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Isleworth Country Club
9350 Conroy-Windermere Road,
34786, Windermere, FL,
Telephone: (407) 876-0111
When a deep freeze decimated Florida's citrus crop in 1886, Sydney Chase and his brother, Joshua, went searching for surviving groves to supplement the scarce supply at their Sanford operation. Soon after, they stumbled upon a section of promising property in Southwest Orlando, where some 1,300 robust orange and lemon trees were thriving on an island between Lake Tibet Butler and what is now Lake Isleworth.
The sight of such bounty caused Sydney Chase's father-in-law to remark, "Well you certainly have an island of worth here. Why not call it Isleworth?"
The name stuck. And so has the worth. But this one-time citrus grove - now called Isleworth Country Club - has since taken on additional meaning: island of distinction.
How else can one describe an enclave community of estate homes that feature many well-known athletes, including Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara, Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill, and Ken Griffey, Jr., and numerous business leaders such as International Management Group co-CEO Alastair Johnston, to the family of elite agent Mark McCormack, who founded and ran IMG until his passing last year.
The golf course, originally designed by Arnold Palmer, has been recently updated by Steve Smyers and has been named the toughest, and longest, course in Florida by the Florida State Golf Association.
|Total Home Sites:||235 homes built, New Gardens of Isleworth Villas in 2005|
|Acreage:||600 acres for community|
|Acreage Range:||1 to 14 acres/ New Villas from 3,700SF to 5,800 SF|
|Home Sites Available:||Minimal|
|Avg Cost of Home Sites:||$575,000 to $4 million|
|Number of Homes for Sale:||14|
|Price Range of Homes for Sale:||$1-million to $20 million/ New Villas start at $1.8-million|
|Gatehouse:||Gated, manned entrances, very private|
|Club Structure:||Membership is available by invitation only|
|Golf Course:||18-hole course originally designed by Arnold Palmer, recently updated by Steve Smyers.|
|Number of Courses:||One: Isleworth Country Club|
|Number of Tees:||Six sets of tees|
|Yardage:||7,544 to 5,052|
|Practice Facility:||Excellent, home to half-dozen professionals|
|Clubhouse:||The Isleworth Clubhouse is 82,000 SF, with a recent 7,000 SF expansion with grill, basketball court, and arcade.|
|Tennis:||The Isleworth Tennis Club offers four Har-Tru clay courts and two Plexa Pavel hard courts.|
|Fishing:||Available in seven lakes|
|Dock Access:||Boat ramp available|
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