Golf course communities offer a resort-like setting and incredible amenities, but the intimate size of Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee is what sets it apart. With 178 homes built in five different neighborhoods, the ambiance is conducive to meeting people and forming lifelong friendships. “Aesthetically it’s beautiful here, but I think our members are really what make Willowbend special,” says Patrice Hovenesian, sales director at Willowbend Realty. “We have a wonderful group of people here.” Three styles of homes offer something for everyone. Smaller one- and two-bedroom villas are great for seasonal people who want to enjoy the amenities with a minimum of upkeep. Townhouses on the golf course are a little larger and then the majority of residences are spacious single-family homes from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet.

 HOMES LOCATED AT Willowbend Country Club

HOMES LOCATED AT Willowbend Country Club

The homes are predominantly a Florida-style with open floor plans and walls of glass to take in the views of the nearby golf course, cranberry bogs or rolling hills. The master bedroom is always on the first floor and then three additional bedrooms. The beautiful kitchens and great rooms make them ideal for entertaining. “We also have about 30 lots available for sale where you could bring in your own builder,” says Hovenesian. That option appealed to Bill and Lynn Costello, who built their home in 2000 and became year-round residents last December.

“We came here  for an anniversary party  and we were so impressed, we came back the next morning and we bought a lot,” says Lynn Costello. “I just love the idea of the community.”

Amenities includean Olympic-size outdoor pool, six Har-Tru tennis courts, and a 27-hole championship golf course that offers stunning views of nearby Shoestring Bay and 14 acres of onsite working cranberry bogs.

“It is a slice of heave on Cape Cod because you have wonderful members who are very involved and look out for each other,” Hovenesian says. “This is what neighborhoods used to be like it’s an old fashioned set-up in a very contemporary setting.”