The Best-Selling Golf Course Communities

Keep reading this blog post to find out which golf course communities are most popular.

If you are looking for homes for sale in a golf course community, you will discover abundant options throughout the country. Whether you want to retire near the beach in Florida or California or you want to tee up your retirement in another sunshine-soaked destination, you can explore active adult communities in various locales and at many different price points.   

Beyond the scenic views and accessibility of the sport itself, there are several surprising benefits of living in a golf course community. For example, golf course communities often include an array of resort-style amenities and planned events. Living in a golf course community can also increase your home value—and sometimes significantly.  

Wondering which golf course communities are the most popular? Keep reading this blog post. We’ll show you inside the 10 best-selling golf course communities for active adults.

1. Bella Vista Village – Bella Vista, AR

Below $100K – Mid $800s

Photo of a waterfall at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail in Bella Vista, Arkansas
Bella Vista Village is situated on 36,000 wooded acres in northwest Arkansas.

Situated on 36,000 wooded acres in northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista Village continues to be a hot destination for active adult homebuyers who want to live in a golf course community. This active lifestyle community features seven golf courses, giving residents a combined 117 holes of golf that accommodate all skill levels. Bella Vista Village also contains a driving range and pro shops. Homeowners can also enjoy numerous other amenities and activities, including classes for yoga, Zumba, and clogging.

Homes in this active lifestyle community range from 2,300 to more than 5,000 square feet. Active adult homebuyers can choose from attached and detached single-family homes, with some offering lake or golf course views. 

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2. The Landings on Skidaway IslandSavannah, GA 

Mid $200s – Low $2Ms

A fountain in a park in Savannah, Georgia
Homeowners can easily access the Southern charm of historic Savannah.

The Landings on Skidaway Island is another best-selling golf course community. This gated active lifestyle community features six championship golf courses plus 34 tennis courts, two marinas, and 40 miles of walking trails. Homeowners can also enjoy amenities such as a Pilates and spin bike studio, a two-acre farm containing garden plots and a honey-bee hive, and two indoor pools and steam rooms.

Started in the 1970s, The Landings on Skidaway Island features a variety of attached and single-family homes for sale. Models range from 1,500 to nearly 5,000 square feet and offer views of golf courses, woods, marshes, or lakes. Homeowners can easily get to historic Savannah, which sparkles with Southern charm and offers an endless assortment of things to do. 

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3. Fairfield Glade – Crossville, TN

Below $100K – Mid $800s

Photo of a section of a golf course on a lake in Fairfield Glade or Crossville, Tennessee
Fairfield Glade residents can tee off at five championship golf courses.

Residents of Fairfield Glade have access to five championship golf courses in addition to a TrackMan Golf Simulator Room, which takes golfers to world-famous courses and provides smooth gameplay. This master-planned community is located an hour and a half from both Nashville and Chattanooga, allowing residents to take a day trip or visit nearby friends and family.

Homes in Fairfield Glade range from 1,200 to more than 3,000 square feet, with some residences offering features such as outdoor fireplaces, covered decks, and the option to add more garage or workshop space. Active adults can also explore condominium options that provide 938 square feet of living space.   

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4. The Villages®The Villages, FL

Mid $100s – High $1Ms

Photo of a lake on The Villages Golf Course in The Villages, Florida
Residents can play golf on 41 executive golf courses and 12 country club courses.

The Villages® is one of the largest age-restricted communities in Florida, spanning three counties, three zip codes, and more than 20,000 acres. It’s also one of the best-selling golf course communities in the country. Residents can play golf on 41 executive golf courses and 12 country club courses. They can also access the entire community through more than 100 miles of golf cart-legal streets and trails.

Active adult homebuyers looking for Florida homes for sale can browse both new and resale homes within The Villages. The community contains approximately 100 different floor plans divided into seven different categories, including courtyard villas, cottage-ranch homes, patio villas, designer homes, and premier homes.

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5. SolivitaKissimmee, FL

Mid $100s – Mid $500s

Photo of golfers next to a lake on a Solivita golf course in Kissimmee, Florida
Solivita offers more than 150,000 square feet of amenities, including the semi-private Stonegate Golf Club.

Another one of the nation’s best-selling golf course communities is located in Kissimmee, FL. Solivita is a gated 55+ community that offers more than 150,000 square feet of amenities, including the semi-private Stonegate Golf Club. Here, residents can enjoy two championship golf courses with lush landscapes and plenty of water features.

