Explore Non-Golf Communities and Find Real Estate without Golf Courses

Communities without Golf

While there can be many benefits that come with living in a golf community, the country club lifestyle certainly isn’t for everyone. Golf course real estate—from tee to fairway to green—comes with pros and cons that many homeowners prefer to bypass altogether and opt for lifestyle community living without golf.

If you’re not an avid golfer, surrounding yourself with neighbors who line up for a tee time every morning probably isn’t for you. Steady stream of golfers in the community aside, the mowing, the watering, the potential environmental effects of golf communities (while not all bad), are all serious considerations for active adults looking for non-golf communities. Not to mention the additional fees and memberships that often come with living in a golf community.

Whether you have no interest in golf or love the sport but just don’t want to live on or around a golf course, you have many options in lifestyle communities without golf. Those featured here offer all the other services and amenities that make active adult communities great—many even have golf courses nearby just outside the gates.

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Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Hoschton, Georgia Community without Golf
Hoschton, Georgia

This gated 55+ Georgia master-planned community of Twin Lakes features a clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trails, two recreational lakes, and the largest pickleball facility in Georgia. Just 40 miles from Atlanta, residents have quick access to many of Georgia's top attractions, including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Lanier, and Athens. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Community without Golf
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This gated 55+ active adult community is located within the award-winning Southwest Florida master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, resort-style swimming pools, walking trails, dog park and much more. Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, Florida Community without Golf
Westlake, Florida

This 55+ active adult community near West Palm Beach offers a resort lifestyle and a wide range of amenities in Florida's newest city, Westlake. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, art studio, games & social rooms, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, walking & biking trails, and a dog park. Residents have quick access to downtown West Palm Beach. Home prices from the $400,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Wesley Chapel

Monroe, North Carolina Community without Golf
Monroe, North Carolina

This master-planned active adult (55+) community in suburban Charlotte blends modern conveniences with a rural, small-town atmosphere. Forbes named the region one of the nation’s “Best Places to Retire,” citing its good climate, good air quality and no state income tax on Social Security. Residents will have convenient access to Uptown Charlotte, the airport, shopping, golf and more. Priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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Cullowhee River Club

Sylva, North Carolina Community without Golf
Sylva, North Carolina

Located next to Western Carolina University, on the banks of the Tuckasegee River this residential and recreational community offers something for everyone. Residents will have access to a variety of amenities, the endless hiking and biking trails of 3 Blue Ridge Mountain national parks just minutes away, and the cultural attractions of Asheville (less than an hour’s drive.) Cabins and cottages priced from the low $400,000s. Read More...


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Cumberland Harbour

St. Marys, Georgia Community without Golf
St. Marys, Georgia

The site of an HGTV Dream Home, this St. Marys, Georgia gated community is set on a 1,100-acre maritime peninsula surrounded by the St. Marys River, The North River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Along with opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking & canoeing, residents have access to a central clubhouse, fitness center, aquatics center with three swimming pools, tennis courts, and walking & biking trails. Lots priced from $30,000 to $400,000; Homes from $425,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Del Webb BayView

Parrish, Florida Community without Golf
Parrish, Florida

Del Webb BayView is an active adult 55+ community just 30 minutes from downtown Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. Amenities include a 20,000 square foot clubhouse with multipurpose gathering spaces, bar and grille, fitness center, a resort-style outdoor pool and patio, sports courts, and more. Homes in this Southwest Florida community range from the mid $300,00s to $1 million. Read More...


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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Community without Golf
Lakewood Ranch, Florida

This Southwest Florida 55+ community is located within the award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch. Amenities are designed for an active adult lifestyle and include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking & biking trails, and courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball. Residents have quick access to Lakewood Ranch's Main Street shops & restaurants and on-site hospital. Homes priced from $400,000 to $1,000,000 and above. Read More...


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Del Webb Oasis

Winter Garden, Florida Community without Golf
Winter Garden, Florida

This Orlando area 55+ community offers the signature Del Webb 55+ active adult lifestyle with resort-style amenities and quick access to shopping, dining, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, walking trails, and a nightly view of the Walt Disney World fireworks show. Villas priced from the mid $300,000s; Homes priced from the mid $400,000s. Read More...


