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Russell Lands Announces New Lake Club on Lake Martin
Russell Lands has announced its plans to build the only multi-use waterfront lake club on Lake Martin. The new facility, The Benjamin Lake Club, will be located in Russell Lands’ newest lakefront development, The Heritage.
The Benjamin promises to provide a wide variety of amenities to The Heritage property owners. The facility will be centrally located within the community and will enjoy an elevated view of a beautiful and peaceful Lake Martin cove surrounded by Heritage residential properties.
The facility will consist of a two-story clubhouse with meeting and event space, an owner’s bar, catering kitchen, expansive fitness center, aerobic/yoga room, and locker rooms. Adjacent to the clubhouse and fitness center will be a resort-style pool with a large covered and uncovered pool deck, poolside snack bar, and lakeview terrace.
The Benjamin will have extensive outdoor features including a beach, waterfront event lawns, firepits, amphitheater, and community docks. On the upland portion of the clubhouse property are additional event lawns, eight tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, and a tennis pro shop.
The Heritage, with its 1,500 acres and 12 miles of shoreline, will provide approximately 250 waterfront and 150 water-access properties. “We are excited how The Benjamin Lake Club will enhance the lifestyle and use of The Heritage,” said Russell Lands’ Chief Executive Officer, Tom Lamberth. “The lake club will allow property owners a beautiful place to spend quality recreational time with family, friends, and neighbors.”
The Heritage community is also the location of the nearly complete Coore & Crenshaw-designed golf course. The course is the central feature of the private Wicker Point Golf Club. The Coore & Crenshaw team is arguably the world’s most sought-after design team. The new course will be their first in Alabama.
The lake club, which is an exclusive amenity for The Heritage, will be world-class as well. To ensure that quality, Atlanta-based architecture firm, Cooper Carry, was selected to design The Benjamin. Their team, led by Pope Bullock, has extensive experience designing resort-style amenities.
Russell Lands has successfully created numerous waterfront communities on Lake Martin, such as Willow Point, The Ridge, and Trillium. As those communities have matured and completed their sales cycles, it was time to create a new community. With thousands of acres of land and hundreds of miles of shoreline to choose from, Russell Lands decided to create a special community on a less-active portion of the 41,000-acre lake.
The Heritage development began in 2021 with the first phase of residential property released in 2022. Forty-eight homesites have sold to date, and the much-anticipated second phase is scheduled to be released this June.
Site crews will commence work on The Benjamin this summer with the completion and opening scheduled for spring of 2025.
For more information on The Heritage amenities and the second release of residential homesites, contact a Sales Executive at 256.215.7011.