Reunion Resort and Jack Nicklaus are inseparable partners.
The Ohio born golf legend’s 18 hole course at Reunion is the stunning backdrop for some of the finest real estate within Central Florida.
Within the highly sought after West side of Reunion, the demand for luxury homes has never been so strong and the increasingly imaginative designs are gradually making the fabulous golf community the ‘luxury vacation capital of the world’.
A striking phrase that Experience Kissimmee proudly throw into their marketing campaigns on a regular basis.
Over the recent months, an additional 75 acre pocket of prime land has been prepared for a whole new chapter in Reunion’s spectacular development.
Welcome to the Bear’s Den Club at Reunion.
During the process of the development of the much needed new Nicklaus course clubhouse, it seems that a very important relationship was developing between Mr. Nicklaus and the Encore developer; Jim Bagley.
During the complex and detailed process throughout the unprecedented changes to a PGA course, a bond steadily developed that ultimately lead to what we will soon recognize as the Bear’s Den Club. A private luxury community with the signature of the Golden Bear himself.
The Bear’s Den Club at a Glance – Subject to change
- 3 phases of luxury construction
- A blend of strategically placed Villas, Townhouses, family homes, and custom golf view homes
- Private gated entrances
- A Reunion Resort members’ Nicklaus Course clubhouse overlooking 18th fairway
- A private Bear’s Den Clubhouse and resort pool
- Sports amenities – Tennis, basketball, 18 hole Nicklaus putting course
- Located at the corner of Tradition Boulevard and Grand Traverse Parkway overlooking the 17th and 18th Fairways of the Nicklaus PGA course at Reunion Resort.
Some thoughts and possibilities!
- Phase 1
- Lots 1 through 19 will be high end 50ft family homes
- Lots 20 through 52 will be luxurious custom homes with 50ft (or double) lots
- Lot 51 and 52 may well become a residence for Jack Nicklaus
- Construction of the initial phase 1 is expected to be well under way in early 2017
- Phase 2 and 3
- Will follow shortly after, offering a new level of smaller luxury homes within Reunion west.
Amenities and Access
The Nicklaus course clubhouse, overlooking the 18th green is expected to be available to Reunion Resort members and possibly their guests, but not the general public.
Construction is expected to begin on the actual structure around the end of the year.
The sports amenities, which are located within the Bear’s Den Club enclave are for Bear’s Den Club owners and guests only. This area includes a Nicklaus designed 18 hole putting course, tennis and basketball courts etc.
The Bear’s Den Clubhouse itself, located on the site of the current Marquee, with golf views over the 17th fairway are accessible only by Bear’s Den Club members and bona fide guests.
Owners (and guests) of homes within the Bear’s Den Club, will also be eligible, subject to additional memberships, to enjoy unlimited access to Reunion’s Golf courses and the Encore Club Aqua Park.
Owning a home at the Bear’s Den Club
If you are a keen golf fan, or simply in search of the ultimate location for a luxury home, the Bear’s Den Club team is now accepting reservations on lots.
Bids have already been placed by existing Reunion Resort members, and to the blog team’s knowledge, interest has been incredibly strong, almost saturating the initial availability.
There’s an expectation that phase 1 will be oversubscribed very soon.
If you are interested in exclusive ownership at the Bear’s Den Club, your best contact is;
Michelle Clerico on 407.924.3017 or by email at email@example.com
Encore are accepting refundable registrations for $1000 each.
Lots are soon to be allocated and prospective buyers may choose to continue to the next stage, or suspend their registration at no risk.
The costs of the initial ‘golf front lots’ (20 through 52) are expected to be between $350k and $500k)
Approved Builders for the Bear’s Den Club
Encore are expected to select a short list of builders for the community over the coming months.
At the moment, McNally Homes one of the founding builders at Reunion Resort, have already placed reservations on a number of lots in advance of that decision.
For further details, Ryan McNally can be reached on 407 873 9616 (cell) or by email at ryan@McNallyBuilds.com
Reunion Resort Blog Opinion on Bear’s Den Club
A great deal has changed over the 8 years that I have owned in Reunion Resort and the much needed completion of the Nicklaus Clubhouse is a huge boost for the west side of the community.
No more ‘white circus tent’ and goodbye to a desolate expanse of land that sorely needed landscaping.
The presence of the Nicklaus brand can only elevate the resort even further and whether or not our own homes are within ‘the Den’, the high level branding only serves to benefit Reunion owners.
Most importantly, during a time of tough exchange rates, The Bear’s Den Club looks set to appeal to USA golfers and vacationers. That’s a group that has traditionally opted to stay in luxury hotel suites rather than vacation homes. (20% of USA guests stay in homes, compared to 60% of British travelers staying in homes).
New products like this, can only increase awareness of the benefits that vacation homes offer, especially value, luxury and privacy!
More about the Bear’s Den Club: www.bearsdenclub.com
More about Reunion Resort Builders: McNally Construction Group