Heritage Bay is a luxury golf & country club community developed between 2006 to the present.
The 27-hole Lewis-Azinger designed championship golf course was beautifully crafted within the 718 acre former quarry & preserve with 80% of the community covered by the golf course, lakes, or preserves. It's a wonderfully serene and natural environment for the golfer, but also presents great challenges with water and preserves bordering most of the 27 holes. There are five sets of tees starting from 4788 yards with wide landing areas to 7,020 yards from the tips with the lakes and preserves coming into play on the drives. The greens are some of the most challenging you will find anywhere. They are fast, undulating, and offer the kind of challenges that make golf interesting.
The 27,000 Sq Ft clubhouse built in 2009 houses the main dining area, a grill room, pro-shop, locker rooms, community rooms, billiard room, and saunas. The spectacular lobby features a large circular travertine stairway. It is a beautiful facility done in a popular old world villa style.
There are regular brunches, dinners, buffets during the season in the main dining area. The grill room and chickee hut by the main pool serve sandwiches, and salads seven days a week. The dining room is a great venue for parties and events.
The fitness center has an exercise room, aerobics room, and a spa area. The fitness director is available to assist in proper use of the equipment and to create a custom workout for you. Exercise classes are held in the aerobics room and spa services are available by appointment.
There is a main pool area situated between the fitness center and the chickee hut. There are also five community pools placed throughout the condo areas. These are great places to meet your neighbors.
Heritage Bay has seven well groomed HAR-Tru lighted tennis courts and a very active tennis program. The pro/director and his staff are available to help you improve your game, organize round robins, team play, and organize social tennis events. There are also regular pickleball games several evenings during the week.
Heritage Bay has an activities director who organizes an amazingly wide variety of events, classes, and activities. Every Sunday evening, the activities for the coming week are emailed to everyone so you know what is happening.
Bundled golf communities offer a country club lifestyle at a much lower cost than private clubs because bundled courses have more members contributing towards the operation of the club.
If you don't want to pay for a private club up north and a second private club in Florida, then a bundled course may be your best option.
Heritage Bay has 1250 memberships and 27 holes of golf. The 18 hole bundled communities have 799 memberships. The ratio/9holes is the same but you can accommodate more players per nine with 27 holes. There are also revenue and cost savings advantages with 50% more members. That helps keep those annual home owner association fees among the lowest in the area.