Coto de Caza (meaning game preserve in Spanish) is a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated private community in Orange County, California. The population was 14,866 at the 2010 census. The CDP is a suburban planned community of about 4,000 homes and one of Orange County’s oldest and most expensive master-planned communities. The project began in 1968, when it was envisioned as a hunting lodge, now the Lodge at Coto de Caza, and the community was completed in 2003. Around the town, there are still undeveloped lots available for purchase. The majority of the community is tract housing, with collections of custom-built homes on the outskirts off the main streets. This secluded community bordering the Cleveland National Forest features the spectacular Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club Country Club with a 36 hole Robert Trent Golf Course, amazing clubhouse and several tennis courts. Horse lovers can enjoy the Equestrian Center and also purchase beautiful horse properties in this area.