At Aiken A Team, we are passionate about helping retirees find the perfect piece of real estate in Aiken, SC. Much of our passion stems from being of retirement age ourselves. We are confident we can help you and your spouse determine if Aiken, SC, is a fit for your retirement budget and lifestyle. This is part one of a series of monthly blogs, in which we’ll discuss some of the key reasons to retire to Aiken, SC.
If you enjoy the game of golf but rarely found the time during your working years, now is the time to dust off your clubs – and Aiken, SC, is the place to do so. Within Aiken County, you’ll find multiple courses.
The Aiken Golf Club – This golf course was originally opened in 1912, as an amenity of The Highland Park Hotel. Today, the course is semi-private, with rates available for both members and non-members. Though a short course, it is complimented for its challenging play and reasonable cost to play.
Cedar Creek Golf Club – This sister course to The Aiken Golf Club is also semi-private, with rates available for both members and non-members. It contains 18 holes and was originally designed by Arthur Hills. It was recognized in Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2008-2009. Beginning in 2015, the course was redesigned and softened.
Woodside Plantation, a planned community with extensive amenities for couples and individuals of retirement age, is home to two golf clubs, each with two 18-hole courses. A membership at Woodside Plantation Golf Club includes access to two 18-hole golf courses, one designed by Rees Jones, the other by Bob Cupp. A membership to this club also includes access to a 9-hole course, eight lighted clay tennis courts, two lighted hard surface tennis courts, and a 25-yard swimming pool, as well as dining and special events. The Reserve Club at Woodside has two courses: the Jack Nicklaus designed course, The Reserve, has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top Ten Best New Private Courses” and is consistently ranked as one of South Carolina’s best golf courses. A second course, Hollow Creek was designed by Masters champion Fuzzy Zoeller and amed architect Clyde Johnston. It is considered by some to have the “three best finishing holes in the [Aiken] area.”
Aiken is also home to the historic Palmetto Golf Club, established in 1892, considered to the be second-oldest golf club in the US. Though it is a private club, it opens to the public for reservations during Masters Week.
Joe Murphy, of Woodside-Aiken Realty, is one of Aiken’s most experienced real estate agents. He specializes in homes in Woodside Plantation as well as buying a home after retirement. Whether you are an Aiken, SC, native, new to the area, or looking for the best place to retire or downsize, contact Joe to discuss whether buying or selling in Aiken County might be the right fit for your family. Call (803) 292-6779 today.