Florida has more golf courses than any other state – more than 1,250 of them. In Central Florida, Orlando is one of the best places to play and to live. Take a look at these five Orlando area golf course communities for active adults 55 and over.
Del Webb Orlando – Davenport
Residents of Del Webb Orlando can golf at Ridgewood Lakes Golf Course, a par 72 course designed by Ted McAnlis. Each hole features a water or wetland element, and there are several membership tiers for residents, based on the amount of play they expect to enjoy. In addition to 18 holes of golf, residents also have access to a pro shop and a driving range.
Del Webb Orlando is 830 single-family new and resale homes. There are three models with over a dozen floor plans ranging in size from 978 square feet to 2,251 square feet. In addition to the golf course, residents enjoy amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, a sundeck, a coffee bar, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics and dance studio. There’s also a library, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and over 12 miles of walking and biking trails.
Four Seasons at Orlando – Kissimmee
New homes are available at Four Seasons at Orlando, which is right on the 18-hole Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club. This championship golf course includes 18 holes of golf and a putting green. There’s even a miniature golf course and a clubhouse that includes Kenzie’s Restaurant and Bar. This gated 55+ community is being developed by K. Hovnanian, and by the time construction is finished, there will be 533 single-family homes in 11 different floor plans.
Residents can enjoy group exercise classes in the fitness center, holiday parties in the clubhouse, and events in the gathering rooms. There’s an arts and crafts studio, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts. Poolside cabanas offer comfort and a relaxing way to spend a few hours swimming and sunbathing. There’s also a movement studio, a dog park, and several walking and biking trails.
The Lakes at Harmony – Harmony
CalAtlantic Homes is developing The Lakes at Harmony, a gated 55+ community which includes an 18-hole championship golf course. This new community has 400 single-family homes in three collections; Sanctuary, Florida, and Palm. Sizes range from one-bedroom homes expansive plans with four bedrooms plus dens.
In addition to the golf course, residents can enjoy the golf clubhouse, pro shop, and golf practice facilities. There are many other opportunities for fitness and activity, including an equestrian center, a swim club, courts for basketball, shuffleboard, and volleyball, and soccer fields. There are boat docks and a marina for golfers who also love the water.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens – Deland
About half an hour north of Orlando is the town of Deland and the gated 55+ community of Cresswind at Victoria Gardens. Deland is the home of Stetson University, so this is the place for anyone who loves the energy and culture of a college town. In addition to 1,070 new and resale single-family homes, there’s the Victoria Hills Golf Club, which was named one of the Top 50 Public Golf Courses by Golf World. The course was designed by Ron Garl, and there’s also a pro shop and a restaurant called Mulligan’s Tavern & Grille.
Cresswind at Victoria Gardens has five different models in various sizes. Amenities include a clubhouse and a health and fitness center. There’s a business center and a library, as well as horseshoe pits and tennis courts. A long list of clubs and activities keeps residents busy, from book clubs to scrabble clubs and a travel club. There’s a wine club, a group for nature walkers, and a fantasy football league.
Solivita – Kissimmee
One of the largest communities in the Orlando area, Solivita has 5,900 new and resale homes in single-family and attached models. This golf cart-friendly community has two separate and private golf courses with membership opportunities for residents. The Stonegate Golf Club includes the 18-hole Cypress Course and the 18-hole Oaks Course. There is also a putting green, a driving range, locker rooms, and a pro shop. After a round of golf, enjoy lunch at the Marketplace Bistro or a cocktail at one of the two restaurants.
Solivita has a number of additional amenities. There are pools, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, fitness centers, and dance studios. Activities include line dancing, language classes, and yoga. There are support groups, exercise classes, and a course for dog obedience. On or off the golf course, active adults at Solivita are never bored.