Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * * * 1 votes

Where would you retire to golf?


152 replies to this topic

#31 ukalum

ukalum

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 164521
  • Joined: 02/19/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

Great article on AZ country clubs. I'd dream of the Whisper Rock membership, but more likely to choose Grayhawk or Gold Canyon and good retirement bets that won't break the bank.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#32 bosoxfan

bosoxfan

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,294 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 14841
  • Joined: 05/16/2006
  • Location:Kansas
  • Ebay ID:kjam100100
GolfWRX Likes : 99

Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

I'm a big fan of SC, South Carolina, not Southern California, area South of Myrtle Beach is really nice and pretty affordable.
KH

2

#33 Guia

Guia

    Ancient Dude

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,472 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 97501
  • Joined: 10/28/2009
  • Location:Southwest
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 2224

Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

$125 K is not a lot to retire on unless it is at a Golf Community.  There are a number of golf retirement communities in AZ and Florida.  Phoenix is like living on the face of the Sun,  I would shoot for
Florida or southern Alabama.  Both are very affordable.

3

#34 birdman72

birdman72

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 440 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 12517
  • Joined: 02/24/2006
  • Location:GA
GolfWRX Likes : 33

Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:45 PM

I lived in the Phoenix area for 4 years and in Ft. Lauderdale/ Miami area for 1 year. I would say if it was just golf I would choose Phoenix because there is better variety of golf courses (not just desert), where Florida had so many courses that felt the same. The winter weather was better in Florida though. I think I probably only had to wear long pants about 5 or 6 times the year I was in Florida, but in Phoenix you can have really cold nights/mornings from late December-mid February. I worked in the golf business in both places and we had many frost delays in Phoenix during the winter but I don't recall one down in South Florida. The summer was extremely hot in both places, but in Florida there were a ton of storms. I enjoyed both places but I hope to move back out to Phoenix someday again.

4

#35 Swisstrader98

Swisstrader98

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,847 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 170802
  • Joined: 03/23/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1165

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Why no mention of San Diego here? Don't have to worry about melting 4-5 months out of the year like Florida or Texas. Yes, real estate a bit higher, but I'm sure there are deals to be had in SD just like anywhere else. And you have the beach, great golf courses (think Torrey Pines) and perfect weather 24/7.


5

#36 rbrb

rbrb

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 464 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 70075
  • Joined: 12/01/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 133

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

Whatever you do, don't retire to Colorado. Colorado sucks. I'd stay away :derisive:

6

#37 Arizonalefty59

Arizonalefty59

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,607 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130198
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
GolfWRX Likes : 2374

Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

View PostTML, on 15 October 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

View Postukalum, on 15 October 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

All great points and ideas. I completely agree that you need to find an area that has more to it than just golf.

Florida and AZ seem to be the easy retirement choices, but the Georgia and Carolina's intrigue me as a much better golf area year round. I like the idea of having seasons, as long as the winter season is short, and still manageable to golf during it.

I've played a lot of courses in the Phoenix and Naples area and the golf is good. But unless you are playing the very top courses the second tier aren't arent nearly as interesting in golf in the non tropical/desert areas.
check this link out.  There are a lot of great value priced options for private golf.  Except for AZ country club, you are talking about some premier private golf clubs.

Bottom line, seeing that you are from wisconsin, you are used to the sticky humid summers east of the rockies.  Me, not so much.
I've never heard of Arizona CC.

7

#38 TML

TML

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,760 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 8692
  • Joined: 12/13/2005
  • Location:Bay Area, CA/Phoenix, AZ
GolfWRX Likes : 103

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostArizonalefty59, on 17 October 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

View PostTML, on 15 October 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

View Postukalum, on 15 October 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

All great points and ideas. I completely agree that you need to find an area that has more to it than just golf.

Florida and AZ seem to be the easy retirement choices, but the Georgia and Carolina's intrigue me as a much better golf area year round. I like the idea of having seasons, as long as the winter season is short, and still manageable to golf during it.

I've played a lot of courses in the Phoenix and Naples area and the golf is good. But unless you are playing the very top courses the second tier aren't arent nearly as interesting in golf in the non tropical/desert areas.
check this link out.  There are a lot of great value priced options for private golf.  Except for AZ country club, you are talking about some premier private golf clubs.

