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4.3
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4.8
Friendliness
4.8
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4.5
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4.9
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341 out of 372 reviews
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4.9
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7594 yards
Slope 142
Rating 77.0
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Bella Collina Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens TifDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Faldo (2008) Steve Smyers (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bella Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.6
372 Reviews (372)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
Patio Dining 28
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 75
Bunkers 74
Undulating Greens 63
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 57
A Weekend Splurge 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 61
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 12

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent

Excellent, Immaculate, Challenging... worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 03/20/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back soon.

457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 02/25/2020

Hello, thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback and hope you will come play again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 02/25/2020

Hey there, we appreciate you leaving us a review! Come visit us again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bella Collina – A Slice of Tuscany in Florida and the State’s Ultimate Golf Package

Driving to the private golf community of Bella Collina, our GPS took us through the quaint town of Montverde, FL, home of the Montverde Academy, one of the country’s most prestigious private college prep schools. We soon came to the gates of Bella Collina, a 1,900-acre private golf and lakefront community owned by Dwight C. Schar and DCS Investment Holdings. Mr. Schar is a co-owner of the Washington Redskins football team and founding chairman of NVR Inc., one of America’s largest homebuilders. The property was purchased from disgraced real-estate developer Bobby Ginn.

Since purchasing Bella Collina, Mr. Schar and DCS Investment Holdings have invested more than $200 million on the infrastructure and amenities. As big a footprint as the community has, there are less than 1,000 homesites within the guarded gates. This Tuscan-inspired luxury community offers new home sites, luxury estate homes and upscale condo residences, all in a breathtaking setting that overlooks Lake Apopka and Lake Siena. Residents have access to just about every amenity imaginable: a private spring-fed lake, a Sir Nick Faldo-designed championship golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, resort-style pool complex, spa and salon and multiple dining venues. Bella Collina is about 30 minutes from Walt Disney World theme parks and a mere 90 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

As you pass through the gates and wind your way up the hill to Bella Collina’s 75,000-square-foot clubhouse - affectionately dubbed “The Castle - you get the idea that you’re in for something special. The clubhouse can be seen from just about anywhere on the golf course and is comprised of six buildings which include a restaurant, spa and fitness center as well as a wine cellar and humidor. It’s a page right out of the architectural digests of Tuscany with its plazas, fountains and terraces with features such as barrel tile ceilings and intricate custom woodwork and stonework.

If you’re here to play golf, you will quickly realize that Bella Collina is not your typical golf experience. In fact, the 18-hole championship golf course at Bella Collina is like nothing else you will see in the state. The course was designed by PGA TOUR Hall of Famer Nick Faldo and plays a whopping 7,617 yards from the “Faldo” tees, although I have to wonder if Sir Nick actually plays these tees when he visits. From these tees the course carries a rating of 76.8 and a slope of 136. We played the course from the “Combo Tees” (Member/Club) which play 6,307 yards (70.8/120) and still offers a great test of golf. Six sets of tees offer lengths that will appeal to every golfer regardless of skill. Pick the set that best suit your game and you’re bound to have a memorable time!

Faldo has done a fantastic job of utilizing the area’s rolling terrain to create a masterpiece that is as visually stunning as it is fun to play. Trust me, your shot making ability will be challenged as will your thought process. Bella Collina is surrounded by the beautiful vineyards of Central Florida and features dramatic elevation changes which are evident as you stand on the first tee and look down the fairway. Although most fairways are wide open and water only comes into play on one hole, don’t think Bella Collina is without its fair share of hazards. Between the massive bunkering in the fairways and around the greens and the waste bunkers that are everywhere, a good sand game is a necessity if you plan on scoring well. Your success will hinge on good approach shots, many of which play uphill and require at least one extra club. Greens are well undulated and, in most cases, well protected. Missed greens will leave difficult chip shots from the swales and mounds that surround them and can make a par that much tougher. There are a few forced carries but nothing that will overwhelm the average player.

Bella Collina also boasts a world-class practice facility including a full-length driving range with multiple target greens, a short-game area that is second to none, practice bunkers and practice greens. The pro shop is stocked with a lot of the latest golf gear and apparel from the industry’s top manufacturers. The men’s and women’s locker rooms are some of the most lavish facilities I have ever seen; the whirlpool/hot tub and steam room areas are in a class by themselves.

