Lakeland FL has quite a few golf course communities. Because there is a commuting difference between the north and south parts of Lakeland we will separate the city at Main Street downtown and give you two different resources for the communities linked from this page.
North Lakeland Florida's most famous (search wise on Google) is Sandpiper. While it is a large community it is also a 55+ community. There are 6 other golfing communities in North Lakeland which often have homes for sale in them.
If you are from outside of the area there are a couple of things to keep in mind. In North Lakeland FL commuting is a little quicker. Also on US-98 you have a lot f shopping in a dense area around Interstate-4. Other than that it can be rather sparse.
South Lakeland Florida is a more expensive and more modern part of the city. The average price of a home is higher and most of the homes and communities are quite a bit newer and nicer.
Two things to keep in mind about South Lakeland. Most of the shopping is on FL-37 or Florida Avenue South which is on the southwestern side of town. If you are commuting US-98 is on the southeastern part of town and is much quicker driving north and southward. Please feel free to click on the links above which will take you to a better breakdown of these two parts of town and the Lakeland FL Golf Courses with homes for sale in them.