Sure I can Hit the Green From Here!


Golf anyone?  The Villages, Florida is “The Golf Capital of the World” with 711 holes of golf.  People might say a town or area has more but don’t think so!  For years, we heard about Mission Hills Shenzhen, China with 216 holes but as you can see The Villages blew right past that.  Let’s dive a little deeper into golf in The Villages and look at stats from last year, roughly 3.3 million rounds of golf were played on the courses.  717,124 on championship courses and 2,562,703 on executive courses.  Now don’t let the executive courses fool you, most of them are challenging 9 hole courses.  Share a story had a friend come visit and I took him to one of the hardest executive courses and he made the statement this won’t be challenging, he shot a 50 on a par 36 course, hmmm!

How about a few facts, Golf Balls lost per year 5,810,493, holes in one per year 1,832, golf carts on the golf courses travel 6,330,365 miles a year, the moon is 239,000 miles away, do the math!

This is a very unique place and I would love to show you around!  Give me a call and I can set you up in a home for the price of a hotel room for a visit.  We call it “Experience The Villages” by The Betts Team!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Comments (8)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dick. No doubt about the amount of golf opportunities at the Villages. Enjoy your day.

Aug 08, 2022 04:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think this is where my friend Tony and his wife moved to, I should reach out and see how he is enjoying it.

Aug 08, 2022 04:37 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a lot of yardages devoted to golf, but the Villages is it's own community with zip codes as well.

Aug 08, 2022 05:24 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Happy Monday, thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill

Aug 08, 2022 05:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

It sounds like you are exactly the one to show buyers the Villages! I had no idea FL had 711 places to play golf! 3.3 million rounds of golf last year at the Villages is remarkable!

Aug 08, 2022 06:42 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The Villages with 711 holes of golf sounds very appealing!

Aug 08, 2022 11:12 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick Betts I would love to say that I have not looked at a flag stick through a hole in a tree like that, BUT unfortunately I have and much worst ...... LOL

Aug 08, 2022 11:55 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Aug 14, 2022 07:35 AM