Category: Golf

  • Many 55+ and active lifestyle communities are known for their golf course settings. Many builders have been able to hire the world's best course designers for their communities. Here's where to live if you've always wanted an Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus course nearby.

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  • by Brad Mitchell on November 10th, 2017No Comments

    There are so many things to consider when looking for an active adult community in Florida. From amenities to lifestyle options to home styles to nearby cities, it’s likely there’s a long list to check off before settling on the perfect community or home.
  • by Karl Schuster on November 4th, 2017No Comments

    From modest stock models to flamboyant carts customized right down to the lug nuts, golf carts are an exceptionally popular mode of transportation in many of the country’s active adult communities. Ask any golf cart owner and they are bound to tell you not only about the convenience and ease of maintenance, but also that they are just plain fun to drive around. Given their slower speeds, golf carts are safer and more economical and also allow passing neighbors to wave and say hello, fostering a real sense of community while enjoying the scenery. Even the most luxurious models cost substantially less than even the most Spartan economy cars, while still serving the same functions of transporting groceries or a modest number of passengers.
  • North Carolina has been a popular retirement destination among Baby Boomers because of its beautiful four-season climate, proximity to cultural and urban attractions, healthcare facilities, and diverse regions. But the Tar Heel State is also known for having a wide selection of active adult communities with beautiful golf courses that attract retirees who want to spend their Golden Years hitting the links. These stunning golf course communities also provide retirees with numerous world-class amenities, quality home designs, and an exciting social scene. If you’re looking to retire in an active adult community that features a lush golf course, then check out these five awesome golf course communities in North Carolina.

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  • Troon, the largest golf management company in the country, has been selected to manage the Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, which is located within the master-planned community of Wickenburg Ranch that was developed by Phoenix-based The M3 Companies. The Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Arizona was originally created as a private club for members and guests but is now open to a limited amount of non-members.
  • Trilogy Golf Club at Ocala Preserve was named an exceptional hybrid golf course in 2016 by Golf Digest. The course, which was designed by PGA Tour star Tom Lehman and golf architect Tripp Davis, is a hybrid golf course because of its creative and unique small-scale routing and artful design.

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  • by Brad Mitchell on January 28th, 2017No Comments

    Now that you have plenty of free time, it might be your best chance to experience some of the most dreamed about golf courses in the world. The West Coast is a haven for iconic courses and golf history. Listed below are just five of the consistently rated top courses in the region. Whether you’re just looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, these courses will give you everything you need for creating lifelong memories.
  • Big things are happening in San Marcos, Texas. Kissing Tree Golf Course will be the first public golf course built in Texas in the past five years. Premier developer and homebuilder Brookfield Residential Properties began construction on the 18-hole golf course this year and will be completed by the end of 2017. In addition to the new golf course, Brookfield Residential is also developing Kissing Tree, its first new active adult community that is also the first of its kind in the area.

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  • by Elliot Crumpley on December 20th, 2016No Comments

    While golf may have been born in Scotland, the game as played in the United States of America came of age in the South. Until quite recently it was taken as a given that only those born below the Mason Dixon line had a shot at success as a professional golfer. And while technology has allowed northerners to work on their game year round, regardless of the weather, there's nothing like being able to live in the right weather for being able to step onto the links year round. And to reflect that, the South has hundreds of first class golf courses. From courses that are perfect for the family, resorts that will fulfill any cravings for the utmost in luxury, or the course that's steeped in a rich history, there's a green in the South that's perfect for you.

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  • by Elliot Crumpley on December 3rd, 20162 Comments

    A golf handicap gives beginning golfers a level playing field when playing against more experienced golfers. The objective is to show the potential ability of each player, not the average ability, which is a common misconception about golf handicaps. Finding your handicap is based on an 18-hole course, the number of holes played, and the difficulty of the course. The handicap index is then calculated on the number of strokes per hole, finding an average and using a multiplier, which varies by the index used. The USGA Handicap Index® is necessary if you wish to enter tournaments. Following are five great apps for calculating your golf handicap in a snap.

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