Discover the Best Golf Communities

If your idea of a good time involves watching your ball fly a couple hundred yards down the fairway, living in a golf course community might be for you. The good news is there’s no shortage of golf communities to choose from! Of the 16,000+ golf courses in the United States, more than 3,000 are part of a residential community.

Why choose a golf community?

Golf course communities make your favorite sport the center of your lifestyle. There’s no need to drive across town to play a round or work on your game—a quick 9 or full 18 holes is just a short walk or cart ride from the front door, and often, with no tee time required.

What are the benefits of living in a golf course community?

As a golfer, you already know the top benefit of living in a golfing community: close proximity to the links. But there are several others reasons people choose the golf community lifestyle.

  • Community and neighbors: Golf communities are, at their core, social places where you can easily make friends and bond with neighbors over shared interests. There’s always a friend nearby to play golf with—or grab a drink, share a meal, or take a walk with.
  • Active and healthy living: If you’re looking for an active and healthy lifestyle, a golf community offers you miles of walking and a community of people who are ready to enjoy the outdoors with you. Most golf communities have gyms with ample exercise equipment, plus fitness classes ranging from morning yoga to water aerobics, and other sports like tennis.
  • Nature: Golf communities offer plenty of outdoor space, so you can get some fresh air and enjoy the natural surroundings whenever you choose.
  • Luxury landscaping: Many golf communities are known for their attention to detail when it comes to landscaping. You’ll find well-maintained ponds and lakes, well-groomed trails and boardwalks for walking, and flowers and trees that bloom with the seasons.
  • Amenities: Most golfing communities come with a homeowners association that provides other amenities in addition to the course. Clubhouses provide space for dining, themed parties, social clubs, and general socializing with friends and neighbors. Shared pools and hot tubs offer a place to lounge and relax after a round of golf.
  • Other hobbies: Whether you’re a chess lover, knitter, or a pickleball fanatic, many golf communities come with organized events and clubs for hobbies of all kinds.

Ready to get golfing?

You’ll find that there are a lot of golf communities to explore, but don’t let that intimidate you on your search. Browse the golf communities below to see the best of what’s available across the U.S. With ample sunshine, plenty of space, and wide open putting greens, these locales are not just neighborhoods, but some of the nation’s most well-loved golfing destinations.

If you’re ready to learn more about a particular community, use the information request form to connect with a local representative who can help answer your questions. You can find more on HOA fees, inquire about homes for sale, request brochures, and more.

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Coastal Home Builder Wilmington NC | Legacy Homes | Top 100 Builder

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

Wilmington, NC
Homes from the low $300K

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark is the crown jewel in a long line of North Carolina home building history. As one of the Nation’s “Top 100 Builders” for over a decade, the Legacy Homes division is a trusted partner in the Wilmington, NC region that spans four counties, and is a featured builder in many of the South’s premier planned communities, such as Brunswick Forest, Bluffs on the Cape Fear, Compass Pointe, River Bluffs, Riverlights, St. James, Summerhouse, with more to come. The Legacy Homes’ mission is to walk alongside each client as the dream of their new home becomes a reality… Best known for thoughtful floor plans, maximized living spaces, attention to detail, and custom trim work, any Legacy Home is destined to be a showstopper.

The goal at Legacy Homes is to make the homebuilding process as seamless for each client as possible. Whether choosing from one of the professionally designed available model homes or building from the ground up, a Legacy team member will be with you each step of the way. As a semi-custom builder, you will have the opportunity to create the dream home that fits perfectly with your lifestyle.

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Briarwood Active 55+ Resort near Daytona Beach FL | Coastal Luxury

Briarwood

Port Orange, FL
Homes Sales From $30K Rentals from $895.

Step into this active 55+ community just minutes from the beach in Port Orange, Florida and be amazed at how affordable a resort lifestyle can be! You?ll discover friendly people, luxury amenities and homes for sale and rent. Our community offers a year-round calendar of social events planned by our Activity Director, two beautiful clubhouses, heated pool, lake for fishing, and so much more. Briarwood is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.

Management and Sales offices are still open 7 days a week, 8-5. Please contact us for more information.

Virtual Tours now available! Feel free to watch our video playlist below. You can navigate to the next video by simply clicking the button to the right of the “share” icon.



