About Us – 25 Years of Golf & Water Communities
GOLF COURSE HOME® was founded by David Lott in 1995, debuting in the fall as a special, pre-printed supplement in Inc. Magazine where it would appear on a regular basis for the next four years.
GCH cover on the INC. magazine insert.
During the previous 10 years, Lott had learned about the golf community industry writing special real estate and travel sections for Golf Digest, where he spent five years, and then writing for GOLF Magazine, LINKS, MET Golfer and various regional publications.
In November 1999, Golf Course Home completed a successful migration to the Internet and in doing so became a successful early adopter of web technology and the first website to be completely devoted to golf and water view real estate.
The following year WaterViewHome.net was launched to focus on communities with water views on lakes, rivers and oceans. Request More Information about GCH
Years of Rapid Growth
While many internet companies were launched and washed away in the dotcom bust of the early 2000s, Golf Course Home flourished. The site quickly became the go-to online resource for people looking to purchase homes and lots in golf and waterview communities for use as a vacation home, a second home or for a retirement residence.
In 2005, the company officially achieved Trademark status for the name ‘Golf Course Home.’
By 2009, Golf Course Home® had expanded to 40+ golf and water view community websites and became known as the Golf Course Home® Network (GCHN).
In 2013, changes to Google’s search algorithm resulted in the need to retire of many of the sites while pointing the domain names to GolfCourseHome.com or WaterViewHome.net, thereby maintaining their historical, and priceless, search value. Request More Information about GCH
Vineyard Open House Real Estate, Martha’s Vineyard
In 2013, GCHN Founder and Publisher David Lott established the real estate firm of Vineyard Open House Real Estate, LLC, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. The firm is a full-service real estate office for buyers and sellers as well as summer rentals.
The company website, VineyardOpenHouse.com, includes all island listings for sale via the island’s LINK system. Vineyard Open House has represented real estate buyers/sellers in transactions valued at more than $20 million since July 2014.
Vineyard Open House Real Estate joined the GCH Network in 2018 while also becoming an important part of the GCHN Luxury Property Referral Network which links Golf Course Home, Vineyard Open House Real Estate and luxury resort brokers across the U.S. Request More Information
Golf Course Home® Network Mission
- Provide online resource for people looking to purchase homes and lots in golf course communities and waterview communities for use as a vacation home, a second home or for a retirement residence. The Golf Course Home Network provides key information about world-class, master-planned amenity and country club communities in the U.S. and the world.
- Provide golf and waterview community marketers the greatest exposure to motivated buyers online and to channel leads to communities via Internet exposure, hot links, Social Media, press releases and e-newsletters.
Design, photography and editorial are held to the highest standards to create a top-quality editorial environment that delivers solid information that buyers can use in their selection of potential properties to visit. Clients can expect highly attentive, personal service directed to their key goals–impacting their core markets, generating quality leads and selling property. Send me more information about GCH
Lott Custom Communications, LLC
The Golf Course Home® Network is operated by Lott Custom Communications, LLC, which was founded in 1990 by David Lott in Newtown, CT. Lott is a former Creative Services Manager for the New York Times Sports Leisure Division, where he wrote special advertising sections for Golf Digest, Tennis, Golf World, Golf Shop Operations and Snow Country. Lott was also responsible for producing advertising and promotion for the division’s seven magazines.
Lott Custom Communications, LLC, has provided marketing and creative services for numerous publications and golf companies, including:
Home Office Computing
Small Business Computing
Big Apple Circus
On Course Magazine
In addition, Lott Custom Communications, LLC, has produced special advertising sections and/or editorial copy for the following magazines and web sites:
Luxury Golf Homes
Golf & Travel
Golf for Women
Golf Shop Operations
Estates West Magazine
TennisMatch Magazine, 1993
GOLF COURSE HOME® Pre-Printed Special Advertising Supplement to Inc. Magazine, 1995 – 1999
Golf Course Home® Show, 2001
GolfCourseHome®Network of Member Websites/Domains