NEW COMMUNITIES Newsletter
Vol. 12, No. 557 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Circulation: 30,000
* Forest Dunes Golf Club Joins GolfCourseHome
* Deals and Specials of the Week
* Community News and Updates
* Special Community Events
* Best Real Estate Deals of 2010
* Best Stay 'n Play Deals of 2010
* Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play (& Live On)
* Recently Added to GolfCourseHome & WaterviewHome
* This Month's Spotlighted Communities
* New Communities Coming Online Soon!
* Watch for our next issue, coming Friday, October 29th!
Good Morning! We are pleased to announce the addition of Forest Dunes Golf Club, an environmentally progressive community in upper Michigan, to the GolfCourseHome Network.
Home to a Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course that has earned the elusive Signature Golf Sanctuary status from Audubon International, the community is presided over by a grand Adirondack lodge-style clubhouse.
At Forest Dunes, sporting residents enjoy not only great golf but also fishing on the 27-acre Lake AuSable and outdoor pursuits such as hiking, hunting and bird-watching. See more details and new deals below!
NEW THIS WEEK ON GOLFCOURSEHOME.NET
> Hills Quarter, VA has reduced the price of its Featured Home to $399,000 from $432,000. Located In The Adams in St. John’s section of the community, this warm, inviting home has beautiful views of a large natural pond on the 7th fairway of King Carter Golf Club. The Adams design features vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace in the living room, two extra bedrooms and a large attached garage. Relax on the cozy covered front porch and an inviting back deck with excellent views. Click here for more information about Hills Quarter
> Sunset Dunes, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has reduced the price on its show beach home by $30,000 to $269,000, plus GST. This Craftsman Collection Home is encircled by private beach and sand dunes and features 3 main-level bedrooms, large sleeping loft with sitting and observation area, 2 baths with 1860 s.f. of interior living, plus 144 s.f. exterior screened room. A maintenance- and worry-free retreat, the home's furnishings and appliances can be included for an additional $22,000.00 or 4 appliances for $7,500. Click here for more information about Sunset Dunes.
> Windmill Harbour, SC homes continue to move at a steady pace. In recent weeks two properties went from pending to closed. This activity follows up three new sales in September and four new sales in August. Other activity includes the arrival of two new listings on the market and seven listings undergoing price reductions--further evidence that sellers are heeding the market and adjusting prices appropriately. Click here for more information about Windmill Harbour
> St. James Plantation, NC reports that its Reserve Clubhouse is under construction and set for an on-schedule spring 2011 opening. The 24,000-sf beauty, to be the first LEED certified clubhouse in its region, was designed by award-winning Chapman Coyle Chapman Architects. It overlooks No. 18 green of the Nicklaus Design Reserve course and will offer members and guests multiple dining venues, including a Tuscan-style wine room for private parties. Click here for more information about St. James Plantation!
> The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA congratulates community resident Landon Trust, age 16, who finished rehabbing two significant injuries, to his foot and shoulder, and competed brilliantly in the Sea Island Tennis Championships to finish runner-up in the Boys 16s division. Click here for more information about The Landings!
> Daniel Island, SC claims a fair amount of the credit as Charleston, SC, takes home the title of ‘America’s Best Tennis Town.’ Enjoyed year-round, tennis hits the local spotlight each year with the Family Circle Cup tournament at Daniel Island Club’s spectacular 18-court tennis center. Not to be outdone, golf is big as well at Daniel Island with the start yesterday of the Nationwide Tour Championship. Click here for more information about Daniel Island
> The Bay Club, MA is hosting a fall series of evenings titled Exploring Healthy Living with noted author Dr. Lilian Cheung to discuss her new book "Savor--A Mindful Approach to Fitness, Eating and Life which she co-authored with Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Also this month, there will be a special viewing of the documentary film Food, Inc. which examines corporate farming in the U.S. and its attendant problems. Click here for more information about The Bay Club
> Golf Magazine's list of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" tabs several golf communities with public courses that are featured on GolfCourseHome.
While some people would rather not have the course open to the public, the big positive is that greens fees and other expenditures contribute to the operation of the course and the community, saving money for residents. As a buyer, you can visit and play the course and the community without introduction.
Rank Previous Name Designer Year Opened Location
#14 14 Harbour Town, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, 1969, Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
#24 17 The Homestead (Cascades), William Flynn, 1923, Hot Springs, VA
#45 NEW Forest Dunes Golf Club , Tom Weiskopf, 2002, Roscommon, MI
#57 58 Reynolds Plantation (Oconee), Rees Jones, 2001, Greensboro, GA
#62 52 May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff, Jack Nicklaus, 2004, Bluffton, SC
#76 95 Resorts of Tullymore and St. Ives (Tullymore), Jim Engh, 2002, Stanwood, MI
#77 71 Barton Creek Resort (Fazio Foothills), Tom Fazio, 1986, Austin, TX
#82 76 Branson Creek Golf Club, Tom Fazio, 2000, Hollister, MO
BEST DEALS OF 2010
> GlenLakes Golf & Country Club, FL's “Steal of a Deal” featuring home price reductions below builder cost. Savings of up to 40% on brand new builder inventory homes with many luxury features. Homes are located throughout our GlenLakes' landscaped neighborhoods and are available for immediate occupancy. Send me more info....
> Anderson Creek Club, NC's $25,000 Buyer’s Incentive runs thru the end of October on all Caviness & Cates homes. Apply the $25,000 toward closing costs, upgrades or anything else. Homes under this incentive range from $255,000 to $379,900 on the fairway. Send me more info...
