Lake and golf living
With more than a dozen housing options for lake and golf course living, choose the best one for you.
Golf course living
There’s something about the quiet splendor of a golf course. The roughs, sand traps, fairways and greens create a landscape unlike any other. And now Tulsans not only have close access to play these championship courses, one of which was named to Golf Digest’s Top 10, but they can live on them as well.
Those who appreciate the views and convenience of living on the greens will find that many of these master-planned communities have amenities far beyond the golf course: They have restaurants, resident-only events, parks, trails and fishing, all within the community.
Battle Creek Golf Club
3200 N. Battle Creek Drive, Broken Arrow
Developers Buford and Helen Willams with Battle Creek Land Development have completed the new Belle Trace II subdivision with 69 golf course side lots, broker associate Lexie Hamilton-Johnson says.
Belle Trace II is the highest point in the development, which offers a view of the Tulsa skyline and golf course. It is the final phase of homes available adjacent to the course. More homes are planned for elsewhere in the development.
The master-planned community features oversized lots starting at $43,000 and model homes ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.
For more information, contact Lexie Hamilton-Johnson at 260-7999 or visit www.househuntingtulsa.com.
Berwick on Cedar Ridge
Between East 101st to 111th streets on South Mingo Road
Blake Hastings, senior manager of land development for Berwick on Cedar Ridge, is confident that homebuyers at Berwick will be safe and secure in more ways than one.
“It’s secure and safe for living and for investments,” he says. “Berwick is a successful development and the prices are going up. There’s nothing like it in Tulsa.”
Adjacent to Tulsa’s Cedar Ridge Country Club, Berwick on Cedar Ridge takes its name and appeal from the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed, home to one of Scotland’s first and finest golf clubs and residential communities.
Berwick on Cedar Ridge offers a sense of privacy and quiet, with extensive nature reserves, landscaped water features and a sheltered position bordering a USGA championship golf course. The development encompasses four neighborhoods: Berwick I, Berwick Villas, Berwick Greens and Berwick Fairways, a new development with 80 of the 160 lots currently available.
Although each neighborhood is distinctive, all are unified and integrated into a single upscale community by their architectural styling and quiet ambience.
Call RLand Development Group LLC at 366-8888 or visit www.berwickcr.com for more information.
30510 E. 63rd St. S., Broken Arrow
Emerald Falls is made for golf living, says Lucia Carballo, project manager for Emerald Falls. The new golf course, recently rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 U.S. public courses to play, is designed with Zoysia grass fairways, tees and roughs. Prior to joining Emerald Falls, golf pro Billy Neal served as director of tour operations and corporate programs for Dave Pelz Golf in Austin, Texas, for nearly nine years. He has been a PGA member for 24 years and is a trained Dave Pelz instructor.
“Dave Pelz is considered by many to be the best short game instructor in the world,” Neal says.
Emerald Falls’ Country French-style homes range from $250,000 to $399,999. Lots range from $35,000 to more than $100,000, with views of the golf course. The first families to buy will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the golf club.
In July, Emerald Falls will host the Josh Heupel’s The #14 Foundation golf tournament with the second flight open to the public.
Call Carballo at 266-2600 or visit www.emeraldfalls.com for more information.
901 N. Forest Ridge Blvd., Broken Arrow
Forest Ridge, a master-planned private community, offers residents golfing and living with unmatched amenities, including exclusive access to five catch-and-release fishing lakes, resident-only events, views of the golf course and much more, Marketing Manager Steve Surles says.
One of the centerpieces of the development is the golf course.
“Any home in Forest Ridge is part of the golf community,” Surles says.
There are 13 different neighborhoods. Five have home sites and new homes available, including two new neighborhoods added in 2008, The Highlands III and Lochmere IV.
Call Robson Realty at 357-1488, stop by the Forest Ridge Information Center at 901 N. Forest Ridge Blvd. or visit www.forestridge.com for more information.
76th Street North and 177th East Avenue
Owasso’s Stone Canyon master-planned community focuses on homebuyers who want to enjoy walkable neighborhoods in a natural setting.
