April 2, 2008

Golf course community open in Spring Hill

Developer opens gate to golf course community
King's Creek event allows folks to check out homes, admire views
By SUE MCCLURE • For Williamson A.M. • March 28, 2008
SPRING HILL — If you think living on a championship golf course is just for the rich and famous, The Village at King's Creek wants to change your mind.
Beginning at noon Saturday, the developer is presenting a grand opening "Discover Life on Course'' event, complete with model home tours, a golf clinic with nationally known golfing instructor Nancy Quarcelino, an invitational golf tournament, refreshments and a children's area.
All are designed to make you feel right at home on the golf course.
"We are doing this as a thank you to the community and also as a way to say, 'Here's our awesome, new golf course community,' '' said Sims Hill Jr. of Silverpointe Properties, the exclusive listing agent.
"And we want to show off our great views,'' he said, referring to the waterfall and meandering stream that winds its way through the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. "It's hard to find a great view in this price range anywhere north of Williamson County.
"You would pay $750,000 minimum for this kind of view alone,'' he said.
Instead, golf enthusiasts — or anyone else who enjoys a manicured greenscape view from his or her upstairs porch — will pay between $270,000 and $500,000 for a town or cottage home.
This, the first phase of a multi-plan development, offers 45 homes, including 29 single-family homes and 16 townhomes. Many of those will overlook a community swimming pool, scheduled to be completed this summer.
So much to see
The Village at King's Creek is owned by David E. Miller Development Co., the same company that developed and owns the adjacent golf course.
David Miller, who has more than 23 years of development experience and developed The Governors Club in Brentwood, said he wanted the development to be integrated with, and enjoy the same success as, the golf course.
"We bought the neighborhood so we could do that,'' Miller said. "And there are fantastic views of the golf course from almost all of the homes.
"In most golf course communities, the golf course winds through the development, so a homeowner just sees one or two holes,'' Miller continued. "But ours is unique in that you can see the entire golf course.
"In fact, from one balcony, I believe you can see 12 holes,'' he said. "That's why many people are choosing to put two-story porches on their homes.
"The views are fantastic, just fantastic,'' he said.
Hold onto your socks
Miller enlisted Doug Majors of Homebrook Builders as the exclusive custom builder. Majors has more than 10 years' experience in building homes ranging in price from $500,000 to $1 million throughout Middle Tennessee.
Majors is working with more than 15 unique floor plans and more than 30 elevations to give residents unique floor plans and views, rather than cookie-cutter homes.
Amenities include one- and two-story front porches, granite kitchen countertops, stainless appliances, a choice of cabinets from Franklin Cabinets, tile in the master bath and hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas.
Some floor plans also offer a downstairs master bedroom.
"The standard stuff in our homes will knock your socks off,'' Hill said.
The homes also feature a traditional neighborhood design to encourage walking and bicycling throughout the community.
Those attending Saturday's grand opening event will be introduced to the builder and development team, have the opportunity to ask questions and tour the various model homes.

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