Check Out These North Carolina Communities without Golf Courses

by Robert Borges on November 11, 2021

North Carolina is big on golf, but you might be surprised to learn about all the great lifestyle communities in the state that don’t revolve around a golf course. For those who like to play but prefer not live on or near a golf course, we compiled this list of communities throughout different regions of the state that don’t have a golf course—but rest assured they do have an array of awesome active adult amenities.

Read on to learn more about some of the best non-golf communities in North Carolina.

River Bluffs- Wilmington, NC

With a healthy lifestyle in mind, nearly one third of River Bluffs’ land is designated for parks, trails, and open space. And while this North Carolina community may not have a golf course, it does have an impressive sports complex with pickleball, tennis, and a dedicated boat/RV storage area. Residents also enjoy a fitness center and a half mile overwater boardwalk with gazebos, boat launch, and 188 wet slips—all offering views of the Northeast Cape Fear River. If you choose to call this Wilmington, NC, community home you’ll be living in one of the "Top 10 Small Cities in America" according to Southern Living Magazine.

Cresswind Charlotte- Charlotte, NC

Getting a little closer to big city life is this 55+ North Carolina community near Charlotte. Convenient to urban conveniences, yet still away from city congestion, amenities don’t include golf, but they do focus on maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Residents have access to miles of walking trails, a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, pickleball, and bocce. A full-time activities director organizes fitness programs and clubs for every hobby.

Trilogy Lake Norman- Denver, NC

Known for their next-level amenities for 55+ active adults, this Trilogy community’s crown jewel is its 30,000 square foot clubhouse. In it, residents will find sports and media escape complete with TVs, billiards, poker and shuffleboard, an interactive demonstration kitchen and studio, event center, fitness facilities and movement studio, art studio, indoor lap pool and outdoor resort pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts and bocce ball courts, and an amphitheater for live music and performances. While there is no onsite golf, nearby courses at the Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club, Cowan's Ford Golf Club and Westport Golf Club are less than 10 minutes from the community.

These are just a few of the non-golf communities in The Tar Heel State. Explore more and see the complete list of North Carolina communities without golf