“It is truly a multigenerational community, offering something for everyone, from active families to empty nesters looking for a healthier lifestyle,” General Manager Sharon Baker says. “Our amenities, including miles of trails leading to a scenic lake, park areas and a future Town Center, make this a good choice for many.”
Stone Canyon also features a Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course, a fishing pier on its well-stocked lake and plans for lakeside restaurants and shops.
Three of the 20 planned neighborhoods are open and have home sites available. They include Settler’s Creek and Tanglewood, located at the eastern section of the community, also near Stone Canyon Elementary School. The Bluffs Phase I is located within the gated area around The Patriot Golf Club.
The main entry, amphitheatre, nature playscapes, fishing pier and golf club will open this summer, and the elementary school opens in the fall. Events at Stone Canyon in June include a Father’s Day fishing tournament and the 2009 Parade of Homes.
Visit the Stone Canyon Information Center or www.stonecanyonliving.com for more information.
14515 S. Yale Ave., Bixby
Wenrick Development Inc. offers 53 single-family homes in the new White Hawk Villas across from White Hawk Golf Club and White Hawk Estates.
The Villas sit atop a hill and overlook the golf course, while the Estates surround the fairways of the golf course.
“It’s very quiet and has nice views,” says Tom Wenrick of Wenrick Development Inc. “If you’re a golfer, you’re only 30 seconds away from playing golf, and the beauty of the golf course is nice whether or not you like to play.”
About a third of the 53 villas are complete and include private courtyards, a security gate, year-round lawn maintenance and easy access to Tulsa, Bixby and the White Hawk golf course. Buyers may choose from seven floor plans, which are 1,900 to 3,200 square feet and are priced at $199,000 and up.
White Hawk Estates, the original White Hawk development established about 10 years ago, has one lot and some re-sales available.
Call Wenrick Development Co. at 749-7781 or visit www.wenrick.com for more information.
Oklahoma lake living just keeps getting better. Developments on Grand and Skiatook lakes are providing more amenities and living options this summer. New cottages and villas are springing up on the lakes, as well as a new private 100-acre lake in Owasso. The lake communities offer boating, fishing, lake views and championship golf courses, which can all be found as close as 20 minutes and up to an hour from downtown Tulsa.
Patricia Island Estates & Golf Club
4980 Clubhouse Road, Grove, Okla.
Patricia Island Estates & Golf Club sits on a peninsula with more than one mile of Grand Lake shoreline and homes starting at around $200,000.
Lots are available to build on the golf course and re-sales are available on the water.
“The north end of the lake is calmer; it’s more of a relaxation area,” says Andy Stewart, general manager of Patricia Island Estates.
Private community docks, boat slips, golf club memberships and amenities, a private pool and tennis courts are available to property owners.
Patricia Island Estates also hosts an overnight golf and gambling package with Grand Lake Casino.
Contact Ileta Bray at 801-5912 or visit www.patriciaislandestates.com for more information.
The Coves at Bird Island
32922 Pebble Beach, Bird Island, Okla.
The Coves encompasses 662 acres on the south end of Grand Lake in the Duck Creek area.
“It’s the nicest and largest community with a strong men’s and ladies’ golf association,” says Lori Gray of Bird Island Real Estate.
Homes and lots with lake views, golf course views or both are available as well as prime waterfront property.
Property owners have access to the private 18-hole championship golf course, a 16-acre practice facility, pro shop, guesthouse, clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pools, nature trails, a restaurant and banquet room for social gatherings and protection by 24-hour security guard staff.
About 50 percent of homeowners live at The Coves year-round and others are weekenders, Gray says.
Call Gray at 782-3269 or visit www.thecoves.com for more information.
The Villas on Grand Lake
57171 S. Highway 125, Afton, Okla.
The Villas on Grand Lake are situated between the blue and gold courses of Shangri-La Country Club and have anything you can imagine in the way of home amenities, developer Mike Cox says.
A private community of 18 homes with seasonal and full-time residents, the Mediterranean-style Tuscan villas on Monkey Island offer views of the two golf courses and Grand Lake.
