The community in which you buy a home and live with your family is just as important than the features, amenities, and price your home has. So when you find a home in a great golfing community, you get the best of both worlds: great neighbors and a great location within a country club area. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are searching for homes in golfing communities.
Country Club Membership
One of the first things you should look at is the type of country club you will be living next to. A home that is conveniently located next to a golf course should also give you access to an attractive membership package with the local country club and golf course. Better yet, if your home sits next to more than one golf course, this provides you a variety of clubs with which to spend your free time and you won't tire of only visiting one.
Your real estate agent helping you find your home should have experience in selling homes in the community. This will give them the experience they need to help you meet people in the community. Your realtor should already know the community club manager and membership director to get you into the club's membership and to introduce you when you are considering buying there.
Living in a home located near a country club can give you access to your club membership and activities and outdoor golfing. For this reason, you might not want to buy a home next to a golf course that only has a few months of the year that see pleasant weather. The longer the property's climate stays mild with warm temperatures, the more value and enjoyment you will get out of your home's purchase.
For example, if you find a country club home located in a northern climate, you may only be able to use the outside facilities a few months in the year. But if you buy a home that is in a southern climate, you will have more months during the year providing you with fair weather for golfing, swimming, tennis, and other outdoor events.
Even though you want to live in a country club home, you will still need access to other services and businesses nearby. For example, look at the home's location in relation to local shopping, restaurants, your place of work, or your children's schools. You don't want to have to drive for too long to get to places you frequent.