For the foreseeable future, Plano’s inventory of golf course communities will remain stable and largely unchanged, according to the city’s Conventions and Visitors Bureau.

The number of golf courses the city can sustain is about at its maximum level, said the bureau’s director, Mark Thompson. “The Plano area was oversaturated with courses so it is unlikely that new ones will emerge in Plano,” he said. This is good news for home buyers in the Plano area. An abundance of golf course communities means there is plenty of inventory for shoppers to choose from. “The more product choices a community has the better it is for those looking to relocate to that community,” said Thompson.

And once the buyers are in their new golf-course home, the home’s value may escalate because no additional golf course communities are planned in Plano, according to Thompson. Plano’s plentiful golf courses are cited as one of the reasons the city has been designated three times by CNN Money magazine as the best place to live in the Western United States.

Among the city’s golf courses is Gleneagles, where Plano residents have putted, pitched and chipped for more than 25 years. “Gleneagles is probably the most desirable and highest-end golf-course living in town,” said Thompson. In fact, this 36-hole country club is considered by many in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to be one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the area. The club was included in the “Best of the Private Clubs” list for 2013 by Avid Golfer magazine.

Homes for sale at Gleneagles range from those offering extravagant opulence and amenities to those on the more modest end of the scale. Gleneagles shoppers include those needing a butler’s pantry and infinity-edge pool as well as those just looking for 3 bedrooms and a dog door.

Los Rios is another golf club in Plano. The par-71 course tests and beguiles golfers with a meandering creek and eight ponds. Numerous live oak trees narrow the fairways, adding to the challenge. The country club is tailored toward families, with three swimming pools and eight tennis courts.

Homes for sale in the Los Rios area are plentiful and tend to fall within reach of middle-income families. Many of the ranch-style houses are shaded by mature trees and have pools in the backyard. Families purchasing homes in this neighborhood also have easy access to Bob Woodruff park, an expansive green space chock full of opportunities for outdoor fun.

Golfers looking for variety can choose between two distinctly different 18-hole championship golf courses at the Prestonwood Country Club in Plano. Members at this club may utilize two distinctive club houses — one that is traditional in style and one that is contemporary. Home buyers partial to Prestonwood can find luxurious single-family houses as well as attractive townhomes. A variety of price points on Plano houses for sale in this neighborhood can help make Prestonwood accessible for a wide range of buyers.

Shoppers needing more options can check out other Plano golf clubs, including Chase Oaks, Ridgeview Ranch and Pecan Hollow.