GOLDEN HILLS

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The Golden Hills neighborhood is located just 2 miles from the thriving downtown of Lexington, yet maintains the peaceful, resort-like feel envisioned when the golf course community was created in the late 1980s.

Home to a wide variety of homes — from patio homes on small lots to large estates with fairway and water views — the neighborhood features an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range along with other country club amenities including a clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Its Lexington location, 13 miles west of the University of South Carolina in downtown in Columbia and near the shores of Lake Murray, attracts families, professionals and empty nesters, drawn for the shopping, dining, recreation opportunities, proximity to top healthcare and excellent schools.Golden Hills was developed on the site of an old plantation that had been used for decades as a dairy farm. As a gated golf course and country club community, it retains a natural feel, with large stands of trees, small lakes and rolling hills.
The neighborhood is just off busy U.S. 378, home to restaurants, grocery and big box stores, but the serene feel takes over when you pass through the gates to the community.The 300-plus acre development is in its final phase of homebuilding, with a total of 285 homes expected when the neighborhood is fully built out. All of the phases throughout the neighborhood boast different size homes, all with architectural review boards and homeowners associations.

GOLDEN HILLS

neighborhood

The Golden Hills neighborhood is located just 2 miles from the thriving downtown of Lexington, yet maintains the peaceful, resort-like feel envisioned when the golf course community was created in the late 1980s.

Home to a wide variety of homes — from patio homes on small lots to large estates with fairway and water views — the neighborhood features an 18-hole championship golf course and driving range along with other country club amenities including a clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pools.
Its Lexington location, 13 miles west of the University of South Carolina in downtown in Columbia and near the shores of Lake Murray, attracts families, professionals and empty nesters, drawn for the shopping, dining, recreation opportunities, proximity to top healthcare and excellent schools.Golden Hills was developed on the site of an old plantation that had been used for decades as a dairy farm. As a gated golf course and country club community, it retains a natural feel, with large stands of trees, small lakes and rolling hills.
The neighborhood is just off busy U.S. 378, home to restaurants, grocery and big box stores, but the serene feel takes over when you pass through the gates to the community.The 300-plus acre development is in its final phase of homebuilding, with a total of 285 homes expected when the neighborhood is fully built out. All of the phases throughout the neighborhood boast different size homes, all with architectural review boards and homeowners associations.

RECREATION & PARKS

As a golf course community, Golden Hills is home to an 18-hole course that was designed by noted golf architect Ron Garl and has undergone substantial renovations and upgrades in the past decade. There is also a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The neighborhood also features four lighted tennis courts, an outdoor Junior Olympic competition pool and a children’s wading pool.

The neighborhood is close to Lake Murray, a massive freshwater lake that is popular with boaters, swimmers, paddleboarders, water skiers, bird watchers and anglers. In downtown Lexington, you’ll find then renovated Virginia Hylton Park, with a walking trail, two playgrounds, including one for special needs children, picnic shelters, gardens, grills and an overlook at Twelve Mile Creek.

Community events and concerts are held at the 900-seat outdoor Icehouse Amphitheater in downtown Lexington. On Saturday mornings, the amphitheater parking lot is home to a busy farmers market. 

what’s in a name

Golden Hills takes its name from the land’s former occupant, the Golden Glow Dairy Farm. The dairy’s slogan —  “as good as the best and better than the rest” — was adopted and is still used by the owners and staff at Golden Hills.

FUN FACT

Golden Hills was originally part of a plantation in the early 1800s. When John Faye Berry purchased the dairy farm and decided to build a golf course, trees that were removed to make room for the course were eventually used to help build the clubhouse.

RECREATION & PARKS

As a golf course community, Golden Hills is home to an 18-hole course that was designed by noted golf architect Ron Garl and has undergone substantial renovations and upgrades in the past decade. There is also a driving range, chipping area and putting green. The neighborhood also features four lighted tennis courts, an outdoor Junior Olympic competition pool and a children’s wading pool.

The neighborhood is close to Lake Murray, a massive freshwater lake that is popular with boaters, swimmers, paddleboarders, water skiers, bird watchers and anglers. In downtown Lexington, you’ll find then renovated Virginia Hylton Park, with a walking trail, two playgrounds, including one for special needs children, picnic shelters, gardens, grills and an overlook at Twelve Mile Creek.

Community events and concerts are held at the 900-seat outdoor Icehouse Amphitheater in downtown Lexington. On Saturday mornings, the amphitheater parking lot is home to a busy farmers market. 

FUN FACT

Golden Hills was originally part of a plantation in the early 1800s. When John Faye Berry purchased the dairy farm and decided to build a golf course, trees that were removed to make room for the course were eventually used to help build the clubhouse.

what’s in a name

Golden Hills takes its name from the land’s former occupant, the Golden Glow Dairy Farm. The dairy’s slogan —  “as good as the best and better than the rest” — was adopted and is still used by the owners and staff at Golden Hills.

HOME STATS

Homes in Golden Hills are a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles, situated to take advantage of the natural beauty of the land. Some of the homes have golf course and lake views, while others are located on wooded lots with bursts of natural color. Houses vary in range of size from patio homes with smaller backyards to large estates with pools. 

HOME STATS

Homes in Golden Hills are a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles, situated to take advantage of the natural beauty of the land. Some of the homes have golf course and lake views, while others are located on wooded lots with bursts of natural color. 

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RESTAURANTS & MORE

The steady growth in and around Lexington has also brought plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife options for Golden Hills residents. Along with restaurants around the lake and locally owned businesses in downtown, there are plenty of chain dining options in the nearby area.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Many residents are drawn to Golden Hills and the town of Lexington for its public schools, which consistently are ranked as some of the best in the Midlands. Golden Hills neighborhood children attend Lexington ElementaryLexington Middle and River Bluff High School in Lexington District One, one of the fastest growing districts in the state.

NEED GROCERIES?

Grocery stores are plentiful near Golden Hills, with a Publix, Lowes Foods, Lidl, Aldi, Food Lion and Target all located near the neighborhood’s entrance gate.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

The steady growth in and around Lexington has also brought plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife options for Golden Hills residents. Along with restaurants around the lake and locally owned businesses in downtown, there are plenty of chain dining options in the nearby area.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Many residents are drawn to Golden Hills and the town of Lexington for its public schools, which consistently are ranked as some of the best in the Midlands. Golden Hills neighborhood children attend Lexington ElementaryLexington Middle and River Bluff High School in Lexington District One, one of the fastest growing districts in the state.

NEED GROCERIES?

Grocery stores are plentiful near Golden Hills, with a Publix, Lowes Foods, Lidl, Aldi, Food Lion and Target all located near the neighborhood’s entrance gate.

EXPLORE THE AREA

Golden Hills is located on U.S. 378 just two miles from downtown Lexington, which is the county seat of Lexington County. The neighborhood is convenient to U.S. 1, with easy access to interstates I-20 and I-26.

LINKS
Golden Hills Golf & Country Club
Golden Hills Facebook

EXPLORE THE AREA

Golden Hills is located on U.S. 378 just two miles from downtown Lexington, which is the county seat of Lexington County. The neighborhood is convenient to U.S. 1, with easy access to interstates I-20 and I-26.

LINKS
Golden Hills Golf & Country Club
Golden Hills Facebook

LISTINGS IN GOLDEN HILLS

LISTINGS IN GOLDEN HILLS