While rolling hills and tree-lined fairways may provide lovely scenic views, many homeowners are willing to forgo an on-site golf course if it leads to lower community fees. Non-golfers are likely to be more interested in other community amenities, while some resident golfers prefer to live in a popular golf area where they can play at several nearby courses.
Fortunately, there are luxury active adult communities across the country that offer a country club setting minus the community golf course. Here are ten luxurious active adult communities surrounded by golf courses.
Valencia Reserve – Boynton Beach, Florida
Valencia Reserve is a gated 55+ community that offers resort-style living in one of South Florida’s most popular destinations. Although the development is mid-sized with 1,043 single-family homes, it has a spacious, 41,000 square-foot clubhouse that features hobby and game rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an on-site cafe. Residents can easily stay active outdoors with nine Har-Tru tennis courts, a basketball court, walking trails, and two swimming pools.
Anthem Ranch – Broomfield, Colorado
Spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain foothills replace golf course scenery at Del Webb’s scenic Anthem Ranch community. Its various amenities include an impressive fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, an aerobics studio, an indoor swimming pool and spa, and an indoor walking track. Residents can also explore scenic Colorado with 47 miles of walking and biking trails or visit the sports courts for a game of tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, or softball.
Ardiente – North Las Vegas, Nevada
The spacious clubhouse at the heart of Ardiente is the center of activity for this 788-home 55+ community. It features a luxurious outdoor swimming pool, hobby and game rooms, a putting green, and sports courts for tennis, bocce, and basketball. Its uniquely landscaped parks, extensive walking trails, and outdoor fitness stations make Ardiente a real stand out.
Trilogy at the Vineyards – Brentwood, California
Set in Northern California’s East Bay area, Trilogy at the Vineyards features a 34,000 square-foot clubhouse surrounded by another 30,000 square feet of outdoor amenities. Highlights of the clubhouse include four options for dining, a spacious fitness facility, and a full-service spa. The community also has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tea gardens, and bocce courts. Though there is not a golf course on site, Brentwood Golf Course is adjacent to the community.
Four Seasons at Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California
Built by K. Hovnanian, Four Seasons at Palm Springs has the distinction of being the only 55+ community in Palm Springs. This resort-style community includes just 477 single-family homes, making it an ideal community for residents who want a smaller neighborhood in a country club setting. On-site amenities include a spacious clubhouse and sports courts for tennis, bocce, pickleball, and shuffleboard. Resident golfers will also enjoy living beside the Palm Springs Country Club.
Province – Maricopa, Arizona
With a prime location in the Phoenix area, Province is a scenic mid-sized community with country club appeal. The 32,000 square-foot clubhouse and resort-style swimming pool sit at the edge of a 50-acre scenic lake, while 125 acres of the community have been developed as parks and open areas. The spacious clubhouse provides numerous amenities, while the grounds feature several sports courts and an outdoor amphitheater.
VillageWalk at Lake Nona – Orlando, Florida
While VillageWalk at Lake Nona is located less than 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, its own community amenities provide residents with plenty of on-site recreations. Outdoors, this includes six lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools, and a basketball court. The Town Center also features fitness facilities, hobby and game rooms, and services such as a salon, post office, and a financial advisor.
Seasons at Prince Creek West – Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Seasons at Prince Creek West may not have its own golf course, but it is located near Myrtle Beach in prime golf territory. The community is also adjacent to the Tournament Players Golf Course, which is the only PGA Tour facility in the state. While the community is small, its beautifully appointed clubhouse provides several amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and bocce courts, and an outdoor kitchen.
Carolina Preserve – Cary, North Carolina
Just outside of the popular Triangle area, Carolina Preserve is a Del Webb 55+ community with an impressive clubhouse and resort-style outdoor recreations. Just a few of the community’s desirable amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby and game rooms, a demonstration kitchen, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sports courts, a putting green, and a scenic 15-acre lake. Carolina Preserve also has extensive walking and biking trails connected to the larger Cary bike trail system.
VeronaWalk – Naples, Florida
With an amenity-rich Town Center, VeronaWalk is a lakefront community with both daily services and a country club setting. VeronaWalk residents can stop by the bank, post office, gas station, and beauty salon. They can dine with friends in the full-service restaurant and make use of the state-of-the-art fitness center. Highlights of the outdoor recreations include eight lighted tennis courts, bocce and basketball courts, a resort-style swimming pool, and a dedicated lap pool. The grounds also feature miles of lighted walking and biking trails.