Looking for that ideal golf community? Here’s the place to start your search.
If you’re looking for that perfect golf community, you should start your search online at GolfCourseHome.com. The site has been providing essential information about golf communities, their amenities, properties for sale and more for over a quarter century.
Founded in 1995 by former Golf Digest writer, David Lott, the company pioneered the concept of looking for real estate online and has grown to add www.WaterViewHome.net for waterfront and water view properties (new website coming Fall ’21) and VineyardOpenHouse.com for real estate of all kinds on the magical island of Martha’s Vineyard.
A Growing Roster
Many of the communities that joined in the early days are still with the site—Reynolds Lake Oconee, GA; The Landings, GA; Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, FL; Grand Haven, FL; Woodside, SC; Sea Pines, SC; Ocean Ridge Plantation, NC; Fords Colony, VA, and many others. Today’s list of communities now also includes the states of Texas, Arizona, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware and others.
Over the years, these communities (and others) have augmented their championship golf offerings with more amenities to appeal to the wider interests and passions of their new residents. Nature centers, shooting clays, sailing, chess clubs, cooking classes, pickleball, yoga, pilates and much more have been added to the activities menu. And when an interest isn’t being served, a query to club management often results in a new activity being added.
How to Search
You can search on GolfCourseHome.com in a variety of ways—from state and individual home listings to amenities, prices, locale and more. In addition, you’ll find stay and play packages and Discovery Tours, usually for 3 days/2 nights, that include on-property accommodations, meals, golf, real estate tour and more. A Discovery Tour is the ideal way to learn about a community in person.
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To stay abreast of new communities coming on board, new listings (a new one is added every weekday), travel packages and more, subscribe to the free e-Newsletter, New Communities, by visiting GolfCourseHome.com/subscribe. Every issue connects you directly to homes for sale, the communities, travel packages, community news and much more. It’s your first step to finding that perfect community for you and your family.
Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City, FL
Harbour Ridge is an 885-acre, private, gated, recreational community in Palm City (adjacent to Stuart) set on Florida’s renowned Treasure Coast. Featuring 36 holes of golf, boating and tennis, this member-owned, equity club also enjoys a two-mile-long stretch along the mile-wide St. Lucie River. Homes, condos from $100,000.
Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Palm Coast, FL
Hammock Beach is an award-winning golf and oceanfront community located along a sparkling, two-mile stretch of Florida’s famed Palm Coast. Set against the Intercoastal Waterway, it offers two renowned golf courses, world-class amenities and 11 distinct neighborhoods from which to enjoy it all. Homes, condos from $249,500, lots from $40,000.
Ocean Ridge Plantation, Ocean Island Beach, NC
Ocean Ridge is known as the most luxurious golf and beach community in North Carolina’s southeast region. Praised for its elegant country club lifestyle, four golf courses and traditional neighborhoods, Ocean Ridge features lush landscapes all washed by fresh breezes from the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway. Homes from $384,900, lots from $14,000.
Callawassie Island Club, Callawassie Island, SC
Callawassie Island is a private, gated Lowcountry island community offering world-class golf, top-notch tennis and a thriving social lifestyle. Deep-water access to the Colleton River and the Atlantic Ocean further expands the range of activities for its active residents. Homes from $399,000, lots from $20,000.
Martha’s Vineyard for the Golfer
Surprisingly, there are five golf courses on the 100-square mile island of Martha’s Vineyard, which is located just six miles off the coast of Cape Cod. There are the very private clubs–Edgartown Golf Club and Vineyard Golf Club. And there are the semi-private–Farm Neck Golf Club and Mink Meadows Golf Club.
And then there’s the Royal & Ancient Chappaquidick Links on Chappaquidick Island. (You may need a local to find it.) Featuring nine holes of three and four pars, the Royal & Ancient is one of the oldest courses in the country, having been established in 1887.
All of which means to say that if you’re a golfer, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to strike a ball when you are on-island. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have made a point of playing golf here, in addition to generations of vacationers and islanders alike.
And if you are looking for a home on or near the golf course, then you can have that, too. In particular, Farm Neck GC features homes in the sections of Waterview Farms and Sengekontacket which comes with tennis and a community dock.
Mink Meadows GC is surrounded by a neighborhood of the same name that comes with its own private association beach. And adjacent to Mink Meadows is the home and condo community of Tashmoo Wood.