Named for the famous medieval fortified city in Spain and conceived by Bob Sierra, Avila Golf and Country Club is one of Tampa’s most stunning and exclusive gated communities. Avila’s 900 acres boast an 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, premiere tennis facilities, and a country club—all set within a beautiful nature preserve that includes a dozen lakes. The Mediterranean-inspired Swim Pavilion includes a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, wade pool, shaded pavilion, snack bar, and playground. For those who prefer an air-conditioned workout, the Fitness Facility spans over 7,000 square feet and boasts state-of-the-art exercise equipment and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pristine golf course greens. The embodiment of a classic American club, Avila offers golfers, athletes, and nature lovers the luxuries and anonymity of a country club lifestyle. Featuring several distinct dining venues, the Clubhouse can accommodate any occasion, from a poolside lunch to a black-tie dinner. Residents love the communal feeling of family-friendly events like the extravagant Easter Celebration, Breakfast with Santa, or the annual Spooktacular. There’s also the tradition of Sunday Champagne Brunch or family night-themed buffets, with Southern hospitality at the heart of every meal. A bi-monthly newsletter, Ventanas, keeps residents informed about social events and community gatherings. Gates are guarded at all hours, providing unsurpassable security. Located in North Tampa, residents enjoy an easy, 20-minute drive to downtown attractions like Bern’s Steakhouse or Amalie Arena. The airport is also a 20-minute drive, while world-famous Clearwater Beach is reachable within half an hour. With an address in Avila, residents can let down their guards and just be at home.