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How To Avoid High Country Club Fees in Sarasota

One need not live in a golf course community in order to be a member there. Take The Oaks Golf and Country Club in Osprey. If you own property in the community you are obligated to be a member. The membership fee is currently $64,500, although roughly
two thirds of that is refundable equity. But if you live outside the community, you can join as an “Associate Member”. You get all the benefits of a resident member ( full golf, tennis and social activities with no restrictions ) for a greatly reduced fee. A one time charge of $7,500 plus the identical monthly dues of a resident member. The only benefit you don’t get is a voting right. But what a trade off…no voting right means you never share in an assesment either !
So where to live close by ? Try Silver Oak…a prestigious and sophisticated neighbourhood less than 10 minutes to your tee-time. Silver Oak features 181 single family homes including a maintenance free section. It is one of the newest neighbourhoods in Palmer Ranch. Silver Oak occupies 230 acres of sumptuous landscape and includes 115 acres of nature preserves. The homes were built by some of Sarasota’s top builders including John Cannon Homes, Todd Johnson Homes and Bamboo Development.
This gated community features large homes on nature preserves or lakes and is divided into two sections – The Estates and The Vineyards. Lot’s of nature trails, tennis, and a community clubhouse. And not just minutes away from The Oaks. It is even closer to TPC Prestancia…another 36 hole course well worth investigating.
Call or e-mail me if you would like to receive some samples of home choices within Silver Oak.

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