Living on the Fairway

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Sprawling Green Vistas & Easy Access to Tee Time


Once named one of ‘America’s Friendliest Towns’ by Forbes, Orinda is the perfect refuge for those who equally enjoy small-town hospitality, evenings in a glittering city and an occasional al fresco adventure in the numerous parks and recreation areas that border the region. Take a self-guided tour through the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, cruise a boat out on the Lafayette Reservoir or shoot 18 holes at the distinguished Orinda Country Club nestled at the scenic foothills east of the San Francisco Bay. Designed during the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture in the 1920s, and updated in 2015, the Orinda Country Club is a historic club that is steeped in the tradition of offering premier golf and recreational facilities. The championship course is known for its variety of holes, making it one of the most challenging and interesting of Northern California’s classic-era designs. The exclusive club also offers an award-winning aquatics program, lakeside tennis and fitness facilities and exceptional culinary dining.

THE POINT | Mooresville, NC

The Point at Lake Norman is thought to be one of the finest country club communities in North Carolina, boasting top-notch amenities offered at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.In addition to the breathtaking 18-hole golf course, where more than two-thirds of the holes play directly along or over the water, the The Point_Print 113club is equipped with exquisite practice ranges and highly trained professionals to provide members an elite golf experience. Members can stop by The Village, where they will find a superior swim center, tennis facilities, lakeside ballroom, wonderful spa, Starbucks coffee shop and restaurants to suit all tastes.  “Residents who live in The Point enjoy an active lifestyle around the lake and the feeling of a year-round vacation. The Nantucket-inspired architecture and worldclass amenities in The Village complement this luxurious, yet casual Lake Norman setting,” said Julie Cash, a longtime North Carolina resident and Owner of J. Cash Real Estate. “Many residents enjoy beautiful views of the water from their homes while others are nestled along the fairways of the Greg Norman-designed golf course. It just doesn’t get any better!”


Within the gates of one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the Front Range awaits dramatic Rocky Mountain vistas, rolling hillsides with ponderosa pines and an enviable lifestyle that appreciates privacy and seclusion. Meticulously maintained with an array of resort-style amenities, Colorado Golf Club features a 44,000 sq ft clubhouse, pool complex, casual and fine dining options and firstrate practice facilities. Colorado Golf Club’s championship course was designed around the natural movement of the land, creating a visually stunning and strategic golf course that is ranked 33rd on Golfweek’s ‘Top 100 Modern Courses’ list and topped Golf Magazine’s ‘Private Course List’ the year it opened, in 2007. In addition to the 18-hole course, the club has a nine-hole Short Course that is a perfect for testing your short game or an afternoon getaway. Colorado Golf Club hosted the Senior PGA Championship and Solheim Cup. Next year, the club will host its first national championship, the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Colorado Golf Club’s 1,700-acre gated community offers superlative lock-and-leave lakeside living, estate living and custom homesites!


Shady Canyon is a panorama of rolling hills, native oaks and Mediterranean-style grand estates. With an immaculate 16,000-acre nature preserve serving as a breathtaking backdrop, the region looks and feels like the countryside of Tuscany. Extensive trail systems meander throughout the community connecting a variety of recreational destinations like Bommer Canyon and the Shady Canyon Golf Club. Home on golf courseRecognized as one of the finest private clubs in the country, the Shady Canyon Golf Club is home to a prestigious Tom Fazio designed course that flows through the canyon following the natural contours of the land, around the bends and folds of the hills, appearing to fit perfectly within the environment. Centrally located in the private golf reserve is an expansive clubhouse where the community hosts exclusive events like their ‘Summer Wine Festival on the Great Lawn’ and the ‘Family Camp Out on the 11th Fairway.’ The clubhouse is also the locale of several premier amenities such as The Spa at Shady Canyon, a fully equipped fitness facility and aerobics room, a tennis and swim center featuring a Junior Olympic Swimming Pool with a kid’s pool and spa, as well as an array of formal, casual and outdoor dining selections.


The exclusive community of John’s Island Club is ideally located between the scenic Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by majestic live oaks, breezy palm trees, tropical flowers and miles of pristine waterfront; the picturesque landscape, near perfect climate and world-class amenities have long attracted individuals seeking a serene, but active lifestyle. John’s Island Club offers some of the highest quality recreational facilities in the country, including a spectacular oceanfront Beach Club, newly renovated clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, water sports equipment, professional squash,  pickleball and Har-Tru clay tennis courts and full-size croquet lawns, among others; however, they are renowned throughout the country for their three championship 18-hole golf courses. Two of the world-class courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, are located in the heart of the community, amid expansive and opulent estates. The nationally ranked West Course, designed by Tom Fazio  and home to the 2015 USGA Mid-Amateur, is on a secluded natural sand ridge, complete with a newly renovated clubhouse, indoor teaching facility and Short Game Practice Facility. It’s no wonder why John’s Island Club has been named one of ‘America’s Top 25 Golf Communities’ by Travel + Leisure Golf and ranked sixth on Platinum Clubs® of America’s list of ‘Top 150 Country Clubs.’


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