Home Insurance, Insurance News
April 22, 2014
What to Consider Before Buying a House on a Golf Course


There are about 29 million people who play golf in the United States. So it’s probably no surprise that more and more Americans are opting to live a stone’s throw away from enjoying their favorite leisure activity.

The first golf communities appeared in Florida and the Carolinas more than two decades ago. Eventually, they spread across the Sun Belt and beyond. Today, it’s not uncommon to find golf communities throughout the northern states as well.

The appeal of buying a home on a golf course only grew as developers added on-site amenities like spas, nature guides and planned activities over the years.

Though overdevelopment led to a dip in the number of people buying a house on a golf course, the appeal still remains. Yet there are important things to consider before buying a house on a golf course that you wouldn’t have to consider when buying a house in a traditional neighborhood. In this series, we’ll explore issues you’ll want to weigh before you decide to make your home close to a putting green. They include:

  • The Pros and Cons of Living on a Golf Course: The option to live in an attractive community with amenities and proximity to a course are definite pluses. But many buyers fail to consider the downsides. By examining each one, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.
  • Insurance for Golf Carts: Like cars, golf carts can get stolen or damaged. They can also cause harm to others or their property. That’s why it’s important to consider coverage options to both protect your cart as well as yourself from liability exposure caused by operating your golf cart.
  • The Best Golf Communities in America: If you’re ready to consider buying a home on a golf course after knowing all the facts, it’s worth checking out which ones are considered the best. This round-up will give you an overview of top-notch options across the United States.

Ready to learn more? Then let’s get started.

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