There are endless possibilities when it comes to spending your free time after retiring. You no longer have to spend a majority of your day in the office or working on projects. You have the freedom to decide what you want to do and when you want to do it.
Many active adults want to spend their newfound free time on the golf course. Living in a golf course community makes that easy to do, allowing homeowners to hit the links every day.
High $400s - Low $900s
Located in the picturesque town of Chapel Hill, the gated Governors Club community is a master-planned development. It features 10 neighborhoods, more than 1,200 homes, and a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Three of the community’s neighborhoods—Tryon Courte, Morehead Forest, and Governors Square —are likely to be the most appealing to active adults.
Homes within these neighborhoods are available both as resale and new construction. Throughout the years, there have been many developers building residences in Governors Club. Potential buyers have a vast selection of floor plans to consider as well as a wide range of price points.
The Tryon Courte neighborhood features one- and two-story single-family homes. Floor plans range from 2,000 to 4,773 square feet and offer three or four bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Tryon Courte will especially appeal to golf lovers as its flanked by the championship course on two sides.
If having the links on two sides of the neighborhood isn’t enough, golfers may want to consider Governors Square. This neighborhood is surrounded by the award-winning course, giving its residents easy access to play a round or two. Homes within Governors Square range from 3,401 and 3,840 square feet and have three to four bedrooms, three to four bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Morehead Forest offers single-family homes with floor plans that range from 2,487 to 5,007 square feet and have three to four bedrooms, three to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. While the Morehead Forest neighborhood isn’t located directly on the golf course, it does offer its residents scenic waterfront views of Lake Morehead.
Governors Club is home to an impressive list of resort-style amenities that homeowners can access through the community’s optional membership tiers. The list of amenities includes a generously sized clubhouse that spans 42,000 square feet and has both indoor and outdoor dining options. There’s also a fitness center, an indoor pool, and aerobics and dance studios.
Outdoor amenities include an Olympic-sized pool, a large pool deck, several athletic courts, and of course, the 27-hole golf course. There’s also a driving range, a putting green, six practice courses, and a pro shop.
Low $500s - Mid $700s
Regency at Brier Creek is another development to check out if you’re looking for golf course communities in Raleigh, NC. Located within 15 miles of Downtown Raleigh, Regency at Brier Creek is part of the master-planned Briar Creek community. It’s also home to an 18-hole golf championship course designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. The course features four sets of tees allowing players to truly challenge themselves and stretch the course from 5,352 all the way up to 7,029 yards.
Along with the course comes the 40,000 square-foot Briar Creek Country Clubhouse, practice golf facilities, and Deke’s Grill, which overlooks the course. Other amenities within the community include a state-of-the-art fitness center with steam rooms and massage rooms, a library, and a card room. Outdoors, residents have access to six tennis courts, an outdoor pool and patio area, plus walking and biking trails that are spread throughout the property.
Beyond the golf course and amenities, Regency at Brier Creek features 123 single-family homes that are available on a resale-only basis. Floor plans range from 1,825 to more than 3,000 square feet and have two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages. Several layouts also include den areas, covered porches, and sunrooms.
Low $500s - Mid $800s
The Golf Villas at Hasentree is another great option if you’re on the lookout for golf course homes for sale near Raleigh, NC. The gated-community, built by Toll Brothers, features 150 single-family homes that are available on a resale-only basis. There are seven distinct floor plans that range from 1,820 to 2,735 square feet and have two to six bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
The community’s biggest draw is the 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course that stretches to 7,074 yards and was designed by Tom Fazio. The Golf Villas at Hasentree membership also gives members access to 14 different country clubs across the U.S.
In addition to the course, residents also have access to several other desirable amenities, including a 16,500-square-foot clubhouse, an on-site restaurant and bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a spa, three outdoor pools, a number of tennis courts, and miles of walking and biking trails that wind throughout the golf course.