With the award-winning Ronto Group’s 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay on schedule for completion this summer, future residents are looking forward to enjoying the community’s golf experience. The combination of the tower’s alluring floor plan choices, various Bonita Bay Club membership opportunities, and Bonita Bay’s award-winning lifestyle that includes five championship golf courses, Seaglass is redefining the high-rise living experience.
The Bonita Bay Club’s golf operation is legendary. A two-story, 15,000 square-foot facility houses the golf pro shop, tournament offices, and merchandise offices, as well as underground storage for 260 carts and 2,600 golf bags. Director of Golf E.J. McDonnell, PGA oversees a staff that includes 25 PGA Professionals. Ten of the PGA Professionals and seven Fitness Professionals are Titleist Performance Institute Certified, creating one of the largest programs in the country. An instructional program includes private and group lessons, golf schools, and clinics on three dedicated practice areas. Members have access to the latest equipment and benefit from professional club-fitting services. One of the largest private club-repair facilities in the country further contributes to the “Tour Experience” enjoyed by the members.
The three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills to preserve and enhance the natural features of the land. The courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. A healthy 6,910 yards from the back tees, the Bay Island course is considered the most challenging of the Club’s courses. Water hazards, sand traps, and thick stands of oak and cypress await errant shots on a course that plays to all four points of the compass. Golfers must be both long and accurate off the tee to score well. Elevated greens present a significant challenge to approach shots, and recovering from missed shots demands an accurate short game.
The Creekside course is a favorite of the Bonita Bay Club’s members. A challenging 6,632 yards from the back tees, Creekside features broad fairways and limited carries while changes in the land elevations create a subtle feeling of rolling hills. Bunkering and moguls add to the challenge. Grass-face bunkers protect the greens that are undulating and fast. Extra room off many of the tees provides an opportunity to aggressively attack a number of the holes.
The 6,483-yard Marsh golf course winds its way through wetland areas with beautiful oaks and palmettos. The wetlands and natural vegetation provide both landscaping and water hazards. While challenging, the setting provides golfers with a sense of peace during their round. Many of the holes are more about target golf than the layouts at Bonita Bay’s other four courses and require golfers to use every club in their bag.
Two Tom Fazio designed courses at Bonita Bay East provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres that includes preserved wetlands but no residential development. It was the first private 36-hole club in the world to achieve certification through the Audubon International’s Signature Program and has been designated as a Certified Signature Sanctuary since 1998. A 8,200 square feet clubhouse is nestled among slash pines and Sabal palms and features a golf shop, main dining room, mixed grill room, bar, and locker areas.
The Bonita Bay East Cypress course is considered one of the best tournament sites in Southwest Florida. The front nine is forgiving off the tee, but the greens are protected by large deep bunkers. Once on the inward nine, the holes are separated by stands of cypress trees and wetlands. A challenging 7,059 yards from the back tee, the course features large undulating greens that are some of the fastest in the area.
The 6,813-yard Sabal course is yet another Bonita Bay course that brings golfers and nature together. With five par fives and five par threes, the course presents an excellent variety of challenges. Alligators, wild turkeys, deer, and bald eagles are often seen near the massive lake that comes into play on holes 9 through 12. The green complexes are large and feature high green speeds, but allow room for approach shots.
Seaglass offers fully-completed, ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Seaglass will showcase the open living environments that luxury homebuyers prefer. The elegant residences will be accessed by private elevator foyers and feature spacious great rooms, centrally located kitchens, and two or three outdoor terraces per residence, one of which will include a gas grill. The terraces and extensive use of glass throughout the residences will provide stunning views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
A choice selection of tower residences remains available at Seaglass. Three luxurious great room floor plans ranging from 3,353 to 3,946 total square feet are priced from the low $1 million’s. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owner’s suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. Three furnished tower residence models are open for viewing with a sales associate by appointment only.
For additional information, visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at seaglassatbonitabay.com.