Golf communities appeal to the heart to generate sales


Ocean Ridge features four golf courses, with another on the way, most of them designed by Tim Cate.  Photo courtesy of Ocean Ridge.


    With the inventory of community homes and lots everywhere stuck in a holding pattern, one North Carolina development company has decided to put a little romance into its marketing efforts.  River's Edge and Ocean Ridge Plantations are touting Valentine's vacation packages, both under the aegis of the development firm Coastal Companies.
    The two golf communities are offering a $149 package per couple, which includes two nights of lodging and complimentary green fees.  At Ocean Ridge, the first dozen couples to arrive on Valentine's Day will receive a complimentary dinner for two at a local restaurant.  Of course, as is customary with such "discovery" packages, a property tour is required, a small price to pay for a discount priced mini-vacation.  And, who knows, you just might find the home of your dreams.
    Ocean Ridge, located in Sunset Beach, just a few minutes from North Myrtle Beach and the ocean, is home to the Big Cats golf courses, so named for its four layouts -- Tiger's Eye, Panther's Run, Lion's Paw and the one-year old Leopard's Chase. Willard Byrd designed Lion's Paw and the other courses are the work of Tim Cate, who also designed the community's fifth course, Jaguar's Lair, which will open late in 2009, a year behind schedule.  
    River's Edge, with a course by Arnold Palmer, is located another 30 minutes up the coast, south of Wilmington and Southport.  Lots at Ocean Ridge and River's Edge begin in the $200s, with houses starting around $500,000 at River's Edge and in the $400s at Ocean Ridge.  About 40% of properties remain to be sold by the developer at Ocean Ridge, and $200,000 will get you a lot with a view of the golf club and club membership, a $25,000 value.
   Last year, I helped a reader purchase a lot in Ocean Ridge and would be happy to do the same for others.  Just hit the "contact us" button at the top of the page, send me a note, and I will go to work for you.  As always, there is neither an obligation nor a charge for this service.

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