Most Affordable Golf Communities in Florida
To say that the best golf communities in Florida are among the most popular and desirable places to retire would be an understatement. Many 55+ active adults work their entire life so they can one day revel in all the privileges that come with year-round golf and country club living. For some retirees it’s a forgone conclusion. For others, only their wildest dreams include that kind of exclusivity and relaxation. If you feel you’re part of the latter, we’re here to tell you that it’s time you to dare to dream, because these economical golf course homes can be your new reality.
We did the research so you don’t have to—and compiled a list covering several distinct regions throughout this retirement haven. Here are five of the most affordable golf communities in Florida.
Homes starting at $180,000
Just 45 minutes from downtown Orlando, this 55+ golf retirement 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. Home options include a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,289 to 2,575 square feet.
Homes starting at $180,000
This mixed-use master-planned community encompasses multiple residential neighborhoods and commercial zones, with shared recreational amenities and an established town center. Making this one of the best golf communities in Florida is its 18-hole championship golf course centerpiece: Panther Run Golf Club in Del Webb. Real estate options within Ave Maria include several family-friendly neighborhoods, plus the age-restricted Del Webb Naples active adult community, and a collection of two- and three-bedroom condos in the town center.
Homes starting at $200,000
Legendary golf, community activities, and natural surroundings all come together to make Grand Haven one of the best and most affordable golf communities in Florida. This gated community gives residents a private coastal escape built around a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, recognized as one of the "Top 100 Courses in North America" by Links magazine. Close to Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Orlando, the affordable golf course homes sit in intimate villages linked by trails and pathways, allowing neighbors and friends to connect with ease.
Homes starting at $139,000
Dedicated to serving those who served, Indian River Colony Club is by far one of the most affordable golf communities in Florida. Primarily for military retirees, this 55+ active adult country club community sits on a pristine 453 acres with 773 individually-owned and competitively-priced two- to four-bedroom single family homes. Residents enjoy a generous maintenance program, 24-hour gated security, and abundant wildlife and golf course views—with all the friendliness and exclusivity of country club living.
Homes starting at $181,990
If you’re a 55+ active adult looking for a gated community that offers small-town ambience with world-class golf, Vitalia in Port Lucie, Florida, is your ideal destination. The 8,200-acre master-planned community’s crown jewel is the famed Captiva Club, a 24,000-square-foot clubhouse, and winner of the 2017 Silver Award for Best 55+ Clubhouse by the National Association of Home Builders. The reasonably-priced homes start at less than $200,000 and range from 1,400 to 2,500 square feet with open floor plans and dual master bedrooms.