Lee has special knowledge about the golf communities and courses in and around Greenville being a member of the Home On The Course network of preferred real estate professionals.
The Upstate hosts some of the most beautiful and scenic golf course communities in the world. The Cliffs Communities are renowned and closer to home we have Thornblade, Verdae, Pebble Creek Club, Greenville Country Club, Cherokee Valley, Holly Tree, River Falls Plantation, Bonnie Brae, Willow Creek, Keowee Key, Cross Creek Plantation and more.
The recession has been tough on golf clubs in our area, and although the BMW event brings thousands of fans to the fairways, the effect on home sales is probably negligible.
Although Spartanburg has had some strong economic news, the nearby Carolina Country Club continues to struggle to sell real estate. The community is a good 20 minutes from the center of Spartanburg. All amenities inside the
community are finished, and the golf course (I have played it) is in nice shape and challenging. The club is currently waiving an initiation fee but that is likely to change soon. Price points on homes there average almost $200,000 less than at Thornblade, but annual HOA fees are $1,250, in large part to support the only 24x7 security patrol in Greenville area communities.
The selling performance at the nearby Cliffs Communities, which hosted the BMW tournament up to 2008, has been similar to that at Carolina CC. The average selling price was $890,000. (Note: The preceding figures do not include Cliffs homes sold by the developer, which would likely not be listed with the local Realtor board.) As reported at GolfCommunityReviews.com, The Cliffs raised $64 million from homeowners to finish two courses and other uncompleted amenities.
Although the recession may be far from over, Greenville's popular city scene and the area's strong economic engine (BMW of America is headquartered in Spartanburg) are creating jobs in the Upstate area. Anyone considering
Greenville as a destination for a golf home should strongly consider the stability and fine golf course at the Greenville Country Club. More mature homes closer to the city are
also available adjacent to The Greenville Country Club, with its two courses, including the highly rated Chanticleer.