~ GCH Network Newsletter ~
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,059 November 10, 2015 Circ. 15,000
Today’s Real Estate Deals & News
* Top 5 Best Retirement Communities: For Tennis in the “Beaches”
* Florida Homes for Sale
* Utah Homes for Sale
* Watch for the Retirement Planner – Friday, November 13th!
Good Morning! In a former life I published a tennis magazine and was an editor for World Tennis magazine. So tennis and tennis facilities are things I keep an eye on. And, if you’re looking to stay in shape as you age, tennis is a real lifetime sport you can stay with. My mother played until she was 88.
Thus, see below our choices as the best retirement communities for any age for tennis in southeast Florida’s Palm Beach area. Back- and knee-saving Har-Tru courts, drills, leagues and more, they have it all. Plus, check out today’s homes for sale in Florida and Utah.–David Lott, Founder/Publisher
Top 5 Best Retirement Communities:
For Tennis in the “Beaches”
The Top 5 Best Retirement Communities for tennis in Southeast Florida’s Palm Beach and adjacent area offer more than 55 tennis courts between them–and that’s just the start of their commitment to the racquet sport that nearly 12 million Americans currently play. League play, clinics, lessons, exhibitions and more all come together to keep tennis fanatics coming back to the courts and staying in shape well into their 70s and older. See below for our Top 5.
> Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, Wellington FL welcomes tennis players with 16 beautifully maintained Har-Tru courts. Its tennis programs run year round and teams are fielded for all the Palm Beach County leagues. The new Wycliffe viewing promenade offers shaded stadium seating right outside the Grille Room.
Tennis amenities include lighted courts for night play, holiday and social events, pro tournament exhibitions, nationally ranked professional staff, complimentary monthly clinics, and more. Send me more information about Wycliffe!
Jupiter Country Club: Tennis combines with fitness.
> Jupiter Country Club, Jupiter FL caters to tennis enthusiasts with six Har-Tru clay tennis courts, housed with the community’s Sports & Social Club.
Open at night for lighted play, the tennis center here is complemented by a 12,000-sf health and fitness center with resort-style pools, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, massage room and more. Send me more information about Jupiter Country Club!
Quail Ridge Golf & CCC: 16 courts, pickle ball, Cardio Tennis.
> Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club, Boynton Beach FL has a tennis center with 16 immaculately maintained Har-tru courts, two pickle ball courts, a practice wall and six lighted courts and a recreation room. Its tennis pavilion contains a rare wrap-around viewing deck, a second story air-conditioned tennis event social room and a fully stocked pro shop.
Programs include intra-club leagues, monthly tennis events, evening mixers, tennis socials, Shot of the Week Clinics, Doubles Drills and Skills Clinics and Cardio Tennis Workouts. Send me more information about Quail Ridge
Mariner Sands: Personal trainers get you ready for the season.
> Mariner Sands, Stuart, FL is located just to the north of the palm Beaches and offers a strong tennis and fitness program. The tennis complex features nine Har-Tru courts with seven of them lighted. Competition opportunities are many with men’s and women’s leagues, inter-club tournaments, mixers, round robins and weekly clinics. There are even pickleball courts for those wanting a racket sport on a smaller court.
Get ready for the tennis season at the 8,062 sq. ft. fitness center and spa. You’ll find an abundance of fitness classes ranging from Zumba, aerobics and yoga to wellness activities, physical therapy, massage and facials. On-site personal trainers handle physical therapy with lab services provided by Martin Health Systems. Send me more information about Mariner Sands!
Learn the Peter Burwash way at Harbour Ridge.
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Stuart is a Golf Course Home 2015 & 2016 Community of the Year and its tennis facilities are one of the reasons why. Adding to its luster is the addition this year as new director of tennis Fabio Vasconcellos. Vasconcellos is a member of the renowned Peter Burwash International roster of top tennis instructors.
The new pro will have excellent facilities to work with at the club’s Tennis Center which features a stadium court, 10 Har-Tru, fast-dry tennis courts (4 lighted) and pro shop. Expect to participate in PBI’s world-famous drills, plus weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and men’s and women’s tennis team competitions. An adjacent swimming pool is an excellent way to cool down. Send me more information about Harbour Ridge!
> More listing information: Sailfish Point, Stuart FL
Asking Price: $1,065,000
The light, bright interior of this custom residence includes a double-sided coquina fireplace between the living and dining rooms. A den and master suite occupy one side of this split-plan home with two spacious en suite guest rooms on the other.
- Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors lead to a covered patio
- Classically detailed kitchen
- Landscaped grounds with lake and golf course views
- Send me more about this home in Sailfish Point!
More listing information: PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens FL
Asking Price: $564,900
Address: 222 Eagleton Estate Boulevard
This two-story home is situated in the desirable Eagleton Estates community in PGA National on an over 1/4 acre lot. It occupies a private corner lot with golf views features a large screened-in heated pool with extended covered lanai and patio.
- High vaulted ceilings and tile flooring throughout
- Master suite on first floor overlooking pool with large walk-in closet
- Solid wood cabinets, Corian countertops and upgraded stainless steel refrigerator
- Send me more about this home in PGA National!
> More listing information: GlenLakes, Weeki Wachee FL
Asking Price: $286,000
Property Address: To be sited and constructed
Bedrooms: 2 or 3
This Salerno model is a spacious yet economical home, to be built on a homesite bordering state-owned nature preserves, lakes or the golf course. There is a full exterior maintenance package that ensures care-free living.
- Set in villages having their own architectural style and color scheme
- Price includes the lot, 2- and 3-bedrooms, two-car garage
- Options include pool, spa, fireplace and Jen-air grills
- Send me more about this home in GlenLakes!
> More listing information: Red Ledges, Heber City UT
Asking Price: $1,495,000
Address: 695 North Chimney Rock Road
This 6,197-sf estate home backs to holes 8, 9 & 10 of the new 12-hole golf park and offers memorable Wasatch Mountain views. Exterior features include an oversized side-entry three-car garage.
- Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and beams
- Wolf/Sub Zero Professional Appliance package
- Hardwood floors & custom granite countertops
- Send me more information about this home in Red Ledges!
Coming to Golf Course Home Network
- Silver Creek Plantation, NC
- Yacht & Country Club, FL