There are two restaurants in the Clubhouse as well as several dining venues. The 19th Hole is casual and laid back and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. It’s the restaurant the public has access to. The talented culinary team creates seasonal dishes and adds some interesting twists to classic dishes. The 19th Hole is the perfect place to grab a quick bite before your round or stop by afterwards and enjoy your favorite beverage. For members and their guests, there’s the private, member’s only restaurant Cucina.

Many residents at Bella Collina live an active lifestyle and take advantage of Florida’s year-round sunshine. In addition to an award winning golf course and impressive tennis complex, scenic walking and biking trails meander throughout the property and make for a great low-impact workout. There’s also a resort-style aquatic center with two 75-foot lap lanes, sun deck, whirlpool spa and a covered terrace with bar and grill/ There’s also a 3,000-square-foot fitness center equipped with the latest cardio equipment, free weights and strength-training machines as well as a luxurious full-service spa and hair salon which not only offers a full slate of services for members and residents, but is open to the public on a limited basis.

Just in case you haven’t figured it out, Bella Collina is the perfect place to host your next event. Whether it’s a corporate golf outing or the wedding of your dreams, the experienced tournament and event staff will take care of everything down to the last detail. On the golf side, they are there to help with everything from pre-planning details to a professional scoreboard and scoring; they’ll leave it to you to hand out the prizes! Food and drink issues will be handled as well and you won’t find a better laid out or conditioned course in all of Florida.

When it comes to weddings and their planning, Bella Collina has the experienced staff to handle it all, down to the last detail. They are one of the top ceremony and reception venues in all of Central Florida. Whether it’s an intimate guest list of 50 or a gala celebration of 300, Bella Collina’s staff will pair an exquisite dining experience with the service and attention you desire. Because they pride themselves in exclusivity, only one wedding per night is booked. Their culinary team and event staff will work with you to make sure the menu and room layout are planned just right.

If your purpose in coming to Florida is a golf vacation, look no further than Bella Collina. Thanks to the community’s latest real estate addition - Siena at Bella Collina, a 100-unit luxury condo development –golfers have the ability to stay – and play – at Bella Collina. Golf packages include access to many of the communities otherwise private amenities including the lakefront pool and fitness center and the walking trails, tennis facilities, full-service spa, 19th Hole restaurant, and the golf course. Inside these luxurious two and three-bedroom condos you’ll find an owners suite with private bath, a formal dining room with seating for six, a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living room furniture with Wi-Fi and cable TV. Fresh linens and towels are also provided. Some units have a den, which is perfect for couples traveling with children. Now you can experience a golf getaway like no other.

Bella Collina is a community where families and friends build lasting memories in a new era of country club living. It’s a club that wants to cater to future generations. The club members of today are looking for a lifestyle that is family-oriented in nature, therefore they need an entire suite of amenities that cater to everyone in the family.

You need not be a Bella Collina resident to become a member of one of Florida’s most impressive golf properties. Currently, they are offering perhaps the most affordable membership program I’ve ever seen, especially for a course and facility of this caliber.

Their new membership referral program is tailored to golfers and is designed for you and three friends, however just two make take advantage of it. The new Friends and Family program is a golf only membership and includes unlimited cart fees, golf course and range access, dining at both the 19th Hole and Cucina Restaurants, access to the pool, spa, locker room and inclusion in member events. There is a $200 application fee and dues run as low as $350/month for a foursome. Other family members may be added for $100 each.

As you can see, Bella Collina is a great place to join and indulge your recreational side. And now with the opening of Siena, it’s a great place for a golf vacation on one of the state’s most unique golf courses. If you’re headed to the Orlando area on a family or golf vacation, take some time and arrange a visit to Bella Collina. For more information, visit www.bellacollina.com.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/12/2020

BS. Ridiculous.

457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for the glowing review!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun, Challenging and Immaculate

Our day started out with breakfast in the 19th hole. The food was more than reasonably priced, fresh and delicious. GUI, our server was very friendly and attentive. The staff in the pro shop were very friendly and made us feel welcomed and not just “another tee time”. The practice facilities were exceptional, I’m glad we had ample time to take advantage of them before our tee time. The course has bunkers and waste areas throughout but balanced with vast fairways and risk reward landing areas. I would recommend this spectacular Faldo design to EVERYONE! Multiple tees make this course fun for all skill levels. I can hardly wait to come back. Bella Collina is a must play when in the Orlando area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 01/14/2020

Hello, Thank you for leaving such a stunning review. Please come again soon.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bella Collina Dec 1 2019

