Bella Staff Spotlight: Meet Antero

ANTERO AGUILAR HAS BEEN HERE SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING. A San Juan Capistrano native, he has been at Bella Collina for nearly 30 years!!

            Previous to working at Bella Collina, Antero worked at Monarch Beach Golf Links. In March of 1987, Antero made the move to help construct a new    project here in San Clemente which would be the first “Gary Player Signature Golf Course” on the West Coast. The project was designed by Professional Golfer, Gary Player, and Karl Litten, a world renowned golf course architect. This course would be called Pacific Golf Club and opened the summer of 1988.

            Through all of the transition that Pacific Golf Club since opening, to what is now Bella Collina San Clemente, Antero has been dedicated to this golf course and has never left since stepping foot on this property. Today, he is the Assistant Superintendant and leads the general supervision of golf course maintenance.

            Early mornings on the golf course when the sun is rising, projects with large equipmentthat remind him of building the course, and always knowing he has a home here are Antero’s favorite qualities about being a Bella Collina employee.

            Antero still resides in San Juan Capistrano to this day with his wife. He has four children, two boys and two girls, and nine grandchildren.  In his spare time, he plays the accordion in a band called Del Norte. Although he works on the golf course all day here, he still enjoys landscaping and gardening on his days off.

            Antero is a walking blueprint of all the changes that have happened over the years. He often remembers things that everyone else has forgotten or misplaced. He is a valuable asset to our future success and we are so happy to have him as part of our Bella Collina family nearly 30 years later.