From the moment one enters Bella Collina’s gated entrance, it is quickly evident there is something special about this golf and lakefront community just west of Orlando.
Perhaps it’s the ancient oak trees and tall Italian cypress trees that frame a stunning view of Lake Siena, a 350-acre spring-fed lake. Then, there’s the timeless architecture laid out across Florida’s rare rolling hills, highlighted by the club’s cobblestone driveway that leads to the 75,000-square-foot Italianate clubhouse that sits atop one of Florida’s highest points.
Indeed, one visit to this extraordinary Tuscan-like landscape, and it is evident why so many feel they’ve truly escaped to Italy’s most famous hillside region. The organization behind Bella Collina is private equity firm DCS Investment Holdings of West Palm Beach, Fla. The group is led by Washington Redskins co-owner Dwight C. Schar, who founded NVR, Inc., one of America’s largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies.
Bella Collina’s ownership notwithstanding, another compelling aspect of the club is its strong capital commitment, totaling more than $200 million on infrastructure and amenities since opening 10 years ago. For instance, members enjoy a number of new amenities, including a resort-style pool complex and state-of-the-art health/fitness building, Har-Tru tennis courts and 7,000-square-foot banquet and ballroom facility.
And that’s on top of Bella Collina’s luxurious spa and salon, well-appointed men’s and women’s locker rooms, multiple dining venues and championship course designed by famed golfer Nick Faldo. Now, enjoy this extraordinary golf course setting with one of our new builder-offered semi-custom Golf Villas starting in the $470,000s. For a limited time, this lifestyle becomes even more attractive as Bella Collina features nearly $55,000 in developer incentives, including complimentary Club Membership dues for a 3-year period and waived Club Initiation deposits on a select lots.*
Another new opportunity is a 100-unit luxury condo building scheduled to be open Spring 2018 and priced from the mid-$350,000s. Meanwhile, larger estate lots and custom homes are available in the low millions.
Bella Collina is nestled amongst orange groves and woodlands, overlooking the vineyards of Central Florida and two lakes, Lake Apopka and Lake Siena. Bella Collina rests on 1,900 acres of rolling hills providing a natural and serene setting for those wishing to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the city. To enhance Bella Collina’s Florida Country Club community, luxury homes are being built directly around the Golf course, The Club, and Lake Siena.
From its longest tees, Nick Faldo’s luxury golf course design measures more than 7,500 yards. Using the Highlands rolling terrain as his inspiration, Faldo has created a traditional valley-style course for Bella Collina. Unique to Central Florida, the course features open fairways and sweeping dunes. The design takes advantage of the long sweeps of the hillside and forest where parts of two holes are now located.
At the heart of this is an extraordinary 75,000-plus-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse. The Grand Bella Collina Clubhouse — designed by Mike Marsh, the acclaimed clubhouse designer of renowned clubs such as The Bridges, Cherry Hills Country Club and Pronghorn — is a testament to the Club’s dedication to quality and reflective of the Bella Collina lifestyle. Handcrafted appointments and authentic Tuscan design are found in the detailing, creating a beautiful and luxurious place for members to come together and create traditions. The clubhouse facility encompasses six buildings which include Dining, Spa, The 19th Hole, Pro Shop and Men’s & Women’s locker rooms.
Invitational Golf & Sports membership privileges include full access to all Club facilities and activities including the clubhouse, all member events, 18 hole Nick Faldo designed golf course and unlimited practice range, dining in the 19th Hole Restaurant, tennis courts, pool, state of the art fitness facility (5:30am – 9:30pm), full-service Spa & Salon and men’s and ladies’ luxurious locker rooms.
The Invitational Golf membership privileges include access to Club facilities and activities including the clubhouse, all member events, 18 hole Nick Faldo designed golf course and unlimited practice range, dining in the 19th Hole Restaurant, tennis courts (court fees apply), pool, state of the art fitness facility (5:30am – 9:30pm, daily fees apply), full-service Spa & Salon and men’s and ladies’ luxurious locker rooms.
The Invitational Sports membership privileges include access to Club facilities and activities including the clubhouse, all member events, 18 hole Nick Faldo designed golf course (member rates apply), dining in the 19th Hole Restaurant, tennis courts, pool, state of the art fitness facility (5:30am – 9:30pm), full-service Spa & Salon and men’s and ladies’ luxurious locker rooms.
The Invitational Social membership privileges include access to Club facilities and activities including the clubhouse, all member events, 18 hole Nick Faldo designed golf course (member rates apply), dining in the 19th Hole Restaurant, full-service Spa & Salon and men’s and ladies’ luxurious locker rooms.
Stacy has been the steady force behind Bella Collina’s continued annual growth in both memberships and events. Stacy joined Bella Collina prior to the grand opening of the award-winning clubhouse in February 2008. Within a couple years, the south Lake County native became Director of Membership and she assumed her current position as Director of Sales, Marketing & Membership in 2012. Stacy oversees a small marketing team that has boosted Bella Collina into one of the leading wedding and event venues in the world. Recognized with numerous regional and national honors, including being named No. 1 Wedding Venue by The Knot, Bella Collina has quadrupled its number of weddings under Stacy’s leadership since 2012. A native of nearby Groveland, Stacy attended Florida Gulf University in Fort Myers, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Minor in Marketing.
The Tennis Complex includes 6 Har-Tru courts for single or double play. We offer private and group lessons and clinics for adults and children, targeted to all levels, from beginners to the advanced player, taught by USPTA certified pros.
We have a full service, fully-stocked Pro Shop with everything you need to begin your game and to upgrade your equipment or wardrobe. Professional racquet stringing is available, and we have a top-of-the-line ball machine and racquets for rent. Our Pro Shop staff will be happy to help you with all of your needs.
The Fitness Center has a wide range of exercise choices, equipment and special events chosen to support a fit lifestyle at Bella Collina. All activities are designed to promote a lifestyle in which to enjoy golf, tennis, running the hills, and dancing in the clubhouse. Each Sports member can participate in a complimentary orientation on all equipment and weekly complimentary classes. Fitness Center is available to Sports Members 5:30am – 9:00pm on a daily basis via their member card access at door. Inside is a 2,500 sq foot area of Precor Strength, Life Fitness and Precor cardio equipment, a free weight area, TRX suspension training area and a private aerobic/flexibility room.
Elevated 80,000 gallon pool with 360 degree overflow filtration system and two 75 ft lap lanes. A 16 person whirlpool spa overlooks the golf course, Lake Sienna and perfect sunrise viewing. Landscaped 10,000 sq foot pool deck offers lounges, private and group seating areas and oversized low chairs. Our covered cabana bar area with casual seating or seating at bar for light meals and full beverage service offers tv viewing and music enjoyment.