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Altogether encompassing thousands of acres for homes and golf courses, these neighborhoods address their fairways thematically, teeing up treasure troves of tranquility. Whether it's a resort ambiance, hometown flavor, the natural beauty of nature or a family focus, there”s something for everyone. No matter if you par, birdie, bogey or simply stroll in, call any one of these neighborhoods home and you”ve definitely arrived.

The Estates at Chateau Elan

Located slightly north of the border, the Estates at Chateau Elan is a prestigious, gated community surrounding 63 holes of championship golf. Custom homes start at $400,000. The four neighborhoods that make up the Estates are Oxley Village, an Old World European hamlet archetype; the Village, an epitome of the perfect neighborhood; the Woodlands, estate homes on the course of the same name with views of distant hillsides, meandering creeks and forested areas; and the Legends, a private club within a club overlooking multiple fairways on the golf course designed by Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and Kathy Whitworth and featuring elaborate estate homes ranging from $800,000 to over a million dollars.

Edinburgh

Legendary living awaits you at this Bear”s Best community, one of only two courses worldwide featuring a collection of Jack Nicklaus” most memorable 18 holes. Starting with a prototype of #10 at St. Mellion in Cornwall, England and ending with a reproduction of #18 at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, golfers of this public access course are treated to world-class amenities. Those choosing to live at Edinburgh graduate to a higher level, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Chattahoochee River in a community of 450 homes with golf-front residences available for $800,000 and up.

Georgia Club

And speaking of graduation, The Georgia Club, in Gwinnett#s nearby Oconee County, is a tony community designed with successful UGA graduates in mind; and while it”s not necessary to be a graduate, many who choose the Club are just that or have other university connections. Situated on 1,200 acres near the University, The Georgia Club is defined by classic Southern architecture, pedestrian-friendly streets and generous greenspace. A partnership with the UGA Alumni Association gives access to university-sponsored events and other activities. Its Dennis Griffiths-designed Chancellors Course, voted “best new course in Georgia” by Georgia Golf News, can perhaps best be viewed from one of the custom-designed houses soon to be built in Fairway Heights or High Bluff, both exclusive neighborhoods with views to the green.

Hamilton Mill

Touting “hometown” as its theme, Hamilton Mill begs us to remember when life was simpler, when what we needed was at our beck and call. In this Dacula destination, living, working and playing in your own backyard is nothing new. Indeed, those choosing to live at Hamilton Mill know home is where the heart is (not to mention everything else), for the developers' guiding principle is that of a hometown where everything in town is nearby. And the Hamilton Mill communities of Coventry and, in April, Cambridge, offer large homes from $600,000 and up that front the Fred Couples-designed golf course.

The River Club

Natural beauty graces the acreage that is the River Club, a Crescent Resources community endowed with the feeling of a state or national park. And through alliances with architectural and builders” guilds, magnificent homes reminiscent of the American and European classically-designed homes found in Atlanta”s Buckhead and Druid Hills are available from the $900s and up. Meandering throughout, a Greg Norman-designed golf course challenges the best golfers while delighting the senses.

Sugarloaf Country Club

On property that was formerly a Tennessee Walking Horse farm, Sugarloaf Country Club has captured what many communities only strive to attain # a true sense of kinship. With more than 600