55+ Communities Without Golf Courses Near Phoenix, AZ

Entrance sign for Encore at Eastmark 55+ living in Phoenix, Arizona.
An idyllic retirement in Phoenix, Arizona doesn't always include golf.

Some active adults might think that all of the best 55+ communities near Phoenix, Arizona include golf courses. But since a golf course isn’t on everyone’s wish list, several age-restricted communities offer the same resort-style lifestyle without a golf course. Active adults can find luxurious 55+ communities that pass on the green fees, traffic, and noise of golf courses in favor of other desirable amenities and scenic landscapes.

With 79 active adult communities in the Phoenix area, homebuyers can find the community that’s right for them, even if they don’t want a golf course. Here are five of the best communities in the Phoenix area without golf courses but with plenty of other upscale amenities.

Villa MontereyScottsdale, AZ

Mid $300s – Mid $600s

Sunrise view of saguaros in the Arizona desert
Residents of this 800-home community enjoy visiting the clubhouse, which serves as the gathering place for residents.

Villa Monterey is a 55+ community located 20 miles outside of Downtown Phoenix that provides a variety of sought-after amenities. Residents of this 800-home community enjoy visiting the clubhouse, which serves as the gathering place for residents and allows neighbors to come together and form long-lasting friendships. Residents can catch a game of cards or a club meeting in the multipurpose room.

Homeowners can go for a dip in the outdoor pool and spa, or enjoy a quiet afternoon on the outdoor patio thanks to the year-round warm weather in Scottsdale. Additionally, they can challenge neighbors to a game on the tennis courts. Walking and biking trails meander through the community grounds, making it easy for residents to enjoy their natural desert surroundings.

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ProvinceMaricopa, AZ

High $200s – High $600s

Palm trees beside the outdoor pool at Province in Maricopa, Arizona
Province provides residents with an abundance of amenities that fit an active adult lifestyle.

Even though Maricopa has a reputation as a peaceful desert town, Province provides residents with an abundance of amenities that fit an active adult lifestyle. The 32,000-square-foot clubhouse at this 55+ community boasts an indoor heated pool and spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a spinning bike classroom, a cafe, billiards, a library, a ceramics studio, a paint and stained glass studio, a sewing and quilting studio, and a ballroom. It also features a resort-style outdoor pool with views of a scenic 50-acre lake that also offers catch-and-release fishing.

The outdoor amenities continue with pickleball and tennis courts. There’s even a putting course so residents can practice their swing without it taking over the community. With 30 percent of the community’s land designated for parks and open space, active adults can enjoy a tranquil and well-maintained landscape without the need for a golf course, all just 38 miles south of Downtown Phoenix.

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Ventana LakesPeoria, AZ

Low $300s – Low $500s

Houses and trees beside a calm pond at Ventana Lakes in Peoria, Arizona
The town of Peoria has many shopping outlets, dining opportunities, and cultural attractions.

True to its name, Ventana Lakes includes 30 acres of scenic surroundings, including nine well-stocked lakes, several waterfalls, walking trails, and docks suitable for fishing or paddleboat activities. The clubhouse at this 55+ community, called the Yacht Club, contains a fitness center, an aerobics studio, sauna and steam rooms, a library, and rooms for arts and crafts, billiards, and cards. There are also four swimming pools, with two heated for year-round enjoyment, and courts for volleyball, bocce, and tennis.

The town of Peoria, just 30 miles north of Downtown Phoenix, has many shopping outlets, dining opportunities, cultural attractions, and local sporting venues. Within just a few miles, residents can enjoy the West Valley Art Museum, Arizona Challenger Space Center, and the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. There are even several golf courses nearby so golfers can take the game outside of this tranquil community.

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Encore at EastmarkMesa, AZ

Low $400s – Low $700s

The clubhouse patio at Encore at Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona
Encore at Eastmark offers age-restricted living with all of the popular amenities.

Even active adults who want to live in a master-planned community can find a neighborhood without a golf course. Located within the master-planned Eastmark community, Encore at Eastmark offers age-restricted living with all of the popular amenities. The 15,000-square-foot Encore Club includes a cafe, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an arts and crafts studio, a library, a billiards room, and classroom meeting spaces.

Residents of this 55+ community can enjoy the warm Arizona weather at the outdoor resort-style swimming pool, spa, and patio with a fireplace. Active adults who like to play sports will be appeased by the tennis, bocce, and pickleball courts, and won’t even miss the golf. An event lawn provides a landscaped space to host guests on the community grounds.

For those who want to travel, the Phoenix-Mesa Airport is just 7 miles away, and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is just 30 miles away. Active adults who want to visit the city can drive 35 miles to Downtown Phoenix to experience all the city has to offer.

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WinfieldScottsdale, AZ

High $500s – High $1Ms

Urban sunset over downtown Scottsdale, Arizona
A 72-acre mountain preserve on this community’s grounds adds boulders and desert trees to the landscape.

For active adults who want a luxurious age-restricted community without a golf course, Winfield stands out for its amenities that allow residents to stay physically active. Active adults who prefer desert views over golf course views might also feel right at home at Winfield. A 72-acre mountain preserve on this community’s grounds adds boulders, cacti, and desert trees to the landscape and provides scenic views of natural Arizona land.

Miles of walking, biking, and hiking trails encourage residents to enjoy this natural landscape. Residents can also enjoy a resort-style swimming pool, patio and barbecue area, and eight lighted tennis courts.

The surrounding area offers outdoor experiences that include a trip to Carefree Desert Gardens and the sprawling Tonto National Forest, with almost 3 million acres of land for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and outdoor recreation. This community’s location 32 miles north of Downtown Phoenix provides easy access to the metropolitan area while enjoying more spacious landscapes.

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