Most Affordable Golf Communities in Florida

by Robert Borges on November 28, 2018

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.  

Ave Maria- Ave Maria, FL
Homes priced from the high $200,000s

Ave Maria affordable Florida golf community

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. 

Harbour Ridge- Palm City, Florida
Cottages/Condos priced from the $200,000s

Harbour Ridge affordable Florida golf community

Located on the wide St. Lucie River in Palm City, FL, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club offers a full range of private recreational amenities including two world-class golf courses, an active Yacht Club and marina, a robust tennis program, a new lifestyle center, and a dog park - all within the community's 885 acres. 

Grand Harbor- Vero Beach, FL
Homes priced from the $200,000s

Grand Harbor affordable Florida golf community

Situated along the Indian River in Vero Beach, Grand Harbor is a golf resort community with Mediterranean architecture and design. Golf and beach amenities abound, along with a variety of residential options within this gated enclave. With two master-designed golf courses, the 14th hole of the River Course has garnered Grand Harbor international recognition for its challenging play. Grand Harbor is also recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its keen respect for the natural surroundings.

Solivita- Poinciana, FL
Homes priced from the $200,000s

Solivita affordable Florida golf commuity

Golfers looking for an active retirement community should check out Solivita. This 55+ community near Orlando boasts two championship courses at the Stonegate Golf Club, with stunning natural surroundings and exclusive amenities for residents. While Solivita offers a variety of activities, its crown jewel seems to be the golf experience.

Indian River Colony Club- Melbourne, FL
Homes priced from the $200,000s 

Indian River Colony Club affordable Florida golf community

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.

Del Webb Stone Creek- Ocala, FL
Homes priced from the mid $200,000s

Del Webb Stone Creek affordable Florida golf community

For Florida golf enthusiasts, there's nothing quite like a Del Webb commuity! Case in point, Del Webb Stone Creek, a 55+ community that boasts an 18-hole championship course designed by Terry Doss. This active adult community offers affordable new homes, a resort-style clubhouse with a pool and spa, and various social activities. With its convenient location and focus on an active lifestyle, Del Webb Stone Creek seems like a perfect place to retire and tee off every day.