BARTON CREEK Austin Known for the luxury spa on-site, this seven-year-old community offers two Fazio courses, one of which is resident-only every other day. Golf: 72 holes (Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer). Recent Home Listings: $500,000 to $9.7 million. Contact: 866-214-3136 or bartoncreek.com.
COMANCHE TRACE Kerrville Jay Morrish and son Carter designed the nine holes being added to Tom Kite’s original eighteen. Locale is a pleasant mix of Hill Country scenery and college-town stimulation. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Kite/Ray Bechtol/Randy Russell). Recent Home Listings: $280,000 to $1.6 million. Contact: 877-467-6282 or comanchetrace.com.
SPANISH OAKS Bee Cave With twelve hundred acres of Texas Hill Country, this Discovery Land Company community boasts 477 homesites and an impressive outdoor concierge program that promises any outdoor excursion you can dream of. Golf: 18 holes (Bobby Weed). Recent Home Listings: $600,000 to $2.5 million. Contact: 877-554-4628 or spanishoaks.com.
VAQUERO Westlake Another Discovery Land Company community that’s well-received by PGA Tour players. Service, golf and cuisine here have all garnered multiple awards. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $1.5 million to $10 million. Contact: 817-430-6600 or vaqueroclub.com.
THE WOODLANDS The Woodlands Consisting of seven-going-on-eight distinct villages with 105 forested parks and 145 miles of hiking and bike trails. Two golf clubs and a long history of PGA and LPGA tournaments. Golf: 99 holes (Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Robert von Hagge/Bruce Devlin). Recent Home Listings: $130,000 to $6 million. Contact: 281-863-1433 or thewoodlandscc.com.
GLENWILD Park City The service and facilities here have a resort feel, especially in the massive clubhouse and spa. The Glenwild fitness/treatment facility and extensive hiking trails are key highlights. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $2 million to $4.9 million. Contact: 877-924-9453 or glenwild.com.
PROMONTORY Park City Pivotal Group of Phoenix conceived this Deer Valley ski-in, ski-out community with a full-service spa and an award-winning Pete Dye golf course. A Nicklaus-designed course is scheduled to open this summer. Golf: 18 holes (Pete Dye). Recent Home Listings: $1.85 million to $5.2 million. Contact: 888-458-6600 or promontoryclub.com.
QUECHEE LAKES Quechee Down the road from Woodstock with tournament-tested golf, its own ski area, fitness complex, tennis center and summer camp for the kids. Golf: 36 holes (Geoffrey Cornish). Recent Home Listings: $485,000 to $3 million. Contact: 888-592-2224 or quecheelakes.com.