Imagine walking out your back door and there before you is an emerald-green fairway just waiting to be played. This kind of idyllic lifestyle is becoming more common than you might think. Some 4 million Americans live in golf-course communities today, and that number is rising fast. Some commute to work, others work from home. And still others work not at all, having settled into a comfortable retirement lifestyle.
Owning a home directly on, or in close proximity to, a golf course doesn't have to be a pipe dream. But where do you start, and how do you get there? The editors of BusinessWeek and Golf Digest have combined their resources to help you. In this special section, called "Finding Your Golf Home," we provide the advice you need to begin your quest. We tell you what to consider when buying into a golf community. We identify 18 of the best places in the U.S. to live and play golf. And we talk to executives about their choice of golf homes.
We can't hit all the shots for you, but we can certainly get you swinging in the right direction.