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Del Webb Sunbridge

St. Cloud, Florida Community without Golf
St. Cloud, Florida

This Central Florida 55+ community offers the signature Del Webb 55+ active adult lifestyle with resort-style amenities and quick access to shopping, dining, and healthcare. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness and wellness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, community gardens, outdoor amphitheater, and more. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to $600,000s. Read More...


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Delta Coves

Bethel Island, California Community without Golf
Bethel Island, California

This new home community in the California Delta embraces a waterfront lifestyle, with access to 1,000+ miles of California waterways, a private club and marina, and homes with private docks. Amenities include a fitness center, swimming pools, pickleball courts, game pavilion, beach bar, and unlimited water recreation. Priced from $800,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Dogwood Commons

Centerville, Ohio Community without Golf
Centerville, Ohio

Dogwood Commons is an active adult 55+ apartment rental community in Centerville, OH. It is one of several Treplus Communities in select Ohio cities that offers age-restricted apartments in a welcoming and social environment of maintenance-free living. Just minutes from Dayton, OH, amenities in this senior living community include clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, and concierge services. Luxury apartments with open floor plans start at $2,000 a month. Read More...


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Durham Farms

Hendersonville, Tennessee Community without Golf
Hendersonville, Tennessee

Durham Farms is an active community for all ages located in the Greater Nashville area of Hendersonville, TN. Fostering a true sense of community, amenities include a clubhouse with ample gathering spots, fitness center, swimming pool, miles of walking trails, dog park, wide-open spaces, and quaint neighborhood parks. Homes on the tree-lined streets emphasize front porch living. Priced from the low $400,000s to the mid $900,000s. Read More...


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Eagle Run Presented by ASAP Realty

Carolina Shores, North Carolina Community without Golf
Carolina Shores, North Carolina

Located in Carolina Shores just minutes from Calabash, NC, Eagle Run is a master-planned community for active adults, retirees, and families alike. In addition to nearby golf and beaches, onsite amenities include a community gathering area with fire pit, swimming pool with pavilion, pickleball courts, and biking/walking trails. Flexible Pulte Home designs range from 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4.5 baths, with a variety of floorplans starting in the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Element at Mill Creek

Annapolis, Maryland Community without Golf
Annapolis, Maryland

The Element at Mill Creek is a new 55+ active adult community in Annapolis, MD. Designed with resort-style no-maintenance living in mind, the Maryland retirement community features gathering areas, a fitness center, pickleball courts, walking trails, and more. Upscale condominiums range from 1,076 to 1,853 square feet with 1-3 bedrooms and 1-2.5 bathrooms. Condominiums priced from $400,000 to $800,000. Read More...


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Esperanza

Ontario, California Community without Golf
Ontario, California

This Southern California 55+ active adult community offers resort-style amenities and maintenance-free homes in a walkable setting. Amenities include including a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, pickleball and bocce ball courts, a dog park, community garden, and much more. Homes priced from the mid $400,000s to the upper $500,000s. Read More...


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eTown

Jacksonville, Florida Community without Golf
Jacksonville, Florida

This Jacksonville, FL master-planned community features a design focused on convenience, technology, and sustainability. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking & biking trails, dog park, and playground. There is also a village center with shops and businesses. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to $900,000+. Read More...


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Flowers Plantation

Clayton, North Carolina Community without Golf
Clayton, North Carolina

This 3,000-acre gated community is located just 20 minutes outside of North Carolina's Research Triangle. Along with quick access to the Triangle's renowned healthcare, shops, dining, and entertainment venues, this master-planned community offers a diverse selection of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, walking trails, and more. Homes and townhomes from the mid $200,000s. Read More...


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Grand Palm

Venice, Florida Community without Golf
Venice, Florida

Encompassing about 1,000 acres, this pedestrian-friendly Sarasota County community offers resort-style amenities, community parks and conservation areas in a location midway between Tampa and Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast city of Venice. The property is five minutes from Interstate 75 and 15 minutes from the beach, with a choice of Paired Villas priced from the $500,000s to Single-Family homes priced from the $600,000s. Read More...


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Grand Park

Sarasota, Florida Community without Golf
Sarasota, Florida

This Sarasota, Florida new home community offers a Florida lifestyle, with resort-style amenities, and coastal charm. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, walking & biking trails, parks, playgrounds, sports courts, and more. Paired Villas priced from the $400,000s; Homes priced from the $400,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...


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