Post Date: Jul 09, 2020
To be a successful private golf and country club community today, the amenities offered to members and residents can no longer be singular in nature. Unlike previous generations, today’s members seek a lifestyle that is family-oriented in nature – catering to multi generations from children to grandparents – and one that features a diverse set of amenities and experiences focused on everything from fitness to food, health and wellness, and of course, the usual array of outdoor pursuits from golf to tennis to aquatics.
These amenities also need to be world-class in nature, rivaling the experience expected at some of the finest resorts imaginable. Bella Collina, one of Florida’s newest premier private golf and lakefront communities, is a place where families and friends are building lasting memories in this new era of country club living.
Welcome to the quintessential private lake and golf club community. Indeed, from the moment one enters Bella Collina’s gated entrance, it is quickly evident there is something special about Bella Collina, situated less than 30 minutes from the heart of Orlando.
What immediately stands out is the compelling master plan, a low-density development of just 900 some homes spread out across 1,900 acres of picturesque rolling hills, sparkling lakes and world-class championship golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. This greenscape and wealth of natural amenities are just few reasons families are attracted to Bella Collina.
Then, there’s the timeless critically acclaimed architecture laid out across Florida’s rare rolling hills, highlighted by the community’s iconic 75,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse that sits atop one of Florida’s highest points. Simply put, the capital commitment at Bella Collina rivals the most exclusive developments in the world with more than $200 million invested on infrastructure and amenities since opening 10 years ago.
Amenities notwithstanding, what is so remarkable about Bella Collina is the sense of escape one gets at this quiet country-like setting yet it’s just minutes from the world’s No. 1 tourist destination – Orlando – where 72 million annual visitors and locals enjoy leading theme parks and entertainment, world-class shopping and dining and a growing Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to name a few attractions.
The Clubhouse: Bella Collina is known worldwide for its award-winning 75,000-square-foot clubhouse affectionately called “The Castle.” Designed by acclaimed architects Marsh & Associates, and reminiscent of the clubhouse at prestigious Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego, Bella Collina’s clubhouse is the centerpiece of the luxurious golf and lakefront community and can be seen from nearly all points on the course. Featuring dramatic barrel tile ceilings imported from Italy, intricate stonework custom crafted from Italian experts and a labyrinth of eye-pleasing plazas, fountains, terraces and woodwork, the award-winning clubhouse is truly reminiscent of Old-World architecture.
The Golf Course: Sir Nick Faldo Signature Golf Course; 18 holes; Par-72; Ranging from 5,455 yards (Bella Tees) to 7,594 yards (Faldo Tees). Among the Golf Course amenities: Fully equipped pro shop; full-service men’s and women’s locker rooms; new world-class short-game practice facility and driving range with multiple target greens, putting surfaces and bunker areas.
Sports & Recreation: Bella Collina features a resort-style complex with two 75-foot lap lanes, sun deck, whirlpool spa and covered terrace with bar and grill; 6 Har-Tru Tennis Courts and Sportivo Centro, a member’s fitness center encompassing 3,000-square-feet of comprehensive cardio equipment, free weights and strength-training machines
Health & Wellness: One of the signature amenities at Bella Collins is the luxurious full-service Spa and Salon. This well-appointed Tuscan-inspired facility offers a full menu of services for residents and club members, as well as limited access to the public. The spa offers everything from Swedish, deep-tissue and Ashiatsu and Thai massages to relaxing treatments in 6 rooms. The full-service salon offers haircuts for men, women and children and aestheticians provide a full menu of facials, peels and dermabrasian services.
The Dining: Bella Collina features two daily dining venues, a private member’s restaurant that opened in January 2019 called Cucina, and the 19th Hole Grille, which has limited access to the public. Additionally, the Club at Bella Collina features several dining venues in the main clubhouse for special events, including an open-face pizza oven, Private Wine Room and Cellar and 7,000-square-foot banquet and ballroom facility.