The Ronto Group’s new Infinity luxury high-rise within The Colony at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs offers the possibility of living a highly amenitized, resort lifestyle while enjoying spacious residences replete with prestigious designs and exclusive views. The 22-story tower will include 96 residences and is being developed by Ronto in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital. Purchasers continue to be attracted by how the Infinity tower is redefining what high-rise living in Southwest Florida can be like. To date, Ronto has processed sales contracts worth $133,000,000 and the building is more than fifty percent sold. Preconstruction pricing for the tower’s available residences ranges from $2,495,000 to $4,475,000. Infinity is the first of two high-rises Ronto will be building within the gated Colony community and will be the first new high-rise built at The Colony in six years.
One of the many amenity highlights at Infinity is a nine-hole putting golf course. The amenities will be expanded to include a second nine-hole putting course during construction of the second high-rise. The courses are being designed by Beau Welling, founder and owner of Beau Welling Design in Greenville, South Carolina. Beau has nearly 26 years of design experience, including ten years of working with the renowned Tom Fazio. He founded Beau Welling Design in 2007. Designing putting courses is an ancillary undertaking for the firm. Its design portfolio includes traditional golf course and short course design, including The Pelican Golf Club outside of Tampa, one of the new courses for PGA Frisco, and the short course for South Seas Island Plantation.
“The putting element is interesting to us because putting is the most accessible version of golf,” said Beau. “So, in other words, you don’t really have to be a golfer to be able to go and putt, or at least try to putt. One of the reasons it’s that way is that nobody can putt, it’s one of the hardest things and sort of levels the playing field. Everybody has the same job. We’ve had a lot of success creating putting experiences, putting courses, that become uber family friendly because for the non-golfer member of the family it’s something they can do all together as a familial unit. At the same time, really good golfers like putting, too. It’s another version of time on the golf course with a cocktail in your hand. So, putting is awesome because it spans the whole spectrum of level of play for golfers and non-golfers.”
Designed with an emphasis on enjoyment for residents and guests of all skill levels, the putting course will be reminiscent of a traditional golf experience rather than themed miniature golf of the past. The course will ultimately include two separate nine-hole loops that will provide serious golfers an opportunity to test their skills while simultaneously delivering a friendly, fun activity for groups new to the game. Featuring movement on the putting surfaces that golfers would find on green grass golf courses, the holes will require players to navigate strategic turf bunkering along with contouring, humps, and slopes to reach the pins. The Infinity putting course will also be lit for evening play where players will be able to grab their putter for a round well into the evening.
“The two courses will be artificial turf, so instead of doing the traditional mini golf with windmills and clowns’ mouths, this is going to represent ‘real golf,’” said Beau. “It’s going to look like a green grass putting experience. There won’t be any rails around it like in mini golf. At the same time, we’ve created a lot of interest by creating contours, bumps, and little hills. There are going to be real contours. The golfers will need to read breaks, just as they would on a real golf course. Sometimes there might be something that’s in the way and you must use the contour to get around whatever that obstacle is. The whole intent is for the course to be this really, really fun thing that good golfers will enjoy doing and the kids and non-golfers will also enjoy doing.
“For the first nine, it will probably be nine holes that can be played in 20 minutes, something like that,” Beau continued. “The holes are not meant to be different from par threes. What we’ve found is that when you set somebody up on a putting course, if you try to block them from going to the hole, they still try to go to the hole. And that creates all sorts of issues. So, it will be presented as par three golf holes even though they might look like they go around obstacles, there will be ways to use the contours to get around the obstacles. We’re super excited about this project. It’s part of the building rather than being an on the ground amenity. It will be on the building’s beautiful amenity deck. We have the technology. The artificial turf has gotten so much better so we’re able to present something that will be a wonderful compliment to everything else.”
With spectacular vistas of tropical fauna, wetlands, and the Gulf of Mexico, Infinity’s sky-high views are endless. The building’s array of resort-style amenities will feature a beautifully landscaped exterior amenity deck with the putting golf course, and multiple swimming pools, including a 3,400 square foot family pool, and a 2,500 square foot adult pool. Hot/ cold plunge pools are also planned. A poolside café will offer food and beverages. An approximately 2,000 square foot game room, a fitness center, guest suites, a dog park, bocce courts, pickleball courts with noise buffering screening and spectator benches, social seating, and overlook terraces will also be included.
Infinity residents will also have access to the exclusive Pelican Landing Beach Park on Big Hickory Island, the Pelican Landing Community Center and Fitness Center, The Pelican Landing Tennis Center, pickleball courts, a kayak facility, a sailing facility, and bocce ball courts. Additionally, Colony residents will have access to a kayak park on Estero Bay that is located within the gates of The Colony, as well as access to The Bay Club, a private, residents only dining facility on Estero Bay. A golf and country club is located within the gates of The Colony. Membership opportunities are available for an additional fee. The Colony Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole golf course designed by Jerry Pate, as well as a clubhouse offering formal and casual dining, a golf shop, a spa and fitness center, and tennis facilities.
Infinity’s five spacious floor plan choices range from 3,075 to 4,020 square feet and will be equipped with expansive windows and sliding glass doors that embrace panoramic, long-range dimensional views. The open concept plans provide residents with the creative freedom to design the interiors to suit their preferences and tastes. Private elevator foyers, sprawling grand salons and dining areas, spacious owners’ suites and guest bedrooms, gourmet island kitchens fit for a personal chef, and expansive terraces with an additional outdoor kitchen and gas grill all reflect Ronto’s commitment to providing an ultra-luxurious living experience. An array of luxurious features and finishes that will establish a new standard at The Colony. Each residence comes with a two-car garage.
To learn more about Infinity at The Colony, visit infinitycolony.com. To make a sales appointment, call 239-362-9550. The Infinity on-site sales center is open daily.