Governors Club - Chapel Hill, NC

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $400s - Low $900s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1990 - Present
Multiple Builders
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Governors Club Overview

Governors Club is a gated active lifestyle community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This master-planned development consists of ten neighborhoods and more than 1,200 homes. The three neighborhoods that appeal the most to active adult homebuyers include Tryon Courte, Morehead Forest, and Governors Square, which feature a variety of single-family homes. In addition to quality homes, residents also enjoy world-class amenities and a 27-hole championship golf course. 

Active adult homebuyers looking for single-family homes for sale in Chapel Hill, NC should check out what Governors Club has to offer.

Governors Club Amenities 

With three optional membership tiers to choose from, residents can enjoy all of the amenities found throughout Governors Club. Members have access to the resort-style amenities at the 42,000 square-foot clubhouse, which features on-site indoor and outdoor dining as well as a demonstration kitchen where residents can attend cooking classes and wine tastings. The clubhouse also offers multipurpose rooms where residents can gather for a wide variety of activities, clubs, and events. Governors Club also features a fitness center, an indoor pool, and aerobics and dance studios. 

Outside, residents can enjoy an Olympic-sized pool with an expansive pool deck, grilling area, and a splash pad. The community also has eight lighted tennis courts and two pickleball courts, as well as an extensive system of walking and biking trails that meander along with scenic ponds and wooded areas. 

Governors Club is also home to a 27-hole championship golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The award-winning course features three distinct 9-hole courses called Lakes, Foothills, and Mountains. There is also a driving range, putting green, six practice courses, and pro shops for golf and tennis.

Governors Club Homes & Real Estate 

Multiple developers began construction of the Governors Club in 1990 and still continues today. The community has 10 distinct neighborhoods, three of which appeal to active adult homebuyers: Tryon Courte, Morehead Forest, and Governors Square. With a total of 310 luxury single-family homes, homebuyers can choose the home style that fits their personal preference. 

Tryon Courte offers one- and two-story single-family homes that range from approximately 2,000 to 4,773 square feet and have three or four bedrooms, two to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Features in many homes include open concept floor plans, spacious living spaces with gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with upgraded appliances, first-floor master suites, sunrooms, studies, and decks. The Tryon Courte neighborhood, surrounded on two sides by the golf course, offers close proximity to the fitness and wellness center.

Single-family homes within Morehead Forest range from 2,487 to 5,007 square feet and have three or four bedrooms, three to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Many of the one- and two-story homes feature open floor plans, living rooms with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with central islands, first-floor master suites, bonus spaces, and private decks. Morehead Forest is one of the largest neighborhoods in Governors Club and offers scenic waterfront views of Lake Morehead.

The two-story single-family homes in Governors Square range from approximately 3,401 to 3,840 square feet and have three or four bedrooms, three or four bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Some of the homes feature open concept floor plans, living rooms with gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with breakfast nooks, first-floor master suites, and private patios. The golf course surrounds Governors Square on all sides, which provides scenic views and easy access to the championship links. 

Governors Club Lifestyle 

Residents of Governors Club can enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association that takes care of gate security, private road maintenance, street lights, common area maintenance, and drainage in common areas. With more free time, homeowners at Governors Club can enjoy spending time with family or pursuing new hobbies.

Members of the community can also enjoy the wide variety of activities offered, such as wine club, bridge club, arts and crafts, social discussion groups, book club, and social events. Residents can stay active with 100 monthly group fitness classes, indoor cycling, golf, tennis, pickleball, and yoga.

Surrounding Area

Governors Club is located in Chapel Hill, about 14 miles southwest of Durham. This location puts residents within easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities. 

Residents of Governors Club find themselves close to any daily conveniences they need, including Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Whole Foods, and ALDI. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS. 

Governors Club is also close to multiple health care providers, including UNC Hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital, WakeMed, Liberty Healthcare Corporation of North Carolina, Haven Medical, and Durham VA Medical Center. 

When homeowners are looking for entertainment or dining options in the area, they can find it along Chapel Hill Road, which connects to an abundance of restaurants, bars, and shops. There are also a variety of attractions in the area, including North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Coker Arboretum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Carolina Basketball Museum, Museum of Life and Science, North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Forest Theatre.

Homeowners who want to get outside can find plenty of options to explore in the area. There are multiple greenspaces and parks to choose from, including Burlington Park, Oakwood Park, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, White Pines Nature Reserve, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and William B. Umstead State Park. 

Golfers can also find multiple courses to play nearby, including UNC Finley Golf Course, Old Chatham Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course, The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, and Old Chatham Golf Club. 

Residents who want to visit nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Governors Club is a 25-minute drive to Durham and a 40-minute drive to Raleigh, providing easy access to everything these cities have to offer. For longer trips, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is only 25 minutes away.

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    Governors Club Amenities

    Residents of Governors Club can pay for membership to access the following amenities:

    • Clubhouse
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Fitness Center
    • Locker Rooms
    • Bar
    • Demonstration Kitchen
    • Indoor Dining
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Outdoor Dining
    • 3 Golf Courses
    • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
    • Tennis Courts
    • Pickleball Courts
    • Barbecue Area
    • Playground for Grandkids

    Governors Club Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Governors Club. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Arts Club
    • Cooking Demonstrations
    • Fitness Classes
    • Golf
    • Pickleball
    • Tastings
    • Tennis
    • Wine Club
    • Yoga

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