Bloody Point, SC: A Case Study in the Conversion from Golf to Natural Amenities

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By Mark L. Baker, ASLA, President Wood+Partners Inc. Founding Member, GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board Bloody Point is an oceanfront golf community on Daufuskie Island, SC, located between Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Dafuskie is a beautiful Lowcountry coastal barrier island that is served by boat access only. Many believe its limited access […]

Is Your Community Ready to Convert from Golf to Natural Amenities?

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By Mark L. Baker, ASLA, President Wood+Partners Inc. Founding Member, GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board There’s an historic trend under way right now at master-planned communities: Convert golf course acreage to amenities that take advantage of the property’s natural landscape and environment to create a total recreational experience. Whether on land or on water, these […]

An Historic Trend: How Golf Is Giving Way to Natural Amenities, Increasing Community Experiences

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By Mark L. Baker, ASLA, President Wood+Partners Inc. Founding Member, GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board An historic trend is under way right now at master-planned communities, especially ones that have focused on golf. Simply stated, the focus is less on golf and more on a total recreational experience. This transition may mean that the community […]

Why I Live Where I Live: Champion Hills, Hendersonville, NC

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Champion Hills: Mountain views, great golf and good friends. When asked why they chose to live where they live, people often jump at the chance, especially when they live in the luxury golf community of Champion Hills in Hendersonville, NC. Thus, it’s worth taking a minute to screen two short videos (see link below) in […]

Retirement Planner: Hilton Head Island Homes for Sale, Plus Island Getaways & Events

GCH Network Newsletter Communities On the Water & the Golf Course Vol. 16, No. 1,100     April 15, 2016     Circ. 15,000 RETIREMENT PLANNER: HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC * Retirement Planner – Hilton Head Island * Hilton Head Island Homes for Sale * Getaways & Stay ‘n’ Plays –  Oldfield, SC * What’s Going On […]

Hilton Head Island SC: New Energy, New Investment & Renovation Attract Retirees & More Visitors

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by Michael Notartomaso Member, Golf Course Home Retirement Planner Advisory Board This week Hilton Head Island SC, is hosting golf’s top players at the 48th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing (April 11–17) at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort. Spectators and players alike share a deep regard for a tournament […]

St. Andrews Park Joins GCH Network, Golf Community Video Sampler from Florida to Utah

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Good Morning! St. Andrews Park, an attractive Florida Treasure Coast community located in Port St. Lucie, joins the Golf Course Home Network today. Residents like its convenience to beautiful beaches, shopping, dining and its location right across the street from The Champion Turf Club at St. James. Also featured today is our Golf Community Video […]

North & Central Florida Homes for Sale, FL Getaways, Hot Trends Shaping Today’s Communities

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Good Morning! Today’s issue features a special focus on North and Central Florida homes and an advisory about the hottest trends in today’s communities. Written by GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board Member and President of Wood+Partners Mark Baker, you’ll learn how developers and planners are adjusting to the changing tastes of Baby Boomers and other […]

Carolina Living, Part 1: Living in the Lowcountry On & Near the Water

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Good Morning! Carolina Living is the focus of today’s issue as much of the Mid-Atlantic and New England face a major snow event. What better time to be thinking about lazying about in the Lowcountry where fishing, crabbing, hiking, kayaking, boating and, of course, golf are all popular pastimes? This is the first of several […]

New Development Trends: Golf Now Has to Share Amenity Time & Space at Communities

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By Mark L. Baker, ASLA, President Wood+Partners Inc. Founding Member, GCH Retirement Planning Advisory Board The real estate market for golf and residential amenity communities has changed dramatically over the recent decade. The National Golf Foundation reports that more than 600 courses were closed between 2006 and 2013. Many of the Great Recession’s golf course […]