Bottom line, seeing that you are from wisconsin, you are used to the sticky humid summers east of the rockies.  Me, not so much.
I've never heard of Arizona CC.
seriously?  az cc

fine country club....golf ...well

8

#39 Imp

Imp

    Fueled

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,446 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 130204
  • Joined: 06/05/2011
  • Location:SE Mass/RI
  • Handicap:9.2
GolfWRX Likes : 1417

Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'm from the southern part of the Nawth East. Born, bred and raised heah. However, we've been almost everywhere in this country (and others) due to work (and sometimes play).

The wife and I have recently started talking retirement (and we still have 10-15 years... or more). Something near HHI, but off island would be ideal for us. Bluffton or Beaufort area. I play golf. She plays with horses. That, and the land/living is cheaper than on island (less gets you more), and you don't/wouldn't have a neighbors house 20' away from yours.

--kC

Edited by Imp, 18 October 2012 - 08:56 AM.

Callaway Fusion / RBZ 3W / Mizuno JPX-EZ Forged Irons / Callaway MD3 52*, 58*, 64*

9

#40 Sir Larry Wildman

Sir Larry Wildman

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 328 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 165017
  • Joined: 02/20/2012
  • Handicap:3.7
GolfWRX Likes : 49

Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Winter in Palm Beach and play Seminole, Everglades Club.

Summer in the Hamptons and play the National, Shinnecock, Sebonack, Maidetone, Friar's Head.

TaylorMade M4 10.5°, Project X HZRDUS T1100 65g 6.5
TaylorMade P790 UDI 17°, Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120 X
Mizuno JPX-900 Tour, 4-PW, KBS Tour C-Taper X
Titleist Vokey SM6: 50.12, KBS Tour C-Taper X
Callaway MD PM: 56.13, 60.10, 64.10, KBS Tour V125 S+
Ping Redwood Anser

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#41 CongoTerp

CongoTerp

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 80 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 73915
  • Joined: 01/27/2009
  • Location:Potomac, MD
  • Ebay ID:kimtucker_20814
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

We're "considering" Ponte Vedre, as we have been vacationing there for the last 8 years.  It's not that crowded and like the feel of the place.  Have lots of buddies who have looked into SC and they rave about it.  Also have many friends who have bought second homes in the Naples area.
Titleist 917 D2 w/ Fuji 9.5 Driver
Titleist 917 3Wood 15 degree w/ Diamano
Titleist 816 19 degree Hybrid w/ Aldilla Rogue
TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto 3-8 KBS C Taper Lite 110
TaylorMade P730 9-p2 KBS C TAPER Lite
Vokey SM6 56
Vokey SM6 62
Edel Custom fitted Putter

11

#42 ihatecats18

ihatecats18

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 204367
  • Joined: 09/24/2012
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Handicap:2.5
GolfWRX Likes : 48

Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail around Mobile Alabama, Gulfport Mississippi area.
Probably could find a small little house for a decent price.
  • Driver:    Cobra FlyZ *10
  • Wood:    Cobra FlyZ 3/4 set to 16
  • Hybrid:   Cobra F7 set to 20
  • Irons:      Wilson F 100, 5-PW
  • Wedges: Titleist- GW 52 SM4 - SW 56 SM4.
  • Putter:    Never Compromise Dinero 35"

  • Ball:        TM TP5

12

#43 Swisstrader98

Swisstrader98

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,847 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 170802
  • Joined: 03/23/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1165

Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostSir Larry Wildman, on 18 October 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

Winter in Palm Beach and play Seminole, Everglades Club.

Summer in the Hamptons and play the National, Shinnecock, Sebonack, Maidetone, Friar's Head.

You took the words right out of my mouth! We spend a bit of time in Palm Beach during winter months due to my wife and daughter being into the equestrian thing and then hoping to do the Hamptons in the summer time. Only question is rent vs buy and the Hampton is a killer in terms of seasonal rentals. I had thought house prices went down somewhat but not so mcu in the Hamptons...instead of a house costing $5M 5 years ago, it's now down to $4.95M:). The other issue w the Hamptons is where to play golf if you don't feel quite up to plunking down $500-700K for Bridge or National. Montauk Downs works but a bit of a haul and a loooong day.

Would also consider strongly Maimi Beach vs Palm Beach...more energy and younger crowds. Although last time I hung out at the beach, I felt like a dirty old man checking out every new young thing that was there!

