Home sitting on a lush, green golf course

Part 1: The Pros and Cons of Living on a Golf Course

In Buyers, Golf Course Living, Homeowners, Sellers by Doug Phelps

Golf is one of the most popular sports played today and if you are an avid player the thought of living on a golf course must have crossed your mind? Imagine waking up every morning and having all the amenities on your doorstep! 

Living on a golf course sounds very appealing to those who love the game. It may signify to others a level of affluence, leisure and relaxation. The clear benefits of living in a golf course community are the gorgeous views and landscaped greens. All this without having to put the extra effort and expense into upkeep. Many courses offer views including trees, ponds, lakes, some will even offer wildlife.  However, there are other aspects to be aware of which may not seem so ideal.  Before you take the leap and make the decision of living on a golf course, let’s look at some pros and cons.

First up, we’ll look at advantages and next week we’ll look at what you need to watch for when looking at golf course homes!

The Advantages of Living on a Golf Course

There are many great advantages to living on a golf course. And as a golfer, living in a golf course community is a dream come true! Here are some of those advantages.

  • Recreation at Your Fingertips
    Living in a beautiful golf course community gives you a variety of entertainment. You have the convenience of hopping onto your golf cart and meeting up with your friends at the clubhouse as well as teeing-off at just about any time you choose. Golf communities usually have clubhouses which offer other sports, such as tennis and swimming. Moreover, most clubhouses have a restaurant and other amenities such as workout rooms and saunas convenient to get to.
  • Improve your game
    Living in such surroundings means that you as a golfer can play and improve your game. It also offers other members of the family a choice of facilities, especially when choosing to live in the Denver Metro Area. There is access to everything from hiking and mountain biking to climbing, trails to run, and beautiful scenery all around. Sometimes, golf facilities have complimentary membership agreements with other golf facilities in the same area or even across the country.
  • Safe Community Living
    Some golf communities are gated with their own security. This includes gate guards and surveillance equipment. This will give you peace of mind and assurance that you and your property are well looked after.  
  • Network and Make New Friends
    Most golfers prefer and tend to spend time with like-minded golfers who have the same passion for the game. These golf communities will provide grounds for convivial living.
  • Learning Young
    For the most part, people assume that golf communities are for retirees. Not at all, many families live on golf courses across the United States.  A great way to keep your children physically active is to start them playing golf at an early age. Golf not only helps in keeping them fit but will stimulate mental and disciplinary growth. Not to mention all the other benefits and amenities offered up with golf course living.
  • Growing and Maintaining Property Value
    High standards are kept because there is a governing body managing the whole of the golfing estate. For this reason and the added amenities provided, it will maintain the high standards and property value at a peak.

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