A lot of golf clubs claim that they offer spectacular private golf community amenities, but some people may wonder what makes that particular golf community so great. What types of features classify a golf course community as private? How can a private golf community become great? Here are a few basic amenities that take the community to a whole new level of luxury and class.
Obviously, location takes the front seat. If the course is not in a great place, it cannot be a great community, no matter how private and exclusive it is. The better the location, the more they can charge, too, and the more exclusive they can afford to be with who gets to live there. Key selling points include beautiful views, proximity to other great amenities, and distance from places to do business away from home.
Scenery is also a key factor. A lovely and well-planned course, whether it is nine holes or eighteen, will be more popular than one that is carelessly laid out. No one wants to pay for a private home in a community that is unattractive to the eye. Just like any normal residential dwelling, curb appeal is a huge selling point.
Security is the final biggest factor. A private golf community should be just what the name implies. People who aren’t members should have to get past fairly strict security measures in order to gain access. This can include gated fences, security detail, cameras, alarms, dogs, or some combination of all or most of these. A private community is expensive and exclusive for a reason.
Minor details like access to local restaurants, shopping, and other forms of entertainment are also important, but much less so than security, location, and curb appeal. If you are paying the big bucks to live in a private community, you do still want to know that you can do something with your time aside from golfing. It is always nice to know that you can enjoy a day at a spa, especially if it is on-site, or shopping, or head out for a nice meal away from home without having to travel for an hour.