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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Golf community homes under $400,000

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        In a tough economy with so much uncertainty about the next couple of years, few of us are thinking about adding a vacation home to our roster of possessions.  But there is a price at which even the most parsimonious of golfers start to take a closer look.

        The following are a few new listings whose price tags caught my eye.  I know the surrounding golf communities well and can recommend them as excellent places to live part-time or all the time.  If any of these examples of the many bargain priced golf community homes interest you, please contact me for more information.



Approach to #16 at Pawleys Plantation.


Pawleys Plantation, Pawleys Island, SC

18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course (semi-private)

Gated, 900-acre community of condos & single-family homes

3 BR, 2 BA, 2,100 square foot “patio” home on treed lot

“Green” technology: Utilities controlled from computer

Asking $319,900


Ocean Ridge Plantation, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Five golf courses inside the gates (semi-private)

3,000-acre community with 900 designated as “open”

3 BR, 2 BA, 2,100 square foot “English cottage” style

Terracotta floors, golf views, walk-up attic

Asking $360,000


Cobblestone Park, Blythewood, SC

27 holes by P. B. Dye (semi-private)

Former Ginn property 20 minutes from Columbia

3 BR, 4 BA, 3,125 square foot home to be built

Golf views; club initiation waved

Asking $398,000


Reems Creek, Weaverville, NC

18 holes by Hawtrey & Sons (semi-private)

British golf architect provides links feel to course

4 BR, 4 BA, 2,672 square foot condo 20 minutes to Asheville

Asking $389,000


Kilmarlic Club, Powell’s Point, NC

18 holes by Tom Steele (semi-private)

A few miles from Outer Banks beaches

3 BR, 3 BA, 2,300 square foot (approx.)

Build to suit; choose colors and finishes

Listed at $362,200


Bay Creek Resort and Marina, Cape Charles, VA

36 holes by Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (semi-private)

Located on Delmarva Peninsula 25 minutes to Norfolk

3 BR, 3 BA, 1,880 square foot condo, 2-car garage

Views of golf course, lake and fountain

Asking $349,000.


Cedar Creek, Aiken, SC

18 holes by Arthur Hills (semi-private)

3 BR, 3 BA, 2,474 square foot brick home

Nearly 2/3-acre lot, enclosed screen porch

Listed at $355,000.



Bay Creek Nicklaus course from 1st tee.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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