Real Estate News, Tennessee

Great Golf Communities In Tennessee

Rarity Bay - Tellico Lake Golf
Published on May 15, 2021

When you think of the best places to golf in the United States, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s Florida, a state beloved for its warm climate, numerous golf courses, and the home of the PGA World Championships. But if you think Florida is as good as it gets for American golf enthusiasts, then you’re missing out. 

Believe it or not, Tennessee is quickly becoming a hot-ticket destination for golf lovers. But just what makes this landlocked state such a perfect home for golfers? Aside from its beautiful landscapes, its array of native flora and fauna, and its historical culture, Tennessee has another big thing going for it: its weather. 

Tennessee is well-known for its humid subtropical climate, but among the higher elevations of the Appalachians, residents enjoy a milder ‘mountain temperate’ climate. That means that all the seasons, though distinct, are much less extreme than the temperatures found in the low-lying areas of Tennessee. The summers are pleasantly warm without becoming overbearingly hot, and the winters are cool but not cold. Essentially, the mountain regions are pleasant all year round! This makes Tennessee’s Appalachians the perfect playground for those who love to golf and don’t want to miss a season because of inclement weather.

Need more reasons to consider East TN retirement? Look no further than these two amazing active living communities built in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Rarity Bay

Nestled in the rolling foothills of Eastern Tennessee, Rarity Bay real estate boasts some truly stellar views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Rarity Bay spans 960 acres of gorgeous lakefront, offering residents unfettered access to 10 miles of pristine shoreline on Tellico Lake. The lake itself is a sparkling freshwater body, supplied with water from the Tellico Dam and filled with plenty of fish for anglers to enjoy. And it’s easy for residents to access the water via the community’s private docks and boat slips. For the landlubbers, there are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore.

This private gated community is also home to some of the most luxurious and modern amenities the state offers. Experience laid-back living and visit the country club, tennis and pickleball courts, the White Stable equestrian facilities, swimming facilities, fine dining, and even a dog park. And the community is home to a roster of exciting social activities for all ages, interests, and fitness levels.

But perhaps best of all - for avid golfers, at least, is Rarity Bay’s 18-hole championship course designed by D.J. DeVictor and Peter Langham. Here you can enjoy 150 acres of beautiful sprawling lawns and slopes, manicured putting greens, practice sand traps, and a driving range.

Tellico Village

Tellico Village is another little gem located along the west shore of Tellico Lake. This master-planned community isn’t limited to retirees and welcomes residents of all ages and persuasions. Established several decades ago, the community is now a sprawling and well-appointed neighborhood with no shortage of friendly faces and beautiful Tellico Village real estate opportunities.

Here, you can enjoy top-tier golfing with no strings attached. There are no outrageous hidden amenity fees or expensive golf club memberships to be found at the Village. Instead, you’ll find three 18-hole championship golf courses and three welcoming golf clubhouses to match. Plus, the Village is home to an incredible number of luxe amenities: 10 tennis courts, eight pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a library, a Yacht Club, three marinas with docks and boat slips, and so much more. Fishing, nature hiking, and peaceful afternoons in the community parks are common pastimes for the nature lovers in the Village.

Tennessee’s Appalachians sound something like paradise. If you think Tennessee could be your new home, real estate opportunities are waiting for you—all you have to do is to go and find them!