When you purchase a second home, you want to find an area that gives you easy access to all of your favorite things, be that a secluded beach, a scenic mountain retreat, or one of the most popular options: a high-grade golf course. Golfing is a relaxing and enjoyable sport that people of all ages can enjoy, and this has led to a large number of golf-centric communities all around the country that offer some of the best courses you can play.
If you’re looking to find a second home in an area that is full of great golfing opportunities, keep reading to see the 4 ideal destinations for golfers to find a second home.
What Makes a City Good For Golfers?
Some of the best golf courses in the country are located in areas that are quite expensive to live in or they’re too far out of the way to consider. We’ve crunched the figures to find out what areas have great weather, plenty of courses, a wide range of sports stores, and even how many PGA events have happened recently to find the best places to live. Let’s take a look at some of the best destinations to consider for your second home if you are an avid golfer.
1) Tucson, Arizona
At the top of our list is the beautiful city of Tucson, which has quickly become a golfer’s paradise in the last few years with so many great courses opening up. They have seemingly endless sunshine, so you can play almost all year long, and they have had five different PGA-level events in the last few years. The city is home to 35 golf courses and country clubs plus a myriad of sporting goods stores so you’ll have no trouble finding a place to practice your swing.
Some of the best courses in the area include the Arizona National Golf Club, Randolph Dell Urich Golf Club, and the La Paloma Country Club, which has a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Image source: https://www.arizonanationalgolfclub.com/the-course
The city of Tucson has a population of about 540,000 residents and is the second largest city in the state, next to Pheonix. The Tuscon real estate market has become a competitive hotspot for those that are looking for a second home, as the median home value is sitting in the low $300K range.
2) Pelican Bay, Daytona Beach, Florida
Master-planned communities are great for those looking to live in an area with other like-minded people, and that’s why so many golf communities have started to gain popularity. Pelican Bay is a beautiful gated community with about 1,800 homes and plenty of excellent amenities for residents. The neighborhood has tennis courts, a clubhouse, an outdoor pool, and, you guessed it: an 18-hole golf course. It’s one of the best places to consider in the Daytona Beach area if you want to live close to some spectacular golf courses and be a short drive away from beautiful sandy beaches.
Daytona Beach is known all over for its fun lifestyle and relaxed atmosphere due to the proximity of the nearby beaches and endless array of attractions. The city has about 75,000 residents and it has a median home value sitting in the mid $200,000s, which means you’ll have plenty of options for your second home. The city is also full of fun things to do and is home to tons of excellent restaurants, so it’s perfect for a vacation home or even a place to retire.
3) San Bernadino, California
California has always been popular with golfers because of its incredible weather and a wide variety of nationally recognized courses. The area of Riverside/San Bernadino/Ontario has become a huge hit with golfers that want to experience as much time as they can on the course. This area has had 10 PGA events in the last five years, plus it’s home to some fantastic courses like Arrowhead Country Club, Shandin Hills Golf Club, and Colton Golf Course.
California has a large population, but the city of San Bernadino only has about 220,000 residents, so it’s far less crowded than some of the state’s larger cities. The average cost of a home in San Bernadino is in the upper $400K range, but there are so many different options to choose from. The city has only two golf courses within its borders, but there are quite a few more that are just a short drive away.
4) Tulsa, Oklahoma
This delightful city might not be the first one you think about when you think of golfing hot spots, but it’s surrounded by fantastic courses that will impress golfers of all skill levels. Tulsa is home to courses like the Page Belcher Golf Course, Southern Hills Country Club, and South Lakes Golf Course. You will never be far from a great place to play as there are 11 golf courses within the city as well as 19 more within a 20-mile radius.
Tulsa has a population of about 400,000 people, and it’s one of the biggest cities in Oklahoma. The city has a fantastic reputation for being a great place to find arts and culture, so you have plenty of different things to see and do while you’re visiting. The median home price is in the upper $200,000s, which is fantastic for such a large city, and there are hundreds of homes on the market, so you can find the perfect second home for you and your family to enjoy.
These are just a few different spots around the country that are great for golfers that want to purchase a second home. The home prices in these areas are much better than the national average, and you are surrounded by excellent courses to play, along with plenty of other amazing features that are perfect for those on vacation. Have a look at some of the stunning homes for sale in these cities to get a better idea of what’s available for you when it comes to second homes near great golf courses.
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