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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Active Adult Retirement Grantham NH | Eastman Community Association

Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135K - $1.5M Lots: $5K - $89K

Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise

The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.

Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.

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Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.

New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!

Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.

Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)

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Affordable Lake Community in TN | Lake Tansi Village Resort

Lake Tansi Village Resort

Crossville, TN
Homes from $100K.

Lake Tansi Village is located just south of the city of Crossville, Tennessee, on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau. This community has so much to offer.
18 Hole Championship Golf Course – Voted #1 course on the Plateau
2 Swimming Pools (Includes 1 indoor pool)
Lakefront Beach and Boardwalk
Fishing Pier
Full-Service Seasonal Marina
Bike & Walking Trail
Recreation Center
Dances – Game Room – Ping-Pong – Miniature Golf – Tennis – Basketball – Horseshoes – Volleyball – Shuffleboard
Country Club Restaurant and Lounge
19th Hole Snack Bar
Arts & Crafts Department
Various Clubs
Three additional excellent fishing lakes

Lake Tansi Village is home to around 4,000 residents. Lake Tansi is the largest man-made lake on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau and residents enjoy fishing, swimming, waterskiing, plus the 18-hole championship golf course that is rated in the top 10 courses in Tennessee by Golf Advisor.

TNVacation.com/Retire TN calls Lake Tansi Village “one of the most affordable community villages in the country” and with its many activities, long list of amenities and low annual home owners fees it’s also one of the most enjoyable places to live.

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Palmas Del Sol Active 55+ Community in Mesa AZ

Palmas Del Sol

Mesa, AZ

Designed for retirees and other active adults, Palmas Del Sol is an age-55+ community for those who want affordable luxury living in one of Arizona’s most popular destinations.

Palmas Del Sol has been developed by Thesman Communities and features single-family homes that need only a minimum of exterior and interior maintenance. All of the residences are designed with energy efficient air conditioning systems and appliances in a variety of floor plans with custom accents.

The 12,000-square-foot Palmas Del Sol Clubhouse is the heart of the community’s resort lifestyle. The heated pool and spa, complete fitness center with Yoga and Zumba classes, and sports courts for tennis, pickleball and basketball are among the healthy exercise facilities. There are also walking and biking paths with stops at the pet park and putting green along the way. A community activities director organizes interest clubs, lifelong-learning courses, dances, dinners, and special holiday events.

In the nearby city of Mesa, Palmas Del Sol residents have convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and top-rated medical services. The location just a short drive from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area means that all of the region’s world-class golf courses, natural attractions, and vibrant nightlife are among your year-round entertainment options.

Request more information below and discover the sunny Arizona lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol.

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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Beaufort Club

Beaufort, NC
Homesites from $90k's

A vibrant waterfront lifestyle is easy to enjoy at Beaufort Club in Beaufort, North Carolina. Go for a walk or bike ride along one of the beautiful nature trails, picnic in of the many preservation areas, where you can spot a flock of pelicans in their famous v-formation.

Take to the greens for an unforgettable round of golf, but be sure to stop by the Golf Clubhouse first, featuring: a pro shop, locker rooms, meeting rooms, bar, lounge, full veranda, and restaurant – Blue Heron.

After exploring Historic Beaufort or the pristine beaches of the Crystal Coast – just minutes away- there is nothing better than relaxing in the pavilion or enjoying a dip in the resort-style pool with family and friends.

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Welcome Home Mississippi

Welcome Home Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Wide open spaces, lush greenery and sandy white beaches – what better place to retire than in Mississippi? Mississippi also is the most affordable state for retirement, with a cost of living 14% lower than the national average and total retirement spending the lowest in the nation.

With 13 certified retirement communities, each one a vibrant and hospitable area, the options are plentiful, and each one offers a quality of living unmatched anywhere else in the U.S. Whether you dream of living in the same city as the King of Rock ‘n Roll, or enjoy outdoor activities like golfing or festivals, retiring in the Magnolia State is full of options for every lifestyle.

We look forward to welcoming you home!