Edited by Swisstrader98, 18 October 2012 - 10:47 AM.


13

#44 Reidman

Reidman

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 752 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 81356
  • Joined: 04/27/2009
  • Location:Austin, TX
  • Handicap:3.7
  • Ebay ID:reidman12
GolfWRX Likes : 82

Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

Great thread....I'm in my early forties & started my research already. Sorry to say, but golf year round is a must for me...and skiing with 1/2 days drive. Lived in Texas all my life, so it will be time for something different. After about 10 years of golf travel investigations...here is what I've come up with, and ranked in order.

1. San Diego....always been my #1 choice, but realistically (financially) that is a long shot.
2. Two homes....north Phoenix & Flagstaff. You can totally change your climate with a 2-hour drive.
3. St George, Utah....outstanding golf, winters not too cold, summers not that hot...remember, I'm from Texas. I can do dry heat in the high desert. 1/2 day to Park City for skiing.
4. Two homes....Alabama/Wisconsin. Two really good golf states..but a pretty good drive in between. Cost of living in Alabama is outstanding.
5. Two homes....New Mexico/Colorado. Still working on this one...Las Cruces is good for winter...but golf is limited. Would appreciate some input on this one...especially you ABQ WRX'ers.

As you can tell...I am leaning heavily towards the southwest US. I might be in the minorty...but I think Texas has only average golf/average weather, when compared to other regions, so not really looking to retire here. Right now, I feel eastern US has too much heat & humidity, and no drivable skiing options, so not really looking there either.
Ping G400LS 10.5 Whiteboard D+ Stiff
Ping G400 14.5, 17.5 Atmos Blue Stiff
Srixon 745 4-SW PX LZ 6.0
Cleveland RTX3 LW PX LZ 6.0
Odyssey O Works #7 Custom Black
Vice Pro Soft Red

14

#45 highscoreinky

highscoreinky

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 355 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 29688
  • Joined: 05/24/2007
  • Location:Louisville, Kentucky
GolfWRX Likes : 37

Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

For me it would be Hilton Head Island.  Wife is in agreement so that's the plan for us.


15

#46 Thug Hunter

Thug Hunter

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,493 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 20005
  • Joined: 09/28/2006
  • Location:Austin, TX
GolfWRX Likes : 1184

Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

View Postihatecats18, on 18 October 2012 - 10:31 AM, said:

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail around Mobile Alabama, Gulfport Mississippi area.
Probably could find a small little house for a decent price.

You couldn't pay me any amount of money to live in Gulfport MS.  I spent a bit of time visiting family in that city and it's a spithole.
WITB Link

Titleist 915 8.5º D3 Rogue Black 70X
Titleist 915F 16.5º Rogue Black 70X
Titleist 816 H2 21º Diamana 70S
Titleist 712 AP2 3-PW S300
Titleist SM6 52º & 58º Jet Black
Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #2 or #8
Under Armour Storm Match Play stand bag (Blue Marker)

16

#47 Thug Hunter

Thug Hunter

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,493 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 20005
  • Joined: 09/28/2006
  • Location:Austin, TX
GolfWRX Likes : 1184

Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

View Posthighscoreinky, on 18 October 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

For me it would be Hilton Head Island.  Wife is in agreement so that's the plan for us.

Not too shabby a pick there.
WITB Link

Titleist 915 8.5º D3 Rogue Black 70X
Titleist 915F 16.5º Rogue Black 70X
Titleist 816 H2 21º Diamana 70S
Titleist 712 AP2 3-PW S300
Titleist SM6 52º & 58º Jet Black
Odyssey Black Series Tour Design #2 or #8
Under Armour Storm Match Play stand bag (Blue Marker)

17

#48 ihatecats18

ihatecats18

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 233 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 204367
  • Joined: 09/24/2012
  • Location:Minnesota
  • Handicap:2.5
GolfWRX Likes : 48

Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

View PostThug Hunter, on 18 October 2012 - 11:59 AM, said:

View Postihatecats18, on 18 October 2012 - 10:31 AM, said:

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail around Mobile Alabama, Gulfport Mississippi area.
Probably could find a small little house for a decent price.

You couldn't pay me any amount of money to live in Gulfport MS.  I spent a bit of time visiting family in that city and it's a spithole.

