Golf remains one of the most popular activities for active adults in their retirement years. The designers of 55+ communities are well aware of this long time trend, and as they develop new communities for the baby boomer generation of retirees, golf is playing a central role in many communities. As we research 55+ communities and the current trends, we’ve noticed that 55+ communities with golf courses have several features and trends that are worth noticing.
Professionally Designed Golf Courses in 55+ Communities
In some cases, 55+ communities are consulting golf professionals in order to design their courses. This leads to a high level of play and makes the community all that more desirable for golf enthusiasts. If you’re interested in retiring at a place where you can keep your game at a high level, tapping into a higher level competition may be just the thing you need.
What Comes with Golf Courses
A golf course in a 55+ community often serves as a hub for activity. A clubhouse may also offer places to eat dinner or to share drinks with friends. Residents may host social events and other gatherings at a clubhouse. In addition, pools and other amenities are typically placed in close proximity to a clubhouse. All of this adds to the social dimension of a 55+ community with a golf course on site. Residents can easily access a wide variety of activities and social events where they can meet neighbors and catch up with friends.
The Scenery of a Golf Course
Golf courses also provide the benefit of scenery and open spaces in a community. Walking paths along the golf courses are ideal places for leisurely strolls. Lunch or dinner at the clubhouse has the benefit of a clear view of the greens, trees, and flowers of the neighboring golf course.
Golfing Options When a 55+ Community Is in a City
Of course you can’t always find a golf course at a 55+ community. There may be locations where there simply isn’t enough space to develop a course next to the homes. In many cases the community is able to forge partnerships with local golf courses or members find their own course.
Whether or not you have a golf course within walking distance or a short drive from your home in a 55+ community, the trend across many communities is to offer more activities and more recreation opportunities. Golf is just one of the many benefits that we see our customers enjoying during their active retirement years. If you haven’t tried golf yet, your retirement years may provide the perfect opportunity to give it a try!
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