The Sunshine State is one of the most frequented by avid golfers – and, as such, you can expect to find plenty of golf resort real estate in Florida. But, just where are the most luxurious long-term golf resort communities? Here are my top 5 picks.
Palm Coast, FL – Ocean Hammock
Between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach on Florida’s Atlantic Coast is where you’ll find Ocean Hammock, a private gated oceanfront community in the city of Palm Coast. It’s within this community that you’ll find one of the most exciting pieces of beachfront Golf Resort Real Estate Florida has to offer – a sprawling three-level oceanfront retreat that boasts over 5,800 square feet of high-end indoor living and another 2,000 square feet of outdoor space on numerous balconies.
Golfers will love the home for its exclusive club access to the Hammock Beach Resort Golf & Spa Resort with its Ocean Golf Course
and Conservatory Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, respectively. For those who enjoy the greens, they will find more holes here than on any other golf course in Florida. And, those who love to hear the wind and waves of the Atlantic, they’ll love the serenity of where this Caribbean style plantation home rests, and the private wooden walkway leads to the soft sandy beach.
Jupiter, FL – Admiral’s Cove
Take, for example, the custom-built $9.75 million, 14,452 square foot property at 370 Eagle Drive in this Jupiter, Florida golf community and you’ll realize just why it’s considered THE luxury golf community of the greater Palm Beach area.
From custom homes ranging from the mid-$50s top $15 million to more modest $500K -$2 million condo and patio style homes, over 900 property owners call The Club at Admiral’s Cove home – and the waiting list to get into the community is longer still.
Stuart, FL – Sailfish Point
Nestled on the southernmost tip of Hutchinson Island on the southeast Atlantic coast of Florida, Sailfish Point is a private and prestigious community that requires no tee times for play.
Named one of Golf Digest’s 10 Best New Remodeled Courses for 2008, prices range from $475,000 for mere lots on up to $29.9 million for custom finished single family homes – in the middle of that price range you can fetch detached golf villas, condos and patio homes with golf or water feature views. It’s an impressive community with spacious lots, 520 residences and plenty of land options from oceanfront to riverside and right along the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
Naples, FL – Talis Park
Talis Park in Naples considers itself a luxurious golf community for the young and the young at heart. With village homes starting in the $800,000s on up to custom 4,500 square foot Park Estate Homes starting at $2.5 million, the architecture takes its cue from the Italian Renaissance style.
The Talis Park Golf Club features a course designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye, one of two in the world created by the partnership. The clubhouse boasts a spa, fitness studio and a market café – all lending to its hip spirit.
Destin, FL – Sandestin
Moving to Florida’s Gulf Coast is where you’ll find the Sandestin Community in Destin, Florida. Located on the famous 26-mile stretch of “sugar sand” white beaches of the panhandle, this is one of the most beautiful pieces of Golf Resort Real Estate Florida has to offer – and one of the most affordable areas. Unlike the more heavily developed South Florida areas of Palm Beach and Jupiter, Destin is less crowded, less “touristy” and tends to be a place where your dollar will go a bit further.
Featuring four amazing golf courses, including The Raven by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Sandestin has condos in the $200,000 range on the low end but most of the nicer luxury homes will run higher into the multi-million range. When it comes to great golf and a more small town feel, Sandestin is a fine choice.