The Calusa Lakes community more than adequately fits the bill for those in search of real estate located in quiet hideaways. The Calusa Lakes Golf Club community is located in Nokomis, Sarasota County. The population of Nokomis is only a little over 3,000 so if you are looking for that small town feel, you will certainly find it in Nokomis. The serene location notwithstanding, Calusa Lakes is within close to proximity and has easy access to all the excitement that can be found on the Florida Gulf Coast.
Living in the Calusa Lakes community you will be just minutes away from Interstate 75 and Highway 41. Only five minutes of driving to the south will find you in the city of Venice and nearby Casey Key, locations teeming with posh beach resorts and other similar facilities. Heading north for twenty minutes leads to Sarasota, a center for arts and culture; trendy malls and entertainment places as well as Florida’s #1 beach on Siesta Key will be found here.
The Calusa Lakes main attraction, of course, is its 460-acre wooded residential enclave that features twenty-eight shimmering lakes. This paean to the natural environment comes to life upon entering the boulevard at the club’s main gate where two eye-pleasing waterfalls are located. Another source of immediate delight is the Calusa Lakes’ clubhouse which was renovated recently to further enhance club membership value.
At the clubhouse, members mainly converge at the Bar and Grill which provides a wide array of choices for food and drinks. Breakfast and lunch are served all week at the dining room spacious enough to accommodate large social events and parties. The bar provides not only drinks but also snacks like hotdogs and cold sandwiches. As part of the renovation, a new 52-inch HDTV flat screen monitor was added among the many clubhouse facilities. Also available to members are tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, and a pro shop manned by a friendly and attentive staff.
Golfing privilege with a Calusa Lakes Golf Club membership comes as a three-in-one package. In addition to the club’s own 18-hole golf course, members can also play at the Waterford and Capri Isles layouts in Venice. All in all, this provides a playing option on 63 holes of golf featuring five 18-hole combination’s.
The Calusa Lakes’ par 72 course opened in 1991 and likewise underwent a renovation recently for the resurfacing of its greens with Champion grass. This layout is a creation by the famous course architect, Ted McAnlis, who designed links with four varying sets of tees to meet different golfer skills. McAnlis’ design ably integrated the course’s rolling fairways with the abundant oaks and pine trees at the community. Course yardage varies from 6,715 to 5,197; course ratings are between 67.6 and 72.5, and slope ratings between 114 and 125.
Par 72 play goes too for the Waterford and Capri Isles. Also a McAnlis course, the Waterford is a unique 27-hole layout featuring a trio of configurations (Greeneagles, Turnberry, and Sawgrass). Course lengths here vary from 5,016 to 6,670 yards and course ratings are between 66.4 and 72.4, and slope rating at between 115 and 134. A tour at the Capri Isles’ layout involves yardage between 5,075 and 6,600; course ratings are between 67.5, and 71.8 and slope ratings at between 115 and 130.
Calusa Lakes’ members can tap the services of two in-house pros for training lessons. They also have access to a putting green and a 180-yard aqua driving range with two floating greens as targets. The Championship Membership couple’s package is the premium club membership and costs $5,860. A single membership is offered at $2,100 as an alternative. The more economical membership packages are those for junior and junior couple.
Calusa Lakes has a total of 575 single-family homes in the community. A wide range of Calusa Lakes real estate options are currently available among the sales-listed residential properties for those who are interested in this wonderful community. A well-funded purchase can focus on a spacious executive home with a floor plan of about 3,200 square feet, price negotiations for which may start around the $650,000 level. Those looking for a lower-priced residence can go for a house with a 1,600-square-foot floor plan with a list price beginning around the $150,000 range.
The Calusa Lakes homes for sale were built by highly reputable builders like Nisley and Lincoln. Moreover, these properties are located within a well-secured and well-maintained community, courtesy of an active homeowners’ association, the members of which will surely relish the many advantages of living in their very own hideaway providing a lake view or the privacy provided by the nature preserves and green belts sprawling throughout the community.
Below are the current real estate listings available at Calusa Lakes.
Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.
|General Golf Community Information|
|Bent Tree Golf and Country Club|
|Bobcat Trail Golf Club|
|Calusa Lakes Golf Club|
|Country Club of Sarasota|
|Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club|
|Heron Creek Golf and Country Club|
|Lakewood Ranch Country Club|
|Laurel Oak Country Club|
|Longboat Key Club|
|Misty Creek Country Club|
|Palm Aire Country Club|
|Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club|
|Plantation Country Club|
|River Strand Country Club|
|Rosedale Country Club|
|Serenoa Golf Club|
|Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour|
|Stoneybrook on Palmer Ranch|
|Tara Golf and Country Club|
|The Founders Club|
|The Oaks Club|
|The Meadows Country Club|
|University Park Country Club|
|Venetian Golf and River Club|
|Venice Golf and Country Club|
|Waterlefe Golf and River Club|