Guide to the Top Golf Communities in Florida



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Guide to the Top Golf Communities in Florida

Golf communities in Florida are among the region’s best retirement communities. Retirees and other seniors who love to play golf can take advantage of top-notch courses and an active social calendar that comes with the country-club lifestyle.

Designed with Play in Mind

The best golf communities feature courses designed by the finest minds in the industry, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson. Acclaimed architects Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Tom Jackson, and Arthur Hills have also created exceptional courses all over the country.

Of course, a great golf community starts with a course that uses the area’s natural features to create a unique experience. Mountain courses challenge players with elevation changes and reward them with sweeping views. Lakeside links are dotted with water features to maneuver around. Tidal wetlands and strong ocean breezes of seaside courses test the most skilled golfers.

Courses are the gems of golf residential communities; thus, upkeep is a priority. From routine maintenance to complete refurbishments, golf communities offer consistently high-quality courses.

Most golf communities have multiple onsite courses—some as many as six! This means convenient tee times and a rotation of different challenges. And even if there is only one course within the community, residents are usually provided complimentary access to other local courses.

Up-To-Par Member Services

Golf community residents experience superior services to help them reach the top of their game. Professional instruction, available as group or private lessons, takes players’ skills to the next level. For those who prefer a tech approach, digital swing analysis may also be available. 

Professional staff help residents book lessons and tee times. They also manage league schedules and member-exclusive tournaments. An onsite pro shop means that residents are always fully equipped to play.

Clubhouse Calendar

New residents and veteran members can mingle at the clubhouse. Restaurants and private dining rooms provide an intimate setting for old friends, while lounges and outdoor decks are great places to make new ones. 

Aside from golf, clubhouses also feature amenities such as state-of-the-art fitness facilities and pool complexes. Those who want to take a break from golf can pick up a racket and play on the tennis courts.

From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefits homeowners in these great communities. 

Sample Communities to Discover

Gated Community in Kissimmee FL | Solivita | Homes from $200K

Solivita

Kissimmee, FL
New Homes from $426,995. Resales from mid $200K.

Welcome to award winning Solivita, which we believe is the premier 55+ Active Adult community in Central Florida.

It is located less than 40 minutes to Disney & the other attractions and the Orlando International Airport.

Solivita is located on 4300 acres with most homes built on conservation, pond or golf course lots.

Taylor Morrison is the home builder and offers 10 beautify appointed home designs on display in their model home center, with prices currently ranging from only $426,995.

Community amenities include:
* a Guard Gated Entrance,
* 2 championship 18 hole golf courses,
* community village with 3 restaurants, entertainment center, fitness center, pharmacy, business center,
* 2 clubhouses, 14 indoor & outdoor community pools,
* softball, tennis, bocce, pickleball & shuffleboard,
* over 250 clubs and hundreds of cultural and social events, so there is something for everyone.

We can represent you on your purchase of a new construction or resale home, call us to arrange your community tour and learn of everything that Solivita has to offer.

If you are selling your Solivita home, ask about our Equity Saver Marketing Program which will save you more of your equity on the sale of your home & sell your home faster than the market average.

Call us at 407-614-4570 for more details or arrange your community tour.

We look forward to assisting you with your move to this awesome community.

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Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL
Homes, Townhomes, Villas, Condos: $300K - over $1M

Live the Florida lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of—with 20+ villages, each featuring distinctive homes, amenities, and features, Lakewood Ranch is designed to support every aspect of your life. New homes include townhomes, condos, attached villas, single-family homes and estates, with prices from the $300s to over $1 million.

We set out to build a community that is more than just the homes it’s made up of. Here you’ll find all the shopping, dining, entertainment, education, healthcare, nature, and recreational options you could want to make the most out of every day. And the best part is that it’s all already here. You don’t have to envision it—you can simply start living it.

Our 48% open space plan and mixed-use component work together to provide each village on The Ranch with easy access to parks, trails, and recreational opportunities like three town centers, a sports campus featuring pickleball, Sarasota Polo Club and The Farmers’ Market.

Just beyond our backyard you can enjoy Sarasota’s white sand beaches and arts scene, Tampa’s sports teams, and quick access to four airports.

ideal-LIVING has named Lakewood Ranch Best Health and Fitness Community and Best Golf Community. Lakewood Ranch has also earned the spot as the #1 best-selling community in the U.S. for all ages for six years running.