> Willoughby Golf Club, FL’s price reduction to $345,000 from $399,000 on a 3BR/3-bath home that features a spacious living room which opens onto a large covered lanai. Also included is a built-in entertainment center and swimming pool. Send me more info….
> Brickshire, VA’s price cut on a Milestone Custom Homes model down to $499,900. Home has fine golf views plus maintenance-free porch and deck. Fully upgraded, this model provides one-level living with top-grade appliances & granite plus luxury baths. Send me more info…
> SummerGlen, FL's $5,000 in free options and up to one year to start construction on your new home for any new homes sold in October, 2010. Free option and upgrade choices would include granite countertops, upgraded kitchen cabinetry, garage extension, hardwood flooring and a golf cart garage. Send me more info...
> PGA Village Verano, FL’s move-in-ready villa for $149,990. Featuring 2 BR/2 BAs and a 2-car garage in a single-story layout, this Amelia design villa has 10-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and gourmet kitchen. Send me more info.....
> The Communities at Branson Creek, MO’s outstanding values in the The Cliffs at Murder Rock golf course neighborhood. Two condos are each available for $349,900. Floor plans feature a combined living-dining-kitchen space, large master bedroom suites and more. Send me more info.…
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, FL's waiver from paying dues for 12 months--an $8,800 value--for the first 10 purchasers of property at the community after Oct. 1. A new purchaser will also have the option of paying the membership equity fee over time with no interest. Send me more info.....
> Oyster Bay Harbour, FL's attractive Lot & Boat Slip Special, priced at $199,000. The price includes a beautiful Live Oak wooded lot and a 40-foot boat slip in the marina, plus free membership to the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, a $3,500 value. Favorable financing terms are an added incentive—put 25 percent down and pay only 3 percent interest for 3 years... Send me more info...
>> Discovery & Stay'n Play Deals
> Reynolds Plantation, GA’s Cottage Getaway, valid thru Dec. 31, starts at $330 per night. Stay in a cottage on Lake Oconee or other luxury lodgings. Enjoy daily breakfast at the Plantation Grille, and dining in multiples fine venues. Daily housekeeping included. Send me more info …
> Ballyhack Golf Club, VA invites you to take advantage of its Stay & Play at Ballyhack special. Package includes an overnight stay in one of the club’s well-appointed golf course cottages, with two days of unlimited golf, dinner and a membership information package. Up to 4 people in a group permitted. Package price: $399/pp. Send me more info....
> Casa Del Lago, Dominican Republic's current featured role on Golf Channel’s Destination Golf and “The Big Break DOM” inspires a Big Break Stay' n Play package, with two nights lodging at Casa Del Lago, two rounds of golf plus a day pass at the Costa Caribe beach hotel and casino. Send me more info...
> Anderson Creek Club, NC’s Vacation Inspection Program lets visitors tour the community and play its Davis Love III-designed golf course. Priced from just $94 per night, package includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast, property tour and golf for two. Send me more info...
> Casa Del Lago, Dominican Republic's Big Break DOM.' Package includes 2 night's accommodation, 2 rounds of golf and Day Pass at the nearby Costa Caribe beach hotel and Casino (food & drinks included. Click Here for More Information about Casa Del Lago
> Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club, NC’s Autumn Golf Special in time for prime foliage viewing. Four can play for the price of three and enjoy 50-mile Blue Ridge Mountain views with fall colors in the higher elevations. Send me more info…
> Brunswick Forest, NC’s 3-day/2-night $179 Getaway Packages include luxury accommodations for two, golf at Cape Fear National, privileges at the community’s 18,000-sf Fitness and Wellness Center and FallFest food and fun events. Tour the community to see limited-time incentives for homesites beginning at $75,000. Send me more info…
> Indian River Colony Club, FL's Getaway Package for 3 days/2 nights, just $99, includes a round of golf for two and dinner at the community’s private At Ease Club. Tour will be hosted by an Indian River Colony Club resident. Send me more info....
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, FL's new Stay & Play. For $450/couple, the package includes 2 nights in a fully equipped condominium or patio home, 2 rounds of golf for two, tennis, fitness center usage, 2 lunches, dinner and more. Send me more info....
> The Cliffs Communities, SC's 2-night ($229) or a 3-night Discovery Package ($299), including accommodations at the award-winning Bed & Breakfast Inn, La Bastide or at one of the private community homes. Call 888-750-4035 today to schedule your fall visit. Click here for more information about The Cliffs Communities!
=> Forest Dunes Country Club, Roscommon
Lodge-style clubhouse, Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course, fishing, homes from $259,000
Forest Dunes Golf Club, centered in naturally beautiful Northern Michigan, is a 1,200-acre golf community recognized for environmental awareness--it is one of just 16 Audubon International Signature Gold Sanctuaries world-wide.
The community’s Tom Weiskopf signature golf course is 7,104-yards of beautiful fairways and greens ringed by the Huron National Forest and wends through dunes and towering pine trees. It was ranked No. 3 among all public-access golf courses in Michigan by Golfweek magazine.
The community's centerpiece is the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse. Inspired by Adirondack lodge architecture, it houses a private members' lounge, full-service locker rooms, spa and a formal lodge room, a private dining room and a an informal grill, meeting rooms and resort-style golf shop.
A View on Value with Lake Lots: Its 28-foot depth makes Lake AuSable tranquil as well as beautiful. A limited number of custom homesites along the golf course, on Lake AuSable and within the pine woods have been released for sale starting as low as $59,000.
Real Estate: Forest Dunes Golf Club, MI
- Custom homesites
- Priced from $59,000 to $250,000+
- Golf course, lake and wooded views
- Click here for more information about Forest Dunes!
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RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME.NET
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