One of the many reasons that draw people to both visit and live in Wilmington, NC is the game of golf, which can be enjoyed year-round. If you are looking to live in a gorgeous golfing community or own property on a golf course, then the coastal area has many options to choose from. The several golf communities that are located in and around the area are of the most desired, not to mention the most beautiful. Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, located in Leland, just south of Wilmington, is one of these communities. This 27-hole, Championship Golf Course is recognized as one of the top ranked public golf facilities in the southeast. If you desire a more private, exclusive golfing community to live in, then Landfall will suit your needs. Country Club of Landfall is a private, gated community that takes extreme pride in its 45-hole championship golf course, 27 of which were designed by Jack Nicklaus and 18 by Pete Dye. Magnolia Greens and Landfall are just two of the many golfing communities in and around the area. Others include: Brunswick Forest, Belvedere Plantation, Echo Farms, Beau Rivage Plantation and Porters Neck Plantation, to name a few. With over 50 championship courses in the Wilmington area, as well as an additional 100 within an hour’s drive, it is no wonder why Golf Digest ranked it the 8th best metro golfing in the country.