* Announcing the 2010 GCH Dream 18
* This Week's Deals and Specials
* Special Community Events
* Community News & Updates
* Deals Shorta and News Shorts
* Recently Added to GolfCourseHome
* Weekend Packages for Right Now
* Best Deals of 2010
* This Month's Spotlighted Communities
* Watch for the next issue of New Communities, coming Friday, April 16th!
With visions of the great (and not-so-great) shots made at the Masters last weekend, we are in a great frame of mind to officially announce the premier issue of GolfCourseHome Magazine and the 2010 GCH Dream 18: Great Residential Golf Holes. You'll be saying 'Amen' quite a lot when you visit the communities named below and play their spectacular golf holes.
GolfCourseHome Magazine is now available for purchase here and is marked by stunning photography, contact info, pricing, amenities, and, of course, straight talk on how to play these marvelous golf holes. Enjoy!
GolfCourseHome's Dream 18: Great Residential Golf Holes 2010
No. 1 Carolina Trace (3rd Creek Course), Sanford, NC
No. 2 Golden Ocala (12th), Ocala, FL
No. 3 Fairvue Plantation (11th Foxland Course), Gallatin, TN
No. 4 Owl’s Nest (12th), Thornton, NH
No. 5 The Cliffs at Keowee (17th, Vineyards Course), Sunset, SC
No. 6 Carnegie Abbey (10th), Portsmouth, RI
No. 7 Creighton Farms (8th), Aldie, VA
No. 8 The Bay Club (17th), Mattapoisett, MA
No. 9 Teton Springs (15th), Teton Valley, ID
No. 10 Tehama (4th), Carmel, CA
No. 11 Cobble Creek (14th), Montrose, CO
No. 12 Reynolds Plantation (18th, Creek Club Course), Lake Oconee, GA
No. 13 The Colony at the Grand (14th, Azalea Course), Fairhope, AL
No. 14 Wild Wing Plantation (14th, Avocet Course), Myrtle Beach, SC
No. 15 Las Gardenias at Cabo Real (12th) Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
No. 16 Achasta (3rd) Dahlonega, GA
No. 17 Callaway Gardens (15th, Mountain View Course), Pine Mountain, GA
No. 18 Sailfish Point (18th), Stuart, FL
> Scotch Hall Preserve, NC announced its new $139 True Carolina Discovery Package. This visitation offer provides three days and
two nights at any of three fine hostelries—the Granville Queen Bed and
Breakfast; the Captain’s Quarters Bed and Breakfast; or, Gray’s Landing
Bed and Breakfast. Along with fine accommodations there is golf on the community’s Arnold Palmer Signature course. Click here for more information about Scotch Hall Preserve!
> The Cliffs at Glassy, SC and its multi-community array of amenities are more affordable as home price reductions hit the market. Now on offer for $600,000 is a home at 3 Rocky Gap Court that was recently listed at $750,000. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home is in a very private setting with a two-car garage. Click here for more information about The Cliffs at Glassy!
Sea Pines Plantation, SC: "Get Your Plaid On!" says Beverly Serral, who
lives and sell homes at Sea Pines. Serral declares that this week's Verizon
Heritage Classic, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour stop, is a perennial favorite
for players and fans alike. "Those of us who live here call it “Spring Break for Grown-Ups,”
she says, "Although our children have a ball during Heritage week, too. Over 1,200 volunteers
make the tournament run smoothly, and almost $20 million has been donated
to our neighbors in need since the inception of the Heritage Classic Foundation."
Click here for more information about Sea Pines Plantation!
> Indian River Colony Club, FL fielded 60 women golfers last week for the 13th annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament. Outfitted in pink, members of the IRCC Women’s Golf Association and their guests vied for cash prizes and golf accessories. The 18-hole scramble raised $1,565 for cancer research. Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure Foundation was the event sponsor. Click here for more information about Indian River Colony Club!
> GOLF Magazine just announced its 2010 Premier Resorts and four GolfCourseHome communities made the list. More than 6,000 readers voted at the GOLF Magazine website on four criteria: Golf, Lodging, Food and Drink and Service to determine the winners. Our congratulations go to these award winners:
> Platinum: Reynolds Plantation, GA
> Gold: Homestead Preserve, VA
> Silver: Amelia Island Plantation, FL
Barton Creek Resort and Spa, TX
Kingsmill on the James, VA
> St. James Plantation, NC recently opened its newly updated sales office in historic Southport, NC. The update included all new interior finishes, floor covering and window treatments. JHB Associates enhanced the space with ceiling fans, high-tech lighting, furnishings and accessories along with large presentation graphics. Click here for more information about St. James Plantation!