Which is why I would go and become a King.  They obviously don't have high taxes as shown in their school systems.
  • Driver:    Cobra FlyZ *10
  • Wood:    Cobra FlyZ 3/4 set to 16
  • Hybrid:   Cobra F7 set to 20
  • Irons:      Wilson F 100, 5-PW
  • Wedges: Titleist- GW 52 SM4 - SW 56 SM4.
  • Putter:    Never Compromise Dinero 35"

  • Ball:        TM TP5

18

#49 HackerDave

HackerDave

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,295 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 57404
  • Joined: 06/06/2008
  • Location:Michigan & Hilton Head SC
  • Handicap:13.5
GolfWRX Likes : 267

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

View Posthighscoreinky, on 18 October 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

For me it would be Hilton Head Island.  Wife is in agreement so that's the plan for us.

What is your time frame?   There are some SCREAMING deals right now if you plan to retire in the next 3 years or so.

We have a vacation condo in HHI now and are thinking about a home at some point.   It will either be HHI or the gulf side of Southern Florida.   There are so many excellent golf communities.   Maybe to many.

19

#50 sheppy335

sheppy335

    TMAG Junkie

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,138 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 11865
  • Joined: 02/13/2006
  • Location:Pittsburgh PA
  • Handicap:19
  • Ebay ID:sheppy33
GolfWRX Likes : 805

Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

simple for me!  I am going to Myrtle Beach buy a nice house in golf community and a pimped out cart.

TM M3 440 TP 10 Mitsubishi Kai'li
TM M2 Tour 15  Kuro Kage
TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50, 54 Nippon Pro WV115
TM ATV HP 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#51 Gxhwh

Gxhwh

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 283 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 189280
  • Joined: 06/28/2012
  • Location:Ga, USA
GolfWRX Likes : 42

Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

I will say Georgia is a good choice, especially up to North from Atlanta. There are so many Fortune 500 guys here, so make the golf communities higher level than just a retire communities. And many young families move from West coast or east Coast, because of either living expenses or climate, which show something special here. Within 30 minutes, you can find the golf communities with the course designed by Bear, White Shark, Tom Waton and so on. Mitlife just buy out the whole Lake Oconee's Reynold Platation communities. Down there, there are over 10 super nice golf communities around lake. Hundreds of thousands people have their retire plan. So. go GA!

21

#52 act0fgod

act0fgod

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132508
  • Joined: 07/07/2011
  • Location:Dayton OH - Military
GolfWRX Likes : 39

Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostSir Larry Wildman, on 18 October 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

Winter in Palm Beach and play Seminole, Everglades Club.

Summer in the Hamptons and play the National, Shinnecock, Sebonack, Maidetone, Friar's Head.

Unfortunately for most there are a few things that make this suggestion a no-go.  The money and potentially a bigger issue the connections required for memberships at these places.  If money and connections were no issue, you can't get much better.

22

#53 Conrad1953

Conrad1953

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,163 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 66402
  • Joined: 09/24/2008
  • Location:Alabama
  • Ebay ID:cobicreations
GolfWRX Likes : 50132

Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

We plan to stay right where we are in a small
town near Auburn, AL.

Summers are hot...oh well, we're used to it.
Winter days sometimes cold.

Golf digest once rated this area best in the
country for public golf and our friends are
here.

Alabama is one of the country's best kept
secrets and we like it that way. So y'all feel
free to move to Florida and other places.

23

#54 golfheaven69

golfheaven69

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,139 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 16985
  • Joined: 07/26/2006
GolfWRX Likes : 289

Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

View PostHackerDave, on 18 October 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

View Posthighscoreinky, on 18 October 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

For me it would be Hilton Head Island.  Wife is in agreement so that's the plan for us.

What is your time frame?   There are some SCREAMING deals right now if you plan to retire in the next 3 years or so.

We have a vacation condo in HHI now and are thinking about a home at some point.   It will either be HHI or the gulf side of Southern Florida.   There are so many excellent golf communities.   Maybe to many.

Seriously considering HHI. Time frame 3-4 years. Definitely a private club. Which do you suggest?

24

#55 Truman

Truman

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 555 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 119361
  • Joined: 12/25/2010
  • Location:Missouri
  • Handicap:9
GolfWRX Likes : 66

Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

Look into Horseshoe Bay Tx.  Great community and 4 courses with plenty of non golf activities


25

#56 golfdad907

golfdad907

    Play fast, have fun

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,089 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 24061
  • Joined: 01/15/2007
  • Location:DFW, TX
  • Ebay ID:golfdad_907
GolfWRX Likes : 583

Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

I'd go with 2 homes/townhomes/condo, whatever.

