Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a private residential golf club community in southeast Orlando, Florida. The 600-acre (2.4 km2) community features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio. Set amidst freshwater lakes and oak, pine and cypress trees, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club offers a range of residences, including custom-built estate homes.
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club's 40,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a dining room and lounge, extensive wine cellar, grill room, private dining suites, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms and a golf professional shop. An 18-room guest lodge overlooking Lake Nona and the 18th fairway has private accommodations and a swimming pool for the convenience of members and guests. Lake Nona’s Bath & Racquet Club includes a newly renovated fitness center, tennis courts, resort-style pool, kids’ playground and boat ramp access to the lake. A trio of lakes provide freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club offers 24-hour gated security and concierge services as well as year-round youth programming.
Owned by Tavistock Group, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is located 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and 30 minutes from the Atlantic beaches. The community is centered in Tavistock Group's current 7,000-acre (28 km2) mixed-use development plan for the Lake Nona region, which will be home to a life sciences cluster becoming known as the Lake Nona Medical City. The medical city includes the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the Sanford Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Nemours Children’s Hospital, one of the nation's largest children's health systems, and the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which will serve Central Florida’s 400,000 veterans, will open facilities within medical city in the coming year. In addition, the University of Florida will open an academic and research center in Lake Nona Medical City in fall 2012. The facility will house a Comprehensive Drug Development Center, the UF College of Pharmacy doctoral program and biomedical research laboratories.
Lake Nona has plans to create a major open-air town center that will include department stores, upscale fashion and large-scale retailers, restaurants and other entertainment venues. The first phase broke ground in 2012. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a popular residence for top professional golfers, including Annika Sörenstam, Retief Goosen, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Gary Woodland and Yani Tseng.
- Cheryl Markosky and Peter Swain (February 2, 2008). "Lake Nona golf: Out of the rough, into the smooth". The Daily Telegraph.