* Top 10 Most Visited Golf Communities in April (Plus Five)
* This Week's Deals and Specials
* Special Community Events
* Community News & Updates
* Recently Added to GolfCourseHome
* Follow My Cruise Down the IntraCoastal Waterway to Golf & Waterfront Communities
* Best Deals of 2010
* This Month's Spotlighted Communities
* Watch for the next issue of New Communities, coming Friday, April 30th!
> IN THE NEWS: Lots of news to report, starting with the Top 10 Most Visited Golf Communities (Plus Five) in April, see below.
Cruise Update: a new entry about my cruise on the ICW is
up on the
Details includes photos of
Brunswick Forest, St.
James Plantation and North River Club,
which joins the Network next month.
Earlier posts feature
River Dunes, NC,
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Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL
2. Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
3. Del Webb's Stone Creek, Ocala, FL
4. Stonehouse, Toana, VA
5. Woodside Plantation, Aiken, SC - New to the Top 10
6. Deer Brook Golf Club, Shelby, NC - New to the Top 10
7. Harbour Ridge, Stuart, FL
8. Heritage Bay Golf & CC, Naples, FL
9. The Cliffs at High Carolina, Asheville, NC - New to the Top 10
10. Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, FL - New to the Top 10
The Next 5 Most Visited Golf Communities
Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA
12. River Strand Golf & CC, Bradenton, FL
13. Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA- New to the Top 15
14. Isleworth, Windermere, FL
15. The Cliffs at Glassy, Greenville, SC - New to the Top 15
> Balsam Mountain Preserve, NC is offering a Discovery Package priced at $199 per night, with accommodations in a private mountaintop cabin and daily breakfast. The beautifully decorated cabins, with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, are part of the Private Residence Club. Experience a guided horseback ride, meet with a staff naturalist to explore the more than 30 miles of hiking trails on property and explore the nearby "main street" mountain towns of Waynesville and Sylva. Click here for more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!
> Windmill Harbour, SC features a luxury home at 6 Millwright with a recent price reduction of $300,000. Equipped with a hot tub/spa, fireplace, private pool, 3-car garage and Jarvis Creek views, this 6,105-sq.-ft. home on a large lot is currently listed at $1,999,000. It is configured with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, great room, game room, bonus room and more. Conveniently located near the marina and the South Carolina Yacht Club. Click here for more information about Windmill Harbour!
> Sunset Dunes, PEI, Canada is part of a new Couples Golf Festival visitation package to beautiful Prince Edward Island. This is a four-night package on July 8-12 featuring world-class golf, memorable dining and unique island experiences. It begins with an opening reception, features 3 rounds of golf at host golf courses and is capped by a closing banquet and traditional Island Kitchen Party. Click here for more information about Sunset Dunes!
> The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA and its Art Association invites visitors on May 8 to enjoy The Landings Spring Art Show & Sale. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can see the latest works of its amateur and professional artists at this judged show which takes place at Skidaway Village. Nearby, the Village Library will also be holding its Spring Sidewalk Book Sale of gently used books. Click here for more information about The Landings!
> Lakewood Ranch, FL welcomes country music star David Nail for a return-engagement appearance at The Lake Club to benefit The Payton Wright Foundation after its second annual golf outing on May 14 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Following the morning tournament there will be dinner at The Lake Club (price: $75) and then the David Nail concert. Golf entry fee is $150 per player. Click here for more information about Lakewood Ranch!
Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake
Gated community, Davis Love III golf, fitness center, fishing ponds, homes from the $130,000s
=> 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
RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME.NET!
=> Hampton Lake, Bluffton
Golf nearby, spa and fitness, pool complex, stocked fishing lake, homes from the $200,000s.
=> Oyster Bay Harbour, Fernandina Beach
Master-planned community, boat slips, marina, yacht club, fitness center, tennis, hiking trails
> GlenLakes, FL alerts buyers to home price reductions that make the community’s array of amenities more affordable. Recently a 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath luxury model home with private pool in the GlenLakes estate section—previously listed at $725,000—is now being offered for $625,000. Click here for more information about GlenLakes!
> River Oaks, CT is offering a Trial Membership-Only special for incoming first-year members. Pay a $10,000 deposit for dues and fees, plus certain daily usage fees, and enjoy golf membership privileges. Upon returning in 2011, holders of the 2010 trial membership will be credited their $10,000 fee toward full equity golf membership, which is currently set at $45,000. Click here for more information about River Oaks!
> Hampton Lake, SC presents an impressive new lakefront model home available for $629,500. This Lakeland Collection LifeSmart™ home enjoys stunning lake views and desirable outdoor living. Owners will be able to kayak their way to the Lakeside Amenity Village and enjoy the award-winning facilities there. Home also includes a spacious Owners Retreat, expansive screened atrium with fountain, and many upgrades. Click here for more information about Hampton Lake!
> Colleton River Plantation, SC offers a price improvement of $103,385 on a wonderfully sited Golf Cottage. Now offered at $895,000, it is next to the Nicklaus clubhouse, the community tennis center and the main clubhouse and pool. A 6-bedroom home, it offers a 4-bedroom lockout suite with kitchen and great room on the main level, plus a 2-bedroom suite with kitchen, dining area and den located on the lockout upstairs. Click here for more information about Colleton River Plantation!
> Woodside Plantation, SC is currently offering a Spring Savings Spectacular on all homesites, including spectacular lakefront sites (only a couple remain available), golf sites on either the award-winning Nicklaus Design Course or the new Hollow Creek Course designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Clyde Johnston, and scenic or private wooded homesites. This incentive is valid for the next 15 purchasers or until May 15. Click here for more information about Woodside Plantation!
> Amelia Island Plantation, FL is offering a new Play Money Package, good through May. First-time guests will receive $100 per day to play while returning guests will receive $150 per day. Use the resort credit toward golf, spa, dining, tennis, Segway tours, kids programs, alcoholic beverages and more. Resort credit requires a two-night stay and does not apply toward room rates. Click here for more information about Amelia Island Plantation!
> Hilton Head Plantation, SC has a number of Price Improvement deals on luxury homes. A 3-bedroom, 3-bath residence at 6 Clove Hitch Court is now offered at just $730,000. Designed for maximum privacy, this 5,561-square-foot home is on a double lagoon/preserve-view lot with an exercise room and private swimming pool. Click here for more information about Hilton Head Plantation!
Reserve at SugarTree, TX has multiple homesites at dramatically discounted prices. Homesite
No. 161, a half-acre golf course lot on the No. 3 fairway is now asking $74,400, a reduction of over $37,000 from the original price of $111,500....
> Scotch Hall Preserve, NC announced its new $139 True Carolina Discovery Package. This visitation offer provides 3 days/2 nights at any of three fine local hostelries. Along with comfortable accommodations there is golf on the community's Arnold Palmer Signature course....
VA has a Stay & Play offer
in tandem with a local Bed &
Breakfast that is priced for a one-night
stay at $100. Arrangements can be made to play the two local courses, Brickshire and
Royal New Kent, can be made for $95 for a pair of
midweek rounds or $105 on weekends....
Remember to check out the premiere 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
* North River Club, NC
* River Dunes Club, NC