I just read an article that discussed What will replace golf course communities? The article states that more than 800 golf courses have closed down nationwide in the past ten years.
This surprises me somewhat because here in central Florida, golf course communities are thriving. There is an apparent waning of interest in the sport (will it be replaced by Pokemon?).
The appeal of golfing communities has been strong for years. Traditionally buyers have always paid a premium to live in a golf course community. I have had buyers who purchased homes in golfing communities although they did not play golf.
In some areas where the courses have shut down owners have found their values dropping. Read more here.
In our area I can only recall Port Malabar Golf Course closing about ten years ago. In that case it was precipitated by apparent damage sustained during the 2004 hurricanes.
Still, in our area of central Florida I could not imagine golf courses being shut down! The courses are always busy and the greens fees go up during snowbird season (October to about April).
Here in the central Brevard County area (Melbourne) we have several thriving communities built around golf courses like Duran Golf Club and Viera East Golf Course in the Viera planned unit development.
Nearby in the older planned unit development of Suntree sits the private Suntree Country Club (multiple courses) and Baytree National Links located in the gated Baytree community.
There are multiple opportunities for buyers looking to relocate to a golf community in central Florida. The above mentioned golf courses are just some of the more than thirty golf courses in Brevard County, Florida.
The appeal of of central Brevard County golf communities include things like affordability, superb medical facilities, beaches only minutes away, Orlando less than hour and much more.
For information on Florida golf course communities and homes for sale in these developments, please call or text me at 321-693-3850.