The final phase of The Villas includes seven custom-built homes featuring an indoor/outdoor third-floor observation and entertainment room with fireplace, a pool and outdoor fireplace in a private courtyard.
Homes are available in the $900,000 to more than $1 million range, all close to the water’s edge adjacent to two championship golf courses, a private marina, airport and views of the lake. Three-story designs are available in two floor plans featuring one of four neutral interior color schemes, which complement the Old World, Mediterranean or contemporary exteriors. The homes boast natural granite and travertine surfaces, state-of-the-art appliances, Emtek hardware, native stone and old brick and clay tile roofs.
Call Cox at 625-0923 or visit www.thevillasgrandlake.com for more information.
The Grottos at Grand Lake
447300 Grottos Loop, Vinita, Okla.
Built to be the highest-quality gated community on South Grand Lake, the Grottos offer 750 feet of waterfront property by Grand Lake Towne, says Paul Coury of Coury Properties.
The homes are semi-custom and custom-built one- and two-stories with a Mediterranean flair featuring tile roofing, wood beam accents and stucco exteriors. Interiors include custom wood cabinetry, stainless appliances, granite counter tops, recessed lighting, wood-burning fireplaces, Pella wood casement windows and more. Lots are available to build for $105,000 to $195,000.
Most lots include a boat slip in the common dock.
Contact Steve Dodson at 556-8212 for more information.
CrossTimbers at Skiatook Lake
CrossTimbers Marina, 12301 Cross Timbers Marina Drive, Skiatook Lake
CrossTimbers at Skiatook Lake features lots in the Estates and Harbor Cottages on Schell Point, all with views of the lake and access to the marina with concierge service and food from Leon’s Lakeside Grill.
The Harbor Cottages on Schell Point is the newest development. The Cottages are manufactured homes from Athens Park Homes with four layouts available.
Sixteen cottages will occupy Schell Point named after the family who originally owned the land, says Todd Schuster, manager at CrossTimbers.
The Cottages are available to own, rent or both. They feature outdoor kitchens with a side deck, large covered decks, hardwood floors, granite countertops and an extensive lake view, Schuster says.
A swimming pool will be available to cottage guests. Schuster says The Cottages will benefit a variety of audiences.
“It’s an exciting new project, great for families and corporations,” he says. “We’ll have horseback riding this summer; you can rent a boat; there’s activities for team building. By the end of the summer, there will be something for everyone.”
A model cottage is now available for viewing.
Call 288-2332 or visit www.crosstimbersok.com.
The Hamptons on Skiatook Lake
Fielden Homes LLC, 1225C W. Rogers Blvd., Skiatook
The Hamptons on Skiatook Lake are located northeast of Tall Chief Cove and east of the marina. The three-quarter to one-acre lots feature panoramic views of the lake, says Beckie Fielden of Fielden Homes. The lots are flat and provide easy pad preparation, which helps keep construction costs down.
Homes start at 3,000 square feet. Although homes are not required to adhere to a specific style, amenities such as barrel-arched ceilings, wood-planked floors with diamond pattern travertine tile inlays and showers complete with multiple massaging showerheads and an overhead “rain shower” add to the charm of Fielden Homes. A spec home will be featured in the Tulsa Parade of Homes June 21.
Call Beckie Fielden at 396-0500 or visit www.fieldenhomes.ok.com for more information.
Villas Del Lago
452727 Hermosa Dr., Afton, Okla.
An amazing view of Grand Lake is just one of the perks of Villas Del Lago, says developer Mick Rinker, who has combined Spanish colonial, medieval and baroque styles for a fresh look on the lake.
Waterfront homes range from $605,500 to $695,000. Priced at $200,000, there are 11 waterfront lots still available. Second-tier lots, which also offer nice views, are $125,000, he says. Homes surrounding two manicured ponds, complete with waterfalls and fountains, are available in the gated community as well.
Construction on a new 72-slip marina is slated to begin mid- to late-summer. Villas Del Lago is within a mile of The Coves golf course, and the Cherokee Yacht Club is close by.
Call Mick Rinker at 786-7772 or visit www.villasdellagos.com for more information.