At a time when some golf courses are headed the way of shuffleboard courts, developers at ChampionsGate are unveiling a new one. The project is held by Lennar Homes, which has chosen to partner with Opisas to market some of its products in Italy and several other countries.
No other golf courses are currently being built in Central Florida, according to MetroStudy Regional Director Anthony Crocco.
Punctuated with white-sand bunkers, Bermuda grass and rolling panoramas, the course will initially open to public play but is intended to become private under the ownership of the Homeowner Association. Homebuyers have no initiation fees, which can be as pricey as a luxury car at other country-club courses.
Newly built Mediterranean-style houses line the fairways and greens; totally immersed in greenery, they contribute to create a unique atmosphere that reconciles total relax.
The trend in recent years has been toward remaking the game to make it more accommodating with larger holes and shorter fairways. The head of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf has championed "Hack Golf" tournaments with 15-inch-wide holes. Orlando home-builder Matt Orosz said his parent company, Hanover Land Co., purchased a development near Asheville, N.C., and is remaking it with holes that are 4 feet wide, music at every hole, bars every three holes, and a casual dress code.
"It's intended to be more social, like bowling," said Orosz, president of Royal Oak Homes.
Lining the fairways, greens and streets of the new community are beautiful villas and a new clubhouse with a lazy river and other resort-style features.
Buyers might not necessarily play golf when they purchase but they often envision themselves playing in the future, Lennar sales executive Joe Catanzariti Jr. said. Prospective buyers in focus research groups for ChampionsGate said golf would play an important role in their decision to purchase but relatively few had ever played. And they might never pick up a club.
"It's that dream, 'This is what I've always dreamed of — being in Florida, in the sun, and playing golf'" Cantanzariti said.
For a further information, you can visit the page dedicated to ChampionsGate page on our website (https://www.opisas.com/eng/project-9-ChampionsGate_Orlando), or contact Opisas directly via the following contacts:
• Phone: +44 (0) 207 138 2942
• Skype: opisas
• Mail: email@example.com
*Article abstract from the Orlando Sentinel