Tucson retirement is coming into focus,’ you sat down and discussed what you like and what you don’t like. You’ve decided on a price point, and you’ve come to the conclusion, you want a Tucson golf course community.
My question now is “WHY?”.
Do you play golf? Do you like golf? Or do you like the green expanse of the golf course and the idea of a golf community and the country club atmosphere? Do you both play golf, or are you intending to learn?
I’m not trying to be difficult, I’m trying to drill down and find out your motivations so I can find you the correct Tucson golf course community.
So the first question is – do you want a golf course community or an active adult golf course community? There is a difference and that is the ages of the inhabitants.
My second question is, do you like to play golf on the same course or do you like to play on various courses?
And do you want to grab your clubs and walk to the course or be there to tee off within five or ten minutes?
There are many active adult communities which do not have golf courses, but there are groups of people within those communities who play at various courses throughout the area. Tucson has several city owned golf courses; there are municipally owned courses in Green Valley and in Oro Valley. And there area a plethora of privately owned golf facilities.
If you like playing on various courses, you may consider purchasing a home where there are other amenities which you enjoy. Living in a golf course community may not be the answer to what you want in retirement.
But on the other hand, if you like the camaraderie and the advantages of living in a golf course community where belonging to the “club” is important, then a golf course community may be your ticket.
When looking at such communities, be sure to check the prices of belonging to the “club”, the amount of money you are expected to spend on food and beverages, the amount to rent the golf cart, and greens fees. Prices vary.
I belabor these points because this is your retirement home, this is what you’ve worked for all your life, and I want you to think about these questions because your own answers may surprise you!