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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is joining the fast growing vacation home industry. A couple of weeks ago a celebratory groundbreaking took place to mark the launch of the The Bear’s Den Club, a new luxury vacation-rental community in Reunion.
Nicklaus will have two homes on the community and his wife Barbara is also getting in on the action with some interior design work for the community and its homes.
“Styles come and go but good taste never goes out of style” remarked Nicklaus who was eager to stress the importance of his wife and his team in getting involved with the project. “We have some 360 signature golf courses around the world but nothing like this. We’ve completed branded communities, but this is the first time we’ve assisted with a project where the 17th and 18th holes are entirely surrounded by rental properties. This is an area in the United States where I believe a project like this has a real advantage. There are a lot of places where seasonal rentals are popular, but I believe that Orlando has the kind of attractions that draw vacation renters year-round.”
When it opens in 2017, The Bear’s Den Club, the final element of Reunion Resort, will be a gated enclave with vacation homes surrounding the 17th and 18th holes of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Tradition Course at Reunion.
“After nearly two years of discussion and planning, it’s truly incredible to see this dream of ours become a reality,” said Jim Bagley, owner, Citicommunities LLC. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to break ground with the Golden Bear himself and give our newest Bear’s Den Club owners an opportunity to spend some quality time with the greatest golfer that’s ever lived, an American icon, and one of today’s most acclaimed designers.”
The Bear’s Den Club owners and those who rent vacation homes within the community, once open, will have access to Reunion’s restaurants, three golf courses, driving ranges, pools, tennis pavilions, waterparks, fitness center and biking and hiking trails. A private Bear’s Den Clubhouse will serve up the ultimate Nicklaus experience, with memorabilia commemorating his illustrious Hall of Fame career career.
“We’ve definitely saved the best for last with the Bear’s Den Club, as it truly is the perfect culmination to Reunion Resort,” said Bagley. “We look forward to welcoming golf fans and travelers into this extraordinary, one-of-a-kind community.”
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