Private 2/18-hole gated communities. Forest Creek is a private residential golf community that has two legitimate top-100 courses in the US.
The Elk’s Club (semi-private)
An 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf club that has been in operation since 1906. Most affordable club in Moore County. Membership includes a challenging golfcourse and use a a family pool and members lounge.
With thousands of clubs and golf retirement communities to choose from -it can be challenging to find what works best for the majority of all golfers.
Eighteen years ago, when I was a two handicap golfer in New Jersey, I went through a 6 month search to find the best golf retirement community.
I searched all over Florida, but found the majority of areas too crowded. I also decided that the weather (with fears of hurricanes and humid/hot temperature) was not a good fit for me.
I love the shore communities - but with expensive/increasing hurricane insurance, and way too much traffic during the summer months, I continued with my search for the ideal retirenment community.
Semi-private. Whispering Pines (includes two Ellis Maples designed 18 hole courses) and Foxfire (includes two Gene Hamm designed 18 hole
courses) offer a joint membership that includes unlimited greens
fees at both clubs.
This is an 18-hole Mike Strantz course. All golfers will appreciate the generous landing areas, long grass that’s relatively easy to find and hit balls out of, and free practice swings in the waste areas. Some golfers aren’t huge fans of: the hidden fairways (and greens), and the massive tiering on the greens.
Beacon Ridge is an 18hole Gene Hammdesigned golf course located in Seven Lakes West. Seven Lakes West also contains Lake Auman, a 1,000 acre
lake that allows boating and a beach facility. Membership includes unlimited greens fees and use of pool and tennis facilities.
Pinewild Country Club
Located just one mile from the quaint and historic Village of Pinehurst, Pinewild offers its residents a gracious and private lifestyle, with spacious home sites and pristine views surrounded by two of the most beautiful golf courses found anywhere in the world. The Magnolia Course was designed by Gene Hamm and has played host to the PGA tour qualifying school, US Open qualifying as well as the LPGA’s Pinewild Championship. The Holly Course, designed by Gary Player, is a panoramic beauty that offers a challenge to high handicappers as well as the serious championship caliber players.
Best Golf Retirement Communities
A private gated golf community, golf is one of the most prestigious clubs in
the US.CCNC lies on over 2000 acres of land which include three lakes (the largest, Lake Watson, is sixty acres) and two eighteen-hole golf courses of world-class caliber.
The Seven Lakes golf course offer one of the most affordable golf courses in the Sandhills. Membership includes unlimited use of 18 hole Peter
Tufts designed golf course, pool and tennis facilities.
Membership to 9 championship golf courses for about $500/month,
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Continuing my search for a retirement community, I found that Pinehurst North Carolina offers a fantastic lifestyle not available anywhere else in the US. It offers the Pinehurst resorts, where you can have a family membership at 9 championship courses for about $500/month (including a US Open Course), as well as several other upscale gated private clubs and semi-private golf communities, The cost for memberships at all of the local clubs is given at the top of this website homepage.
MidSouth and Talamore were two separate golf communities that now
offer a joint membership. MidSouth, located in a gated golf community about 1 mile from the Pinehurst traffic circle, has an Arnold Palmer golf course that is one of the finest in the Carolinas. The Talamore golf course, designed by Rees Jones, is located across the street
from MidSouth and offers a excellent challenge to all levels of play.
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