By Greg Deal
Savannah Lakes Village
Savannah Lakes Village residents enjoy the benefits of the “Unlimited Play, Unlimited Fun!” annual user programs.
“It’s absolutely the best deal for the money anywhere around here,” said Mike Lusby, who, along with wife Marsha, is an annual member of the Recreation Center/Tennis program.
Don Smallwood says price and convenience make the annual golf user program “very attractive.” He likes how daily rates are not part of the equation. “Unlimited play takes that off the table,” said Don, who is married to Dolores.
Unlimited access for golf means you can play in the morning or the afternoon. Green and cart fees are included, along with all SLV-sponsored tournaments and events. There is a $250 personal cart rebate given at the end of the year in an SLV gift card, and users receive a gift card equal to green and cart fees from independent tournaments held at SLV.
Annual membership cost is $250 per month (or $3,000 per year) for unlimited golf.
Don said an annual membership is one way residents can support the golf programs to the best of their abilities. He said the unlimited-play aspect allows him to be more spontaneous about his golfing.
The Smallwoods have lived in SLV for seven years. Don is president of the Men’s Golf Association, while Dolores is coordinator of the Green Tee program, which is for beginning golfers.
“You won’t find nicer courses for the fees we have,” Don said.
Mike and Marsha have lived in SLV for four and a half years. They said they wanted to move south but didn’t want to move to Florida. Both enjoy the benefits of a Recreation Center/Tennis membership. Mike is involved with the Green Netters tennis program, which is for beginners, and Marsha is secretary of the Tennis Committee and is a United States Tennis Association local liaison.
“This is absolutely the best deal going here,” Marsha said. “Look at the amenities you get.”
A Recreation Center annual membership costs $30 per month (or $350 per year). Recreation Center, plus tennis and pickleball, is just $37 a month (or $435 per year).
A membership gives you unlimited use of the pools, fitness room, classes, programs and bocce. House guests are free for pools, lawn games, the pool table and Ping-Pong. With a membership, you have access to all instructor-led classes (water aerobics, land aerobics, yoga, and stretch and tone) and the convenience of key card access for after-hours use.
Marsha’s first love is tennis. She plays four to five days a week. About a month ago, she tried pickleball and said she had a lot of fun. The Lusbys use the fitness room, and Marsha enjoys line dancing classes.
“It (the Recreation Center) is the most important asset we have,” Mike said. “It encompasses everything we have here at the Village, besides golf and dining.”