Best Florida 55+ Communities with Golf Courses
Boasting more than 1,500 golf courses—the most of any state by far—it’s certainly no surprise that Florida is the perpetual “leader in the clubhouse” for being home to some of the country’s best golf communities.
But with so many options, it can be difficult to narrow down your search. You can’t swing a 9-iron in The Sunshine State without hitting a golf community centered around one lifestyle or another...so here we’ll help focus your attention on 55 plus communities with golf courses in Florida.
Just 45 minutes from downtown Orlando, this 55 plus Florida golf community offers affordable new single-family golf homes for sale in a gated setting. Nestled amidst the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida's Lake County, Arlington Ridge features an established Gary Koch designed golf course run by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, along with other amenities created to complement a casual active adult lifestyle.
Four Seasons at Orlando- Kissimmee, FL
This 55+ golf community is situated within the 600-acre Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, offering a championship golf course, recreation, and an array of amenities and activities. Residents enjoy a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with swimming pool, fitness center, a card room, arts & crafts room, and café. Aside from golf, there are plenty of ways to stay active outdoors, with on-site walking trails, tennis, and pickleball courts.
Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, FL
Dedicated to serving those who served, Indian River Colony Club is a 55 plus community in Florida primarily for military retirees. The community sits on a pristine 453 acres—small enough to foster friendship and camaraderie, yet big enough to provide first class amenities. Residents enjoy 24-hour gated security and a full complement of country club luxuries, including an 18-hole, par 72 golf course.
On Top of the World Communities- Ocala, FL
Conveniently located in the heart of central Florida, On Top of the World is among the most popular 55 plus communities in The Sunshine State. Also one of the best golf communities in Florida, members can choose from three championship golf courses: The Tortoise & The Hare, The Links, and Candler Hills Golf Course. Impeccably maintained, these courses offer outstanding play throughout the year. The club also features a driving range, practice facility and pro shop.
Pelican Preserve- Fort Myers, FL
Home to one of the largest recreational complexes in southwest Florida, this 55+ golf community encompasses 27-holes of Chip Powell-designed golf and a village-like town center with 70,000 square feet of social and recreational amenities. Outdoor lovers find plenty to do when they’re finished golfing with freshwater lakes, a fishing pier, and a boardwalk nature trail that winds through a 38-acre nature preserve.