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Good Morning! Today we take a closer look at GCH Communities with the introduction of a new series, Do’ers Profiles which features a look at new community members who just might be your future neighbors, and a look at communities where tennis is a major pastime. See more details below along with a fun new gourmet weekend at St. James Plantation, NC, and a new deal on a lakeview home at Hampton Lake, SC, and more.
New to GolfCourseHome Network This Week
=> The Resort at Eagle Mountain Lake, Ft. Worth
Active-adult golf community, 36 holes, private lakes, fitness center, clubhouse/lounge, custom homes from the $300,000s
=> Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sunset Beach
72 holes, sports and fitness, nature park, fishing lake, oceanfront beach club, homesites from $30,000, homes from $300,000
Great Towns & Communities for Tennis Lovers
Residents of many a GolfCourseHome community belong to the wave of Americans who have helped make tennis a resurgent recreational sport.
During the game’s robust rise from 2004 through 2010, tennis participation in the U.S. grew over 43 percent. GCH communities can be found in virtually every town that’s considered a tennis hotbed—places where amateurs play spirited matches and the professional tours make a stop to show the very top players compete.
Daniel Island, South Carolina
A great example is Charleston, South Carolina, a perennial contender for the honor of being named America’s Best Tennis Town and winner of that distinction in 2010.
The Charleston community to reside in for tennis lovers is obviously Daniel Island, home to the annual Family Circle Cup tournament and a spectacular 18-court tennis center—plus the amenities and service of the private tennis offerings at the Daniel Island Club.
Charleston has over 13,000 players, and more than 7,500 of them play in USTA league events. The city has more than 580 courts and hosts the Family Circle Cup women’s professional event on Daniel Island each year.
Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Florida
One Florida community where passion for tennis is part of the social fabric would be Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in the charming coastal town of Stuart, Florida.
It’s home to the long-admired training programs developed by the Peter Burwash International (PBI) training program, on-site at Harbour Ridge.
PBI has been the leader in professional tennis management since 1975. Residents of Harbour Ridge benefit from PBI training right at their own club, with the help of Harbour Ridge’s highly trained, specialized staff.
Whenever state-level team or individual championships are contested, contestants from small but tennis-mad Stuart end up at or near the top.
The Landings on Skidaway Island, Georgia
Along the South Carolina coast, there is no private island community that can compete with The Landings on Skidaway Island for tennis enthusiasm and an appreciation for great play.
With 34 courts, 11 lighted for night play, tennis courts can be found in three different facilities across the island.
Amateur club play at The Landings is overseen by USPTA and USPTR pros, who conduct weekly clinics and drills, teach private and group lessons, and happily assist with all aspects of a player’s game from court reservations to racquet selection.
In addition, they coach The Landing Club’s teams and organize charitable, sanctioned and membership tournaments of every variety from mixers to Club Championships.
Coming up next month is the Savannah Challenger Wildcard Tournament (Feb. 25-26), where the winner earns qualifying rights for the $50,000 Savannah Challenger in late April.
Sea Pines, South Carolina
While it’s men’s pro golf stop every spring, the Sea Pines resort enclave of Harbour Town is just as welcoming to tennis enthusiasts as golfers.
When Tennis Magazine bills you as America’s No. 7-Ranked Tennis Resort and on top of that awards you the No. 1 Ranking for Tennis Programs, you’re doing something right.
Sea Pines residents and resort guests rave about the 23 clay courts at The Sea Pines Racquet Club, and tennis fans fill its 1,800-seat stadium court for tournaments like the Dupont All-American, CBS Classic and the World Invitational.
Under the direction of former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Racquet Club is a magnet for anyone seeking the tennis lifestyle, from a wide selection of teaching clinics, instructional programs to great value in tennis vacation packages.
Today’s Deals and Specials
>> Real Estate Deals
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton, SC announces that its Lauren custom model home, located just seconds from the award-winning Lakeside Amenity Village. has been reduced $15,000 to $519,000.
Offering Lowcountry charm and set on a quiet cul-de-sac, this easy maintenance home features lake views, interior trim and millwork, hardwoods in main living areas, travertine flooring, granite countertops, GE Stainless Steel appliances, Merillat kitchen cabinets, screened lanai and hardi plank siding. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
>> Getaways & Stay ‘n Plays
> St. James Plantation, Southport, NC There are just a few spots left for the “Taste of Eataly” weekend on February 17th-19th.
Enjoy 3 days with 2 nights in an onsite condo, real estate tour of the community, round of golf or dinner for 2, fantastic Saturday night Italian wine tasting and tapas party and VIP access to the completed, debt-free amenities.
Cost is just $149/couple; an extra night is just $99. Send me more information about St. James Plantation’s Eataly Weekend!
Best Deal Shorts….
> Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC has just one rental property remaining for Easter weekend and the Heritage Tournament Week that follows.
Dates are April 7 – 16, with a 7-night minimum stay. Rental fee of $4,800 inclusive of all taxes and fees. Home sleeps 8 -10 guests with pool and spa. Send me more info…
Coming Soon to GolfCourseHome
- Amelia National, Amelia Island, FL
- Frederica, GA