North Carolina Golf Club Communities: The Finest Places To Reside by:Robert Bencivenga
North Carolina's golf communities are as good (or better) than most other state's offerings.
If you love golf, the best places as a retiree or to relocate in North Carolina are its golf paradises of Aberdeen, Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Should you choose to reside in the Pinewild Country Club community, you are within striking distance of all three. It is where you can play forty eight holes of golf of the highest quality. There are 2 full courses, the first planned by Gene Hamm and the 2nd by the legendary Gary Player, a nine-hole par three course, and 3 holes just tfor practice within the Pinewild Golf Academy. Enjoy some tennis or the pool, social events such as Fall Fest & Jazz Fest, and the cuisine at the clubhouse.
The most recent Zagat's Golf Guide judged the Tiger's Eye course at this Carolina golf club community of Ocean Ridge Plantation one of the most excellent in North Carolina. The community comprises over 3,000 acres and approximately 2,800 homes, a majority of them are single family homes. Five clubhouses are there with restaurants and conference rooms and over 50 clubs and organizations including book clubs, card games and bible study groups, indoor or outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a gymnasium providing Pilates, aerobics lessons and yoga.
Up the hills, you have the Trillium North Carolina golf club community. It offers an 18-hole course, designed by Morris Hatalsky with a pro-shop, classes and workshops. Enjoy a round of "Garden Golf," (hike, chip, putt course), trek, play tennis inside or outside, go to the fitness center, sauna or massage studio. There are weekly classes from fly fishing to watercolor painting and gardening. You may go fishing or for a boat-ride on Lake Glenville's fifteen hundred acres, or enjoy an evening cocktail and hors d'oeuvres cruise, the epicurean delights of the clubhouse, or grilled food. Inhabitants of this community have complementary facilities at Chinquapin, which is 10 miles away.
Situated just south of Wilmington is the Winding River Plantation. It mixes fantastic surrounding, living opportunities and inexpensive golf. This North Carolina golf club's joining fees are $6,000, with all the amenities you would expect for far more. They include tennis courts, walking and biking trails, bridge games, a clubhouse with informal dining, exercise classes, pools, a Fred Couples designed 27 hole course, gym, an exclusive beach club with a walkway to Holden Beach, a pro shop, putting green and practice area.
Another North Carolina golf club community near the coast is Cypress Landing, located in Chocowinity. Using the 222 slip marina on the Pamlico River, you may gain entry to the Pamlico Sound and Atlantic Ocean. Bill Love designed the community's eighteen-hole course, driving range, putting green, pro-shop and practice area. The facilities comprise an eighteen thousand square foot gym, pool, grill style restaurant, bar, library, lounge and patio. You'll also have craft lessons, card games and book and garden clubs.
In North Carolina, "Zagat's 2007-2008 guide to America's Top Golf Courses," ranks Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst No. 8, Pine Needles Lodge, Tiger's Eye, and Oyster Bay the five best golf courses in the state.
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About the author
For 5 years, Robert Bencivenga has been researching the growth of towns in North and South Carolina, for the relocation of his family. He has studied hundreds of towns to find those areas which are affordable, have high quality lifestyles, and the potential for future growth. He wants to share what he has found with you to help you find your Dream Place in the Carolinas. Incidentally, Robert does not sell any real estate.