All-Inclusive Sporting Communities

  • The Sporting Life

    Planned developments have long wrapped themselves around golf courses but golf courses alone are not always enough to satisfy sporty and athletic homebuyers who crave a variety of activities right outside their front doors and inside the gates of their private communities. Sporting communities are varied – there are hunting communities, equestrian communities, etc. – but the Big Daddies of sporting communities offer residents access not to just one but a wide number of activities for households of all ages. Before you sell off your home and go in search of a sporting community to call home, keep in mind that the sporting life rarely comes cheap. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    Tucked into the scenic Allegheny Mountains about 250 miles southwest of Washington D.C. in White Sulpher Springs, WV is The Greenbrier Sporting Club, a gated 6,500 acre sporting world unto itself. Residents who join the Greenbrier Sporting Club gain access to 2,000 acres of open space and the 32,000 sq. ft. Member’s Lodge with its private dining room and men’s and women’s lounges. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    Sporting facilities and options on at The Greenbrier Sporting Club are virtually endless and include an equestrian center, members only spa, three championship golf courses, sport shooting course, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and sports complex with squash courts, climbing wall, exercise equipment, yoga rooms, tennis courts. Residents can all go fly fishing, whitewater raft on a level five course, kayak, hike, and mountain bike. There’s even a wellness clinic that provides everything from nutritional advice to cosmetic procedures. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    At the center of the The Greenbrier Sporting Club is The Greenbrier, a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort facility that has hosted 26 U.S. presidents, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and any number of Hollywood stars. The Greenbrier is also the site of a massive underground bunker meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the U.S. Congress during the Cold War. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    With most single family home resales at the Greeenbrier Sporting Club well in excess of a million dollars, living within the gates is not for the less financially fortunate. A three-story, cedar shake sided home in The Ridges neighborhood has 5,000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms is currently listed with a hefty asking price of $3,250,000. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    The multi-winged residence merges contemporary architecture with natural materials and offers a massive double height great room with stone fireplace, antique oak flooring, scissor trussed wood-beamed ceilings, a soaring floor to ceiling window with mountain views and several sets of French doors that open to one of the home’s covered porches. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    No detail has been overlooked or luxury spared in the home including in the gourmet kitchen fitted with a huge work island, knotty pine cabinetry, granite counter tops, commercial quality Sub-Zero and Wolf brand appliances, and an adjacent family room area with built-in television cabinet. A nearby mudroom with laundry facilities leads to the garage. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    The main floor master suite has its own foyer that opens into the bedroom, the walk-in closet and dressing room, and the deluxe bathroom with double vanities, a separate shower and soaking tub and access to the master suite’s private screened porch. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    The Greenbrier Sporting Club
  • The Greenbrier Sporting Club

    Several covered porches and patios around the house make for a seamless indoor/outdoor environment and a built-in barbecue center if perfect for grillin’ and chillin’ during the warmer months. Photo Credit: The Greenbrier Sporting Club
    Bighorn
  • Bighorn

    Bighorn, an über-exclusive private community in prestigious South Palm Desert, Calif., offers deluxe amenities surrounded by the dramatic desert and mountain landscapes of the Coachella Valley. In addition to the 2 golf courses and 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with locker rooms and pro shop, Bighorn’s long list of amenities and residents only activities include a European style spa and wellness center, hair and nail salon, fitness equipment and exercise classes, 4 tennis courts, and a swimming pool. There are also private hiking trails, 7 dining venues, and a gourmet grocery. Some of Bighorn’s more lavish amenities include concierge services, business center, personal jeweler, on-staff doctor for emergencies and access to one of the communities three private jets. Photo Credit: Bighorn
    Bighorn
  • Bighorn

    Home sites at Bighorn start at $2M and residences from $1.85M. A 6,300 sq. ft. and very contemporary mansion 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms overlooks the 5th fairway of the Canyons course at Bighorn. The dynamic and angular architecture features a convergence of materials including stone, steel and glass that distinguish the luxurious interiors from the rugged surroundings. Photo Credit: Bighorn Properties
    Bighorn
  • Bighorn

    The dramatic interior spaces include a dining room cantilevered over the stream in the home’s central courtyard, chef’s kitchen and a master suite with private office, double sided stone and granite fireplace, and dual bathrooms and dressing areas. Each of the bedrooms and the guest house have their own media centers, the family room has three flat screens for watching three sporting events at the same time, and the media room/theater has stadium seating for 10, a 100” screen and custom lighting that includes the ceiling being able to be lit like the night sky. Photo Credit: Bighorn Properties
    Bighorn
  • Bighorn

