The following communities feature the best golf courses. ideal-LIVING searches for communities that feature multiple courses designed by the most respected architects in the business. Additionally, these communities have active men’s and women’s golf leagues. They also offer a variety of links that appeal to new golfers as well as the most seasoned. If you’re a golfer, you will never grow tired of these courses.
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Okatie, South Carolina - In designing the 27-hole Callawassie Island golf course, Fazio took advantage of the natural beauty of the marsh vistas to create intriguing visual drama as well as excellent playability, presenting delights and challenges for players at every skill level. One of the master architect's earliest designs, the course meanders intimately along the river and salt marshes. The salt marsh forms a lateral hazard on the last three holes of Dogwood and provides outstanding views of the marsh and Callawassie Island. The Palmetto nine winds through the interior of the Island, and the Magnolia is the longest of all three nines.Read More...
Lakewood Ranch, Florida - If it's golf you love, look no further than Lakewood Ranch. In addition to three villages within the community that offer golf as part of their bundled amenities, Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club offers membership to all. This award-winning club is the emerald jewel of the community, with 54 holes of championship golf over three courses, two of which were designed by Arnold Palmer.
In addition to a full social calendar at two incredible clubhouses, the club also features a brand-new Golf Academy, using state-of-the-art technologies for custom fittings and teaching programs.Read More...
Reynolds Lake Oconee - Georgia Golf Communities
Greensboro, Georgia - With six spectacular designs by five legendary architects and 117 holes, golf at Reynolds Lake Oconee provides members and guests a unique and memorable experience. With Bop Cupp's trailblazing efforts at The Landing and Preserve courses, Jack Nicklaus' Signature Great Waters course, Tom Fazio's 27-hole National course, Rees Jones' resort experience at The Oconee course, and Jim Engh's Scottish-inspired Creek Club course, nowhere else can you find such a collection of truly distinctive, championship golf courses all in one location.
North and South Carolina Mountains-Between the seven dynamic communities that make up The Cliffs, there is something for everyone. They cover both lakeside and mountain living, have seven nationally-ranked golf courses, miles of hiking trails, state of the art amenities and even a team of Outdoor Adventure Specialists to assist with smooth adventures into the nature. From 75-mile views atop Glassy Mountain to a pristine, shimmering lake nestled among the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or charming community bordering the Pisgah National Forest and iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, there's no better place to immerse oneself in incredible mountain views.Read More...
Kiawah Island - South Carolina Gated Communities
Kiawah Island, SC
Kiawah Island, South Carolina - With 10 miles of private Atlantic Ocean beach, a collection of seven golf courses that includes the host of the 2021 PGA Championship, and historic Charleston on the horizon, Kiawah Island is more than a place to vacation. The private Kiawah Island Club affords members an unmatched collection of amenities and distinctive venues, include two golf courses, Tom Watson's Cassique and Tom Fazio's River Course, which continually rank on Golfweek's "Top 100 Residential Courses." For more than 40 years, Kiawah Island Real Estate has offered an unparalleled collection of properties and a deep devotion to the Island's natural beauty and unspoiled wildlife.
Southport, North Carolina - St. James Plantation is a golfer's dream come true. We're the only private, gated community in the Carolinas to offer the variety and challenge of 81 distinctive holes of golf created by four world-class designers: Nicklaus Design Group, Hale Irwin, P.B. Dye, and Tim Cate. All four courses have also earned the prestigious Audubon Certification, symbolizing our commitment to protecting and preserving the natural environment. Practice greens, driving range, friendly golf pros, fully stocked Pro Shops, and a healthy schedule of clinics and tournaments (big and small) throughout the year keep our golf-loving residents on the swing.Read More...
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