For avid golfers, being close to a course is more than a priority; it can be a deal-breaker. That is why golfers like to scout out areas for local clubs when looking for homes. What’s even better is having a golf course in or right next to your community. In some states like Florida, there is an abundance of active adult neighborhoods that have their own golf courses, but others do not have as many.
If your heart is set on retiring in New York, there are four 55+ golf course communities in the state. They are all gated neighborhoods, which is a huge plus. In addition to this, they have homes at different price points and extra amenities like clubhouses and tennis courts. With all these amenities, living in these developments is like being on vacation all year. Three are in Long Island and one is in the Hudson River Valley.
Here is the low-down on these four golf course communities with homes for sale in New York.
Mid $500s - Low $600s
This exceptional 55+ community is being developed by Beechwood Homes and will have 280 new and resale attached homes upon completion. Meadowbrook Pointe Links & Spa will feature eight attached floor plans ranging from 1,523 to 2,191 square feet with one to two bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. Features like dens, covered porches, and breakfast rooms make these homes elegant and comfortable.
The 18-hole Mill Pond Golf Course surrounds the community and offers online tee-time booking. The Meadowbrook clubhouse has tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts as well as a fitness center, salon, outdoor pool, and sports bar and lounge.
Medford is in Suffolk County in East Long Island, close to the Long Island Expressway and about 60 miles from Manhattan. It is located at the center of the Island, making it equidistant from the north and south shore beaches. The closest hospital is Long Island Community Hospital, and there is a shopping center with a Target and Sam’s Club less than five miles away.
Below $100k - Mid $200s
Our most affordable New York golf course community is Leisure Village, an established 55+ neighborhood with 1,500 resale attached homes. The 11 floor plans start at 1,194 square feet and feature one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and either street parking or a garage. Options include sunrooms, porches, updated kitchens or windows, and eat-in kitchens.
The 9-hole golf course is attractive and challenging, and it offers women’s and men’s leagues as well as a putting green. Leisure Village’s 25,000-square-foot clubhouse also has ceramics and woodworking studios, a fitness room, a library, an outdoor pool, and three bocce ball courts.
The property is less than five miles south of the northern shore between Rocky Point State Pine Barrens Preserve and Brookhaven State Park. Local businesses and services include Stop & Shop supermarket, Rite Aid, Movieland Cinemas, and a Walmart.
High $400s - Mid $1Ms
There are two condo models ranging from 1,100 to 1,140 square feet with two bedrooms and one-and-a-half to two bathrooms. The five attached models range from 1,940 to 3,200 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half baths, and attached one- or two-car garages. Options may include vaulted ceilings, dens, and second-story lofts.
The 18-hole golf course has a driving range and pro shop and is well-rated. The Club at the Greens clubhouse has its own fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and bar, and four tennis courts. Nearby attractions include White Post Farms and West Hills County Park.
High $200s - Low $700s
There are dozens of condo floor plans ranging from 955 to 1,900 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one to two-and-a-half baths, and either an assigned carport or an attached two-car garage. Upgrades may include stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. The select number of single-family homes range from 1,200 to 1,700 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms and an attached two-car garage.
Heritage Hills boasts the Somers National Golf Club, which has 9- and 18-hole championship courses, a driving range, and a restaurant. Homeowners may join the club for a separate membership fee. Other standout amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room, sauna, crafts studios, and a performance theater. Outside, you will find bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts, gardening plots, and five outdoor pools. There’s also an Italian and a Chinese restaurant on the property.
This vibrant community has too many clubs and activities to list here, but with fitness classes, a singles group, line dancing, and book discussions, there is always something to do. And when you need to run errands, there are two nearby shopping centers: Towne Centre at Somers and the Mahopac Village Shopping Centre.