brings you closer to nature, where you’re greeted each day with more greenery and fresh air than you can ever wish for.

Sta. Elena Golf Club in Canlubang, Laguna, recently unveiled its exclusive property, One Banahaw Drive. It boasts of magnificent views of the golf course from all sides, definitely a serene oasis in a nature sanctuary. The 2,701 sqm one-of-a-kind development lies inside Sta. Elena Golf Club’s course, within the development that is Sta. Elena Golf and Country Estate.

One Banahaw Drive is Sta. Elena’s latest addition to its growing portfolio of premium residences and leisure facilities which are all nestled in the heart of its world-renowned golf course. If you’re considering moving out of the city but still want to be at least within a short driving distance of the metro, you might want to look at One Banahaw Drive, which is currently being auctioned on an “as is where is” basis.

Sta. Elena Golf and Country Estate was born out of a dream to create a nature escape that is just a stone’s throw away from the city. Founders Bienvenido “Rico” Tantoco Jr. and Jose Alberto “Bebo” Quiros partnered together to convert Quiros’ sugar estate in Canlubang into a green development. The vision was to enhance the property’s breathtaking, natural beauty.



A luxurious, all-weather, 27-hole golf course was first created in the sprawling estate. Designed by internationally-acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Jr., the world-class fairway is in Golf Digest’s list of top 100 courses outside the United States.

What came next were five scenic residential villages surrounding the golf course. Banahaw Circle, Sierra Madre and Makiling Reserve were each named after Laguna’s iconic mountains. Gliceria Place and Marina Grove, meanwhile, pay homage to Tantoco’s mother and wife.

Aside from being home to a world-renowned golf course and luxurious residential spaces, Sta. Elena Golf and Country Estate is a certified Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. The environmental education organization recognizes communities, developments, resorts and golf courses that employ sound environmental stewardship. Its abundant clusters of hardwood trees, lagoons and expansive green spaces attest to the estate’s commitment to the conservation of the environment.

One Banahaw Drive is Sta. Elena’s latest addition to its growing portfolio of premium residences and leisure facilities which are all nestled in the heart of its world-renowned golf course.

As one of its founders, Rico Tantoco, explained, “The development was created with a greater sense of privacy and space in mind, where one experiences the outdoors while simultaneously enjoying the comforts and convenience of urban living.”

Take this chance to be part of this one-of-a-kind community by making One Banahaw Drive your future address.

For more information on One Banahaw Drive, contact Sta. Elena Golf Club via sales@staelena.com or 0908-862-8873, or you may visit their website, staelena.com. Schedule in advance to view the property.

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The article was originally published in Inquirer and written by Tessa Prieto-Valdes