Homes nestled on a beautiful, verdant golf course

Resort Style Golf Communities

To me, a golf community is a piece of paradise. As a teen in Canada, I watched golf tournaments on TV in the dead of winter and daydreamed. I longed for the clear blue sky and the lush fairways and greens. Amazingly, my dream came true when my Wife and I moved to Florida soon after we were married.

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Each Golf Community is Unique

Ocala features many an amazing golf community. Each offers a lifestyle that is difficult to replicate in less temperate climates. Golden Ocala, the golf and equestrian community which is the playground of the rich and famous, boasts some unique golfing experiences. It features a golf course with several holes which are exact replicas of extraordinary holes in famous courses throughout the world. Many adult communities also offer outstanding golf courses. Some have holes with as many as five different tee positions in order to accommodate a wide range of skill levels. Those of us who love the sport appreciate the golfers’ paradise we live in.

When I was a student at the university of Miami, I quickly joined the Coral Gable Golf & Country Club. The club was far less impressive than its name suggests. In fact, this public golf course charged membership fees of only a few dollars per month. I nurtured my passion for golf over many a Canadian winter spent watching golf tournaments on TV. So when I had the opportunity, I actually schedule my University classes early in the morning and late in the afternoon so I could fit in eighteen holes in between.

A Jack Nicklaus Story

When I graduated, I was hired by the CPA firm of Coopers & Lybrand. My first manager was Suzie Peterson, and the first account I was assigned to was Jack Nicklaus Enterprises. Therefore, I was in heaven. I still remember watching Jack playing the Inverrary Classic. Starting the final nine, Jack was seven strokes behind the great Tom Weiskopf. He then proceeded to hole three fairway irons and beat Tom in regulation. What a thrill it was to watch. Incredible, but no more so than the lifestyle options offered by each golf community found in Marion County. Well, maybe a little more so. LOL.

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