The private gated community of Mountain Lake is located near two coasts, and myriad amusements will keep everyone entertained all day long. The setting is dramatic, with lush greenery and old Florida architecture. In addition, the hills are higher than most places in the area, which means there's more room for fun activities.
The golf course at Mountain Lake is beautiful and pristine, and the 18-hole layout was designed by Seth Raynor, who was followed in turn by other prominent golf architects Charles Banks, William Diddel, Tyler Rae, and Gil Hanse. As a result, each hole of the par 72 golf course strikes a balance between wild nature and repetition.
The two professionals at Mountain Lake Tennis offer individual and group instruction to all levels, from beginners just learning how to serve or to return a ball through to tournament-ready players. The five Har-Tru clay courts at Mountain Lake are exceptional. Mountain Lake also plays host to annual Mixed Tennis Invitationals, bringing world-ranked players out on the court.
The active tennis program includes friendly tournaments and events where residents can compete against one another in addition to regular playtimes. To maintain the integrity and beauty of this centuries-old sport, all participants must follow tradition and wear white clothing. Furthermore, the Mountain Lake community boasts two gorgeous, well-maintained grass courts perfect for playing croquet.
Mountain Lake's golf homeowners are provided with various fitness options for all types and stages. From basic workouts with no frills to specialized programs tailored to specific requirements the Fitness center is open daily from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm. Additionally, private yoga instruction is available for those who would like it, and there's also a spa and massage service available.
Aside from these active pursuits, there are many social and entertaining activities for all family members to enjoy. From concerts and lectures to nature walks, there's also Mah-Jong or bridge for those who want to play cards, and Happy Hour will always have its place as well.
The Colony House is this golf community's private inn and social hub. It's recently been refreshed with 34 rooms to accommodate guests visiting from out of town. This iconic example of Mediterranean Revival architecture has been in continuous service, emphasizing hospitality, for decades. The exterior is dominated by large windows overlooking the golf course and sparkling lakes. At the same time, members will find gorgeous wood interiors inside.
At Mountain Lake, the 125 historic and newer golf homes are combined with 1,100-acres of beautiful parkland to create an environment where all homeowners can enjoy their property. Golf properties include single-family houses, golf estates, townhouses, golf villas, and waterfront houses.
Mountain Lake places every resident in an exceptional location with every day-to-day convenience close at hand. Shopping for groceries is only a five-minute drive, and beyond the gates of Mountain Lake, there are many surprising and magical points of Florida for residents to explore. Further afield, in about 90-minutes, residents can be on the Gulf or the Atlantic and they have quick access to the Orlando or Tampa airports.
mage(s) published courtesy of: Mountainlakeflorida.com, Tallahassee.com, Vegnews.com, and Tylerraedesign.com