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Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Best Way to Play a Glorious Back Nine

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        I am pleased to announce that my first book, Glorious Back Nine: How to Find Your Dream Golf Home, is available for purchase at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com as of today. The book is the culmination of 15 years of assisting couples in their search for a golf community home, as well as hundreds of conversations with developers, golf professionals, real estate agents, golf community board members and, most of all, the clients I have worked with who have taught me so much.
        Glorious Back Nine, which is how many retirees refer to what are often called “the Golden Years,” describes the step-by-step search for a golf community home, from that first all-important “kitchen table” discussion to the moment when you open the front door to your dream golf home. In between, I detail how climate and geography affect a couple’s ultimate choice; lifestyle options; how to select a qualified real estate buyer’s agent; the various types of country club memberships; cost-of-living variables; homeowner association costs; how to plan inspection visits and the most effective questions to ask; and much more. The book also provides notes on dozens of golf communities I have visited and reviewed over the years.
        Glorious Back Nine: How to Find Your Dream Golf Home is the only book written about golf communities in the last 10 years. It is available in a printed (paperback) version for $9.99 at the Amazon and Barnes & Noble online sites. An eBook version will follow in early December.
        If you have any questions about the book, please contact me.

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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.


Now on Sale

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  • The only book about golf communities in the last 10 years.
  • 156-page step-by-step guide to finding your dream golf home.
  • Info on nearly 100 golf communities the author has visited.
  • Paperback version costs less than a sleeve of Pro VIs.

Here is what the experts are saying:

“The book is chocked full of information…applicable to anyone looking for a move to the Southeast regardless of whether they are looking for a golf community or not.” — John LaFoy, golf architect (Linville Ridge CC, CC of Charleston, The Neuse GC)

“Larry has done a tremendous amount of work and anyone — like me — who is looking to search for a golf home now or in a few years needs this book.” — Brad Chambers, golf blogger, ShootingYourAge.com

“Wow!  What a thorough piece of work…a must for anyone moving South. This book will help many people.” — Brett Miller, owner and founder of MMA, Inc, a golf industry consultancy

Buy It Now at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.