While living in South Forbes Golf City, the country’s largest fully-integrated and all-themed golf resort city at the forefront of the Metro Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay corridor, and recipient of the Best Golf Community Development by the 2007 CNBC International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious property awards programme, and the Highly Commended Award for Best Development by the 2010 Bloomberg Asia-Pacific Residential Award, assures its residents of a complete and sustainable way of life within the city walls, there are still many surprises in store for them.
In the Village. South Forbes’ Residential Cluster is unique from most other developments in that it is collectively international in nature yet every individual enclave reflects a distinct culture, the United Nations so to speak.
Châteaux de Paris, for one, exudes the glamour and elegance of the French capital, where lights and gardens are a staple sight. Its model chateaus reflect an air of aristocracy making it suitable for royalty.
The leisure amenities feature six major gardens in six themes. The French Pavilion lies at the allée North of The Grand Garden. Its circular dome offers ample seats and benches for residents to while away the time. The Southern allée leads towards The Theatre, as inspired by French outdoor theaters common during the 18th century. Creative performances can be staged by families at its elevated platform to the delight of their neighbors. The Green Hall lies along the Eastern allée. It features a tree-lined hallway that leads towards a central water fountain and a feature wall. Its open lawns are multi-purpose spaces for recreation and play. An interesting landmark, Le Orangerie, lies at the Western allées end. It was inspired by the orangeries that cultivated the then exotic orange fruit from East Asia in the 18th century. Since the Philippines is a tropical country, The Orangery will likely feature the local citrus dayap.
Where Everybody Goes. Public spaces have a way of bringing people together, giving them a sense of belonging. South Forbes embodies the unique character of town center design through its retail, entertainment, dining, and cultural hub called the City Center. With its free-form lagoon as the focal point, several commercial zones are located around it, conveniently reachable via the boardwalk.
The centrepiece of the City Center is the Driving Range facility where amateur and professional golfers go to practice their swings in preparation for a thrilling tournament or maybe just a game with the guys.
Along its circumference are two commercial boundaries – Rodeo Drive where small retail stores create a colorful and distinct character to the commercial development and the South Boulevard Commercial Strip where mixed-use buildings run along the main avenue, retail stores on the ground level and residential or business operations are on the upper levels.
Huge Playground. And who could forget the free golf membership to the world-class 18-hole South Forbes Golf and Leisure Club entitled to every resident at no activation cost? With the affiliation shared with the IMG Sports Club, South Forbes resident members are given privileged access and special discounts to 42 other golf and sports clubs worldwide.
Move in right here, right now. Call 635-7777 or 631-8855 for a free city tour or log on to www.southforbes.com for more information.
The Philippine Star Business Section REAL ESTATE C-3
Friday, December 14, 2012