There are some good aspects of a down economy. Not only are home prices in and around Sarasota dropping…but so are initiation and fees at private golf course communities. Take the following for example…The Meadows Country Club has waived its $2000 initiation fee should you agree to be a member for the next two years.
In Lakewood Ranch a number of participating builders have just announced that a full Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club membership will now be included in certain new home sales. That’s a value of $52,000 !
The Golf Club at Capri Isles, Calusa Lakes and Waterford Golf Club have waived their initiation fees that were $3000 just two years ago. Misty Creek Golf Club in Sarasota has created a six-month trial membership and a $75 “VIP Day Guest Pass”. And finally, Sara Bay ( a terrific Donald Ross design ) has dropped the initiation fee from $25,000 to $18,000. Ask me about home choices in and around any of these courses. I had two sales in Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club last month ( February) and one at The Oaks in Osprey. Things are starting to move because prices have moved.