Come celebrate the grand opening of the BridgeWater Lake Club on Saturday and Sunday and experience the amenities at the community in Lakeland.
Highlighted by plenty of amenities, including an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Steve Smyers, BridgeWater is perfect for people looking for relaxation and convenience, says Jim Doyle, vice president of marketing and sales for developer LandMar Group LLC.
"BridgeWater is minutes from the I-4 and I-75 interchange," he says. "It's convenient to the Tampa and Orlando airports, entertainment and shopping venues in both areas and historic downtown Lakeland. It's also an easy commute to employment centers along I-75."
During the grand opening weekend, the Golf Club at BridgeWater is offering a round of golf for $50, including cart. Anyone making a hole-in-one on the ninth hole during the weekend will win a one-year greens fee membership.
"The course is challenging," Doyle says. It has "lots of mounding, beautiful shaping and plenty of hazards to make it interesting. But it's a fun one to play with multiple tee boxes, so players at any skill level can have a great experience.''
The Lake Club boasts a pool, cabana, fitness center and multipurpose room. Doyle says the amenities have been designed to appeal to residents of all ages.
"The resort-style pool has a beach entry, as well as lap lanes,'' says Tracy Brown, BridgeWater's marketing coordinator. "And it overlooks one of five large lakes that are within the community, each of which has been named after a woman of distinction in the Lakeland area.''
With more than half of the master-planned community's 575 acres as lakes, LandMar designed BridgeWater around them.
"Almost every home site either backs up to a lake or has a lake view," Doyle says.
Many of the available activities are water-oriented as well, Brown says.
"We have fishing docks, and the lakes are perfect for canoeing and kayaking," she says. "Walking, running or biking trails run along the water as well, so residents can enjoy the views as they exercise."
A tot lot as well as tennis and basketball courts are available as is a multipurpose field that is great for soccer or kickball, Brown adds.
Homes in Bridge Water provide 1,545 to 2,997 square feet of living space and are priced from $169,990, including lot.
When building is completed in four to five years, Doyle expects BridgeWater to have about 1,300 residences, including single-family homes, villas, town homes and apartments.
Builders within the community include KB Homes and William Ryan Homes.
With the Polk County Fall Parade of Homes opening Saturday, LandMar has entered BridgeWater in the community division while KB Homes has entered two of its models in the single-family home division.
"We expect that a lot of people will be visiting BridgeWater for both the grand opening as well as the Polk County Fall Parade of Homes," Doyle says. "It'll be a great opportunity for people to see just what the community has to offer, in beauty as well as convenience and leisure activities."
To reach BridgeWater, take Interstate 4 to Exit 33. Go north for three miles; the community is on the left. The information center is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (863) 904-0300 or visit www.landmargroup.com for information.