Golf Real Estate for the Vineyard Vacationer
Island Golf & Golf Real Estate
Golf and golf real estate can be had on Martha’s Vineyard. The island is home to a number of golf courses, some you may never have heard of. There are the very private clubs–Edgartown Golf Club and Vineyard Golf Club. And there are the semi-private–Farm Neck Golf Club and Mink Meadows Golf Club.
And then there’s the Royal & Ancient Chappaquidick Links on Chappaquidick Island. (You may need a local to find it.) Featuring nine holes of three and four par holes, the Royal & Ancient is one of the oldest courses in the country, having been established in 1887.
All of which means to say that if you’re a golfer, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to strike a ball when you are on-island. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have made a point of playing golf here, in addition to generations of vacationers and islanders alike.
And if you are looking for a home on the golf course, then you can have that, too. See below for more information, and some golf course homes for sale. And if you’re looking for golf home rentals, click here.
Farm Neck Golf Club
The historic Martha’s Vineyard island town of Oak Bluffs is the setting for Farm Neck Golf Cub. The club is set amidst Farm Neck Estates, a neighborhood of wonderfully situated residences that borders a beloved Vineyard golf course favored by U.S. presidents and traveling golfers of all skill levels.
Designed by the dean of New England golf course architects, Geoffrey Cornish, the championship course at Farm Neck Golf Club may be most famous for hosting both President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton. Send me information about Farm Neck homes!
Sparkling Water Views
The Farm Neck Golf Club community—the golf course and adjoining cluster of homes—rests on a peninsula of rolling farmland on the eastern side of the island, overlooking Sengekontacket Pond and Nantucket Sound beyond.
With a postcard beauty but plenty of shotmaking challenge, this mature and lushly maintained course stirs the golfing soul with numerous views of the ocean, pond and island beaches.
Farm Neck has a complete pro shop, upscale rental equipment and a driving range. It also features an active tennis program on six Har-Tru courts with a pro shop, and offers an attractive dining room overlooking the golf course.
Golf Real Estate at Farm Neck
You’ll find golf real estate at Farm Neck Estates and at Waterview Farm which borders the golf course. Elegant single-family homes are priced from $2.3 million to $4.5 million in the Estates, and less at Waterview Farm. Send me information about Farm Neck homes!
Mink Meadows Golf Club
Mink Meadows Golf Club is a nine-hole facility that offers a challenging 18-hole layout.
Measuring 3,078 yards on the front nine and 3,139 on the back from the men’s tees, the course is in excellent condition and features rolling terrain with ocean views over Vineyard Sound to Woods Hole and the Elizabeth Islands.
The women’s and senior’s tees have recently been reformatted in support of the USGA’s “Play It Forward” program to provide an enjoyable experience for all. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. Send more information about Mink Meadows homes!
Mink Meadows Golf Club has about 255 regular members, up from 225 five years ago.
The club is actively looking for new members as it is currently undergoing a generational transition with elder members leaving the fold, opening the door for the next generation.
There is usually a small handful of homes for sale in Mink Meadows at any one time. Homes can range in price from $550,000 to $3 million+ with views of the golf course, woods and Vineyard Sound. Send more information about Mink Meadows homes!
Tashmoo Wood Homes
Tashmoo Wood, a 100-acre private community of homes and condos, lies along the edge of the Mink Meadows golf course. Some homes overlook the course and they occasionally come up for sale. (See above and below.)
Tashmoo Wood offers its resident a number of amenities, including four tennis courts, community swimming pool, North Shore association beach, kayak launch and dock on Lake Tashmoo, and of course, easy access to Mink Meadows next door. Send me more information about Tashmoo Wood!