Members at Toscana
When it comes to socializing, Members can choose from an exciting array of activities like golf and tennis tournaments, dance lessons, martini parties, tennis mixers, cooking classes, bocce ball, barbecues, and more. The Club also hosts holiday camps and activities for visiting children and grandchildren. Adding to the Tuscan villa-like atmosphere is a quaint, central post office building where residents often meet while picking up their mail. Toscana Members often say that the friendships made within the community are the best part of membership.
Kathy and Tom Kilroy
Excerpt from A Home Away in Alaska Beyond by Susan Hauser
At Toscana Country Club, in Indian Wells, California, the sunshine, peacefulness and camaraderie with neighbors make for a great experience for Kathy and her husband, Tom, at their second home. They already loved the Palm Springs area after many golf vacations with their three daughters. Then friends recommended they look for a place of their own, and all roads led to Toscana. Kathy and Tom bought in 2012 and now have their own 3,600-square-foot Tuscan-style villa with plenty of room for their adult children.
“It was like we’d come to Tuscany,” says Kathy. “It’s gorgeous, and the architecture is really beautiful.” With golf, pickleball, hiking, biking and myriad social activities, such as luncheons, art galas and cooking competitions, Kathy says, “There’s so much going on here, we can’t fit another thing into our schedule.”
Wilf & Marg Gobert
Calgary, Alberta Canada
A prized golf experience headlines the activities at Toscana Country Club, but its list of things to do and see drives well beyond the tee box. – By Josh Skapin, Calgary Herald
Diverse activities has helped make the California get-away a desired landing spot for a number Calgarians, including Wilf and Marg Gobert. “I’m an avid golfer, and my wife (isn’t),” says Wilf. “We needed a place that combined the aspects of some recreation beside golf, but golf in particular.” “We have embraced it and fallen in love with it,” says Wilf. His passion for golf is satisfied by two Jack Nicklaus designed courses.
In terms of what the couple enjoys together, Wilf points to Spa Bella Vita and the Toscana Sports and Tennis Club. Three winters ago, the couple got into cycling. “Cycling is wonderful aerobic, physical exercise for people as you get older,” Wilf says. “As a result of our sports club, we have been doing some amazing trips.”
This includes everything from day trips to two or three nights away in various locations around Southern California. They also have more extensive outings, including France last year and Croatia this year. “It’s adventure cycling,” Wilf adds.
Other activities at the development include technology classes, Spanish lessons, film club events, tennis tournaments, hikes and yoga retreats.
Jim and Sherri Meeks
Indian Wells, California
Excerpt from A Golden Eighteen
Members Jim and Sherri Meeks say they eat dinner at the club twice a week and have lunch there three or four times a week, despite the fact that there is no food minimum. “We are very health conscious,” Sherri says, and Chef is very accommodating with special needs and requests.” The Meeks seem to enjoy every aspect of the club, however, not just the dining. “I use the spa a lot,” Sherri says, “and we find ourselves going to the fitness center four or five days a week.” In fact, Jim and other members affectionately call Toscana “Camp Toscana,”. “We looked at a lot of places, but Toscana is a hidden gem.”
Tony and Daniela Franceschini
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
A touch of Italy in the California Desert – By Steve MacNaull, Edmonton Journal
Indian Wells, California – Edmonton couple Tony and Daniela Franceschini had no intention of buying a home when they first rolled into the spectacular Toscana Country Club outside Palm Springs, California.
“We were just looking around,” says Tony with a laugh.
“But not long after we went through the gates we were sold. By the end of the weekend we had bought a place.”
GAIL AND HOWARD ADDISON