Golfing Communities in the Southeast

Places to Live and Play in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas


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About the Book

People’s passion for golf manifests itself in many ways. Some enjoy the game so much, they want to make it a prominent part of their retirement surroundings. This work functions as both an informative source for golfing aficionados who are looking for a place to retire, and as a helpful guide for non-golfers in the family. Here, details on golf communities in six southeastern states are presented: North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
Organized by state, each chapter begins with information on state and city populations; sales, income and social security taxes; and a geographical description. Each state is divided into geographical areas that offer attractive retirement and golfing opportunities. For each city listed, a general introduction (including data from the 2000 Census) is provided. Information on the golf courses, a variety of real estate options, nearby dependable health care services, convenient and varied shopping, favorable year-round climate, continuing education opportunities, nearby recreation, attractions, and dining, and regional artistic and cultural amenities is offered.
Lists of both a state’s nationally ranked and overall best golf courses, as determined by Golf Digest, are also included at the end of each chapter.

About the Author(s)

Dennis J. Phillips is a member of the library faculty at Pennsylvania State University and the library director at Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is the author of other books about tennis and golf.

Bibliographic Details

Dennis J. Phillips
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 327
Bibliographic Info: maps, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1989-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1029-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

ALABAMA      7

Alexander City/Lake Martin      9

Birmingham      13

Dothan      20

Fairhope/Gulf Shores      25

Huntsville      31

Mobile      37

Montgomery      42

FLORIDA      48

Amelia      50

Boca Raton      55

Bonita Springs      61

Bradenton      65

Destin      70

Estero      76

Fort Myers      80

Gainesville      85

Lady Lake      90

Naples      95

Ocala      101

Palm Coast      106

Pensacola      111

Punta Gorda      116

St. Augustine      121

Sarasota      127

Tallahassee      133

Vero Beach      139

GEORGIA      146

Atlanta      146

Augusta      154

Brunswick/Golden Isles      159

Columbus      164

Macon      170

Savannah      175


The Gulf Coast      186

Hattiesburg      193

Jackson      197

Oxford      203


Asheville      211

Charlotte      218

Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point      225

New Bern      233

Pinehurst/Southern Pines      240

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill      247

Wilmington/Brunswick Islands      256


Aiken      267

Charleston      275

The Grand Strand      283

Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson      291

Hilton Head Island      298

Appendix: Useful Resources      307

Bibliography      311

Index      313

Book Reviews & Awards

“delightful…an excellent introduction…highly recommended”—ARBA; “informative…helpful guide”—Penn State University Libraries; “valuable”—The Morning Call; “an important and handy source”—Southern; “informative…handy”—