Most Affordable Golf Communities in Southwest Florida

Most Affordable Golf Communities in Southwest Florida

Known for its glistening beaches, lush subtropical landscape, and prime winter climate, Southwest Florida also features some of the country’s best golf. For a lot of golf-obsessed retirees, settling down in such a place almost sounds too good to be true. A locale so desirable has got to be out of your price range, right? Not at all, and here we’ll explore some of the most affordable golf communities in Southwest Florida. 


Verandah- Fort Meyers, FL

Homes starting at $278,990

Not only is this one of Southwest Florida’s premier golf and lifestyle communities, it’s also among the region's most affordable communities. New single-family and coach homes for sale are surrounded by the greens and fairways of two established 18-hole golf courses, plus hundreds of acres of lakes and nature preserves. An expansive social and recreation complex features a full-service golf clubhouse, tennis courts, a day spa and fitness center, a junior Olympic swimming pool and a riverside dining and event facility overlooking the oak-lined Orange River.


Lakewood Ranch- Lakewood Ranch, FL 

Homes, Townhomes starting at $200,000

One of the best-selling multi-generational communities in the country, members of Lakewood Ranch enjoy exclusive access to three championship golf courses, premier fitness facilities and two exceptional clubhouses. In this affordable Southwest Florida golf community, living healthy takes center stage, with an abundance of opportunity to nourish the mind, body, and spirit. Offering so many of the elements believed to positively impact one’s wellbeing, the community has been selected as the home for a landmark research initiative that will have global impact on brain health.


Heritage Landing- Punta Gorda, FL

Homes, Condos starting at $180,000

With real estate starting under $200,000, this affordable Southwest Florida golf community features an 18-hole Gordon Lewis golf course with challenging and enjoyable play for golfers of all skill levels. Members can practice their swing at the nearby chipping green, then enjoy the confines of an elegant coastal-style clubhouse with three dining venues, a fitness center, full-service spa, and year-round social activities. Other incredible features of this gated golf community include a resort-style swimming pool with a tiki bar, lighted tennis & pickleball courts, and bocce ball courts.


Babcock National- Babcock Ranch, FL 

Homes, Condos starting at $180,000

Replete with a championship golf course, resort-style amenities, and a variety of home designs by Lennar—the nation’s largest home builder—this affordable golf community in Southwest Florida has it all. Designed for those who crave an active lifestyle, residents have access to the 18-hole golf course designed by Gordon Lewis, as well as a swimming pool with waterfall, fitness center with sauna, tennis center, and community clubhouse. The list of energy-charged activities and amenities continues with a health & wellness center, walking & biking trails, kayak & canoe launch, fishing, dog park, and community gardens.


Ave Maria- Ave Maria, FL 

Homes starting at $189,990

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 most affordable golf communities in Southwest Florida is its 18-hole championship golf course centerpiece: Panther Run Golf Club in Del Webb. Other resort-style amenities and points of activity include a water park and two expansive community parks with picnic areas, sports fields, playgrounds and bocce and pickleball courts. Residents also have easy access to quality K-12 education and nearly 100 miles of nature, hiking and biking trails.