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America’s Top 100 Golf Communities | 2008

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Kiawah Island, Kiawah Island

See Top 25. Golf: 126 holes (Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Clyde Johnston, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson). Recent Home Listings: $695,000 to $19 million. Contact: 888-593-5759, kiawahisland.com.

Long Cove Club, Hilton Head

As Hilton Head has become more citified, the coastal quiet and calm of Long Cove has come to mean that much more. Along with a Pete Dye golf course that his acolytes croon over, there are eight tennis courts, as well as a private marina (with sixty-nine slips) with Intracoastal access. Golf: 18 holes (Pete Dye). Recent Home Listings: $500,000 to $3 million. Contact: 843-686-1070, longcoveclub.org.

Oldfield, Okatie

The opening of a sports-club café shows Oldfield adding yet another amenity dedicated to social recreation. Its River House and Outfitters Center were ahead of industry trends and have since been widely copied—even the unique Greeter's Store, with its dash of country kitsch (see sidebar, previous page) has inspired imitation. Golf: 18 holes (Greg Norman). Recent Home Listings: $650,000 to $1.4 million. Contact: 866-653-3435, oldfield1732.com.

Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

See Top 25. Golf: 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus). Recent Home Listings: $1.1 million to $2.5 million. Contact: 866-316-5262, palmetto-bluff.com.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset

Few communities in our list have been as active lately as the Reserve, which is building twenty-seven new golf holes and a marina. A new phase of lakeside homes have been planned, and more than 400 acres have been placed in a conservation easement. Golf: 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus). Recent Home Listings: $875,000 to $4 million. Contact: 888-217-8884, reserveatlakekeowee.com.

Seabrook Island, Seabrook Island

Any developer seeking a grand oceanfront site like Seabrook's has to be a glutton for frustration. The expanses of open beach and maritime forest this classic resort community occupies keep everyone happy—golfers, horsemen, shell collectors and surf casters. Down the road lies Charleston and its diverse stimulations. Golf: 36 holes (Robert Trent Jones Sr., Willard Byrd). Recent Home Listings: $240,000 to $5.9 million. Contact: 843-768-2560, discoverseabrook.com.

Spring Island, Okatie

See Top 25. Golf: 18 holes (Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay). Recent Home Listings: $1 million to $6.5 million. Contact: 843-987-2200, springisland.com.

Texas

Barton Creek, Austin

The much-admired resort operation here is run by industry stalwart KSL. Home buyers in neighborhoods like Calera Court, with its refined European styling, receive automatic social memberships in Barton Creek Country Club. Golf: 72 holes (Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore; Tom Fazio; Arnold Palmer). Recent Home Listings: $500,000 to $9.7 million. Contact: 866-214-3136, bartoncreek.com.

Comanche Trace, Kerrville

A mid-summer grand opening is scheduled for the new nine holes by Jay and Carter Moorish. The original eighteen is a popular tournament site, hosting multiple North Texas PGA events. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Kite/Roy Bechtol/Randy Russell). Recent Home Listings: $280,000 to $1.6 million. Contact: 877-467-6282, comanchetrace.com.

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