It's that simple. Unless you’re a lover of the sport, it’s hard to totally ‘get’ how vital proximity to a golf course is for golfers. You don’t have to love golf, however, to want to live in a golf community.
There are many non-golf related perks to living in a golf-centric community. Here are a few:
• Communities with golf courses are typically well-groomed and often pristine.
• Golf and Country Clubs offer countless social activities.
• Cart paths pave the way for walking, running and biking opportunities.
• Amenities and social clubs are plentiful.
So, whether you fall into the golf-lover category, or you’re simply interested in the lifestyle that surrounds living on a golf course, start exploring golf communities that could be right for you.
Beyond The Course
What else matters to you regarding where you live? Do you want to live on or near the coast? Or is mountain or lake living more your speed?
Where you want to be regionally-speaking is usually a priority.
But, not always. Proximity to the city, a major university, or to family is often of utmost importance.
Activities, amenities, and social opportunities are also factors many consider when choosing the community that’s right for them.
Here are other considerations when comparing golf communities:
• Are membership fees included?
• Is the course (or are the courses) exclusive to members?
• How accessible are other golf courses?
• Are cart paths open to other activities (i.e. running, biking)?
• Is it a gated or non-gated community?
• Active Adult community?
Stay a While
You can’t know if a community is right for you until you go. Once you’ve done a little homework and have found a few communities you think could be a good fit for you and your family, give the them a call to set up discovery tours. Being a part of a community for a weekend is the best way to find out if the culture and lifestyle there is right for you.