John's Island, Vero Beach
Lake Nona, Orlando
Among the many allures of this lakeside refuge is a handsome eighteen-room guest lodge adjacent to the clubhouse. Once set off in an empty section of town, it is now surrounded by conveniences, including a major medical center. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $1 million to $8 million. Contact: 407-851-9091, lakenona.com.
The Loxahatchee Club, Jupiter
This was the site of the 1992 U.S. Senior Amateur and is home to a brand-new recreation center, including complete fitness facilities, steam room, massage-treatment rooms plus tennis and pool. Golf: 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus). Recent Home Listings: $535,000 to $3 million. Contact: 561-747-5990, loxahatcheeclubrealty.com.
The Medalist Golf Club, Hobe Sound
A twelve-foot shark caught by Greg Norman hangs over the bar in the men's locker room. Service is exemplary throughout. Look for Greg's helipad on your left as you drive to the clubhouse. Golf: 30 holes (Pete Dye/Greg Norman; Greg Norman). Recent Home Listings: $1.9 million to $4.2 million. Contact: 772-545-9700, medalistgolfclub.org.
The center of activities here is the 25,000-square-foot clubhouse. Private beach clubs, formal and casual dining, plus a sports club and a lakeside performance pavilion make up a diverse amenity package. The developer is Bonita Bay Group. Golf: 36 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $600,000 to $7.8 million. Contact: 888-888-1404, mediterra naples.com.
Mirasol, Palm Beach Gardens
Just a hint of resort glamour—stadium tennis court, elaborate pool complex with decks and a fountain—lively up the country club atmosphere. Golf: 36 holes (Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills). Recent Home Listings: $800,000 to $4 million. Contact: 800-578-4544, mirasolclub.com.
Old Marsh, Palm Beach Gardens
Few golf communities are as comfortable in their own skin as Old Marsh, where Pete Dye's vintage course has just been regrassed with new cultivars and the clubhouse has been fully renovated. Golf: 18 holes (Pete Dye). Recent Home Listings: $1.8 million to $4 million. Contact: 561-627-4605, oldmarshrealty.com.
Old Palm Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens
Anchored by an ornate, 43,000-square-foot clubhouse (with private wine room) and a thirty-three-acre golf studio with the latest in game-refinement technology. Golf: 22 holes (Raymond Floyd). Recent Home Listings: $1.7 million to $8 million. Contact: 866-499-6742, oldpalmgolf.com.