NEW COMMUNITIES Newsletter
Vol. 15, No. 778 Dec. 28, 2012 Circ. 26,400
Venice Golf & CC, FL: One of 18 communities added in 2012.
Good Morning! Welcome to the GCH Annual Index for 2012 which catalogs all golf and waterview communities that joined the GCH Network this year, plus links to stories and other important articles. Our next issue is Jan. 4, 2013. We wish you a Happy and Successful New Year! — David Lott, Founder/Publisher
In this Issue
* Communities New to the GCH Network in 2012
* Coming in 2013 to GolfCourseHome
* GolfCourseHome Rankings: ‘The Dream 18’ & ‘Best of the Best’
* Magazine Awards
* Specialty of the House (Fine Dining & Recipes)
* Heroes – Community Residents Who Stand Out
* Real Estate News, Listings & Visit Packages
COMMUNITIES NEW TO GOLFCOURSEHOME IN 2012
Communities are organized by state, from lowest starting price for real estate to the highest. Starting prices are in bold.
> Treviso Bay, Naples
Private community set on 1,500 acres in Naples, adjacent to nature preserve, Arthur Hills golf, clubhouse, condos from the $100,000s
> On Top of the World Communities
55+ private, gated community, health and recreation center, spa, trails, cultural center, homes from mid-$150,000s
> Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island
Waterfront community, private beach and resort, championship golf, tennis, horseback riding, spa, condos from $189,000
> Fiddler’s Creek, Naples
Award-winning, private Naples community on 4,000 acres, golf, spa, beach and marina access, residences from $200,000s
> PGA Village, Port St. Lucie
Three golf courses, golf learning facility, pool, casual and fine dining, fitness, range of neighborhoods, homes from the $200,000s
> Venice Golf & CC, Venice
Gated community, Ted McAnlis golf, aquatics complex, dining, active social calendar, homes from $250,000
> Amelia National, Amelia Island
Private, gated community, clubhouse, fitness, tennis, swim club, restaurants, Tom Fazio golf, homes from the $300,000s
> The Woodlands at Ibis Golf & CC, West Palm Beach
Gated community three Nicklaus-designed courses, clubhouse, fitness, spa, homes from $400,000
> Frederica, St. Simons Island
Gated island community, Tom Fazio golf, boating, clubhouse, tennis, pool, equestrian center, homesites from $275,000
> Pristine Bay Roatán, Bay Islands
Oceanfront Caribbean community, Pete Dye golf, dining, fractional ownership from $69,900, villas from $438,000
> Estrella del Mar, Mazatlan, Sinaloa Gated community, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf, swimming complex, 3.5 miles of private beach, oceanfront condos from $199,000
> Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sunset Beach – 72 holes, sports and fitness, nature park, fishing lake, oceanfront beach club, homesites from $30,000, homes from $300,000
> Callawassie Island Club, Callawassie Island
Gated, 880-acre coastal community, Tom Fazio golf, clubhouse, dining, homes from $300,000, lots from $15,000
> Wyboo Plantation, Manning
Gated Lake Marion community, golf, community center garden, pool, tennis, homes from $160,000s, lots from $20,000
> The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset
Private community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 300 miles of shoreline, marina, fitness, golf, lots from the $100,000s
> DeBordieu, Georgetown
Private, gated oceanfront community, Pete Dye & P.B. Dye golf, tennis, dining, oceanfront beach club, homes from $525,000
> The Resort at Eagle Mountain Lake, Ft. Worth
Active-adult golf community, 36 holes, private lakes, fitness center, clubhouse/lounge, custom homes from the $300,000s
> Viniterra, New Kent
Rees Jones golf course, shops, restaurants, equestrian center, polo fields, vineyards and winery, lots from $149,000, homes from the $500,000s
COMING IN 2013 TO GOLFCOURSEHOME
Here’s a partial list of new communities coming to GolfCourseHome.com and WaterViewHome.net in 2013.
* Currahee Golf Club, Toccoa, GA – Official Launch Jan. 4, 2013!
* Summit Rock, Horseshoe Bay Resort, TX – Official Launch Jan. 8, 2013!
* Keene’s Point, Windermere, FL
* Wycliffe Golf & CC, Palm Beach, FL
Each year the Editors at GolfCourseHome select 18 special golf community golf holes to be represented in the annual Dream 18 fantasy golf course. Here are our 5th annual selections.
GolfCourseHome features many of the award-winning communities selected by the major golf publications. Here are this year’s best from Golfweek Magazine.
SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE (Fine Dining/Recipes)
Superior communities have great chefs. We talk with them about their favorite dishes and then ask for the recipe. And they comply. See their stories and recipes below.
Chef Robert Wysong Warms Up Colleton River Plantation, SC Dining with His Spicy Fall Tomato Sauce
Every community member has a story. Here are two of them.
GCH Do’ers Profile– The Hopewells Pick Viniterra, VA to Focus on Golf, Gardening and Friends
REAL ESTATE NEWS, LISTINGS & VISIT PACKAGES
Discovery Packages – Affordable travel packages designed with the buyer in mind
Special Deals, Stay’n Play & More – GolfCourseHome presents great deals on golf travel all year long. Here are the most recent ones and some you may have missed.
Pro Golf Events at Golf Communities – Live where the pros play