Golf Retirement Communities – Enjoying Golf and Retirement
Golf has is one of the most popular retirement activities, which is why it is not surprising that a growing number of retirees are looking for the best place where they can live and at the same time get to enjoy their favorite sport as much as possible. This is the exact purpose of golf retirement communities, the central design of which is a golfing facility that can range from a 9-hole to an 18-hole golf course and even a championship golf course.
In addition to this, many golf retirement communities offer amenities for other forms of sports and recreation such as tennis or badminton courts, fitness gyms, swimming pools and marinas.
The demand for golf retirement communities is increasing as more people retire early and seek opportunities for leisure and recreation. In addition, people are living healthier and longer lives so the senior population is continuing to grow. Land developers are responding to this demand by building more golf retirement communities, especially in the states of Florida, Arizona, North and South Carolina.
Those considering golf retirement communities have two basic choices on where they want to live – either the home is on the golf course or away from it. In the first option, the course is usually at the back of the house so it is just like having a golf course for a backyard, which is the biggest advantage to an avid golfer because he or she can just walk onto the course anytime. Additionally, it offers a scenic landscape and ambience, which is perfect for backyard parties and entertaining or if you just want to relax and look out into the greenery.
One disadvantage, however, of this type of golf retirement communities is that homes located on the course typically has a small backyard so you may have limited privacy during the daytime. However, many choose this option because they find a sense of belongingness in watching golfers throughout the day.
The second option where homes are not located on the golf course is more private but you will have to walk a short distance to the clubhouse or get a golf cart ride. The views may be as good as the homes on the golf course but this will depend on the specific location and size of the lot as well as how near it is to neighbors.
After studying the different features of golf retirement communities, you can get more information if you wish by speaking to the community director and homeowners.