One in AZ or TX for all but summer, then Michigan for summers.
2015 GBB 10.5 - MRC B Series 60S  44.75"
RFX 3 & 5 Woods MRC BB 73
RFX 7 Wood Matrix Black Tie 7M3
XHot Pro Hybrid 23 Accra Shaft
Apex Pro 5-W KBS Tour V or Recoil 110 S-flex (Recoil for Winter Season)
Odyssey WhiteHot Pro #7  Flatso Ultra grip
X Forged C Grind 52*
PM Grind 58* KBS 610 Wedge
Chrome Soft 2016 Yellow
Hdcp - between 3 to 5 over the year

26

#57 Swisstrader98

Swisstrader98

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,847 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 170802
  • Joined: 03/23/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1165

Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

My daughter went to Auburn...War Eagle! As an East Coast guy, Alabama was very foreign to my wife and I, but after spending some time there with visiting my daughter, we were pleasantly surprised at how nice people were and the small town feel to the place. Very nice overall.

View PostConrad1953, on 18 October 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

We plan to stay right where we are in a small
town near Auburn, AL.

Summers are hot...oh well, we're used to it.
Winter days sometimes cold.

Golf digest once rated this area best in the
country for public golf and our friends are
here.

Alabama is one of the country's best kept
secrets and we like it that way. So y'all feel
free to move to Florida and other places.


27

#58 dbleag

dbleag

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,825 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 11778
  • Joined: 02/12/2006
  • Location:USA
GolfWRX Likes : 1014

Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

Why no love for The Villages in central Florida?

At settlement, they give you a case of Viagra, a case of condoms and a new golf cart.  

Apparently, your money goes a long way there - sounds like one big party.

28

#59 HackerDave

HackerDave

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,295 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 57404
  • Joined: 06/06/2008
  • Location:Michigan & Hilton Head SC
  • Handicap:13.5
GolfWRX Likes : 267

Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:41 AM

View Postgolfheaven69, on 18 October 2012 - 09:47 PM, said:

View PostHackerDave, on 18 October 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

View Posthighscoreinky, on 18 October 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

For me it would be Hilton Head Island.  Wife is in agreement so that's the plan for us.

What is your time frame?   There are some SCREAMING deals right now if you plan to retire in the next 3 years or so.

We have a vacation condo in HHI now and are thinking about a home at some point.   It will either be HHI or the gulf side of Southern Florida.   There are so many excellent golf communities.   Maybe to many.

Seriously considering HHI. Time frame 3-4 years. Definitely a private club. Which do you suggest?

Off Island the top three are probably Colleton River, Berkeley Hall and Belfair.   Right now you can get a lot for FREE and some will pay your first years dues to get out.   They are great communities, it's just that people bought on speculation and now have decided not to build a home but the annual dues bill keeps rolling in.   You can google the story from the WSJ discussing the plight/opportunity down there.  

That of course leads to the next question.   How financially stable are these communities?   Haven't looked that closely yet because we are a few years further out than you are. Each community has two spectacular golf courses.   Plenty of options for golf..... plenty of cost to maintain.   I think the annual dues are around $12k a year.   Not horrible when you consider the quality of golf.  They have reciprocal arrangements in the off season so your golfing options are pretty spectacular.

Traffic can be pretty brutal during the summer (peak tourist season) but in my opinion it is worth it.   There is simply so much to do down there.  Biking, fishing, tennis, golf...etc

On Island I think Long Cove is the way to go.   The houses are fairly reasonable and the golf is one of the best in the state.   It's a smaller community so it has only one golf course but it's spectacular (from what I have heard).   Have not played it yet.  Need to get on that!   ;-)

29

#60 Swisstrader98

Swisstrader98

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,847 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 170802
  • Joined: 03/23/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 1165

Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:02 PM

Sea Island, GA anyone? Obviously where the MacGladrey tournament is being played this weekend, but TGC announcers just talked about what an amazing golf venue and place to live. If it's good enough for Love and Snedeker...

Did some research and looks a bit pricey but very nice and with some very nice golf. Beach, kid friendly, etc. Anyone have more input on Sea Island?


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors