The World’s Best Golf Communities

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Golf homes are the perfect intersection of luxury and leisure. Live in a beautiful family home surrounded by miles of greenery and a championship golf course right outside your doorstep. These are some of the most renowned golf communities from around the world.

1. PGA Catalunya Resort near Barcelona, Spain

PGA Catalunya Resort Near Barcelona

This exceptional community located a short drive from Barcelona is part of the European Tour and is one of the most magnificent golf resorts in Europe. The beautiful green environs feature a selection of contemporary villas on large plots, semi-detached villas and luxury apartments.

2. Lustica Bay in Montenegro

Lustica Bay Montenegro

As one of the world's top leisure destinations with rugged mountains, beaches and verdant landscapes, Montenegro is a natural fit for a luxury golf community. Lustica Bay is adding to its golf offerings with an 18-hole course designed by Gary Player, overlooking beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by gorgeous residences available in classic and modern styles.

3. Emirates Hills in Dubai, UAE

Emirates Hills Dubai Golf Course

Emirates Hills is a gated community of incredibly designed villas that has been built around the world-famous Address Montgomerie and Emirates Golf Club. The former features a championship course designed by Colin Montgomerie while the latter has a course designed by Nick Faldo and hosts the annual Omega Desert Classic, which will tee off later this month.

4. Abama in Tenerife, Canary Island

Abama in Tenerife, Canary Island

Located off the coast of Morocco, Tenerife enjoys beautiful warm weather all year round and the most breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring a palm-tree lined course designed by Dave Thomas, a Social Club for residents and golfers to get together, and homes that include fully furnished and bespoke villas, it is the ultimate tropical golf haven.

5. Pearl Valley in Paarl, South Africa

Pearl Valley Paarl South Africa

Known as one of South Africa's most expensive golf estates, Pearl Valley contains a signature course by Jack Nicklaus. Nestled in the Berg River Valley and surrounded by the stunning Simonsberg Mountains, this lovely resort is also home to indigenous wildlife and a fully equipped equestrian centre.

6. The Bear's Club in Florida, USA

The Bear’s Club Florida

There is no shortage of excellent golf communities throughout North America, including sun-drenched Californian resorts and lush island courses in Hawaii. The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida is easily one of the finest, founded by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and featuring another Nicklaus signature course surrounded by beautiful large plots that offer complete privacy. Little wonder that celebrities like Rory McIlroy and Michael Jordan have homes there.