hendersonville nc
~ GCH Network Newsletter ~
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 896    February 28, 2014    Circ. 24,500

* JUST ADDED – Champion Hills, Hendersonville, NC
TODAY’S Real Estate Deals SC, NC & FL Communities
* DISCOVERY Packages Teton Springs, ID
* What’s Happening At… – FL Communities
* Community News & Updates – Ibis Golf & Country Club, FL
The 2013 GCH Annual Index – All the years’ new communities, deals & much more

* Best Real Estate & Travel Deals... SC, FL & GA Communities
* Videos Just Added to...Kiawah Island, St. James Plantation, SC, Golden Ocala, FL & Others
* New Communities Recently Added
Minto Sun City, FL
* Watch for our next issue on Tuesday, March 4!

Good Morning! Champion Hills NC, a luxury mountain golf community near Hendersonville, NC joins the GCH Network this morning. Known for its excellent Tom Fazio golf course, the community is also distinguished by Fazio’s selection of it as his summer home course.
Other opportunities in today’s issue include homes for sale in FL, NC & SC, travel package to Teton Springs, community news, events and more. See below for all the details.–David Lott, Founder/Publisher

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champion hills
Champion Hills, NC: Mountain views, many home options.

Champion Hills is a private, debt-free community located in a spectacular mountain setting near Hendersonville, NC. Its Tom Fazio golf course is ranked among the Top 15 in North Carolina, but is playable for all skill levels.

Residents come to Champion Hills from throughout the country for its laid-back Southern lifestyle while just minutes from their front door they can enjoy all the dining, shopping, arts and outdoor activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina have to offer.

Tom Fazio’s Summer Course: The heart of the community is the Champion Hills Club and its lodge-style clubhouse and is where Tom Fazio makes his summer home. Residents enjoy casual yet elegant events, parties, organized community activities, luncheons, full social calendar and more.

champion hills
Champion Hills, NC: Choose from golf or mountain view homes.

Real Estate: Champion Hills, NC

The building lots in the Champion Hills community were carefully planned to maximize the mountain and golf course views without encroaching on the golf course. Even though the community is mature and has over 300 homes, the average density is less than one home per acre.

  • Lovely wooded building lots with golf course or mountain views ranging in price from $45,000 to $250,000
  • Single-family homes, from $400,000 to $2,000,000
  • Villas, townhomes and cottages from $300,000 to $600,000
  • Send me more information about Champion Hills!

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carolina trace
Carolina Trace, NC: Waterfront home w/ dock $495,000.

> Carolina Trace, Sanford, NC is listing a waterfront property at 5148 Cardinal Circle in the Mallard Cove section. This two-level lakefront home is spacious at 3,416 sf with 3-BR/2.5-BA and has a dock.
There is plenty of extra room for relaxing in the sunroom, screened porch or lower-level patio. Listed at $459,000. Send me more information about Carolina Trace!

Debordieu, SC: Beachfront estate w/ oceanfront deck.

> Debordieu, Georgetown, SC presents a 6-BR/6.5-BA beachfront estate home at 1207 DeBordieu Boulevard. The home’s open kitchen flows into its ocean-view living room with the downstairs game room/sitting room adjacent. The main level has one of two master suites and a paneled office.

On the upper level are four additional bedrooms with the upper master having a spectacular private deck looking out to the ocean. The top floor has an additional playroom with pull-out bunk beds, a full bath, and another private deck. Listed at $2,300,000Send me more information about Debordieu!

cypress landing
Cypress Landing, NC: 5-BR golf home w/ sunroom.

> Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, NC is spotlighting a 5-BR/2.5-BA fairway-view home at 119 Trent Lane. With 2,461 sf of space, this home offers superior value, from its generous wooded homesite to its downstairs master bedroom suite with oversize bath, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

A quiet sunroom overlooks No. 12 fairway and green of the golf course. Home is well-maintained and adds the convenience of a two-car garage. Listed at $235,000. Send me more information about Cypress Landing!

sailfish point
Sailfish Point, FL: 3-BR golf villa w/ pool. 

> Sailfish Point, Stuart, FL offers a 3 BR/4.5 BA villa with fairway views. Design elements of this 3,199-sf contemporary include two-story ceilings, Spanish tile and plantation shutters. The island kitchen features a breakfast bar, Corian countertops, pantry, built-in planning desk and wine rack.

Accommodations include a plush master suite with sitting area, lavish bath and private pool access, and two en suite guest rooms with walk-in closets and luxury baths. Listed at $775,000.  Send me more information about Sailfish Point!

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teton springs
Teton Springs, ID: Visit for skiing, dining, views.

> Teton Springs Resort, Victor, ID , which was recently named the “Best Hotel in Idaho” for the third straight year by U.S. News and World Report, is offering a number of Winter and Spring Packages so it is easy to come visit the area, look at real estate, and stay right in this great community.

A Lodge & Lift Package, offered through March 30, is just one of its current offerings.  These packages include affordable lodging, lift tickets and breakfast – ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Send me more information about Teton Springs!

