March 16, 2020

Fast-growing community opens new golf course

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Babcock National is a 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed course.

by: Business Observer Staff
March 10, 2020

Babcock Ranch, billed as America’s first solar-powered town, has something new to get residents charged up: a golf course.

Babcock National Golf & Country Club, a new Lennar lifestyle community within Babcock Ranch, celebrated the opening of its 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed course with a ceremony in late February.  “We’re thrilled to officially announce the opening of the golf course at Babcock National,” says Lennar Director of Operations for Southwest Florida David Meyers in a statement.

On Lake Babcock, north of Founder’s Square, the par-72 semi-private course will complement Babcock National’s world-class amenities center, including a resort-style pool and spa with a nearby chickee bar; a clubhouse with fine and casual dining and a golf pro shop; a tennis center and pro shop; pickleball and bocce ball courts; and a sports club with a fitness center, yoga and aerobics room, saunas, treatment rooms and a salon.

“Thousands of our Discovery Center visitors have asked us when golf would be coming to Babcock Ranch,” says Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, developer of Babcock Ranch in the statement. “I’m proud of what Lennar has done with Babcock National, and it’s incredible to see the golf course come to life as part of our overall vision of celebrating the outdoors and the environment.”

Babcock National will feature 18 of Lennar’s most popular home designs, offering 1,120 to 3,473 square feet of living space. The community features a mix of multifamily and single-family homes, including condominiums, luxury coach homes, executive homes and estate-style designs.

Babcock Ranch is eventually projected to be 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space