This 1989 Lloyd Clifton-designed course is very hilly. It offers a breathtaking view of Lake Griffin. The layout itself is ... More
Harbor Hills Country Club
This 1989 Lloyd Clifton-designed course is very hilly. It offers a breathtaking view of Lake Griffin. The layout itself is fairly simple: only three holes have water, and they are all on the back nine. The Back tees are a little long for the average player, but with so little water, they are worth a try if you feel strong. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
The golf course was in great shape and was very challenging. The rolling terrain and elevation changes are not something you see in FL very often. This is a very unique spot. I found the staff to be very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend playing this course.
Friends live in The Villages and want to play racketball. I understand that Harbor Hills has indoor racketball courts. Does anyone know what the price is to become a member of the country club , for non-residents. Or can they just pay each time they play ? Thanks
I had my wedding at Harbor HIlls this past February and was blown away by the service and professionalism I encountered on what could've been a very hectic day. The grounds were immaculate which made for an amazing ceremony. The food was delicious, we continue to receive compliments on it to this day. I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with my overall Harbor Hills experience.
i have played harbor hills country club many times. it is a great course to play, always in great condition. Very cool layout i enjoyed every hole on the golf course! Great staff aswell. Very nice, made me feel like i was a member everytime i was in the golf shop and pulling up to the bag drop. I even got a quick short game lesson from the Head Professional Zach West! They have a large variety of merchandise in the golf shop. I drive over two hours to Harbor Hills and can't wait to go back and play golf. I recommend this golf course to all types of golfers. from the professional golfer to the jr golfer,or just starting out.
Was down visiting family in the area and wanted to get out and play, had no problem. Got right out the staff was amazing played in under 4 hours with 3 others. Our group all from the Mid-West of the country enjoyed the golf course immensely. Reminds you of what golf course are suppose to look like. Houses off of the fairways... First time I've played in FL and not been worried about hitting a house just off the fairway. The up and down of the fairways and the movement on the greens made this place one of my favorite I played during my stay and will go back every time I am in town.
We went to the Sunday Brunch for Mothers Day because I just had to show my folks the view overlooking the lake. Brunch was Amazing and affordable and made it a great day for my Mother and myself as we were treated like royalty. I don't know if the review below... is talking about the same place.... Doesn't Seem like it to me.
I have recommended this Club to everyone I know in the area and you should to. They will not be disappointed.
have been playing the course for the last three weeks and find it to be in the best shape of any course in the central fl area. will be playing here will be playing with our friends at harbor hills in the future.
POHH! What a joke. Just got the newsletter #1. They point out how tough it is for Outside Realtors to show homes. If a house is listed with an OR it is very easy to get access. Just follow the rules. They want a great golf course but rather than having all residents support the operation with mandatory membership, (they) want someone else to magically pay for it. One POHH * and recent HHCC member bought two contiguous partially unbuildable lots supposedly at a "bargain" price and built his house below a gully and now complains about water flow and runoff. Another (the POHH President) apparently was run out of the club for being a loud mouth. This same guy may be of near normal intelligence but in threatening litigation he comes off like an idiot. On the other side the Developer has seemingly gone out of his way to assert himself in a negative manner. Look around people!! The guy hasn't sold enough homes lately to stay in business. How long can he last? Its all very sad, yet laughable. Once this down cycle is over these people all will be gone, the development which is one of the more beautiful layouts in Florida, will survive intact ,and the whole bunch these rabble rousing idiots will be history.
The owners who make the negative noise are a minority of our residents. Some seemingly have personality issues with the developer, some are disgruntled about club membership, POA dues, management decisions, or whatever. Maybe they are.just folks who never should have moved here in the first place. Some blame the developer because they can not resell their homes for what they paid 2 years ago.. While an argument can be made in support of their negativity they do not represent the thinking of our typical resident.. Here, briefly is our story and I think we fit the mold as "typical" residents.
We first visited HH in late '89 as result of reading a full page ad in the Orlando newspaper. Not much here then except the new golf course and lots of "lots". (We were driving around the USA with our 12 year old son and had been traveling by car for about 2 months arriving Orland the night before.) We had never seen "birdcages" as they are only allowed (to my California born knowledge) in Florida. The ad intriged us so we drove to Lady Lake. If back then there had been any of the current shopping - like the Villages provides now, we would have built and moved here right then!
Ironically, we did move across country to Tampa Bay the next year, but it wasn't until 2005 that we decided to return to HH to see what was going on. We looked at the builder's new product but settled on a 3200 sf resale that really needed tlc. 4 years later we live in that (now) 4000 sf home overlooking the 18th fairway, with Lake Griffin beyond, that I could not have imagined owning in California.
Sure, there are ruffled feelings with the" powers that be" about rules and such, but generally the community is as nicely kept as any other is anywhere in the USA. In the mornings it is so quiet that one might think the world has ended. Commuting is (comparatively to places like Atlanta, San Francisco or LA)) a breeze to downtown Orlando -takes 65 minutes -and about 15 minutes longer to downtown Tampa. Leesburg by back roads is 12 minutes. Ocala, about 40 minutes.
I don't play golf so I don't currently belong to the HHCC, but ultimately everyone living here will need to support the HHCC so that rule will probably change. Bottom line is that if you are retiring and unless you absolutely have to be in the Villages, then here in HH you'll find an upscale climate of gracious living without the hussle and bustle. If you a are working and currently thinking about buying a home in the burbs, and can stand the few minor locational negatives associated with commuting to town or going to the market, (12 minutes to Publix) now is the time to buy. Resale homes here seem to be selling at a substantial discount to replacement cost and a few people really do need to sell which spells "Bargain".
The community, the golf course, and the homes are beautiful. The majority of the community is very happy living here. The unhappy people are in the small minority and are determined to undermine the current management for their own personal gain.
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