Coto de Caza

Originating in 1968, when it was envisioned as a hunting lodge, is one of the county’s oldest Guard-Gated Master planned communities, known as Coto de Caza. Completed in 2003, there are about 4,000 homes covering 5000 acres. In 1984, the community served as host to the Summer Olympics riding, shooting, running & fencing of the pentathlon events.

Coto de Caza has two clubhouses, an equestrian center and two golf courses. The North club is located adjacent to The Village homes. The Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet club is a private club which facilitates the two 18-hole golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.. These courses run throughout the community. The North course was rated the most difficult golf course in all of Orange County. In addition, the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet club has ten tennis courts, swimming pools, & a jacuzzi. In 2008 the club expanded to include a new fitness center with state of the art exercise equipment, a day spa, snack bar and the Michael Chang tennis hall of fame and member lounge.

Coto de Caza is located near Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and Ladera Ranch. Coto is approximately fifteen minutes from the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 5) and five minutes from the Foothill Toll Road (State Route 241) to Irvine and Riverside County. Most students in Coto de Caza reside in the Capistrano Unified School District.

(city/community information noted through Wikipedia.com, 2011)