Luxury living in Florida for the golf enthusiast
If you’re thinking of relocating to Florida, you are probably already picturing yourself on the sandy white beaches with crystal blue water. Florida’s attractions don’t stop at the water’s edge, however. The state’s welcoming climate makes it a golfer’s paradise, and many beautiful homes sit right next to some of the country’s best golf courses. Here are special communities where you can live a life of sunlit luxury and play all the golf your heart desires.
Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is on the edge of a lovely barrier island, just north of the quaint town of Vero Beach. Arnold Palmer designed the 18-hole golf course, and he said, “Orchid Island … is in one of the nicest spots along the Treasure Coast of Florida. The club is simply outstanding.” Adding to the stunning beauty of this hilly course is the fact that it’s in a certified Audubon cooperative sanctuary, meeting high standards for water quality and wildlife habitat.
The artistic town of Vero Beach features a regional theater and an art museum, along with boutique shopping and plenty of wine and music festivals. A botanical garden and a top cardiac surgery center affiliated with Duke University make Orchid Island a getawaounty coast offers Florida’s finest facilities for golfing, yachting and across-the-board waterfront luxury. Homeowners have access to 45 holes of golf as well as a mega-marina, tennis, spa, and much more.
The recently renovated golf courses at Admirals Cove provide a range of experiences. Robert von Hagge designed the East Golf Course, which runs for 6,827 yards. You’ll walk among crystalline blue waterways on these perfect cross-cut greens. Another 27 holes are in the Admiral’s Cove Golf Village Course. The courses are staffed by nine golf professionals, all PGA trained and ready to coach you and your swing.
The collection of 900 homes at Admirals Cove offers the finest-quality materials in every size dwelling. Custom homes have tranquil views of the fairways, the ocean or the many lagoons and waterways.
Fiddler’s Creek, an elegant collection of luxury homes near Naples, has been named in GolfWeek’s “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Course Communities” for nine years. It has also won other awards, due to the exceptional availability of club, spa and sports options in a setting of pure luxury. Fiddler’s Creek focuses on enhancing your lifestyle and making your home feel like a resort. Its Creek Course provides a world-class golf experience designed by Arthur Hills. With 7,157 yards of par 72 play, you’ll stroll past native oaks and palms and enjoy the handmade stone bridges. A second course is currently being designed.
The 4,000 acres of Fiddler’s Creek are mostly dedicated to golf courses, lakes and recreation areas. Walkways take you to the adjacent Marsh Pointe Nature Park, and Fiddler’s Creek is one of the locations for the Audubon Society’s national bird count because the pristine habitat draws so many species. Homes here are still being built, so future owners can fully customize their house with their favorite luxury materials.
Florida’s exclusive waterfront golf communities offer tropical luxury combined with easy access to sophisticated amenities. Bring your golf clubs and leave winter behind as you move into a home in year-round summertime!