What may upset those who enjoy a well kept secret may provide others with the romantic housing they’re after as a golf course in Collier County was chosen as a prime area for developing real estate. Traditionally, golf courses are constructed in neighborhoods with vast land areas interwoven through a community of h
ouses, but now a project calls for the raising of houses in a secluded, uninhabited area in Florida conveniently located near the Golf Club of the Everglades. Pulte Real Estate found an untouched area in between two unpopulated golf courses and claimed it as their next spot for building. Their project called Greyhawk will feature 548 singlefamily homes across the 500acre plot.
Michael Agins, the sales manager leading the project, notes the new idea of “homes built around golf,” hoping that the houses will not disturb the tranquility of the area. The heads at Pulte are in agreement that the endeavor will neither sacrifice nor challenge the respitelike appeal of the area that attracted them to the land in the first place. The homes will be built into the greenery to blend in with the scenery and contribute to the rural, undisturbed quality of the area. The hardtofind allure of the golf courses will be mimicked by Pulte’s strategy. If they commercialize and advertize the area too strongly, the appeal of exclusivity will be lost among the buzzing of construction.
While it is agreed that developing real estate is unavoidable, the approach taken by Pulte is commendable and offends few who hold dearly to the golf course and view it as a small community’s hideaway. Fortunately for the few who frequent the course, it will still see the range of flora and fauna that thrive nearby and color the course with diversity that tends to remain unseen in more suburban communities. Many members of the club are happy Pulte’s project will preserve the natural feel of the greenery leaving creatures like snakes and bobcats on the prowl.
For golf players, the club will limit capacity at 300. It currently holds 190 members, and the number of new homeowners will unlikely push that limit.