As you know, Scottsdale is home to a number of exclusive golf communities, each with their own unique offerings and amenities. Estancia is one such community with a renowned golf course, luxury villas and custom homesites. Nestled on 640 acres and wrapping around the north side of local landmark, Pinnacle Peak, this pictuesque setting allows for interesting elevation changes and beautiful mountain, desert and city views.
When planning the golf course, developers and members of The Estancia Club wanted to build a combined Pine Valley and Augusta National in a desert setting near an Arizona landmark. This site fit the bill and the group hired Tom Fazio to design a course that would be suitable for beginners, but still challenging for experts. The club was opened in 1995 offering 7,314 yards of superb golf and a caddy program to ensure you have a great round (think positive, right!). The course continues to receive national acclaim.
The 32,000-square foot, European-styled clubhouse is a treasure of its own. Boasting dining facilities and luxurious men’s and women’ locker rooms, it is the perfect place to mingle with neighbors and celebrate a great day on the course. Other clubhouse sporting options include tennis courts, a pool with a lap lane and a fitness room.
If you are interested in building your own dream home, there are still a few of the 223 custom homesites available. The lots range in size from one-half to two acres and design guidelines ensure that each home will blend and contour to the site. If you are interested in learning more about building a custom home, don’t hesitate to call. R.J. Gurley Custom Homes has built several homes in Estancia and we would gladly meet with you and your realtor to find a homesite that will work for your dream home. After that, we can recommend an architect to get you started.
If building a custom home is not your cup of tea, the Homes of La Scala might be the perfect fit for the lock-and-leave lifestyle. These 39 Tuscan-styled patio homes are clustered into pods that open onto a central courtyard. Lately, we have been working on several of these villas to make them better suit their new home owners…everything from general updating and repairs to whole patio remodels.
Recently, I asked one of our custom home customers who splits his time between Arizona and Colorado about why he choose Estancia. “I think we loved the general architecture throughout the community, especially the Tuscan feeling. We love the first class service at the club, and the golf facility as they all are very courteous and gracious. Also, we have really come to appreciate the desert, especially the wildlife…from the bobcats up in the saguaros to the Gila monster resting in our front patio.”
To see more of the architecture of Estancia, visit the gallery on our website.