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Friday, March 7, 2008

Sweet home (in) Alabama

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The Short Course at Silver Lakes features nine par 3s that would fit well into any top course.

    After a round of golf yesterday at the Silver Lakes Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Glencoe, AL, I took a quick tour of the small neighboring community.  An attractive home, one of the largest in the neighborhood, perched on a rise with a view of the golf course and lake out the back, had a "for sale" sign on its front lawn with one of those boxes that holds information sheets.  I did what I always do; before I stopped to grab one of the sheets, I made a mental stab at the price of the home.  I figured around $500K because Glencoe is pretty much rural Alabama, halfway between Anniston and Gadsden.  I've seen similar-sized homes in golf communities elsewhere in the southeast go for $700,000 and more with the same kinds of views.
    Well, not to extend the suspense, this home is listed at just $329,000.  It is no more than a two-minute drive to the RTJ courses at Silver Lakes - three excellent nines plus a Short Course that can't help but improve your play on par 3s.  For those who appreciate small town living and nearby golf, it is quite a deal.  Let me know if you are interested in more details and I can put you in touch with the local real estate agent.

    I'll have more on my three days on the Jones Golf Trail in coming days. 


Only a few homes in the Silver Lakes community have views of the golf course...for now.  There seems to be plenty of land available for more.  A home similar in size to these is on the market currently for $329,000. 

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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