Choosing where to purchase a home and what kind of community is ideal for you and your family is a very personal decision. In the Grand Strand, a mecca for golf enthusiasts, there are a plethora of home buying options on area golf courses. However, buying a home on a golf course offers some terrific advantages that even non-golfers can appreciate.

1. Golfer's Dream - For golf aficionados, easy access to the course, golf-related amenities, and the country club lifestyle are the most obvious advantage.

2. Scenic Surroundings - Golf courses are meticulously maintained and often designed and landscaped with beauty and visual aesthetics in mind. Any potential homeowner would be hard-pressed to find a more stunning view than what is available with golf course homes.

3. Security and Serenity - Golf courses are typically tucked away from noisy traffic and busy streets. As an added bonus, many golf course communities provide a higher level of security than other types of housing developments, including security gates, manned guard stations, and additional fencing throughout the community.

4. Prestige and Value - Golf course communities generally offer more upscale homes and a community of affluent neighbors who share similar interests. The prestige and quality of the homes in a golf course development can also provide better resale values with greater stability in the often-fluctuating housing market.

While the most obvious advantage is quick and easy access to the course for avid golfers, buying a home on a golf course does come with some terrific non-golf-related advantages. If you would enjoy majestic views from nearly every window, less noisy traffic, and a more upscale lifestyle, then you might consider buying a home on a golf course in one of the many Myrtle Beach-area golf course communities.