The word is out: St. Simons Island is THE place to be.
The island has always been known for its nature walks, fishing, its world-class hotels and resorts, but not necessarily for golfing. That has changed, however, with the entry of Davis Love III to the Sea Island Golf Club.
Son and grandson of Pro Tour golfers, Love set out to establish world-class golfing on the island, utilizing the skills and talents of a psychologist, a fitness expert, golf coach and even an MRI-like gadget worn so the golferâ€™s swing is analyzed.
The newest twists in golfing have drawn not only pro golfers to the island, but younger people in general. The island is enjoying having the eyes of the world on it.
St Simons Island Real Estate
Loveâ€™s revamp of the golfing industry on St. Simonâ€™s Island has inspired pro golfers like Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover, Matt Kuchar and more to buy St. Simons Island real estate for sale for themselves.
Each has a different reason for loving the lifestyle:
- The small-town feeling
- The security: they can let the kids out to play without worrying about their safety
- The beauty
- The Mom-and-Pop stores
- The food
- The people
St. Simons Island real estate encompasses resort-style condo and townhouse living, the â€œold-townâ€ section of the island as well as homes with acreage. All are close to or within walking distance of the resorts, serious shopping, nature walks, recreation of all types and of course the beaches.
Representative of this lifestyle is the four bedroom waterfront condo for $1.219M or the five bedroom house on a little less than half an acre for $1.325M. Buyers might even have a pro golfer as a neighbor.
Another New Twist
The mind-body-swing connection of golfing isnâ€™t the only new twist in town.
Golfers may now ditch the golf cart in favor of â€œthe Boardâ€. The contraption has a place for golfersâ€™ clubs and a cup holder. The rider sets the switch to â€œfastâ€ or â€œslowâ€, but keep in mind that the speed is minimal. The rider leans to the left or right to turn. Itâ€™s an innovation used on the King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island that is sure to impress the golfers there.
To test the Board and check out the newest twist on St. Simons Island golf courses, not to mention the real estate possibilities, be sure to contact DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty for more information.