Whether you’re a serious golfer, a novice, or somewhere in between, golf is an excellent activity for light exercise, fresh air, and bonding with friends. Having access to a golf course right in your own backyard is the most convenient way to get in regular play, year-round.
Looking to play golf in San Francisco? There are plenty of courses to choose from. But if you want to discover golf course communities in SF, you’ll want to look outside the city for the best prices and most highly rated communities.
If you’re an active adult interested in living in a golf course community near SF, be sure to check out the following communities listed below.
Low $300s – Low $2Ms
Nestled in the hills of Walnut Creek, Rossmoor is a 55+ community providing residents with the best of both worlds. This long-standing Bay Area respite provides a peaceful, wooded setting near all of the urban excitement of Downtown SF.
Golfers will be delighted by the on-site driving range, pro shop, and two courses. The longer course is an 18-hole, par-72 course, while the shorter course is a 9-hole, 36-par course.
With 6,678 attached, condo-style, and single-family homes, this gated community offers a home to suite everyone’s needs. From cozy condos to large single family homes, the houses at Rossmoor range from 600 to 2,535 square feet, and feature a variety of floor plans.
A low monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee provides services such as exterior maintenance, landscaping, common area maintenance, security, cable TV, and bus transportation. Some of the other notable amenities featured at Rossmoor include multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, a 150-seat theater, over 200 active social clubs, miles of paved walking and biking trails, an on-site seasonal Farmer’s Market, and a weekly Rossmoor News newspaper to keep residents informed of all the happenings inside the community.
Low $700s – High $1Ms
Trilogy at the Vineyards is about an hour’s drive from San Francisco. Boasting a stunning backdrop of Mount Diablo, this gated community offers residents modern, high-end homes among beautiful vineyards, and lies directly adjacent to the Brentwood Golf Club, which offers 27 holes of championship golf, designed by renowned golf course architect, Ted Robinson.
With 1,100 single-family homes available in a wide range of sizes and floor plans, this in-demand community offers plenty of choices. The homes here range from 1,465 to 2,843 square feet, with two or three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.
The resort-like amenities at Trilogy at the Vineyards include a sprawling 38,000-square-foot clubhouse. Inside, you’ll find a fitness center, an indoor pool, a full-service spa, a ballroom, an on-site cafe, a billiards room, hobby and game rooms, and more. Outdoors, residents enjoy two outdoor pools, cabanas, and barbecue grills, as well as four tennis courts, two bocce ball courts, and plenty of paved walking and biking trails.
High $400s – Low $900s
Another Brentwood community, Summerset offers the best of both worlds—suburban serenity only a little over an hour’s drive from San Francisco. This 1,000-acre golf community is popular among golf enthusiasts, who appreciate access to a beautiful 18-hole golf course.
Summerset is comprised of 2,013 attached and single-family homes, ranging from 964 to 2,652 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a one- to three-car garage. Homeowners in this gated community enjoy premium lots offering golf course views or a quaint, cul-de-sac location.
In addition to direct access to an 18-hole golf course, residents enjoy a wide assortment of amenities, including multiple fitness centers, a library, card rooms, a ballroom, outdoor swimming pools and spas, lighted tennis courts, bocce courts, private parks, and paved walking trails. Residents enjoy access to a variety of social clubs, planned events, and outings.