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Monday, May 26, 2008

The week ahead

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    I hit the road for a week early tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.  My first stop is coastal South Carolina, Pawleys Island, for just one day before I head for the mountains in western Carolina for a stop at three interesting communities.  The first is Cherokee Valley, a 550-acre community just 25 minutes outside of Greenville, SC, and featuring a P.B. Dye-designed golf course.  The club accepts both members and outside play.  Homes are priced from $300,000 to over $1 million, with a group of cottages in the mid-six-figure range.     

    After Cherokee Valley, it is on to Connestee Falls, just south of the popular North Carolina mountain town of Brevard.  After playing the George Cobb designed golf course and touring the neighborhoods, I drive farther up into the Blue Ridge Mountains to a new lake-oriented community called Bear Lake Reserve.  Unusually, Bear Lake has built just a nine-hole course by Nicklaus Design, and I am expecting it to be somewhat special given its short routing.  The course doesn't open for a few months but, weather permitting, I promise some nice photos.
    If you are interested in me checking out any communities between Greenville and Brevard, let me know and I will do my best.  You can see my overall route by clicking here.

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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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