Upon completion, Solivita will contain nearly 6,000 homes across multiple neighborhoods. Active adult homebuyers looking for Florida homes for sale can explore both attached and single-family homes available on a new and resale basis. Residences range from 891 to 2,545 square feet with many homes featuring spa-like bathrooms and gourmet kitchens.

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6. On Top of the World – Ocala, FL

Low $100s – Low $400s

Exterior photo of Candler Hills Community Center and a golf cart in On Top of The World in Ocala, Florida
Residents can enjoy three 18-hole courses at this 55+ community.

On Top of the World, or OTOW to residents, offers an array of finely crafted homes, resort-style amenities, and abundant opportunities for golf. Residents can enjoy three 18-hole golf courses at this 55+ community. Other amenities include a spa, fitness center, and a full-service day spa and professional salon. Homeowners can also head to The Commons to grab a treat at the ice cream shop or browse locally grown produce at the farmers’ market.

Started in the 1980s, On Top of the World offers Florida homes for sale at a wide range of prices and sizes. Active adult homebuyers can browse single-family homes and attached villas that range from 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet. Some homes feature golf course views.

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7. Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC

Low $200s – Mid $1Ms

Photo of residents in golf carts on a golf course in Sun City Hilton Head, Bluffton, South Carolina
Many homes in Sun City Hilton Head offer nature and golf course views.

Active adults researching the nation’s best-selling golf course communities can also explore Sun City Hilton Head. This active adult community, the largest in South Carolina, features three 18-hole golf courses, two of which are championship courses. Homeowners have access to many other amenities, including a 20-acre fishing lake, elevated boardwalks, and miles of scenic walking and biking trails.

Sun City Hilton Head offers both new and resale homes for sale. Residences are available ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet and include villa townhomes and custom single-family homes. Many homes offer nature and golf course views and feature kitchens great for entertaining, spacious great rooms, and expansive outdoor living space.

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8. Tellico VillageLoudon, TN

Low $300s – High $1Ms

Photo of a driving range at Tellico Village in Loudon, Tennessee
Each course in Tellico Village features 18 holes, practice facilities, a pro shop, and on-site dining.

Tellico Village is located about 45 minutes from Knoxville, which offers pleasant weather all year long and a variety of entertainment and dining options. This master-planned community contains three golf courses with their own clubhouses and a private country club. Each course also features 18 holes of golf, practice facilities, a pro shop, and on-site dining.  

Active adult homebuyers looking for Tennessee homes for sale will find a variety of homes in Tellico Village, many with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets and showers. Single-family homes range from 1,882 to 2,218 square feet and offer views of the golf courses, the Smoky Mountains, or Tellico Lake.

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9. Laguna Woods Village – Laguna Woods, CA

Mid $100s – Mid $1Ms

Aerial photo of a golf course at Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Woods, California
Laguna Woods Village features 36 holes of golf, an equestrian center, and more than 250 clubs and organizations.

Golf enthusiasts who want to live on the West Coast can browse California homes for sale in Laguna Woods Village. This 55+ community is the largest active adult community on the West Coast, containing 36 holes of golf, an equestrian center, R.V. parking, and more than 250 clubs and organizations. Laguna Woods Village contains nearly 13,000 attached, condominium, and single-family homes available in 94 unique floor plans.

Residents pay a small fee to play on the community’s two professional golf courses. Homeowners also have access to a golf driving range, a chipping area, private and group lessons, a fully stocked pro shop, and putting greens. In addition to golf, homeowners can also get creative at the arts and crafts clubhouse, which contains professional equipment for making jewelry and ceramics. The community also runs the Laguna Woods Village Library, which circulates more than 140,000 books and magazines.

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10. The Villages of Citrus Hills – Hernando, FL

Mid $200s – Mid $1Ms

Silver Glen Springs in Ocala, Florida
The Villages of Citrus Hills offers residents convenient access to Florida’s sugar-sand beaches.

Rounding out our list of the best-selling golf course communities is The Villages of Citrus Hills. This luxury community is located about 60 miles from Orlando and 70 miles from Tampa, offering residents not just top-notch golf, but also convenient access to Florida’s sugar-sand beaches. Here, homeowners can hit the links at three championship golf courses, each with its own unique elements. Residents can enjoy numerous other amenities, including yoga, aerobics, and Spin rooms, a full-service day spa, and a 400-seat community theater.

Homebuyers seeking homes for sale in Florida can explore traditional single-family homes and detached villas in The Villages at Citrus Hills. Floor plans are 1,666 to nearly 4,000 square feet, with some models featuring courtyards and swimming pools. 

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