Best Florida 55+ Communities with Golf Courses

by Robert Borges on February 18, 2024

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 here we’ll help focus your attention on 55 plus communities with golf courses in Florida.

Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, FL

Indian River Colony Club Florida Golf Commuity

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

On Top of the World Communities Golf Florida

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.

Kings Gate- Port Charlotte, FL

Kings Gate FL Golf Community

Kings Gate, a prominent 55+ community in Port Charlotte, Florida, is renowned for its golf amenities and active lifestyle. Residents enjoy a range of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, and year-round events. The community boasts an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, and various recreational activities. Neal Communities offers new villa homes with designer upgrades. Located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, Port Charlotte provides easy access to Gulf Coast beaches and cultural attractions.

Solivita- Poinciana, FL

Solivita FL golf community

Solivita is a 55+ golf community in Central Florida with a range of Tuscan-style homes nestled among lakes and wooded preserves, with two golf courses available. Residents enjoy optional golf club membership alongside numerous amenities like tennis courts, fitness facilities, and social clubs, fostering an active adult lifestyle.

Sun City Center- Sun City, FL

Sun City Center golf community in Florida

Sun City Center, a premier active adult 55+ community near Tampa/St. Petersburg, offers a self-contained town with numerous amenities. With eight golf courses totaling 162 holes, residents can enjoy a round of golf amidst resort-style living. The community also features amenities like swimming pools, fitness facilities, pickleball and tennis courts, and various interest groups. Located just 30 miles from Gulf Coast beaches and vibrant cities, Sun City Center provides an ideal coastal lifestyle for active adults and retirees.

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