One of the biggest and most obvious advantages of living on a golf course is that you can play a game of golf just outside your house whenever you feel like it, you just have to pack your gear and tee off! But other than this, there are numerous other benefits too that come with living on a golf course. Below mentioned are some prominent benefits that you will be able to experience by selecting a golf course to live.
- You will be provided with enhanced security
For example, golf courses usually have a security system and a security team therefore safety is something you wouldn’t have to worry too much about. With gates, CCTV cameras and even trained guards, thieves and other unwanted people are prevented from entering the premises. Also, with all of this security, there are higher chances that the golf players who use the course belong to a good crowd and this is reassuring, especially to families with young children.
- You can enjoy stunning views
Another massive plus point of living on a golf course is the absolutely amazing view ahead of you! The apartments (and even villas in some countries) are usually situated on hills therefore you get access to gorgeous views of not only the lush greenery but of streams and lakes that surround the area as well. And if you feel like treating your significant other or even yourself to a meal with a view then there’s no better place to go to than your own balcony.
The vast land around you is normally managed by the homeowners’ association, this is to ensure that a single person is not left to do all of the work. The issues of some owners slacking off or owners fighting about how much work was done by whom are all avoided because of this homeowners’ association. It obliges everyone to contribute and in doing so ensures that your home, everyone else’s homes and the property around you are all looking their best. Thereby, making the environment you live in a peaceful and serene one and at the same time protecting the value of your property. Most golf courses regularly receive effective treatment to keep pesticides away, hence giving you one less thing to worry about.
- You will never get bored
Most people assume there’s only one type of home available on a golf course but that is rarely the case. Usually there are quite a few options ranging from an apartment tower/ villa that’s built right beside the tee to homes that are a little further away from where all the hustle and bustle is so that you can enjoy your privacy. Because of the large area of land required to build a golf course, they usually end up away from the city, therefore you will be far away from the pollution and the noise, albeit you might occasionally hear the sound of a lawnmower or a golf cart, but the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages. Depending on the country, area and how luxurious the golf course is, you might even find a home with its own private pool! Not all courses have this facility but more often than not you will have access to plenty of other common amenities such as: pickleball courts, bocce ball, tennis courts, a fitness center, multi-purpose rooms, a swimming pool and sometimes a supermarket and restaurants. The people living on golf courses tend to form a community and occasionally host community events. You will be kept busy and lead an active and outgoing lifestyle by attending the various events which might consist of pot lucks, book swaps, mini flea markets, a book club and friendly get togethers.
- You don’t need to be a golf player to experience the excitement
You may think that one would choose to live on a golf course only if they are an avid golf player or have a keen interest in golf but some choose to live there simply because they like the lifestyle associated with it. Families who have young kids like living there because of the community/neighborhood and the safety benefit. You will probably find good friends amongst the neighbors there as they are likely to have the same mindset as you.
- It is a great investment
It is also useful to know that these properties usually have high value and can be thought of as a long-term investments, if someday you decided to shift houses, maybe when you’re retiring or when the kids are going away to college then a home on a golf course will fetch you a good amount of money. The resale value of golf course properties is above average and they are high in demand. The beautiful scenery, location, overall atmosphere and the common amenities are just a few reasons for this. Of course, the real estate market experiences its own highs and lows and there are other factors that may come into play but in general homes on golf courses remain in demand. You also always have the option of renting out your home for a few years.
There are so many benefits for people who do not play golf so if you are a golf player then these advantages are just the icing on the cake for you. You will have such easy access to the course, you will not be wasting any time stuck in traffic or driving to a course. Living in such close proximity to the course will also give you the opportunity to make early bookings or to reserve the course at whichever time you want. Another fun advantage is a lifetime’s supply of ‘lost’ golf balls!
At the risk of sounding obnoxious, there is also a certain level of prestige and honor associated with living in a golf community. Not everyone can claim it and living there will give your family and friends all the more reason to come visit you! This however, may end up with you being the host of many dinner parties. If it is within your budget then it is highly recommended to try living on a golf course at some point in your life, you will end up falling in love with your way of living and all of the benefits will just keep increasing.