Tuesday, June 4, 2013

U/ABC Wednesday


I was at the Luisita Golf & Country Club over the weekend with a group of shutterbugs.  This 18-hole golf course sits on a 70-hectare area bounded on the east by a sugar central and by a mountain chain on the west.  I noticed these patio umbrellas as soon as we walked towards the clubhouse.  Wouldn't it be nice to sit here undisturbed by city noise and pollution, under the canopy of ancient acacia trees?


The clubhouse is a 2-storey classic Spanish architecture with a huge patio offering an unobstructed view of the golf course.  The golf course is part of Hacienda Luisita, a 6,400-hectare sugar plantation estate owned by the Cojuangco family, which includes the late former President Cory Aquino and her son, incumbent President Benigno Aquino III.

This visit was part of the local government's efforts to uplift tourism in the province of Tarlac.  Unfortunately, we only stayed here for about 30 minutes to keep up with another group enroute to the national shrine.


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14 comments:

Ann said...

Oh the clubhouse is gorgeous--love the white and the architecture. It would be wonderful to sit under the umbrellas.
Ann

Photo Cache said...

I've never been there. In those days, these premises remain private.

photowannabe said...

What a lovely golf course. I definitely would like to sit under the umbrellas and enjoy the serene scenery.

Roger Owen Green said...

canopies are USEFUL, rain or shine!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

What a lovely spot to sit and meditate.

Leslie
abcw team

Jama said...

Beautiful building.

Lea said...

Very pretty!
So peaceful
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Cindi Summerlin said...

beautiful photos! thank you!

Indrani said...

That is a beautiful place to spend some time. So well maintained.

mai said...

I think that's a beautiful place. Not so many people had been inside Luisita Golf & Country Club or Hacienda Luisita. Good for you. :)

Hazel Ceej said...

The aura of charm and peace gives one a wonderful feeling.

Gerald (SK14) said...

shame you couldn't linger longer

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a perfect place for any sort of celebration. I love the architecture.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a beautiful place.

Universal Wrap
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team