    Just outside of the swank ski resort of Park City, Utah, a 5,600-acre sporting community called Victory Ranch offers residents a rustic and unspoiled environment with unlimited activities including a Rees Jones designed golf course, hiking and horseback riding in 3,000 acres of back country, and fly fishing on the ranch’s 5-mile stretch of the Upper Provo River. The former cattle ranch also offers residents a private spa, fitness center and ski bunnies will appreciate the renowned Deer Valley Resort is just 15 miles away. Photo Credit: Victory Ranch Club
    Victory Ranch Club
  • Victory Ranch Club

    Home sites for custom-built homes start at just over $400,000 and for those not interested in building their own, architect designed timber and stone cottages run between $1.78 million and $1.995 million. The largest of the four standard cottage designs encompasses 3,200 sq. ft. on multiple levels and includes a great room and high-end kitchen, 3 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms walk-in closets and lavish bathrooms with heated floors, an additional powder room, and a multiple terraces and covered decks for taking in the spectacular scenery. Photo Credit: Victory Ranch Club
    The Landings on Skidaway Island
  • The Landings on Skidaway Island

    The Landings on Skidaway Island, a gated community 12 miles south of historic Savannah, GA, sprawls across 4,500 coastal acres and offers residents a long list of recreational activities well beyond the 6 golf courses. There are 4 club houses, 5 dining options, 40 miles of walking and biking paths, 4 swimming pools, three tennis centers, two athletic fields, 2 deep water marinas with easy ocean access, 1 dog run, and a state of the art fitness center. The community is surrounded by coastal waterways and marshes perfect for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Photo Credit: The Landings
    The Landings on Skidaway Island
  • The Landings on Skidaway Island

    The Landings offers a multitude of housing options from townhouse condominiums as low as $200,000 right up to multi-million dollar waterfront mansions. In the middle of the price point pack, a traditional low country style cottage with 5,000 sq. ft. and 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms is currently listed at $799,500. Photo Credit: The Landings Company
    The Landings on Skidaway Island
  • The Landings on Skidaway Island

    Built in 1990, designed with rooms that spill into the outdoors, and equipped with a upscale kitchen with granite countertops and high end appliances, the house still oozes old style charm with wide covered verandas, heart pine flooring, and wainscoting and chair rails in many of the rooms. Photo Credit: The Landings Company
    The Amelia Island Plantation
  • The Amelia Island Plantation

    The Amelia Island Plantation, on the northern Atlantic coast of Florida, combines a luxury resort with a private residential community that weaves and winds through maritime forest, and marshlands. In addition to beach club membership in The Amelia Island Club residents of the 1,350 acre community have access to a myriad of sporting activities including a choice of four golf courses, tennis on 23 tree shaded courts, fishing expeditions, bird watching galore, kayaking, several swimming pools, fitness center, spa and an upscale shopping and dining district. Photo Credit: Amelia Island Plantation
    The Amelia Island Plantation
  • The Amelia Island Plantation

    There is an almost unlimited number of housing choices at Amelia island including townhouse style condos starting at around $250,000, single-family homes from around $525,000 to well over two-million, and multi-million dollar ocean front condos in high rise buildings with panoramic views. There’s even a senior to assisted living community within The Amelia Plantation called Osprey Village. Photo Credit: Amelia Island Plantation
    The Amelia Island Plantation
  • The Amelia Island Plantation

    Listed at $595,000, a simple but spacious 2,400 sq. ft. contemporary ranch style house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms has an open plan living and dining area with fireplace that opens to a deck over looking the back yard, a galley style kitchen with Corian counter tops and breakfast nook, and a sun room for those rare inclement weather days in sunny Florida Photo Credit: Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate Sales
    The Amelia Island Plantation
  • The Amelia Island Plantation

    At the top end of the real estate market at The Amelia Island Plantation, a 5,000 square foot home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms offered fully furnished for $2,600,000. The three-story residence includes luxuries like an elevator, gourmet kitchen with six burner commercial grade range and two dishwashers, and open views of the river, marsh and fairways of one of the community’s golf courses. The private back yard has a swimming pool surrounded by a large patio and lush tropical foliage, built in barbecue and surround sound speakers. Photo Credit: Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate Sales
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