Get your golf on all day long!
Today’s retirement communities offer superb facilities, amenities, and services for seniors. Plenty of these excellent seniors' communities also feature golf options that might include on-site golf courses, driving ranges, and putting greens. Indoor practice greens and driving ranges also ensure you can play year round. Numerous luxury senior homes have unlimited golf privileges on nine-hole or 18-hole courses.
List of golf communities
The Crossing is a vibrant active living community in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, an award-winning wine region. Residents will enjoy nearby walking trails, community gardens, golf, skiing & casual or fine dining.
Lifestyle Options: Active Living
Many golf facilities are part of active adult retirement communities. These residences are intended for healthy and self sufficient adults looking for a more relaxed, less stressful environment than they would find in their own homes.
Retirement communities with golf might provide you with golf lessons from professionals and equipment if required. One senior particular appreciates the extra instruction: "My swing has never ever been better. Before I came to my new home, my ball kept going into the forest. But all he did was showed me that my grip on the club was just the tiniest bit off and then all of a sudden it was going straighter and farther. I love golf now more than ever. I call the golf pro my best friend because he changed my swing. But to be more serious, he is also just an incredibly nice man just like all of the staff at my new place."
Retirement golf communities are no longer a luxury exclusively for affluent individuals. Prices for today’s golf course communities significantly vary. Many of these homes are amongst the most affordable and in the best locations to retire.
More than just golf
These communities offer more than just golf, as you will find many other recreational amenities. Some of these might include:
- Swimming pools (or resistance pools), tennis courts and fitness and wellness centers that keep you in shape. Some homes have personal trainers who can help you create a detailed exercise plan, as well as health goals.
- Games rooms (i.e. pool, ping pong, cards)
- Convenient luxuries (such as scheduled transportation, a concierge, and personal laundry)
- Therapeutic spas
A social atmosphere
Seniors looking for an easy-living lifestyle love that golf allows them to meet other active seniors and enjoy leisure time playing this social sport in the picturesque surroundings offered by care communities. Residents also appreciate the friendly environment inside their homes. Living amongst peers with shared interests is a great way to avoid being lonely and to keep your mind busy. In many cases, the professional and dedicated staff members at these homes become friends with residents.
Many studies indicate that seniors who spend time with friends and family, volunteering, traveling, and doing things they enjoy are able to live longer, healthier lives. Social interaction is a necessary component of health. Golf will provide you with an ideal way to interact with others, while playing your favourite sport.