Colonial’s first steps to become a
community took place in 2001, when Pulte Homes began developing the site for a
Master Planned Community. Swampland became streets, golf course and
community center. Homes sold very quickly as they became available, and
the final homesite was completed in 2006.
The par-72 Championship Golf Course, designed by Gordon
Lewis, opened in early 2003. The Clubhouse and restaurant opened its doors in
late 2005 to excellent member reviews.
In 2014 the Master Board approved a large renovation of
the Clubhouse, enhancing the overall look and capabilities. In 2015 an
exterior, open-air patio area was added to the clubhouse to enhance member
events, weddings and casual dining.
Colonial’s racquet culture is vibrant, with 8 Har-Tru courts kept in peak shape
by our longtime Head Tennis Professional Jeff Timmer. To complement the
tennis offerings, Colonial added 4 Pickleball courts to our activity offerings
in 2015. These courts were so popular that 4 additional courts debuted in
2017, bringing our total to 8 pickelball courts.
Colonial added 2 Bocce Courts in 2016, which were an
instant member favorite. Members enjoy bocce as a social activity
and for league play (men’s, women’s, mixed). Another 2016 enhancement was
a major upgrade to the driving range cart park area, converting the space from
a concrete deck to pavers.
Fitness, aquatics and social activities are also an important part of living
the Colonial lifestyle. The fitness center embodies rejuvenation and healthy
living, with the pool and sundeck offering tranquility and relaxation.
Members also enjoy walking and viewing wildlife in our Preserve which includes
a network of walking paths and sitting areas allows members to enjoy both the
Fitness and relaxation opportunities that the Preserve provides. In 2016
we completed an extensive renovation of one of our 2 Community Pools.
Colonial is committed to having the latest state of the art exercise equipment
for member use, while also providing a evolving number of hosted social and
wellness events for our members.
In 2017 Colonial continued its trend of enhancing member amenities.
Highlights include: interior lobby renovations at the Community and Fitness
Center; exterior landscaping improvements at the Community Center; a retrofit
in every Colonial residence to our new cable contract --we now enjoy high speed
wi-fi internet along with a state of the art entertainment package; a complete
revamping of our club website to add interest and greater flexibility and
navigation for Member use; our golf course was substantially improved by
significant projects to upgrade lateral hazard/waste areas; damage was sustained
from Hurricane Irma, but through excellent Emergency planning the community was
not severely impacted. In the spirit of fellowship and care,
countless examples occurred where members helped each other, and the club
staff, through the difficult days after the storm. The stories from this
time truly exemplify the caring and giving aspect of our members.
This year, Colonial will again be undertaking improvements and projects to
maintain our Vision and Master Plan for the community. The entire Cable
infrastructure will be replaced with a fiber optic network (to be completed by
the end of Summer 2018). This will enhance every property’s value, and
every resident’s reliability. We will complete projects to restore areas
damaged by Hurricane Irma (community and golf course tree replacements,
perimeter wall renovations) to their former state, maintaining (and even
upgrading) community standards.
Colonial is currently undertaking a Strategic planning
process towards Facility and Amenity enhancements to our club this year.
In keeping with our overall vision and mission our Members are kept well
informed, and encouraged on projects such as this to read the variety of
electronic communications and also attend the live communications that the club