6 Things To Consider Before Buying A Golf Course Home

Posted on: 6 December 2019

Buying a new home is always a tough decision. When you are contemplating a home on a golf course, however, there are many more things to consider before you make your purchase. 

1. Location 

As with any real estate transaction, the three most important things to consider are location, location, and location. When you purchase a golf course home, you can be assured that the location — right on the golf course — is stellar. In fact, living on a golf course is a bucket list item for many avid golfers. 

2. Lack of Privacy 

You do give up some privacy to live on the course, however. A few well-placed trees may offer shade and block views into key rooms, but your backyard is a golf course. You have the fun of watching other golfers all day, but they can watch you, too. You can add curtains and tints to your windows for more privacy.

3. Re-Sale Value 

Golf courses, both private and public, have beautiful grounds. While this is appealing to golfers as they play their round, it is also very appealing to future buyers. A well-established and well-maintained golf course add to your future resale value. 

4. Stray Balls 

Fore! There will be stray balls. It is a golf course after all. People with small children or pets may have concerns about the thought of wayward golf balls flying into their yard, but there are netting products that can be installed to cut down on the likelihood of broken windows or an accident. 

5. Homeowners Association 

Golf course communities have strict HOA  guidelines. Not only do they expect your home to be maintained a certain way for your neighbors' enjoyment, but the HOA will also expect a well-maintained home from the rear, for golfers at their course to view. Read through the HOA requirements carefully and make sure their rules are something you can live with. 

6. Angry Golfers 

It happens to everyone at some point. You might think you have the perfect shot, but it just doesn't go the way you want it to. It's frustrating, but realize that if you live on a golf course, you will probably see more than a few golfers hit terrible shots. If you have small children or are offended by the angry words that often follow, consider your potential purchase carefully. 

As with any home purchase, weighing the pros and cons before purchasing a golf course home is important. Your needs in a house are distinct to you and highly personal. If you have any questions about getting a home on a golf course, talk to your real estate agent.