The inherent elegance of a luxury lifestyle is determined by the details. When it comes to this kind of quality, The Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida has mastered the art of grandeur.
Beautifully manicured lawns and ancient oak trees frame the winding roads as sprawling estates, each tailored to perfection, line the private streets of the exclusive community. Homes with Mediterranean appeal blend well with homes showcasing a mid-century modern design. Nearly all of the houses capture the grace of southern charm and splendor.
An 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus meanders throughout the 458 acre community. In addtion, two putting greens, a short game area with three sets of tees and bunkers and a double-sided driving range help the members perfect their game. The course has new Champion Continued Continued and Celebration Bermuda grass on the hand-cut greens, the fairways and tees, as well as a fantastic pro shop with PGA professionals on staff. “Our players never have to book a tee time. They can just show up.” says Glenn Zito, General Manager at Avila.
The club’s tennis facility has six Har-Tru courts, an observation deck with panoramic views of the courts and three certified tennis professionals. Junior golf and tennis programs are available. The immaculate 7000 sq. ft. fitness center has top of the line Cybex cardio machines, pilates, spinning, yoga and aerobic classes, a juice bar and an on-site spa with massage therapists, acupuncture and steam rooms. The swimming pavilion has a 25-yard junior Olympic size pool, children’s pool, snack area, lanai and playground.
The atrium in the clubhouse is nothing short of spectacular with grand pillars, archways and vintage Italian motifs that lead to The Main Dining Room, one of the club’s five dining areas. The Main Dining Room has a deep, dark wood interior with a visible wine storage for members and an outdoor terrace that overlooks the golf course. The restaurant features Sunday champagne brunch, buffets on family nights and hosts extravagant holiday events.
Avila accommodates casual and fine dining experiences with the option of having your meal delivered right to your door. Home delivery sales account for more than half a million dollars in annual revenue for the club; a testament to the restaurant’s superb quality of service.
While Avila Golf and Country Club is entirely private and discreet (new members require a sponsor and must be voted in by the membership committee), its atmosphere is warm and inviting. Avila maintains a culture of family and inclusiveness among its members of all ages; a sentiment that also resonates in the community.
When you purchase a home in Avila, you aren’t just moving into a new house—you are stepping into a lifestyle. “Our residents tend to move within the community,” says Mitzi Gill, luxury real estate professional for Avila.
Avila Golf and Country Club is a complimentary centerpiece for your life. It’s the perfect place for your wedding, social event or business meeting. Whether you’re entertaining or leisurely enjoying the club’s amenities, Avila has considered every detail. Being a part of Avila is not just a membership, it is a way of life.
Mitzi Gill, REALTOR®
Dina Smith, REALTOR®