Aberdeen

ABERDEEN
Located on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Aberdeen is famous for its magnolia-lined streets, historic homes and unique cultural attractions, including annual pilgrimages where locals and visitors can tour the town’s antebellum homes.

BRANDON

BRANDON
Just six miles east of the state’s capitol and a stone’s throw from Jackson Medger-Evers International Airport, Brandon offers a small-town atmosphere while boasting an amphitheater hosting world-class musicians and waterfront living and activities.

CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND
A charming college town situated in the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland is known for its high quality of life. Stroll down brick streets lined with great shopping and restaurants or take in a class or performance at Delta State University – Cleveland has a little bit of everything.

PICAYUNE

PICAYUNE
Home to the nationally recognized Crosby Arboretum, Picayune is a thriving city of approximately 11,000 inhabitants and is known for its well-maintained streets, good schools, abundance of churches, stores and restaurants.

HATTIESBURG

HATTIESBURG
A rare example of a booming metropolitan that has retained its small-town charm and atmosphere, this beautiful college town always has something going on – from festivals and events to educational programs and bike rides along the 41-mile Longleaf Trace.

Madison

MADISON
Leading the state with the highest per capita income, highest median home value and highest educational levels – the city boasts exquisite subdivision, expansive country lots and numerous fine dining, retail and arts opportunities.

Clinton

CLINTON
Located in the Jackson metro area, Clinton is known for its thriving downtown area with tree-lined brick streets, its award winning parks, walking trails and many academic, athletic and cultural opportunities hosted at its own Mississippi College.

Oxford

OXFORD
Oxford is a vibrant university town heralded for its unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and bars, historic landmarks and comfortable inns, as well as the country’s number one bookstore and top tailgating experience.

Tupelo

TUPELO
Music fans around the globe know Tupelo as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but that’s just the beginning. Tupelo residents benefit from excellent medical facilities, educational programs, theatre, ballet, a symphony orchestra and galleries.

Aberdeen

SOUTHAVEN
Just a few miles south of the Tennessee border near Memphis, Southaven is known for its outdoor recreation where enthusiasts enjoy fishing, hunting and camping along the Arkabutla Lake, ranked as one of the Top 5 Crappie Fishing Lakes in America.

Starkville

STARKVILLE
If you’re looking for just the right place to enjoy your retirement years, it might be difficult to find anywhere as pleasant and affordable as Starkville. As the home of Mississippi State University, Starkville offers advantages that are rare in many other communities of the same size.

Natchez

NATCHEZ
Founded in 1716, Natchez is bustling with history, majestic views of the Mississippi River and is home to 500 antebellum buildings, many of which are open for tours, dining and events. And don’t miss out on the numerous cultural activities held throughout the year.

 

Vicksburg

VICKSBURG
Home to the largest collection of public art in the state, the historic city of Vicksburg has a commanding view of the Mississippi River alongside art galleries, a thriving Theatre Guild and the Vicksburg National Military Park.

 

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keowee key

Keowee Key

Salem, SC
Homes, Townhomes, Condos: $200K - $1.5M

Looking for the perfect lifestyle community for retirement or to raise your family? Keowee Key has more of what you love. Golf, tennis, fitness center, swimming, boating and pickleball are just a few of the amenities this active, gated, lakeside community offers.

Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Salem, SC, and surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Keowee, Keowee Key is a 1,600-acre community carved out of a forest of hardwood and pines. You’ll find a wide variety of home styles and price points available in a natural setting with mild seasons and an abundance of local adventure.

All homes in Keowee Key are custom-built, including lakefront, mountain or golf-course views. For a maintenance-free lifestyle, you’ll find ample condominiums, town homes and cottages. Choose a lakefront home with private dock or use one of 5 community docks with 324 boat slips, pontoon and kayak rentals, and a supply store.

The challenging 18-hole, par 72 George Cobb Golf Course, features four tee boxes to match all skill levels. A clubhouse with award-winning chef, lakeside leisure trail, three swimming pools, and a dog park, contribute to Keowee Key’s country club lifestyle.

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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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