By Drew Knight
It’s perhaps the only sport so well-liked that communities sprout up around the country centering on accessibility to the game. You guessed it, we’re talking about golf.
In honor of National Golf Month (that’s August), we’ve decided to help our loyal golf fanatics find the right golf community for them: one with access to the best courses in the United States, within driving distance of your home.
That’s right, we’ve checked in with Golf Digest to find the top three golf courses in the nation. From there we found new golf course homes listed on NewHomeSource.com with easy access to their own courses where you can sharpen your skills enough to take on the pros. So go ahead and take a swing. Fore!
No. 3: Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif.
At No. 3 in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses” list is the Cypress Point Club in The Golden State. Located directly on the Monterey Bay, Cypress Point Club stands strong with a par of 72 and 6,524 yards. This uniquely beautiful course is right on land’s end, so it would take a true pro not to chip one right into the ocean.
To sharpen your golfing skills before tackling this course, it would be wise to find a community course nearby where you could practice any time you want. Luckily for you, there are several. To start, check out San Jose, Oakland-Alameda or Modesto on NewHomeSource.com.
From builders like Landsea Homes, Signature Homes, Meritage Homes, DeNova Homes and Toll Brothers, you’ll find golf course homes for just about any budget — from the mid $200s to $1.5 million.
No. 2: Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, N.J.
Standing firm in the silver spot is the Pine Valley Golf Club. A former No. 1 title holder, Pine Valley is a 7,057-yard, par-70 course located about 20 miles from Philadelphia, Pa. Home of the Crump Cup, taking on this private course is no simple task.
To get up to par, might we suggest a few nearby areas with golf communities? Head over to NewHomeSource.com for access to golf homes in the Philadelphia and Ocean County areas.
Here you’ll find stunning homes and communities from the nation’s best builders like Orleans Homes, Pulte Homes, Sal Lapio Homes, Rouse Chamberlin Homes, Toll Brothers and Lennar. With dozens of golf homes to choose from within the $200s to $800s, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for.
No. 1: Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
And beating out more than 15,000 other courses to claim the top spot is the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., home of The Masters since 1934. With a strict private club policy, this 7,435-yard, par-72 course is truly for the pros, and booking a tee time might not be an easy feat.
However, that’s no reason to give up on golf altogether. Check out NewHomeSource.com for numerous golf communities across the state, and those nearby, in areas like Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., and Greenville and Spartanburg, S.C.
Here you’ll find homes from numerous builders like David Weekley Homes, Del Webb, Meritage Homes, John Wieland Homes, Benchmark Communities, Dan Ryan Builders and more. Perhaps the most affordable of the three, you might even find a golf home within the $100,000 mark (or above $500,000 if you so desire).
Now, lace up your golfing shoes and start swinging!