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Old 01-09-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: greece
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I have checked a few in the internet & they look picture perfect.

The ones that are far away from central Hou are affordable.

What is the reality about living in one of them ?

Are children allowed to wander in the golf course ?

Can you stroll in the course even if you don't play at that time ?

I wait to read your impressions.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Golf courses don't appreciate idle walking or children playing on the course. People pay a lot of money to play on the course, and its dangerous for children to be on the golf course while people are playing as well as the fact that it disrupts the players. Also, its extremely expensive to care for a golf course, especially the greens, so they want as few people on them as possible.

That being said, once its dusk and there are no players on the course, many people will walk the cart paths and its usually not a problem. We lived in a golf course community and my wife and I walked the course paths around dusk pretty often, but if there were any players on the course, we avoided it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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The one thing about living on the golf course is all the mowers right after sunrise. On the weekends it's not so fun. Also the non member pathwalkers at night, peeking in you back yard. But if you're ok with that, then should be fine.

PS- I find gating anything outside the city limits a little silly. I mean, you've already "removed" yourself. And the gated "private" clubs are rather a joke. There's no in-depth screening process or list of references. If you can write the check, you're in. The mosh of people and manners is rather amusing.

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Old 01-09-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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As far as gating goes, my wife and I live in one right now. We chose the neighborhood more because we liked it more than the gate factor, but I have to admit, I like the gate for the simple reason that it greatly reduces the street traffic in our neighborhood, not so much for crime concerns.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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Golf courses don't appreciate idle walking or children playing on the course. People pay a lot of money to play on the course, and its dangerous for children to be on the golf course while people are playing as well as the fact that it disrupts the players. Also, its extremely expensive to care for a golf course, especially the greens, so they want as few people on them as possible.


Exactly; the golf marshalls' and members of the country club really frown on this.
The reality of living on a golf course is that you get to enjoy a nice view of a "park like" setting without having the expense of up keep and taxes it would otherwise take to have it.
Be warned though; do not purchase a home anywhere from 50-120 yards down from the tee box on the right hand side of the fairway unless it's got a huge setback, or you own a glass company.

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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I'd only buy into it if i'm allowed to hit golfballs from my veranda and expect them to be returned in a bucket after getting cleaned.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: greece
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Speaking on lawn mowers,there should be some variation with silent electric motor...

That's a nice idea for noiseless gardening...
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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In Sugar Land, the best golf course is in Sweetwater CC. It is private. Most the homes on the course are well over $1 million with several well over $10 million. The upkeep is excellent, members are screened. Membership is $4,7xx a year plus fees. And the HOA costs for those that choose live in the on the golf course section: $1,961 to $4,000 a year.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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4700 a year is a really good deal!
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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I grew up on a course and we were chased off the course all the time. We did venture out on Mondays when the club was closed. My Dad covered our windows with plexiglass after the 3rd window was broken in as many weeks.
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