South Jerseyans sure do love their golf—the fact that 16 of the active adult communities here have golf courses speaks for itself. One might think that this resort-style feature indicates high-priced homes, but this is not necessarily the case. Even the most expensive homes for sale in the higher-priced golf course communities top off in the high $400s.
Most of these neighborhoods are in Ocean County, but there are a few in Atlantic, Burlington, and Gloucester County as well. They range from 90 homes up to almost 2,700, with a wide variety of floor plans. You’ll also find desirable upgrades, friendly neighbors, and clubhouses with additional amenities to fill up your leisure time.
Here are four golf course communities in Southern New Jersey to consider.
Mid $300s – High $400s
Waretown is a small hamlet in Ocean County, less than a mile from Barnegat Bay. Built from 2012 to 2015, Greenbriar Oceanaire has 1,431 resale single-family homes within its gates. It’s located between the Garden State Parkway and Route 9, close to Double Trouble State Park and the town of Barnegat.
The 14 thoughtfully designed ranch and second-story floor plans range from 1,532 to 3,124 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Standard features include stainless-steel appliances and luxurious master bathrooms. Options include lofts, balconies, sunrooms, cathedral ceilings, and hardwood floors. The reasonable monthly homeowners’ association (HOA) fee includes trash and snow removal, lawn care, and common area maintenance.
Membership at Greenbriar’s private 18-hole Arthur Hills golf course is available to homeowners for an additional fee, and there’s a modern clubhouse for all homeowners. Inside, you can find a state-of-the-art fitness center that features an indoor pool with a retractable roof. There are also two restaurants, a ballroom, activity rooms, a business center, an outdoor pool, bocce ball, tennis, and scenic walking trails. Well-attended group activities include the Land & Sea Club, Artisan Club, fishing, and the “Let’s Do Nothing” club.
Below $100k – High $100s
Leisure Village East is an established, gated community that’s just a short drive from lovely Point Pleasant Beach. This affordable 55+ community has 1,412 resale attached homes and a private, nine-hole par-3 golf course.
The five floor plans range from 630 to 1,690 square feet with one to two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, screened porches, and garages or assigned parking spots. Some also include options like new appliances, granite counters, and patios. The reasonable HOA fee includes snow removal, lawn care, exterior maintenance, and the community bus.
Leisure Village East’s clubhouse has a fitness center, hobby and gathering rooms, and an auditorium. Outside, you can find bocce ball courts, an outdoor pool, and a boat accessible lake. There’s plenty of shopping on nearby Route 70, including a Costco, a Petco, a Target, and restaurants. Homeowners also enjoy spending quality time at clubs and events like line dancing, garden club, and ladies’ golf. The nearby Pavilion Shopping Center has a grocery store, a pharmacy, banks, and restaurants. Also, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center is five miles away.
Below $100k – Mid $100s
The Fairways at Mays Landing is an affordable Atlantic County 55+ community built from 1999 to 2005, and it offers 465 resale single-family homes. The community golf club has an 18-hole course, practice facilities, and a tavern.
The community clubhouse has indoor and outdoor pools, a ballroom, a business center, and an exercise room. It also hosts many clubs and activities, such as holiday parties, game nights, and Aqua Zumba. For shopping needs, the nearby English Creek Shopping Center has a ShopRite, a Home Depot, an A.C. Moore, and restaurants.
The community’s single-family floor plans offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and garages. Most also have washers, dryers, and kitchen appliances. Upgrades may include back patios, sunrooms, and kitchen islands. This land-lease community’s HOA fees provide for certain community services.
Mid $200s – Mid $400s
Golf enthusiasts can find the lifestyle they desire at Four Seasons at Sea Oaks, an active adult community with 387 resale single-family homes built from 2000 to 2007 in Atlantic County. The community’s Sea Oaks Golf Club has an 18-hole course, a putting green, a driving range, and a restaurant.
The tasteful clubhouse has a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a ballroom, hobby and game rooms, and sports courts. Popular community activities include bus trips, boating, happy hours, visits to Tuckerton Seaport, and Pilates. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Long Beach Island, and nearby Route 9 is dotted with shops and services, like ACME Markets, banks, and restaurants.
Four Seasons offers four floor plans ranging from 1,776 to 2,927 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Options include granite kitchen countertops, fireplaces, lofts, and basements. The HOA fee provides for snow removal, lawn care, and common area maintenance.