Top 5 Georgia Active Adult Communities without Golf

by Robert Borges on August 10, 2021

There is certainly no shortage of outdoor recreation activities in Georgia. From hiking to fishing to kayaking, pickleball, and more, active adults have a plethora of options to live their best life. Sure, golf is also huge in The Peach State, but here we’ll take a closer look at some of the best Georgia communities without golf. After all, golf communities come with some things that aren’t for everyone—increased traffic and fees to name a couple.

The Georgia communities without golf featured here are all designed with active adults in mind, and while many still have golf nearby, residents of these non-golf communities can enjoy a peaceful and fulfilling living environment sans the greens, fairways, and golf crowds.

Cresswind at Spring Haven- Newnan, GA

Cresswind Spring Have GA community without golf

Cresswind at Spring Haven is a gated community designed for active adults 55 and over, located in Newnan, GA, just outside Atlanta. This new development by Kolter Homes boasts over 700 homes and a resort-style clubhouse with a fitness center, art studio, event space, and outdoor gathering areas. Residents can enjoy an outdoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, a dog park, and a community garden. A full-time Lifestyle Director organizes events and programs to promote resident connection, wellness, and engagement. 

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes- Hoschton, GA

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Yet another Cresswind community with a focus on fitness, relationships, education and entertainment, this Georgia community without golf features resort-style amenities and homes designed with active adults in mind. Minutes to the Legends Golf Course at The Château Élan Golf Club for those who prefer to play but not live in a golf community, onsite amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center with yoga studio, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts studio, and more. The community also boasts the largest private pickleball facility in Georgia, and an abundance of outdoor recreation, with miles of walking trails and two lakes for fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Cumbrland Harbour- St. Marys, GA

Cumberland Harbour GA community without golf

No golf in this Georgia community, but it sure is a boater’s paradise! Encompassing an 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, offering immediate access to the open ocean, and uncrowded waters surrounded by the Low-Country marshes, Cumberland Harbour is a great place to bring your boat, kayak, paddleboard, and canoe. In addition, residents enjoy even more recreational options through amenities including an aquatics center with three swimming pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and walking and biking trails.

The Preserve - The Vineyard at Yukon- Talking Rock, GA

The Preserve Vineyard at Yukon GA community

Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, this luxurious gated community is minutes from charming towns. The 1,500-acre development boasts breathtaking mountain views and over 400 acres of protected land with a clubhouse featuring a chef’s kitchen, a mountaintop pavilion, an infinity pool, and serene creek-side common areas. It's the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience, and while no golf courses are within the community, plenty of courses are nearby, along with multiple trailheads and easy access to world-class amenities, wineries, and restaurants. Whether you dream of a cozy cabin or a sprawling estate, you’ll find your perfect homesite on a premier lot with stunning long-range mountain views.

Soleil Belmot Park- Canton, GA

Soleil Belmont Park GA community without golf

This low-maintenance community boasts spacious homes on large lots and a wealth of resort-style amenities. The centerpiece clubhouse features a social hub with a coffee bar, catering kitchen, and hobby studios, while a sparkling pool and fitness center cater to physical well-being. Pickleball courts, bocce ball, walking trails, and a dog park offer outdoor activities, while a community garden fosters connection with nature. Beyond the community itself, residents enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment in Canton, along with access to top-rated healthcare and golf courses--for those that love to play but prefer not live in a golf community. 


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