Amenities available to residents are unsurpassed in South West Florida or anywhere else for that matter. Among them are membership and access to a private beach club which is minutes away, to two private tennis clubs, full use of a private fitness center and an opportunity for obtaining exclusive golf club membership at Bay Colony Golf Club within The Estates at Bay Colony neighborhood.
Residents are members of the private facilities of the Bay Colony Beach Club just minutes from their front door. Naples’ paradise-perfect stretch of Gulf Beach is a short walk to the Ritz Carlton, Naples. The Club’s staff provides every amenity – including fresh towels, chaise lounges, beach umbrellas, and serving favorite foods or drinks either at the water’s edge, pool side, or in the dining facilities. In the evening, the Beach Club provides gourmet dining in the casual refinement of the lounge bar, the intimate dining rooms, or in the private dining room which can be reserved for those special sunset dinner parties. At the Beach Club, time seems to stand still, as residents luxuriate in the spectacular vistas of the Gulf of Mexico.
Two excellent tennis facilities are available for residents who want to raise a racquet. One facility is across from the Beach Club in Bay Colony. It is a superb tennis facility with six hydro-clay courts for both beginner and advanced players and a fully equipped pro shop supplies all tennis player delights and needs. The other is the Tennis Center at Pelican Marsh just yards from the front entrance to The Estates at Bay Colony. It has 9 excellently-maintained and lighted clay courts with programs and private lessons for children and adults.
The expansive Pelican Marsh Community Center offers residents a well-equipped fitness center, personal trainers, and varied exercise, dance and social programs.
Bay Colony Golf Club is located in The Estates at Bay Colony. Members enjoy the exclusivity of a no tee time championship golf course for 300 Equity Members. Golfing is an unhurried, uncrowded, shot-by-shot progression of play through vast rolling fairways, verdant greens and the lush tropical natural flora of the Cocohatchee Strand Nature Preserve.
The 18-hole championship course, designed by Robert von Hagge, offers five tee positions for the enjoyment of golfers of all levels. The award winning course architect is known for his signature rolling fairways, mounding, elevated greens, water elements and the challenging features that the sophisticated well travelled golfer has come to expect.
In the past, Bay Colony Golf Club was host to the Senior PGA Classic. Today the Club is reserved exclusively for members and their invited guests in a private environment providing no tee time access.
Organized Men’s and Ladies days, tournaments and mixed golf outings provide members with multiple weekly opportunities to play amid the camaraderie of fellow members.
Those who play the Bay Colony Golf Course, whether for the first time or repeatedly, have said that Bay Colony Golf Club is “one of the finest courses they have ever played”.
Raise a Glass and Raise your Expectations…
Fine dining opportunities abound in the neighborhood at the luxurious Bay Colony Golf Clubhouse. Select from a variety of dining venues including al fresco dining on the Terrace or underneath the shade of an umbrella on the Patio. Choose to dine in the elegant Dining Room or the more casual Grille Room. Enjoy stunning views overlooking the 9th and 18th fairways and greens. Lunch service is offered year-round six days a week and dinner is served five nights a week in Season and on weekends in the summer months.
The culinary program, under the direction of Executive Chef Wilhelm Gahabka and wine program led by the certified sommelier at Bay Colony Golf Club has set the standards for fine dining in Naples.
Over the years northern Naples has become a hub for fine dining and shopping. Residents have hundreds of dining choices from elegant to casual. Shopping also offers many choices from the renowned Waterside Shops to Mercato’s cobble stoned streets which offer more casual shopping and entertainment experiences.