Come explore Florida’s favorite place to call home. LakewoodRanch.com
What to expect at The Ranch:
• 20+ villages, 1 is 55+
• 3 town centers & 8 neighborhood shopping plazas with Publix Grocery stores
• 150 miles of multi-surface trails
• 10,000+ acres of lakes, parks, and preserves
• 60+ clubs and groups
• Over 200 shops and eateries
• 13 community parks
• 162 holes of golf
• 32 courts for racquet sports
• A-rated schools & higher education campuses
• Sarasota Polo Club
• Farmers’ Market voted #1 in Florida
• Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
• 22 fields at Premier Sports Campus
• Sights and Sounds Performing and Fine Arts Series

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and specials. You won’t know until you go!

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Plantation Bay

Ormond Beach, FL
Townhomes and Villas from $400K, Single-Family Homes from $500K, Estate Homes from $800K

Plantation Bay

Few communities offer the kind of abundance that has come to be expected at Plantation Bay. You won’t need your imagination to know what life will be like here in the charming seaside town of Ormond Beach, Florida, where an unhurried pace, year-round warm weather, no state income tax, and a lower cost of living offer superb value and a lifestyle second to none.

Plantation Bay is a distinguished community that stands out for its harmonious blend of thriving wildlife and state-of-the-art facilities. With the Founders Club, an impressive 40,500 square-foot full-service Golf and Lifestyle Center influenced by the charm of the West Indies, a second full-service clubhouse, the Prestwick Clubhouse, a grand 7,000 square-foot Spa and Fitness Center, well-lit Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, walking and biking paths, and two and a half championship golf courses, it is the perfect place for both living and leisure.

Plantation Bay offers dozens of award-winning one- or two-story homes starting at just under 2,000 sq ft. Choose the plan that best speaks to your taste, needs, and personality. Choose from spacious, low- maintenance one- and two-story townhomes, single-family custom homes, and custom estate homes by one of the country’s largest homebuilders celebrating over 40 years of building excellence. Request information about Plantation Bay below.

  • Acreage– 3,600 acres (1,450 hectares) Gatehouse – Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club is a gated development with around-the-clock security.
  • Club Structure – Homeowners may choose from a range of optional membership packages including clubhouse, fitness, sports, and full golf memberships. All memberships in Plantation Bay are optional, allowing you to indulge in only the activities you love.
  • Golf – An established trio of well-maintained golf courses adds up to a unique private golfing experience, with a total of 45 holes set among gentle hammocks of moss-draped indigenous oaks, extensive practice facilities, a brand-new Pro Shop, and quality instruction by a PGA Professional staff.
  • Clubhouse –Two full-service clubhouses, The Founders Club and the Prestwick Clubhouse provide a range of indoor and outdoor dining options, along with versatile event spaces suitable for business meetings, weddings, and private parties. The Founders Club is our newly completed 40,500 sq ft Golf and Lifestyle Center that brings a refreshing West Indies-styled flair to the community with an abundance of elevated amenities.
  • Tennis – Plantation Bay’s robust tennis program features 10 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with an active schedule of lessons, clinics, and league play, including special lessons and camps for youth players.
  • Pickleball – Plantation Bay is proud to offer 10 dedicated Pickleball courts to play on, making it the go-to destination for everything Pickleball. From tailored lessons to friendly matches, and organized round-robins to holiday-themed tournaments, Plantation Bay is the ultimate setting to master the art of Pickleball.
  • Recreation – Additional recreational amenities include basketball, and bocce ball courts, nature parks, and miles of private walking trails.
  • Swimming – Members have access to a private swim pavilion with a heated lap pool, a zero-entry free-form pool, ample deck space including a tiki cabana bar, and regularly scheduled water aerobics classes.
  • Spa & Fitness – Plantation Bay’s 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center combines quality strength training and cardio machines with free weights, steam rooms, exercise classes, personal trainers, and a full menu of massage and beauty treatments.
  • Shopping & Dining – From casual fare to haute cuisine, residents can experience a variety of dining options without leaving the development. The property is convenient to an extensive selection of shops, restaurants, and commercial services within easy driving distance.
  • Area Attractions – Plantation Bay residents have easy access to nearby coastal communities and miles of wide Atlantic beaches. The property is about 30 minutes from Daytona Beach and Port Orange, 25 minutes from St. Augustine, 45 minutes from Jacksonville, and just over an hour from Orlando.
  • Healthcare – Advent Health located about 15 minutes away provides 24-hour emergency care and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. Additional healthcare options are available throughout the Daytona Beach-Port Orange area.
  • Leases – Long-term leasing options are available.

Single-Family Custom Homes For Sale – Priced from the $500,000s
Custom Estate Homes For Sale – Priced from the $700,000s
Townhome Villas For Sale – Priced from the $400,000s

Disclaimer: Prices subject to change. Void where prohibited.

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