Living a Golfing Lifestyle
Evidence shows that in Savannah, a golf club existed as early as 1794. The Savannah Golf Club was incorporated in 1899, which leaves little doubt as to the importance of the game of golf to Savannahians. Savannah’s golf heritage has led to the development of a variety of unique and accessible golf courses, which in turn has led to the rise of golf communities. From gated golf communities to communities that are directly adjacent to some of Savannah’s finest golf clubs, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for in a home and in a golf community.
Savannah Quarters. Developed by Sun Cal, this charming coastal golf community’s 18-hole course was designed by golf legend Greg Norman. In addition to its golf course, Savannah Quarters also provides tennis courts, an athletic training facility and a wonderful aquatic complex. Its 2400 square acres and 29,000 square foot clubhouse offer the best for all types of events, both public and private.
Southbridge Golf Club. Located west of Savannah just off of I-16, this charming little course can be a real treat for the golfer looking for a unique golf experience. Groves of oaks and stands of Georgia pines border strategically placed water hazards, makes this golf course worthwhile, even if it is not the longest course in Savannah. The Savannah golf community of Southbridge consists of homes, townhomes, and condominiums from $200,000 to $2,000,000, and offers an aquatic center, tennis courts, and walking and bike trails.
La Vida Country Club. This private golf club, which is located on the south side of Savannah, was opened in 1968. This cozy 9-hole course is nestled in a neighborhood of houses, most of which were originally built in the late 1960s and 1970s. This golf community, while not gated, is nevertheless an enviable place to live, as its moderately priced homes make it ideal place to live for first-time home buyers and retirees.
Bacon Park Golf Club. Designed by the great golf architect Donald Ross in 1926 and owned by the city of Savannah, this golf club is located in the middle of Savannah, just off of Truman Parkway. This 18-hole public course has a PGA Pro on staff for lessons, and hosts many local tournaments in Savannah. The golf communities that surround Bacon Park Golf Club consist of a variety of homes, most of them mid-century, that range in sizes but are all affordable and are ideal for young families and first-time home buyers.
Wilmington Island Golf Club. The Wilmington Island Golf Club offers golf at its best. This 18-hole public course has a par of 72 and is over 6,876 yards of lush fairways and mossy oaks and was designed by renowned golf architect Donald Ross in 1927. The golf community that surrounds the Wilmington Island Golf Club includes a number of waterfront properties and multi-million dollars homes.
The Club as Savannah Harbor. This public course is located directly behind the Westin Resort on Hutchinson Island, just over the Talmadge Bridge, and offers golfers views of historic downtown Savannah. The 22,000 square foot clubhouse offers fine dining, social activities, and a spa. The homes that populate the adjacent golf communities are newly-built and are perfect for growing families or those looking for a little peace and quiet.
The Ford Plantation, located in Richmond Hill, is a private residential and sporting community on the Ogeechee River. At the Ford Plantation you can find huge estates with beautiful marsh views and deep water access, as well as plenty of amenities through the Ford Plantation Club and its 400 real estate homesites, including golf, fishing, equestrian riding and more.
Whatever part of Savannah you’re looking to call home, Cora Bett Thomas Realty and Associates can help you find the perfect home in the golf community that is just right for you. And if you’re looking for something in a golf community located in Bluffton, Beaufort, or Hilton Head Island, then contact us today — we have those, too.Find a Home