After writing about my day at Tuscany Reserve golf course (see previous BLOG entry) I began to feel guilty about not writing about Grandezza. Why? I live in Grandezza and I am a golf member too since March of 2006! However, I have only played my home course maybe a half dozen times with the last two rounds just this past weekend. Why, again you ask? Work.
Grandezza is a beautiful golf course country club community in Estero which is where much of the booming growth is in the area. Just north of Grandezza, which is located on the east side of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, are Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Gulf Coast Town Center Mall, and the Southwest Regional International Airport (RSW). Immediately on the west side of Ben Hill is Germain arena - home of the Everblades hockey team and the site for numerous events and activities like the Boston Pops Tribute to Gerswin Concert a few months back -, Miromar Outlet Mall, and the brand new International Design Center. All this is just a stone's throw to I-75 for easy access north and south to Bonita Springs and Naples.
Lastly, a few more miles to the west at Coconut Road and US 41 there is Coconut Point Mall which is a mixed-use development of condos, shopping, and restaurants. Exclusive of the International Design Center, the three retail spaces mentioned are fully leased and represent more than three million square feet of retail! All this space was absorbed in about a three year period.
From Coconut Road north on US41 to Corkscrew Road is now what's called the ‘miracle mile' for additional residential and commercial development all in progress including about five new banks!
I digress, back to Grandezza! The Grandezza development is home to many communities within - Cypress Cove, Avalon, Oakwood, Saraceno, Santa Lucia (my favorite :) ), Sabal Palm, Villa Grande, Grande Estates, Solemar, and Savona. Each community offers something different from condos, to coach homes, to villas, and single family homes from about 1800 square feet to 4,000+.
But it's the golf, right! Oh yeah, there's tennis and fitness too in the 53,000 square foot club house. Click here for more info. And, click the picture below for an interactive golf course tour.
It's hard to compare Grandezza Golf to Tuscany Reserve Golf. Grandezza is very challenging with a lot more water in play, several narrow fairways, and undulating fairways with moguls and bunkers everywhere! For my last round I managed five pars! The rest of the round...well...
Come to Grandezza and Live the Grand Life.
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