Mary Lynn Ilnitsky and her husband’s hunt for a new home took them to several different communities throughout the Phoenix area, but by a happy coincidence, they found Encanterra Country Club.  Once Mary Lynn and her husband drove past the gates, they knew they had found the active living community for them. “We stopped looking for a home anywhere else at that point,” said Mary Lynn.

Behind the gates of Encanterra Country Club lies a beautiful community that offers the amenities that rival a five-star resort. At the heart of the community lies a 60,000+ square foot club – La Casa, which features all the latest in dining, private golf, fitness, relaxation and social connectivity.

Avid golfers, Mary Lynn and her husband enjoy the beautiful, private championship golf course available to Encanterra Country Club residents. Designed by PGA Tour veteran and former Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, the Encanterra golf course features a classic core golf layout that offers unparalleled quality and challenges for every player.

“The golf course without a doubt was what solidified the decision to purchase a home at Encanterra. My husband plays a lot of golf, and I play 2-3 times a day,” said Mary Lynn. “We really appreciate that the course is beautiful, challenging and private, which gives us more opportunities to golf, without the complications that come with planning golf outings elsewhere.”

In addition to the golf course, Encanterra features luxurious, resort-style amenities to their members, including the Alvea Spa that offers a fulfilling of spa services, such as massage therapy, facials and herbal body treatments. Encanterra also offers fine dining options like Bistro 1528, The Vault, The Chef’s Table, and Apps & Apres.

As a part of the resort lifestyle, Encanterra hosts a regular public festival called The Good Life Festival, which includes national and local acts on outdoor stages. Attendees can also experience a variety of activities that celebrate “The Good Life,” such as gourmet food and cooking demonstrations, specialty shopping, wine and craft beer tasting, as well as spa and golf demonstrations.

“The Good Life Festival events are an absolute blast,” said Mary Lynn. “We really love being at Encanterra, and couldn’t think of a better place to be for this part of our lives. Encanterra feels halfway between a vacation and real life!”

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