Course was in excellent shape, greens seemed slow compared to our previous day at Orange County National where the greens were a at 12. Loved the elevation changes and course design even in the 17 MPH wind gusts. Rated a 4 for green speed and the fact that we had to walk thru puddles down to the range tees and this was the most expensive course we played in the week. Pace of play was 3:45 with a 3-some on a Sunday morning, course didn't seem busy There is a lot of sand, wide fairways and some blind tee shots. It was a little annoying to have to provide a drivers license to the lady at the gate and wait 5 minutes for her to do whatever she did since we were clearly dressed for golf. The Club house is as impressive as the website says but I was there for the golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 12/05/2019

Hello, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback on your experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

WOW

I have played many courses. This one is by fsr th best. Yes 90$ to play but it was well worth it. Course was in perfect condition. Amazing. I will definitely be back. This course makes Omni, Shingle Creek, and even disney look like a 3 star course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 09/05/2019

Hello! Thank you so much for the excellent review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time on the course.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow!!

By far one of the best course I have played in Florida

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 08/23/2019

Thank you for your rating! Come see us again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never fails

Never fails to impress. Tees, fairways and greens all in great condition considering the amount of rain endured over the past two weeks.
Staff friendliness and catering also faultless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for your review! We are glad you love playing here and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 07/29/2019

Hey there, Thanks so much for the review! We hope you can come out and play the course again soon.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bella Collina

Place is incredible. Aside from the clubhouse, which was hands down the best clubhouse I have ever been in, the course was amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 07/25/2019

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you out on the greens again soon.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the best in the world!

Played golf all over and this course is up there with the best. The only drawback I personally experienced was being threatened by the general manaager, Mr Thompson, for no good reason whatsoever. He did NOT display his best customer service manners that day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

The course and facility are superb. Fairways and greens were in fantastic shape. Different layout than most courses in Florida. Actually has a lot of undulation and elevation changes. I played the member tees and it played 6,504 yards. Lots of waste bunkers and sand...you have to hit your line.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 05/29/2019

Thank you for leaving us a review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the course and facility. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Challenge

This course is as scenic and challenging as the other reviewers have stated. Really friendly golf staff everywhere and great layout. First time playing there and by using their GPS and my laser, never hit at the wrong area. We will certainly be back, well worth the drive from Tampa or Orlando.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 05/29/2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Rating of course

Fabulous corse.....worth the money....a true must to play....food was great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 04/12/2019

Thanks so much for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

AWESOME!

I play Bella Collina every golf trip to Florida. It is one of my highlights of the year. This year we spent the whole day there taking advantage of the vistas, locker room of your dreams with showers and hot tubs, and great food offered. Make a day of it. The staff are great there. The course is very intimidating when you first see it but it plays very fair. Perfect conditions!I absolutely love the elevation changes and the unique desert style of this course. It is a real gem and a must play. Its my favorite course I've ever played. This is one Canadian that gives two thumbs up eh!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
457481d7-f406-5bda-aa7d-5299372b8a7d
Commented on 12/06/2019

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you love your experiences at Bella Collina.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Fun Fun!

Wow! I had a great time playing this course. Have never played before due to not so great impressions from others. I don't understand why though. I ended up staying at Mystic dunes resort and thought I might as well try the course. I'm glad I did... love the topography of the land. I love challenging holes and this course gives you a wide variety of that. Not difficult but never boring. Loved it! Will always play every year. Try it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced

For $170 this Golf course should be in much better shape. The greens are in good shape but slow compared to other high end courses in the area. In its current condition the price should be $100.00 or less. There are much better options for the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent!

I was fortunate to be paired with two others that had played already the course and that was a huge help as there are some tricky holes. The course was emaculate and the greens fast! Although the track is challenging you really have to screw up to lose a golf ball. Do not pass this by, well worth the money!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best of the best in Orlando area!

Annual golf trip to Orlando and we look forward to playing Bella Collina every year! Rolling hills and long vista's are combined with an outstanding routing and course conditions. We can't wait to play again next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Bella Collina on Halloween

We had two groups of low to mid handicappers out on a beautiful morning at BC. The pro shop and staff made it a breeze to get checked in and off to the spacious practice area. The practice putting area was really well manicured and fast rolling.
The Faldo design did not disappoint, and the conditions were the best my group has played all year. Fabulously maintained, with giant bunkers and slick greens from start to finish. It was a pleasure to play from plush fairways and fast undulating greens.
Afterwards we ate lunch and settled our bets in a spectacular clubhouse restaurant atmosphere. Their facilities are gorgeous Italian castle like surroundings. Chrissy our server fell right in step with our great experience, making lunch and drinks the perfect ending.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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