Central Florida is home to some of the finest golf communities in a state recognized for golf courses. Everyone knows that Florida is a great place to live because of the warm year round climate, the hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, great fishing, unparalleled tourist attractions and an abundance of very good golf courses. The Orlando/Windermere area is high on the list for good golf courses and beautiful golf communities.
Windermere is home to three very fine golf clubs and luxury home communities.
Isleworth is one of the most exclusive golf communities in the state. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, this golf course takes advantage of its beautiful surroundings. The golf course features 100 plus year-old live oaks and cypress trees, breathtaking views of the renowned Butler Chain of Lakes and the design touch of the king of golf, Arnold Palmer. Surrounding the golf course are some of the most impressive homes in Central Florida, a fantastic 89,000 square foot club house, a huge practice facility and a great tennis facility. Add to this impressive list a 24-hour concierge service, an impressive fitness center, and outstanding security and you will begin to understand why Isleworth is held in such high regard by those who are searching for an exclusive community and club. Homes in Isleworth start around $1,000,000.
Keene's Pointe is another impressive private golf/tennis club and community. With the first residents having moved into Keene's Pointe in 1999, this beautiful community which consists of approximately 1,000 acres of land and the Jack Nicklaus designed Golden Bear Club is the newest of the three private club communities in Windermere. This family friendly community includes homes with golf fronts, pond fronts, preserve views and those that front the beautiful Butler Chain of Lakes. The Golden Bear Club consists of a nice 24,000 square foot club house, junior olympic pool, fitness center and tennis courts. The two entrances to Keene's Pointe are manned 24/7 and a security car roams the community. For those seeking to build a new home, Keene's Pointe has limited availability of home sites. Homes start in the $400,000 and range to several million. Home sites start around $300,000.
Bay Hill is home to the Arnold Palmer invitational golf tournament and has been recognized as a great golf course and community since the 1960's. Located on the East side of The Butler Chain of Lakes, in addition to nice golf course views, many homes in Bay Hill also have frontage on The Butler Chain of Lakes. With easy access to restaurant row on Sand Lake Road, the mall of Millenia, downtown Orlando and local hospitals, the Bay Hill location, as well as the quality of the community and golf course, keep this ageless community high on the list of those looking for a new residence. Homes in Bay Hill start in the $300,000's.
Golden Oak is the unique planned single family community within the gates of Disney World. Appealing to those who love the Disney experience, this beautiful community offers custom homes from some of the best builders Central Florida has to offer. Due to the newness of the community, there are very few if any resale homes, but there are inventory homes in various stages of completion. There are also opportunities to design and build the home you desire. Homes in Golden Oak start around $2,000,000.
Orange Tree is a private golf community conveniently located between downtown Orlando and Windermere. This nice, quiet community provides the opportunity to live in a private golf community at a moderate price. Homes in Orange Tree start in the $200,000's.
Stoneybrook West is a large master planned community which was built around the year 2000. It consists of approximately 1,000 homes and features a high quality, Arthur Hills designed golf course. The golf course is very well maintained, moderately priced and is a fun and challenging course for players of any level. Overlooking the expansive practice range is an attractive club house which includes a restaurant and bar that is open to residents as well as the public. For residents, Stoneybrook West has a nice community pool overlooking beautiful Black Lake as well as a well equipped fitness center. Homes in Stoneybrook West start around $200,000.