Golf Communities of Hilton Head

By: David Carroll

There are a special set of considerations that a home buyer should look at when considering the purchase of a home in a golf community. Hilton Head Island is one area that is rich with golf communities and other gated community options. Golf course communities offer a unique and highly sought-after style of life that usually includes a few nice amenities and more than a few phenomenal ones.

One of the first things that you should take not of when looking at a home in a golf course community is the location of the property in relation to the fairways. Do the fairways run right up to your property? If so is it your responsibility to mow the course? Of course not, but you may want to consider the fact that not everyone can hit a ball like a pro and an errant slice could end up in your new plasma screen TV after making it's way through a plate glass window and several family pictures.

Ask yourself, will I have to replace the divots in my own lawn as well as the course? As with any other home purchase; location is key. Be sure that the community that you choose is in close or reasonable proximity to any amenities, education, shopping, and entertainment that you may need or desire. Club living can provide a lot of these things, but it's still nice to get out every now and then.

Another aspect to take into account is the fact that as a member of the community there will likely be fees to pay for the maintenance of the course and club. Something else to think about is the club itself. What kind of services and amenities does the club offer? If you are going to purchase a home in a spa or golf community then you should ensure that the club is suited to your lifestyle. More so than most others, this kind of home purchase comes with a distinct lifestyle attached and buyers should be ready to live life to the fullest and utilize all the assets that their club offers.

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