How To Convince Your Spouse to Move to a Georgia Golf Course Home
Owning a Georgia golf course home has been your lifelong dream. You’ve thought about it since the first time you picked up a club so many years ago, and you’ve saved your hard-earned dollars to make it finally happen.
Now to score a hole-in-one: Convincing your spouse to join you in that dream.
Sure, one approach would be to drag around your significant other to tour all the golf course homes for sale in the area, dropping subtle hints along the way. But that may be time-consuming and not the most direct route. Or you could cut to the chase and use some of the facts and figures below to persuade your loved one.
Rest assured; you aren’t alone in your dream. Many people value the privacy and security of living in a home on a golf course. According to Golf Life Navigators, demand for golf course homes rose 18% from March 2020 to September 2020.
6 Facts to Help Persuade Your Partner to Move to a Golf Course Home
Still need help? Tee up these six fun facts that may help convince your spouse to move to a golf course home:
- Privacy — Gone will be the days of staring into a neighbor’s unkempt backyard. Now, you’ll be able to enjoy green views and well-manicured landscaping. The house’s proximity to the course will realistically determine the amount of privacy you can expect.
- Noise — Unless the course has lights, golfers can’t golf after dark. Therefore, you’ll be able to enjoy quiet evenings on the deck or patio. Again, the home’s proximity to the course will determine the noise level.
- Prime views — You can’t beat the scenery. Golf courses are known for their lush and well-maintained greens. The beautiful surroundings also come with their own unique inhabitants – from birds and turtles to more exotic, reptilian wildlife in some cases.
- Great place to raise a family — Most Georgia gated golf communities enable kids to take part in a wide variety of fun and healthy physical activities, including tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, and more. But there’s something special about golf. The lessons learned and friendships formed growing up in golf communities in Georgia tend to do much more than lead to a happy and healthy childhood. Those lessons build the foundation for a happy and healthy adulthood, too.
- Amenities — Golf courses sometimes offer special course membership rates to homeowners in the community. Private residential communities, such as The Landings, also often have other amenities such as tennis, pickleball, swimming pools and clubhouses. This often means community events and get-togethers throughout the year. These social events can help you get to know your neighbors – an added benefit if you’re new to the area.
It is a good assumption that many of your neighbors will have an interest in golf, making it easy to pull together a foursome for an outing, as well. As a paying member, you will likely have your choice of tee times and be able to enjoy discounted rates, invitations to tournaments and other great benefits.
- Other things besides golf – Some golf-rich areas are near marinas, year-round activities, hiking or biking trails, pools, equestrian centers or quality restaurants. Most golf course neighborhoods and homes are close to hospitals, grocery stores and shopping and airports.
Yes, golf is a big part of The Landings Lifestyle, but each neighborhood has something to offer everyone. For example, there’s a robust community garden to raise fruit, vegetables and flowers, a dog park for your pooch to romp and play with furry friends, and 30 miles of parks and trails perfect for biking, walking or even a golf cart ride through the area.
Let’s look at each individual neighborhood’s highlights:
Deer Creek — Home to the Korn Ferry’s Club Car Championship, Deer Creek is on the northwest side of the community. Here you’ll find many lagoons, a rookery and gorgeous trails all surrounded by woods and marshland with views all the way to Isle of Hope.
Franklin Creek — The Franklin Creek neighborhood is just off Landings Way and is convenient to the Franklin Creek Activity Center. That’s where you’ll find Franklin Creek’s resort-style pool, The Deck, tons of tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, as well as lagoon views, golf views and some amazing neighbors too!
Marshwood — At the north end of The Landings is Marshwood. Known for its graceful live oak trees and gorgeous pines, you’ll find walking/biking paths along the marsh, lagoons and the Wilmington River, too. Marshwood is home to Landings Harbor Marina, the Marsh Tower, Marshwood Clubhouse & pool, plus the Marshwood & Magnolia golf courses.
Midpoint — As the name suggests, Midpoint is in the middle of our community. Midpoint features homes with larger lots on lagoons, golf courses, and marshlands, as well as private wooded lots. Residents like to visit the Rookery nature preserve, where varied species of birds and animals call home.
Marshview Landings/Moon River — Located in a newly developed section of The Landings, both neighborhoods are on the southwest edge of the community and are flanked by marsh views on one side and Intracoastal Waterway views on the other, with lovely lagoons throughout. These neighborhoods feature Dream Maker Park that evokes a sense of serenity intrinsic to coastal living, and Riverwatch Point, a place to relax and enjoy the sunsets that overlooks the Intracoastal.
Oakridge — The Oakridge area is lush and lovely, centrally located at The Landings and set on the Intracoastal Waterway, tidal lagoons, marshland and the Oakridge golf course. Don’t miss The Gazebo, Oakridge Clubhouse, and the Wellness Center – very convenient to The Village.
Palmetto — Palmetto reaches the southern-most point of the community and is one of our largest neighborhoods. Here, along miles of walking and biking trails, you’ll find Sunrise Park, facing Romery Marsh and Sunset Park, facing Delegal Creek and views, views, views.
What if your partner is a golf nut, too?
Does your spouse or significant other need more convincing to move to a golf-centric community? Or is your spouse a golf lover, too, who is concerned about becoming bored playing the same course repeatedly? Perhaps, this will help.
Six 18-hole private championship Georgia golf courses are available for play to members of The Landings Golf & Athletic Club, each one designed by such masters as Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills and Willard C. Byrd.
Set against a stunning backdrop of stately hardwood forests, unspoiled saltwater marshes and pristine tidal creeks, all six golf courses are designated as “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries” by Audubon International, offering challenging play for golfers of all skill levels – all within one cart ride away.
In addition, the Golf Performance Center offers industry-leading technology that will help you or your better half perfect the game. This 3,000-square-foot center includes hitting bays, demo inventory with advanced fitting technology, golf club repair and a veranda for hosting social events.
Each of The Landings’ six championship courses offers a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Here are some highlights:
Magnolia — The twists and turns of this course require skill and focus. Those who have played its front nine say it challenges even the best golfers. Whether a pro or new to the sport, the course is fun to play and features breath-taking scenery.
Marshwood — Golfers can enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Romerly Marsh as they weave their way through the lush oak and pine trees on this course. Marshwood was the first course built at The Landings and first opened for play in 1974. It has since undergone an overhaul of the greens, tees and bunkers.
Deer Creek — Relatively wide fairways offer solace to those golfers who need a little extra room, but the par threes are, as a whole, the toughest on the island. This course, opened in 1991, will test golfers of every skill level. The 18th green is directly behind the Deer Creek Clubhouse offering diners a wonderful view of play.
Oakridge — This course has a bit of history. The 15th hole looks over Waters Cemetery, a U.S. archaeological site. To many, it is The Landings’ trademark hole. The course’s length is moderate, but the water, bunkers, marsh and split-level fairways make this course one of the most challenging on the island.
Palmetto — Considered one of the most challenging courses, Palmetto is home to incredible sights including one of the most beautiful oak trees on the island. The first six holes of the course were designed to challenge the golfer from tee-off.
Terrapin Point — The entire course offers golfers incomparable views of surrounding lagoons, beautiful oaks, the marsh, Adams Creek and Ossabaw Sound. The fairways are tight and focusing on precise ball placement is a must if you want to land on the greens.
At The Landings, many of our luxurious and well-appointed homes are situated on one of our six championship golf courses. See a current listing of homes for sale.
The Landings Company real estate agents are well-versed on the ins and outs of owning golf course homes in Savannah and are happy to help answer any questions you may have. Schedule your Discovery Visit today or request information about Club Membership.