The Highland Florida Golf Club, located on scenic Highway 17 in rural eastern Polk County, Florida, has a population in the low hundreds, and yet it's an incorporated community and a chartered town 25-miles inland from Tampa Bay. Highland Florida is conveniently situated in Lake Wales and enjoys being near other golf communities such as Winter Haven, Haines City, Bartow, Auburndale, Avon Park, Lake Alfred, Fort Meade, just to name a few.
Most golf homes found in the area are single-family homes, condominiums, golf villas, mobile homes, and townhomes with a median home price of $265,000 and a median gross rent at $816 per month. These golf properties are made up of a variety of golf homes with 2 to 6-bedroom and 2 to 6-bathroom floorplans, along with 2 to 4-car garages. Regular features include a large kitchen and eat-in area, open floor plans, large master suites with walk-in closets, spacious lanais, private swimming pools and spas, and more.
Amenities at the Highland Florida Golf Club include a fitness center, basketball court, junior size Olympic pool, a playground, walking/bike trail, lake, and lakeside clubhouse overlooking Lake Galt. Golf homes that are for sale in Highland Florida can have views of the lake or nature.
Highland Florida also offers an 18-hole golf course where residents can enjoy a round in the morning or afternoon. Designed by Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek in 1927, the two were tasked to rebuild and add additional holes to the original 12 holes. They artfully created new holes in an orange grove on higher ground.
Lake Wales, which is in the very center of the Florida Peninsula, offers a glimpse of Old and New Florida with its tower bells ringing from the Historic Boc Sanctuary, various gardens, and outdoor concerts. Residents at Highland Florida Golf Club are never bored since they are surrounded by parks, lakes, and rivers. The residents of Highland Florida are also near-daily conveniences since they are just minutes away from Citrus Park mall, restaurants, shopping, golf, and more.
Lake Kissimmee State Park is a popular destination for boating, canoeing, kayaking, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and nature observing. Another great place to visit is Tiger Creek Preserve at Lake Wales, which is considered one of Florida's famous “ancient islands.”
Aside from lakes and rivers, golf property owners at Highland Florida Golf Club can also visit Spook Hill, Lake Wales Depot Museum and Cultural Center, St. Anne Shrine, Lake Wales Little Theatre, and KICCO Wildlife Management Area. Locals enjoy visiting Lake Wales Main Street, which has shopping and is home to local businesses, yoga studios, and famous homegrown bakeries. There are numerous fun and delicious dining options for residents near Highland Florida, including Lake Wales Family Restaurant, Sizzling Grill, L'incontro Restaurant, Crazy Fish Bar and Grill, and Cherry Pocket Steak Seafood Shak.
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