Homes are shown by appointment only and social distancing and hygiene guidelines are strictly adhered to. Safety is our priority.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, SC
Homesites from $150K, THs, Villas, Cottage Homes & Single Family Homes from $400K and Home and Land Packages from $600K

This master-planned resort sits on the sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC and stretches across 2,600 acres on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. With near perfect year round climate, members and guests enjoy a wide-variety of outdoor activities and social gatherings.

The exclusive par-71 course offers its guests a classical inland style and features wide, generous fairways. A 126-slip marina, marks the Intracoastal Waterway’s only marina in Myrtle Beach. Members stay active with additional amenities including a Tennis Club, Members Club and Ocean Club with beach access.

At Grande Dunes there are choices to fit a wide variety of lifestyles and budgets. Discover exciting new homes including Golf Village with Mediterranean-style custom homes and golf course homesites, Marina Village which includes Del Webb for active adults as well as waterway homesites and various villas and townhomes, and Ocean Village with Lowcountry-style homes closer to the ocean. Homebuyers have the option to buy an existing home or a custom homesite to build a custom home by AR Homes, Nations Homes II, CRG Companies, Carrell Group, Traditional Homebuilders, or a builder of their choice.

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Lake Arrowhead | Mountain Community near Atlanta GA | Golf Community

Lake Arrowhead

Waleska, GA
Single Family Ranch Style Homes from $300K - $500K.

Lake Arrowhead sits on a 540-acre lake surrounded by mountains, pristine wilderness, and championship golf. Enjoy Resort style living that includes a 24 hour manned, guarded entry, a 2-story marina pavilion, sports courts with basketball, fishing pier, 14+ miles of hiking trails, swimming pools, pickleball, tennis, boat rental slips, boat slips and dry storage to name a few. We encourage you to browse our inventory of homes here, our photo gallery here, and our video gallery here. The great part about our location is that we are in close proximity to the State of the Art Northside Cherokee Hospital, have easy access to the interstates, fine dining, shopping and entertainment.  Our county taxes are the lowest in the state for residents 62 and older.

Enjoy our Ranch Homes and Villas

Lake Arrowhead’s Portfolio of Ranch Style Homes are selling in three Neighborhoods.
The Woodlands Ranch Style Homes start in the $300’s, Bluffs at Highlands Vista in the High $400’s,
Highlands Vista Ranch Style Homes start in the $500’s and Golf Villas starting in the High $400’s

Reservations have just been released for the New 2022 neighborhoods

Highlands Vista Phase 3 offers long range mountain and golf views.

Waterview townhomes and Marina Parc villas showcase Lake views and are walking distance to the community marina and lakeside park.

And Franklin Elm provides private heavily wooded homesites.

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Osprey Cove

Saint Marys, GA
Homes: $300K - $1.5M Homesites: $50K - $300K

The sun rises over the marsh grass, painting the sky in watercolors and reflecting off the pond your patio overlooks. Your golf bag sits by the front door as you eagerly prepare for a day on the greens. Afterward, you’ll join your friends on a boat cruise and take in the sunset over the St. Mary’s River. This is life at Osprey Cove.

Abutting the Florida state line, Osprey Cove is a highly prestigious private golf community in the town of St. Marys, Georgia. Spread out over 1,100 acres, Osprey Cove provides diverse real estate options, with preexisting, new, and custom-built single-family homes to fit a wide range of price points. A mix of architectural styles, sizes, and layouts adds visual interest to the neighborhoods. And since many homes face the course, marsh, creeks, or lakes, scenic views are all built guaranteed.

Of course, the real star at Osprey Cove is the golf course, which Golfweek ranked in its “Top 5 in Georgia” and Golf Digest awarded a 5-star rating. The 18-hole Mark McCumber-designed championship course works with the natural characteristics of the land and river, while incorporating strategy, variety, and surprise. This golf course is truly a highlight to living at Osprey Cove.

Even if you don’t play golf, there’s plenty to do in Osprey Cove. Visit the River Club to work out, play tennis, swim in the junior Olympic pool, or join one of many fitness classes. Kayak on the river or go ocean fishing for King mackerel and cobia.

Request more information about Osprey Cove for when you’re ready to start living the coastal life.

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Plan your visit

Grab your clubs. The only way to make sure you’ll love a golf community is to visit and, well, play a round or two. Once you’ve selected a few places you’re interested in, plan your visit. Many golf communities offer tours and “stay and play” packages, so prospective buyers can  ‘test-drive’ the course and community. While you’re there, you can talk to community residents and local realtors, explore the surrounding area, and make sure your chosen spot really feels like home.

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