As golfing baby boomers reach retirement age, there has been a proliferation of golf course communities springing up all around the country. This convergence of retiring golfers and budding golf course communities, combined with expanding environmental concerns and turbulent economic conditions, has turned many a golfers dream into a ruinous retirement nightmare. Closing golf courses, poor playing conditions, trespassing charges and skyrocketing golf course fees are real concerns and very difficult to see when the retiring golfer is going into a buying situation blinded by the dream of all golf, all the time.

With this in mind, the has developed a golf community buyers guide that presents not only the starting questions, but the who to ask. These seemingly lighthearted and meaningless questions asked of the right person from the real estate developer to the pro shop bag boy, the grill room steward to the golf course superintendent, will provide the flash point necessary for honest, informative, and insightful conversation about the future of the golf course communities you are considering.

Please note: this is not a real estate guide as there are hundreds upon hundreds available, far superior to anything we could produce. But instead, a highly targeted tool geared to the golf club activities in the community or development being considered. It is our sincere hope, by spending a little time asking the questions, the users of this guide will find their way to a happy and fulfilling golfing retirement. This guide, as you’ll soon find out, is presented as a series of questions concerning the four key areas of concern in purchasing a golf community home.

The Developer
What are their plans as they relate to the golf course and golf club?

The Golf Shop
Is there a  better place to learn about the golfing atmosphere?

The Club House
So often the beautiful façade, is it hiding and yet foretelling the club’s future troubles?

The Golf Course
A little chat with the "greens keeper" and learn why we pay so much just to have someone cut the grass?


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