Golf is more than a passion to live for in the Country Club village of Lakewood Ranch. This game adored by many is one of the prime factors that made the green way of living become a dream come true in this gated community in Manatee County, Florida.
This village, one of the seven in the 8,500 estate of Lakewood Ranch, was masterfully built within the periphery of three world-class golf courses. These layouts include two—King Dunes and Cypress Links—designed by the revered golfer Arnold Palmer. The other course, Country Club East, boasts of a similar pedigree, having been created by the genius of world-renowned architect Rick Robbins.
Playing conditions at these three courses have been adapted to varying golfer handicaps, levels and abilities. Complementary to these is a plush clubhouse open both to Country Club member residents, golfers, and guests. This Clubhouse offers various amenities ranging from a formal dining room fit for grand occasions to card rooms and lounges for private socials and parties. Also, there’s an Athletic Center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, heated pools, steam and sauna facilities, and tennis courts.
Certainly, there are many other villages and communities woven around the greens and fairways of golf courses and the amenities of clubhouses. The parbusters’ layouts at Lakewood Ranch Country Club, however, are rather distinctive. These magnificent courses were built with reverence with the natural surroundings as catalyst to their blueprints. As a result, Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club has been certified as a natural sanctuary by the prestigious environment conservation group, Audubon International.
Living within the Country Club community, hence, means being close to golf courses comparable to a nature preserve. The presence of nesting birds like red-tailed hawks and wildlife like river otter and deer at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club attests that indeed green remains way of life within the community.
Quite fittingly, residences at the Country Club, as well as other structures within Lakewood Ranch, were built strictly guided by the environmentalist’s green dictum. All the materials and methods used in the construction and building were in compliance with the standards set by the Green Building Coalition of Florida.
Being environment-friendly, however, didn’t constrain the choices for residential units at the Country Club. The village has many options for homes designed as single-family dwellings and as townhomes. The homes, some of which were built in the Mediterranean style, likewise vary in price ranges, so much so that having a green way of life can indeed become a Lakewood Ranch real estate dream come true for many.