The Nashville area is seeing a steadily growing market for golf properties, according to Mr. White, and has two well-established luxury golf communities: the Governors Club, with an Arnold Palmer signature course, and the Grove, an 1,100-acre development with a Greg Norman signature course.

Both communities have a lengthy list of amenities, including fitness centers, spas, pools and restaurants, and are increasingly drawing in buyers from out-of-state who want to own a golf property in Tennessee because it has no state income tax. Many of the latest buyers are from California.

“Nashville specifically is appealing because you have such a great restaurant and music scene,” Mr. White said. “And in addition to golf, there is great horseback riding.” With its vast countryside to accommodate scenic, spread out courses and temperate climate most of the year, Nashville is also an ideal locale for golf.

The value for the money adds to the appeal. Mr. White said that buyers could find a luxury home for a significantly lower price than they would for a comparable property in a more popular golf spot such as Palm Beach, Fla.

The latest addition to the area’s golf lineup is Discovery Land Company’s Troubadour Golf & Field Club, an 860-acre estate about a half-hour from downtown Nashville with a Tom Fazio-designed course and sites for 369 homes. Amenities include fishing and kayaking, horseback riding, a game room and craft studio for children and a recording studio.

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