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harbour ridge yacht & country club
Harbour Ridge, FL: Tennis, golf, fishing & dog events.

> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Stuart FL just held its 3rd Annual Tennis & Golf Challenge. Tennis matches took place in the morning, followed by a 9-hole golf tournament in the afternoon. Plans are also afoot for the community’s annual two-day spring fishing contest.

Tournament categories include deep-sea Atlantic Ocean fishing and St. Lucie River fishing. Also on the schedule is the 4th Annual Lure Run at the Harbour Ridge Dog Park.  Send me more information about Harbour Ridge!

> World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL, in partnership with Davidson Realty, recently hosted the Davidson Cares’ Annual 5K Run and Kid’s Fun Run, supporting grant bequests to four elementary and middle schools in St. Johns County. Title sponsor of the race events was Mile Marker Brewing.

Despite rainy conditions, close to 100 runners joined in the race and many supporters were present. Each participant earned a medal for completion. Send me more information about World Golf Village!

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Ibis Golf & Country Club, FL: Park gets new courts, more.

> Ibis Golf & Country Club, West Palm Beach FL recently completed renovation on Ibis Park.  The three-acre park is equipped with a basketball court, bocce ball, shuffleboard, kid’s playground, charcoal grills, picnic tables, a jogging trail with exercise stations, and provides the perfect spot for recreation and picnicking.

Children and grandchildren will be thrilled with the new playground.  The play structures and swings have large colorful shades and an artificial grass subsurface. Send me more information about Ibis Golf & Country Club!

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Real Estate

hampton lake
Hampton Lake, SC: 4-BR home w/boat slip.

> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC’s 4-BR/3.5-BA lakefront home at 40 Sweet Marsh Court includes its own bulkhead and boatslip. There are upgrades throughout, including crown moldings and hardwood floors. Listed at $539,000. Send me more info….

> Kiawah Island, SC’sSneak Peek” program provides special purchase incentives for its all-new residential offering, The Pointe on Kiawah River. This neighborhood consists of 14 new-construction homes with Kiawah River views. Pricing TBA. Send me more info….

willoughby golf club
Willoughby Golf Club, FL: Golf home just $294,000.

> Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart FL’s featured 3-BR/2-BA fairway home with 1,908 sf of living space at 3460 SE Doubleton Drive affords fine views of the second and sixth holes of Willoughby Golf Club. Listed at $294,000. Send me more info….

> Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA’s is showing 1051 Big Water Point, a wooded homesite in The Landing, a preferred section of the community. Listed at $55,000. Send me more info….

> World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL’s 55-and-up neighborhood, The Cascades at World Golf Village currently offers one inventory home, three permitted homes (which can be built in 100 days or less), and 22 “to be built” homes. Send me more info….

Discovery Packages

Florida golf community
Harbour Ridge, FL: 2-night visit includes golf, food.

> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Stuart FL’s Be Our Guest program includes 2 nights’ lodging, 2 rounds of golf, 2 lunches in the Grille Room, a couple’s dinner and more. Price is $500 per couple for the Club version $375 per couple for the Marina version. Send me more info….

> Plantation Bay, Ormond Beach FL’s Rediscover Florida tour package, with a 3-day/2-night stay in one of the community villas for just $399/couple, provides dining, use of the fitness center and a choice of golf or tennis.  Send me more info….

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SC golf community

> Kiawah Island, SC – New video showcases challenging moments & memories at Pete Dye’s famed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

private golf community
Golden Ocala, FL: New video highlights amenities.

> Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala FL has newly posted video on its Featured Community page, showing images of its luxury amenities and news of excellent pricing on its new Eagles Landing residences.

> St. James Plantation, Southport, NC – new video tells about “the best selling community in the Carolinas”

> Willowbend Golf Club, MA – Video tour of a luxury golf course home complete with private sauna, pond and golf course views.

> Dataw Island, SC – Watch this just-added video which features photography of the community and amenities, plus interviews with residents.

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minto sun city

> Minto Sun City, Tampa

Gated property with 24-hour security, 126 holes of golf, shopping and cultural attractions nearby, 14 tennis courts, four recreational centers, state-of-the art spa & fitness facilities, over 200 clubs and activities, Florida homes and villas from $160,000


the fountains country club
Private golf community, 54 holes of golf, new sports complex, 24/7 security, 19 neighborhoods w/single-family homes, condos, townhomes and villas from $40,000
private golf community

Private, gated community, 1,150 acres, Ron Garl golf course, equestrian center, spa, fitness, tennis, resort-style pool, lots from $70,000, townhomes from $250,000


Pool Golf Course

> Quechee Lakes, Quechee

4-season resort community, 5,200 acres, 2 golf courses, skiing & other winter sports, lake activities, lots from $58,500, townhomes and single-family homes from $125,000


Deep Creek Mountain MD

> Deep Creek Mountain at Deep Creek Lake

Mountain retreat with golf, lake, wooded and mountain views, adjacent to Wisp Golf and Ski Resort and Deep Creek Lake, lots from $84,900 to $249,000+

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