South Florida Country Club Communities
Life in a South Florida Country Club grants exclusivity, intimacy, and a lush lifestyle found nowhere else. Most communities are private and often associated with top-tiered golf courses. Some require sponsorship from a current resident or a specific invitation to join or live in the community. In addition to HOA or condo association dues, most communities have mandatory country club membership costs. The combination of these two affords residents an effortless, no-maintenance, carefree way of living, with all-inclusive services and amenities. While looking through homes for sale throughout South Florida Country Club Communities, find out specifics and details about each neighborhood by scrolling down and clicking on the “Association Information” and “Neighborhood Amenities.” At Real-ativity, we have all the hard-to-find specifics in one spot. Questions? We’ve got answers – contact us today!
Merriam-Webster defines a country club as “a suburban club for social life and recreation.” Considered an attribute to American elitism, the inspiration for the modern country club came from the English country house, a large estate in the countryside. Often a country house served as a second residency for affluent families who had had a townhome in the city. The country club community we know today originated in the late 1800s, as wealth grew in the United States after the Civil War. The number of country club communities grew alongside city expansion and increased income stemming from the continuation of the industrial revolution. Into the roaring 20s, country club communities became the epitome of American wealth and the spot for social events. By the end of the 1930s, the losses from the great depression caused many country clubs to shut down from a lack of membership funding. From there on, the number of country club communities slowly came back, and today there are thousands throughout the country, many in South Florida.
Perks to Living in South Florida Country Club Communities
SOUTH FLORIDA GOLF
The sunshine state’s consistently warm weather and residing in a south Florida country club community is the ultimate convenience for golf enthusiasts who can play all year round. Most golf courses have pro-shops with professionals to help with regripping, fitting, and purchasing clubs, often with the latest in golf technology. There are lessons with experts available, putting greens, driving ranges, and leagues to join. Mapped out by some of the best golf architects in the world, South Florida Country Club Communities showcase impeccable rolling golf greens surrounded by lush, tropical scenery. Many championship golf courses in South Florida are sought after by golfers from all over the world. Pete Dye, famous for his spontaneous, nonconforming style, crafted several courses in Florida- Delray Dunes in Boynton Beach, the Dye Course at the PGA Golf Club in Port Saint Lucie, and the Cypress course at the Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club in Wellington. Rendered by Jim Fazio, the 18-hole championship golf course at Boynton Aberdeen golf & country club is reasonable for a spectrum of expertise levels, from beginners to professionals. There are two courses at Quail Ridge Country Club, the north course, rendered by legendary architect Joe Lee, and the south course, recently revamped by Bobby Weed.
SECURITY AND SAFETY
Living in a South Florida country club community offers residents the comfort of safety, peace, and ease of worry. The majority are gated, frequently fully staffed 24 hours a day, or have card access, often requiring guests to be vetted and signed in. Many south Florida country club communities also have security patrols to ensure the neighborhood is safe. These community safety features are included in the HOA or condo association dues. Some homes have security features such as a burglar alarm and surveillance cameras.
RESORT-STYLE AMENITIES, HEALTH & FITNESS
From the crisp, lush golf greens to har-true tennis courts, South Florida country club communities provide residents with the best of the best world-class amenities and conveniences. There are fitness centers, spas, saunas, indoor and outdoor pools, cabanas, clubhouses, theaters, billiard, and card rooms, to name a few. The organic yet polished infrastructure and design of south Florida country clubs provide residents with respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy a morning or evening stroll, jog, or bike through winding paths sprinkled with street lights. While perusing homes for sale in country clubs at Real-ativity, scroll down and click on “Amenities” to see what each neighborhood has to offer.
COMMUNITY, DINING, & EVENTS
There are clubhouses, restaurants, cafes, and dining options within most South Florida country club communities, offering delicious cuisines often by top-rated chefs. There are community social spaces, lounges, and theaters to host a variety of occasions. Often, restaurants will have special menus for holidays. To help neighbors connect, communities often have many clubs such as photography, knitting, theatre, birding, nature, fishing, books, and film, to name a few. South Florida country club communities are tight-knit yet friendly and warm. Many send monthly newsletters or have Facebook groups to stay connected.
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