Every chance you get, you’re playing golf with friends on one of your favorite courses seeking an under-par score. Often you look up at the homes located beyond the tee box and wonder what it’d be like to live close enough to play golf as often as you wanted. Here are five advantages to think about as you consider buying a golf course home.
Golf course living features some of the most luxurious homes in Ohio. Whether you’re looking for a large or small home, you’ll find one full of the features you love. Think spa-like bathrooms attached to large bedrooms with picture windows overlooking the course. Or a chef’s kitchen with upgraded appliances and a walk-in chilled wine room. Perhaps a large swimming pool with a cascading rock waterfall and adjoining hot tub. You’ll also find plenty of garage space for your cars and golf cart.
2. Neighborhood Amenities
Special golf course club membership rates are often available to homeowners. You may also have access to other amenities, such as tennis courts, a spa, swimming pools, or a clubhouse. Most of the people you’ll meet in the neighborhood will share your love of golf and give you even more golfers to play with in the future. Generally, these neighborhoods are gated with a uniformed guard on duty at the front gate, which reduces neighborhood crime and gives your home an extra layer of security.
3. Backyard View
Your view will no longer be limited by the tall walls of your privacy fence or looking directly into your neighbor’s backyard. Instead, you’ll have an unrestricted and expansive view of rolling lush greens, mature trees, water features, and the occasional sand trap. The course is maintained daily and you aren’t the one doing it. Plus, you’ll have a front-row seat to all the action of any tournaments played on your neighborhood course.
4. Quiet Nights
Golf is a daytime sport, so after the sun goes down, you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of your backyard as you relive your best shots on the course earlier in the day. Gaze up at the starry sky since there are no lights on the course to interfere with your celestial view.
5. Quality of Life
Golf course communities are often located next to sprawling retail and entertainment hotspots for those times you want to be away from your beloved course. Generally, the neighborhood is in a highly rated school district with excellent academic achievement records. There’s always a demand for golf course homes, so your property value will stay high and you won’t have a problem finding a buyer, should you decide to sell in the future.
So, is it time for you to make the move? If you have a recurring dream of starting a weekend morning with a cup of coffee on your back patio as you look out over a lush green fairway dotted with trees, before hopping in your golf cart for the 60-second trip to the first hole, then there’s a great chance you’re ready to buy a golf course home.