South Florida’s past times always include being outside with friends, enjoying the year-long mild weather and maybe putting a few games to victory! GlenLakes prides itself on the value of our golf membership and all the privileges that comes with it. Without the typical private club price tag, you can enjoy unlimited tee times, the opportunity to compete in tournaments and enjoy special events GlenLakes has to offer.

Whatever sport you like to engage in, you always want to play your best. Here are some golf tips from our monthly newsletter to help with your golf game. Slow play on the golf course is usually a habit that a golfer acquires over time. Before we run down a list of suggestions for speeding up play, it’s important to note that many of these tips have nothing to do with rushing your play, but rather with simply being ready to play, using common sense and good etiquette on the course. For full article be sure to check out our Newsletter!

TIPS FOR SPEEDING UP PLAY

  • Be early for your tee time. Proper pace of play begins with teeing off at the appointed time.
  • When two players are riding in a cart, drive the cart to the first ball and drop off the first player with his choice of clubs. The second player should proceed in the cart to his ball. After the first player hits his stroke, he should begin walking toward the cart as the second golfer is playing.
  • Begin reading the green and lining up putts as soon as you reach the green. Don’t wait until it’s your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green. Do it as soon as you reach the green so that when it’s your turn you can step right up and putt.
  • On a cart-path-only or rough-only day, take more than one club with you when you walk from the cart to your ball. Getting to the ball only to find out you don’t have the right club is a huge time-waster on the golf course.
  • Mark your scorecard after reaching the next tee, not while lingering on or near the just-completed green.
  • On the tee, pay attention to your partners’ drives. If they lose sight of their ball, you can help direct them to it and avoid any searching.
  • Carry extra tees, ball markers and an extra golf ball in your pockets so you never have to return to your golf bag to find one when needed.
  • Try playing ready golf, where order of play is based on who’s ready, not on who’s away.

GlenLakes is the Florida lifestyle, designed with you in mind. Only minutes away from the Gulf Coast beaches, excellent shopping, and restaurants, results in a quality of life that is affordable and enjoyable. For more information click here.

Are you looking at Florida communities and wondering which one to choose? Areas on the Gulf Coast should be at the top of your list! Weeki Wachee is on the state’s west coast and offers cultural diversity along with a variety of activities to fit your Florida retirement lifestyle. The GlenLakes community in Weeki Wachee, has become popular with baby boomers, and it’s easy to see why. Below are five reasons why you should take advantage of what the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer.

Range of Cultural Offerings
While the perception of Florida is that there is not much more to it than the beach, Weeki Wachee, and surrounding areas, are considered one of the exceptions. The Tampa Bay area has a number of cultural offerings including an opera, a variety of art galleries along with historic landmarks and an aquarium. John Ringling of the Ringling Bros lived nearby, in Sarasota, and provided the city with its own permanent circus. There is also the Ringling Museum of Art run by the Ringling Estate. Along with all of that, GlenLakes is a short drive from numerous restaurants nearby and places for shopping.

Mild Weather
Florida’s winter temperatures rarely ever fall below 60 degrees and you are likely to get at least 250 sunny days per year. It is true that the state is known for being warm and humid in the summer, but Florida’s summer temperatures are not much higher than those in most places further north. In addition, it is important to note that summertime humidity in coastal areas like Weeki Wachee is considerably lower than it is in inland central Florida communities like Gainesville.

More Value
Where To Retire Magazine consistently names GlenLakes “One of the Best Places to Retire.” In addition, Ideal-Living magazine calls us a “Top 50 Community.” Florida has no state income tax along with relatively low property taxes and energy costs. Paired with GlenLakes low cost membership and golf play and the size of the homesites, results in GlenLakes being an affordable place to live.

There are Multiple World-Renowned Beaches Nearby
Sarasota’s Siesta Key is considered to have some of the best beaches in the country.  In fact, the Travel Channel has recognized Crescent Beach on Siesta as the best sand beach in the country. The quality of its sand is 99 percent pure quartz. These are not the only beaches close by; your other options include Turtle and Venice Beaches, along with the Anna Maria Island beaches in Bradenton. All of them are free and open to the public.

Excellent Housing Options
Wondering where to retire in Florida? Nature lovers, fitness aficionados, golfers and those who love an action-packed social life—GlenLakes is it! Adjoining the 85,000-acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, GlenLakes captures everything you love about the Florida lifestyle: stunning views, championship golf, country club amenities, a secure, immaculately maintained community and captivating home designs, perfect for entertaining and relaxation.

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Summer is approaching the finish line and post-season baseball is around the corner. All of these signs point to one thing: Football is back! The wait is over. NFL football kicked off last week and the fans were ready.

The Tampa area settles in to football season at Raymond James Stadium where fans watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle it out. Raymond James Stadium itself is an experience and just a short drive from the GlenLakes community.

The stadium’s pirate ship, permanently harbored in Buccaneer Cove, is something not to miss. Made by the same company that produces props for Walt Disney World, the pirate ship comes to life after the Buccaneers score a field goal or touchdown. Its loud cannons fire seven times to signal a touchdown and three to announce a field goal.

The visuals are impressive, as well. Operated by more than 30 technicians at Raymond James Stadium, BucVision allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become the first professional team in any sport to show images through high-definition television. The main attraction of BucVision is the size of the two videoboards, each measuring 24 feet tall by 92 feet wide, which is significantly larger than conventional NFL scoring systems. So you can watch Jameis Winston feel the pressure of the San Francisco 49ers defense up close and personal this week.

With GlenLakes a mere short drive away, it might be time to grab your friends and take in a game or two. GlenLakes residents also have the opportunity to catch professional hockey and baseball with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays. There are many advantages to living so close to the action. Click here for information on building or buying a home in the beautiful GlenLakes Country Club.