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ColoVista an estate style development built around a true Texas style mansion and golf course nestled above the Colorado River in the an area of “lost pines” just southeast of Bastrop.
ColoVista was the vision of Les Apelt who bought the land and built a 17,000+ sq. ft. mansion on the bluffs overlooking the Colorado River. Being a golfer and developer he considered putting in a practice hole for himself and then decided to put in a full 18 hole course, designed by Craig Metz. Mr. Apelt’s mansion ultimately became the clubhouse, a free standing pro shop was built, along with an exercise building, zero edge pool, and tennis courts. The Mansion itself became a destination wedding and special event venue. The real estate development included estate sized lots in the pines and golf course lots. When Mr. Apelt passed away recently the country club and golf course closed and are for sale but are being maintained for future use. The golf course is currently just considered “green space” and is not open for play at this time.
From Austin head southeast on Highway 71 to Bastrop. The highway crosses over the Colorado River and begins to climb out of the river valley. You will pass the intersection of Highway 95, Tahitian Drive, and in approximately one and one half miles you will turn right on McAllister. This will take you through the subdivision of Pine Forest. At Oak Shadows turn right ( there is a sign ) and continue to ColoVista Parkway where you will turn left and enter the Country Club and subdivision.
ColoVista is just a few miles outside of Bastrop. There you can find shopping and restaurants. There are three open golf courses in the area, two state parks, horse boarding and riding trails, Lake Bastrop for fishing and boating, and the Colorado River for fishing and kayaking.