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America’s Top 100 Golf Communities | 2008

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Tesoro, Port St. Lucie

The $4.5 million Ginn sur Mer Classic debuted here this past fall, establishing Tesoro as a Tour-worthy site. An ornate beach club is in the making, and a Tom Watson course will open later this year. Golf: 18 holes (Arnold Palmer). Recent Home Listings: $2 million to $10 million. Contact: 888-297-3339, tesoroclub.com.

Tuscany Reserve, Naples

While eagerly awaiting completion of their lavish 34,000-square-foot clubhouse, members spend time at the Casa Corteze, a Tuscan-looking (naturally) golf emporium with traditional club services. Also in the works is a full regalia of high-tech analysis, teaching and club-fitting equipment. Golf: 18 holes (Pete Dye/Greg Norman). Recent Home Listings: $690,000 to $4 million. Contact: 800-924-2290, wcicommunities.com.

Twineagles, Naples

A string of luxury villas called Bramble Pointe is the latest TwinEagles neighborhood to move briskly toward sell-out. The 1,115-acre community offers the spectrum, from coach homes to grand estates. Two golf courses, fitness center and tennis. Golf: 36 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player). Recent Home Listings: $300,000 to $5.5 million. Contact: 888-403-0085, twineagles.com.

Windsor, Vero Beach

See Top 25. Golf: 18 holes (Robert Trent Jones Jr.). Recent Home Listings: $1.5 million to $16.5 million. Contact: 800-233-7656, windsorflorida.com.

Georgia

The Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill

Brimming with dignity and distinction, the site of the old plantation was visited by Frederick Law Olmsted and declared wondrous. Modern-day amusements include a deep-water marina, equestrian center, on-property naturalists, hunting and fishing preserves, plus a spa and sports complex. Golf: 18 holes (Pete Dye). Recent Home Listings: $1.2 million to $5.9 million. Contact: 877-735-8367, fordplantation.com.

Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro

See Top 25. Golf: 99 holes (Jim Engh, Bob Cupp, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus). Recent Home Listings: $455,000 to $5 million. Contact: 800-800-5250, reynoldsplantation.com.

Sea Island, Sea Island

See Top 25. Golf: 54 holes (Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Davis Love III). Recent Home Listings: $2 million to $23 million. Contact: 912-638-5161, seaislandproperties.com.

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