11000 Governors Dr, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751735.854126 -79.033624
The place is nice except for the people – The golf is outstanding, we all love it. As for the residents, some of the unnecessarily defensive comments posted speak volumes about the type of people that call Governors Club home.
I am surprised by some of the posts on this site, as everyone knows there are members who are in the pockets of the administration.
A great place...... – I have lived in Governors Club for three years. Somebody told me about the negative reviews being posted here. They are obviously being posted by people against the deer culling program. I suspect that the posters are not even residents.
In particular, the post done on 3/31/10 by “GCResident” is unmitigated rubbish. Maybe I am not supposed to respond directly to another review, but it is so full of outright lies that it deserves the response. This person claims that hunters were allowed in all day, that they could hunt every day of the week, that residents were not told where the hunters would be and that your wedding or party could be interrupted by a hunter or a bleeding deer.
Utter garbage. None of this is true. There is a well written message below that has the real story behind the program. This post is a perfect example of trying to tell a lie often enough so that it becomes true. I can’t believe the person who wrote that post lives here.
This community is the most welcoming place I have ever lived. It is not full of old retirees. There are plenty of families here. Anybody who posts a comment saying that this community is not family friendly most likely does not live here.
And, yes, there are a lot of northerners here. There are also a lot of southerners. In fact, there are people from all over the country along with a large number of expats who lived overseas for years and decided to settle here when they returned. This is one aspect of the community that makes it interesting. It’s a very nice, diverse group of people. No more snobs than you would find in any community. There are always a few. If you want a place where everybody is from the south, this is not it.
Bottom line, it would be hard to go wrong moving here.
But these other postings about the deer………have these people no shame?
GREAT Wedding Venue!! – My husband and I were extremely pleased with the Governor's Club! We had both our Ceremony and Reception at the Club. The club coordinator, Lisa Johnson, went above and beyond our expectations. The Club offers a great view of the golf course and we were able to get some wonderful pictures of the wedding party.
We are still getting calls from our friends and family to tell us what an elegant and beautiful wedding we had. The food was delicious and the wine selection was to die for.
I would definitely recommend this venue to any bride who wants a beautiful and elegant wedding without the headache!
My husband and I moved into Governors Club in Feb. of 2010. We have lived all over the country and Chapel Hill/Governors Club is by far our favorite. A week after moving in Governors Club we were visited by several neighbors bringing over goodies and wonderful gift baskets welcoming us to the neighborhood. I have never lived in an area where I was made to feel welcome so quickly. Governors Club supports several very worthwhile charities and the number of people in Governors Club who do volunteer work for these charities is amazing. Everyone has gone out of their way to make us feel a part of this wonderful community!!!! My husband and I are in our fifties and we do not feel as if we are living in a retirement community, nor did we want to live in a retirement community. We absolutely love everything about living here!!
Governors Club Deer Management Program – The two previous posts on the deer culling program at Governors Club, while imaginative and provocative, are not reflective of the facts about the deer culling program at Governors Club. The Deer Management Program, of which bow and arrow culling is a part, was put in place after nearly two years of study by citizens groups and a committee established by the Property Owners Association Board of Directors to study the deer population, assess the damage and risks, and recommend steps to ameliorate the situation. After a vote of the community in which property owners who voted overwhelmingly supported the cull by a 4 to 1 margin, the program went forward.
We have only used volunteer hunters who are members of the North Carolina Bowhunters Association’s Bowhunters Certification and Referral Service (BCRS). This service was established to provide assistance to communities and other entities that have a problem with deer overpopulation. The hunters are certified marksmen, who are schooled in safe hunting practices. The hunters are assigned to specific hunting sites that were chosen in advance to assure safety and to reduce the chance that a wounded deer would stray onto the property of a resident who does not support the hunt or to any other inappropriate area. These sites are published on a website available to all residents. Field dressing of deer has not and will not take place within Governors Club.
We have recently completed the first culling period without adverse incidents, and we will continue to carry out culling in a safe manner during future hunting periods. The property owners of Governors Club, similar to many communities in North Carolina and across the country, want to bring our overpopulated deer herd under control in order to enhance our resident’s safety and protect their property.
I am a single working Mom with two kids under 10 yrs old and the community at the Governors Club has been a wonderful find for us. When we moved here 7 years ago from California, I chose to live in Southern Village because that was the "kid friendly place" to live in Chapel Hill. I later joined the Governors Club for the golf, but after spending a few years there decided that it was more than just a place to play golf. It was a community of people that were genuinely interested in creating an ideal environment for families. Everyone has been so welcoming and even neighbors that do not have children living with them volunteer to work at family events.
My kids love it here, and I do too.
Governors Club - Reviewed by Young Resident/Member – Having read some of the negative Governors Club reviews, I feel like I'm reading about another neighborhood - not the one I call home!
We've been members of Governors Club for four years. Until recently, we lived in Chapel Hill but moved to Governors Club in October 2009 because we love the Club so much.
Many of the reviews make the club sound like a retirement community! While there are certainly many residents and members of retirement age, over 300 children live in the neighborhood as well. And that number has only increased in the time we've been members. Our eight-year-old son has dozens of friends in the neighborhood. There are at least a dozen children under the age of ten within a quarter-mile radius of our home!
The reason that young families have been moving here is very simple. The Club has made a significant investment in family infrastructure over the past several years. We've added a "splash park" to the pool. The tennis courts have been completely refurbished with a thriving junior program. Junior tees have been added to all 27 holes of golf and a junior teaching program has started. The family committee has family-oriented programs every month. The fitness center has been completely re-built with all new training gear. A brand new playground has been built. We're breaking ground on a dog park within the next month. Do these sound like the activities you'd find in a retirement community?
There's no such thing as a neighborhood that's right for everyone, but we believe that Governors Club is a great place to live and a wonderful Club to join. Don't be convinced by the other reviews that only the rich live in the neighborhood. Yes, there are multi-million dollar homes, but there are also homes in the $200K - $300K price range and everywhere in between. We hope to see many new members in the coming years.
Governors Club Reviews – Where are the young families?!@!@!!!
All we have seen are all the grandchildren and children of the retired residents here.
Governor's Hunt Club – If you like beautiful homes with lush landscape, golf, tennis, pool and fitness, AND DEER HUNTING,
Governor's is the place for you. Deer hunting is now one of the ammenities that have been added to the outdoor activities. They are even contemplating having a deer meat processing facility on site so your deer meat will stay fresh and tasty. For those of you who prefer not to see hunters sitting in trees, armed with bows and arrows, or choose not to witness harmless animals slain in your backyard, then buyer beware, Governor's Club is not the place for you.
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