> Boca Woods Country Club, FL has begun important renovation work to its 36-hole golf complex. Irrigation systems on both 18-hole championship golf courses will be restored. During installation, the greens on both courses will be regrassed with a modern hybrid putting surface that will provide optimum playability. Tee boxes on both courses will be enlarged and resurfaced, bunkers will be relined, cart paths will be re-paved and fairway turf on the Lakes course will be replaced. Click here for more information about Boca Woods Country Club!
> The Cliffs at Glassy, SC has listed a fine traditional-style home within walking distance of the golf clubhouse, available at nearly 50 percent off its prior asking price. The home, at 139 Catnip Trail, is now priced at $525,000, down from $925,000. It has three bedrooms (and a possible fourth) plus a formal living area with vaulted ceiling and fireplace.
The Bay Club, MA held its April “Ladies Night Out,” a book group discussion of the novel, “Still Alice” followed by a special gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Jim Mercer.
=> The Reserve at Sugar Tree, Lipan
Gated, master-planned community, golf, swimming, fishing, homesites from $23,000
=> Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
Master-planned community, Palmer golf, marina, shooting club, homesites from $125,000
> Brunswick Forest, NC April 16-18 & April 23-25: Cape Fear National finally opens. Enjoy a $179 3-day/2-night Grand Opening package with luxury accommodations for two in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Includes golf, fine food, entertainment, exhibitions and a personal VIP tour of Cape Fear National first-release homesites. Click here for more information about Brunswick Forest!
> Running Y Ranch, OR: April 16-17, Vegas at the Running Y Package celebrates the Grand Reopening of the Lodge. Cost is $189/double occ., incl. 2 tickets for Friday night’s action, player’s pack at check in, one night in a Lodge guest room, brunch Saturday morning and late check out. Click here for more information about Running Y Ranch!
> The Cliffs at Glassy, SC has listed a fine traditional-style home within walking distance of the golf clubhouse, available at nearly 50 percent off its prior asking price. The home, at 139 Catnip Trail, is now priced at $525,000, down from $925,000. It has three bedrooms (and a possible fourth) plus a formal living area with vaulted ceiling and fireplace....
Lake, SC announces that the Pritchards Lakefront Model Home, set
on the water on a full-size homesite, is now open for inspection.
Featuring 2,725 sq. ft.,
3 BRs, 3.5 BAs, this lakefront model home also offers spacious owner's retreat, stunning lake views, granite countertops, screened atrium, hardwood floors, upgraded
landscaping and for under $600,000. Click here for more information about Hampton Lake!
AZ announces new, reduced pricing on a collection of 21 custom
homesites located between two picturesque fairways of the
Blackstone course. Ranging
from nearly three-quarters to one-plus acres, most of the lots, priced from $145,000, back up to the golf course and offer mountain and city light views. Sales are also
underway at the move-in-ready Villas at Blackstone, with a $7,500 golf or social membership option included as a buyer’s incentive...
> Treasure Lake, PA has a Special Offer exclusive to the GolfCourseHome Network. A generous homesite measuring four-tenths acres is now priced at $20,000 and all closing costs are waived for buyers who close by May 15. Homesite is walking distance to the equestrian center, Lake Bimini boat launch and beach and an archery range and has already been staked for a cabin and a 2-car garage....
> Chapel Ridge, NC's featured savings of up to 40% on select homesites. There's no timetable for building, choose your own builder. Lot sizes range from one-third acre to 3 acres, with views of golf, woodland or nature preserve....
> Willoughby Golf Club, FL's special hotel rate along with a day of play at its Arthur Hills-designed golf course. There is delightful cuisine prepared by Chef Jimmy at the Willoughby Clubhouse, plus use the amenities such as tennis on Har-Tru tennis courts, swimming, relaxing and exploring….
> Owen Glen, GA's a new Discovery Tour includes a 2-night stay for two in charming Blairsville, GA and a choice of golf at Owen Glen’s Old Union course, a wine tasting at a vineyard in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a guided horseback trail ride, or a pontoon boat rental on Lake Nottely. Included in all Discovery Tours are dinner for two at Enrico’s Italian Restaurant; breakfast and a welcome basket. Price of the package is just $149 per couple....
Remember to check out the premier issue of GolfCourseHome Magazine featuring the Dream 18 here!
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
Creighton Farms, Aldie, Virginia
Lake Ridge, Cedar Hill, Texas
Regency at Dominion Valley, Haymarket, Virginia
Carolina Trace, Sanford, North Carolina
Kingsmill on the James, Williamsburg, Virginia
* Scotch Hall Preserve, NC
* The Reserve at SugarTree, TX
* Anderson Creek Club
* Oliver's Landing, NC
* Chesdin Landing, VA
* Oyster Bay Harbour, FL