Active adults golfing on a sunny day at Cape Fear National Golf Course at Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina

If you're seeking picturesque golfing during your retirement, take a look at these communities in Coastal North Carolina.

For many active adults, a day spent on the golf course or relaxing by the ocean is the ultimate retirement dream. Fortunately, there are several 55+ communities in Coastal North Carolina that offer on-site golf courses as well as convenient locations near some of the state’s most scenic beaches.

Here are six golf course communities in Coastal North Carolina: 

Brunswick Forest - Leland, NC

Mid $200s - Low $1Ms

Situated five miles from historic downtown Wilmington, the expansive Brunswick Forest community will feature a total of 8,000 attached and single-family homes upon final completion. There are dozens of floor plans that range from 1,011 to 3,511 square feet. Layouts have two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and up to three-car garages. Several plans also include den space.

Noteworthy amenities within Brunswick Forest include a large wellness center that boasts both cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor lap pool, steam and massage rooms, and an aerobics studio. Outdoor amenities include 40 miles of trails, five tennis courts, a resort-style pool, a fishing pond, and a boat launch. Cape Fear National Golf Course, Brunswick Forest’s 18-hole championship golf course, has a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, a pro shop, locker rooms, and indoor and outdoor dining options.

In addition to its many amenities, Brunswick Forest is also close to some of the most popular beaches in North Carolina, including Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville Beach. Myrtle Beach, which is known for its plethora of golf courses, is also within a short drive of Brunswick Forest.

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Compass Pointe - Leland, NC

Low $300s - High $600s

Compass Pointe is another large community near Wilmington that features a total of 2,000 attached and single-family homes. The neighborhood has a seemingly endless list of available floor plans that range from 1,641 to 3,492 square feet and have one to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two-car garages. 

While the community’s coastal location is a big perk in itself, there are also plenty of amenities for residents to take advantage of on the property. The list of amenities includes an 18-hole golf course with a driving range, a pro shop, and a practice facility, plus a wellness center and spa. The neighborhood’s amenities center boasts a catering kitchen, multipurpose rooms, a lounge, and a screening area. Outdoors, residents will find a resort-style pool and two lighted tennis courts. 

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Meadowlands Golf Club - Calabash, NC

High $100s - Low $300s

Meadowlands Golf Club has 450 single-family homes with ten distinct floor plans for potential buyers to consider. Homes feature open layouts that range from 1,430 to 2,711 square feet and have two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.

While the community’s 18-hole golf course will appeal to golfers, other notable amenities include a clubhouse, an exercise room, an outdoor pool, and walking trails. Beyond its amenities, Meadow Land Golf Club’s location puts residents close to several beaches, including Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach.

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Ocean Ridge Plantation - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Low $300s - High $900s

Located in the coastal town of Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Ridge Plantation is a gated 55+ community that’s home to four 18-hole golf courses and a private oceanfront clubhouse. The development will consist of 3,000 homes upon final completion. Both new and resale homes are on the market with floor plans ranging from 1,600 to 2,800 square feet.

If the four golf courses and oceanfront clubhouse aren’t tempting enough, there are plenty of other amenities within Ocean Ridge Plantation such as a private beach, oceanfront decks, a four-acre fishing lake, and on-site restaurants. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, and several walking and biking trails.

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St. James Plantation - Southport, NC

Low $100s - Low $1Ms

Southport’s gated St. James Plantation community currently has 1,800 homes, with plans to have a total of 5,000 upon final completion. The development features more than two dozen floor plans that range from 1,848 to 3,096 square feet. Homes have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages.

St. James Plantation is brimming with amenities, including four golf courses and clubhouses, a full-service marina, a fitness center, several restaurants, an indoor pool, and Har-Tru tennis courts. There’s also a private beach that’s located 10 minutes from the community.

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