If you're a keen golfer and you also want to live in Northern Arizona, there are several excellent golf communities to choose from. Of the communities featured below, one is restricted to 55+ homeowners while the others have no age restrictions. The community sizes range from over 1,000 homes to under 100, and prices start in the low $200s and go right up to the low $4Ms.
In descending order of size, here are the best Northern Arizona golf communities.
Low $300s - Low $3Ms
Prescott Lakes is one of the best communities for golf in Northern Arizona as it includes The Club at Prescott Lakes golf club. It's a gated active adult community with no age restrictions and 1,300 condo, attached, and single-family homes.
The community is in an area that's also known as Prescott Lakes, an attractive place with scenic lakes and several miles of hiking and biking trails. The community is just a few minutes from the nearest lakes and about a 15-minute drive from the center of Prescott, an old mining town that's filled with historic buildings and bars. The town also has numerous art galleries and restaurants that cater to the many visitors drawn to this charming area.
The Prescott Lakes Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole course that has a pro shop as well as a bar and grille. Other community amenities include a dining room, an arts and crafts studio, a library, and a hobby and games room. Residents at Prescott Lakes also enjoy the use of the Prescott Lakes Athletic Club. This has a 12,000-square-foot fitness center, an aerobics studio, indoor and outdoor pools, a whirlpool spa, and courts for tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball.
There are numerous models available in this golfing community, starting at about 1,200 square feet. The largest models are 3,080 square feet, and depending on the configuration, these offer three to six bedrooms, three to four bathrooms, and a two- or three-car garage. Current homes for sale range from the low $400s to $1.6 million.
High $300s - Low $3Ms
Hassayampa Village is also in Prescott, but it's just over a 5-minute drive west of downtown and a few minutes from the beautiful forested mountains that are typical in this part of Arizona. It's a gated community with no age restrictions, and it has 660 condo, attached, and single-family homes.
Among this community's amenities is the Capital Canyon Golf Club, a par-71, 18-hole course with formal dining and a club bar. Other community amenities include a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse, a ballroom, a library, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, an arts and crafts studio, and courts for tennis, basketball, and volleyball. The community also has its own hiking and biking trails.
The smallest models here are condos, which start at 1,400 square feet and go up to 2,400 square feet. These have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a private garage with lot parking for visitors. The largest models available are single-family homes that offer over 6,000 square feet, four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a three-car garage, and over 1,000 acres of land. Current homes for sale range from the low $400s to just below $1.3 million.
3. Talking Rock - Prescott, AZ
Mid $400s - Mid $2Ms
Talking Rock is an active adult golfing community with no age restriction and 611 single-family homes. It's surrounded by open wooded land, and it's about a 30-minute drive north of Downtown Prescott, which is where the nearest main shops, restaurants, banks, and other facilities are. The community itself does have Coop's—a coffee shop, gathering place, and convenience store.
The community has the on-site Jay Morris Golf Course, with 18 holes, a putting green, a chipping area, and a practice facility. Other amenities include a bar and grill, a spa, an outdoor pool, hiking and biking trails, and courts for tennis, basketball, bocce, and shuffleboard. There are also hiking and biking trails, and a community garden.
Models here are generously sized. The smallest offer 1,960 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest homes come in two 2,879-square-foot floor plans. One model has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage, while the second model has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a four-car garage. Incidentally, if you're a music fan, these models have names such as the Cash, the Raitt, and the Van Zandt. Current homes for sale offer prices from the high $700s to $2.5 million.
High $200s - Low $400s
Dorado at Verde Santa Fe is a gated community of 96 single-family homes for the 55+ active adult. It's in Cornville, a small town of just over 3,000 people in Red Rock Country, a 25-minute drive from downtown Sedona. Sedona is an extremely popular tourist destination with a very artsy-chic feel to it.
Residents here have access to the adjacent Verde Santa Fe Clubhouse which provides an 18-hole golf course as well as a fitness center, an outdoor pool and spa, a restaurant, hiking and biking trails, and a library. A couple of minutes away is the Amante Clubhouse which provides residents with another outdoor pool and spa, a second library, a second fitness center, and other amenities.
There are six models available. The smallest has 1,302 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The largest has 2,125 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.
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