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Whether to Live in or a Outside of a Golf Community

Whether to Live in or a Outside of a Golf Community

When it comes to building your dream home, there is a lot to consider. You need to determine whether or not you want to live inland or on the coast. You need to determine how many bedrooms and bathrooms should be included in the project to accommodate your family and friends. You need to factor in whether you want to work inside your garage or use it as a workshop. 

If you are working from home, you might want to incorporate dedicated office space into the design. You and your family will need to determine what kind of community you want to live in. 

Do you want wide open spaces or a convenient community center with a gym and pool? If you enjoy golf, do you want to live in or near a golf course community? 


In this article, we are going to help you determine the pros and cons of living in a golf community. 


Reasons to Live in a Golf Course Community 

If you are a golfer, you might think there is no better neighborhood for you than one built around a golf course. Here are a few of the advantages of living in a golf course community. 

  1. Golfing: Of course, the primary advantage would be the proximity to all the golf you can play. You can just walk or drive your golf cart to the clubhouse and hit the links. 
  2. Views: You can imagine yourself stepping out on your deck early in the morning and watching the sunrise over the expertly manicured golf course. You don’t have to worry about your neighbor who didn’t cut their grass ruining your view because the club staff will always keep up with maintenance. 
  3. Amenities: Your HOA dues may include club membership that will grant you access to the golf course, as well as other privileges. Many golf course communities will have playgrounds, nice pools and pool houses, clubhouses, and much more. 
  4. Prestige: Your friends and family will likely be impressed with your golf course neighborhood and likely to visit often. If you meet clients or take sales meetings on the course, it would be nice to be able to point out your own residence as play. 

Reading this brief list may make you feel like the choice is clear, but before you start searching for golf course community properties, let’s look at a few of the reasons it might be better to just live near a golf course.

Reasons to Live Near (Not in) a Golf Course Community

  1. Family: In the event that not everyone in your family enjoys golf, living on a course might not be appealing. Living near a course may be the perfect compromise between easy access to golf and close to other amenities. 
  2. Property Maintenance: If you or your family like to get away on the weekends, living on a golf course may not be for you. Golf course property owners must keep up with their landscaping or risk being fined. The sound of lawn mowers and weed eaters is frequent in golf course communities as your neighbors keep up with their lawns, while community staff must maintain the course almost daily.  
  3. Strict HOA Rules: Golf course communities are prestigious; therefore, you can expect strict HOA rules and stiff penalties for breaking the rules. In addition to regulations, community fees will likely be higher than in other similar neighborhoods. 
  4. Lack of Privacy: During the day, when people are playing the course, you can expect to have little or no privacy. Furthermore, while you are outside, you may have to keep your head on a swivel for renegade golf balls. 

So, is it better to live in a golf course community or just near the course? Ultimately, only you can answer that question. However, if you decide you and your family would be better served by living near world-class golfing in the Myrtle Beach area, Realstar Homes has several excellent communities with numerous amenities. 

 In North Myrtle Beach and Little River:

In Myrtle Beach and Conway:

In Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Realstar Homes leadership has a combined 75 years of experience developing communities and building homes along the Carolinas’ coast. We use only the highest quality materials and building practices to ensure each of our homes is built to last. 

We would love to answer your questions about our excellent homes and communities near some of the best golfing on the East Coast. Contact the team at Realstar Homes today