Golfers looking for a place to unwind and play a fun, easy game of golf within The Villages should check out the 9-hole Sandhill Executive Golf Course, located along Saddlebrook Lane. The par 28 routing is a fair test for players of all skill levels, featuring steadily increasing difficulty and quite a bit of challenge from the back tees. Thus, players must look to score well early on and look to be more conservative later in their round.
Named appropriately, this course has several sand bunkers and golf holes that meander either up or down a hill. The layout’s 1,657-yards length features rolling terrain and elevation changes that will keep golfers on their toes. The elevation changes will keep them guessing about club selection and provides a good test of skill for more experienced players. Many describe the Sandhill Executive Golf Course as a straightforward layout, but one that golfers do well not to underestimate.
Designed by Clifton, Ezell and Clifton, and first opened in 2007, Sandhill is exclusive to residents living at The Villages. Golfers are free to walk the course and pay no green fees, as is the case with all the routings on The Villages Executive Golf Trail. Those who wish to use their own cart may purchase a trail pass annually, semi-annually and on a per round basis. Those who need a warm-up session before teeing-off are welcome to use the driving range where they can practice as much as they want.
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There’s a variety of attractively priced golf properties to be found within the Village of St. James, with the neighborhood’s houses and golf villas designed and built from 2011 onwards. Prospective buyers get to choose whichever style of golf home suits them best, from a beautifully structured patio villa to a larger golf house that can easily accommodate guests and family whenever they visit.
Walking inside a St. James golf home, one might first notice the brilliant interior designs of feature generously sized rooms with large windows, partnered with premier cabinetry and walk-in closets. The modern kitchens, appliances and remarkable countertops give an extra touch of luxury and polish to the home.
Essentially, The Villages is a self-contained city and the largest, gated retirement community in the world and offers a near endless set of recreational activities for its residents to enjoy. Then there’s the constantly growing array of championship and executive-style golf courses to master, plus 3,000+ clubs and neighborhood groups that cater to almost every special interest imaginable.