If you want to be steps from a golf course in retirement, these Texas communities are for you.

Golf is growing in popularity. According to Golf.com, 2.5 million golfers played the sport for the first time in 2016, up from 1.5 million in 2011. Plus, the number of latent golfers—those who don’t currently play golf but remain interested in the sport—doubled from 6.4 million to 12.8 million.

Active adults who are lifelong golfers or newfound golf enthusiasts can enjoy the sport up close when their neighborhood contains a golf course. Living in a 55+ community with a golf course comes with many prime benefits, including spectacular views, stunning homes, planned events, and better tee time availability.

Active adult homebuyers who desire a golf course lifestyle and want to remain near the heart of a big city can find a great fit at one of these exceptional Houston-area communities.

CountryPlace – Pearland

Mid $100s - High $400s

CountryPlace is an established 55+ community situated just south of Houston in Pearland. Golfers who enjoy a laid-back lifestyle and easy access to golf will relish living in this charming community, which wraps around the CountryPlace Golf Course. This well kept, 18-hole course is ideal for golfers of all levels. Active adult homebuyers can choose from a variety of low-maintenance single-family homes and townhomes.

Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch – Fulshear

Mid $200s - High $300s

At Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, golfers can take advantage of the nearby Weston Lakes Country Club, which boasts a spectacular, 18-hole, par-72 course. Golfers of all levels can experience a great game on this course designed by Hale Irwin. After a round on the course, friends can gather at the Waterside Grill for drinks or hit the golf pro shop.

Upon completion, this 55+ neighborhood will contain 700 single-family homes that range in size from 1,582 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet.  

Bonterra at Woodforest – Montgomery

Mid $200s - High $300s

Bonterra at Woodforest stands out as a haven for golf lovers. This age-restricted community in Montgomery contains a 27-hole championship golf course complete with a pro shop and restaurant. Homeowners can also stay physically active through tennis and basketball courts and miles of walking trails. Located within the Woodforest master-planned community, Bonterra at Woodforest offers 10 models designed with active adults in mind.  

Amblewood at Fall Creek – Humble

Low $200s - High $200s

Active adults who want to experience a golf resort lifestyle will savor the 55+ community of Amberwood at Fall Creek in Humble. The picturesque Red Stone Golf Club serves as the centerpiece of this neighborhood, which features two 18-hole golf courses, a 31,000-square-foot practice range, and a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant. Golfers can also take advantage of a large practice putting area, chipping and putting greens, greenside bunkers and fairway, and a short game with a double-ended tee.

Nestled within the master-planned community of Fall Creek, this age-restricted community offers active adult homebuyers four models that range in size from 1,524 to 1,888 square feet.