Governors Club

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  • 11000 Governors Dr

    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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  • 919-933-7500

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" All you need is Love" sang the Beatles over and over again, but I'd revise those lyrics and belt out: "All you need is Lisa!" Lisa Johnson is an event planner that the word "nonpareil" was invented for. I know. Two weeks ago my daughter

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" All you need is Love" sang the Beatles over and over again, but I'd revise those lyrics and belt out: "All you need is Lisa!" Lisa Johnson is an event planner that the word "nonpareil" was invented for. I know. Two weeks ago my daughter

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October 26 2013 wedding at the Governor's Club. Lisa Johnson Director of Sales and Catering at the Governors Club and her staff are top notch. The venue is beautiful. The grounds are magnificent and the terraces and areas used during the

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October 26 2013 wedding at the Governor's Club. Lisa Johnson Director of Sales and Catering at the Governors Club and her staff are top notch. The venue is beautiful. The grounds are magnificent and the terraces and areas used during the

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Our daughter got married on Saturday, January 19, 2013 and we held the reception at the Governors Club. First of all, the venue is located in a stunning setting in an upscale golf course community. All through the planning process, our

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Our daughter got married on Saturday, January 19, 2013 and we held the reception at the Governors Club. First of all, the venue is located in a stunning setting in an upscale golf course community. All through the planning process, our

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I had the pleasure of returning to Governors Club this month and this time it was for our corporate holiday dinner. The event was wonderfully planned by on site coordinator Lisa Johnson. The food was amazing and the service was perfect! I

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I had the pleasure of returning to Governors Club this month and this time it was for our corporate holiday dinner. The event was wonderfully planned by on site coordinator Lisa Johnson. The food was amazing and the service was perfect! I

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I was married just three days ago (10/20/12) at Governors Club (rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception) and couldn't wait to get on here to write a review. I'm bursting with positive things to say about not only the day of my wedding

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I was married just three days ago (10/20/12) at Governors Club (rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception) and couldn't wait to get on here to write a review. I'm bursting with positive things to say about not only the day of my wedding

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My daughters wedding on Sept 1st, 2012 at the Governors Club was nothing less than perfect. Lisa Johnson and staff helped her have a wedding personalized to meet her every wish. Requesting a completely gluten free menu was accomplished

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My daughters wedding on Sept 1st, 2012 at the Governors Club was nothing less than perfect. Lisa Johnson and staff helped her have a wedding personalized to meet her every wish. Requesting a completely gluten free menu was accomplished

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We have such wonderful memories of our daughters wedding at the Governors Club. Lisa Johnson and the hospitality and catering staffs helped to make this an unforgettable experience. It was such a delight working with Lisa and her staff.

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We have such wonderful memories of our daughters wedding at the Governors Club. Lisa Johnson and the hospitality and catering staffs helped to make this an unforgettable experience. It was such a delight working with Lisa and her staff.

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My husband and I had our reception at the Governors Club in November 2011. I can honestly say for the both of us that our reception at the Governor's Club was even better than we could have ever imagined.
Lisa Johnson is phenomenal!

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My husband and I had our reception at the Governors Club in November 2011. I can honestly say for the both of us that our reception at the Governor's Club was even better than we could have ever imagined.
Lisa Johnson is phenomenal!

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Our daughter was married at the Governors Club in December 2011. As we were looking for venues that could accomodate our guest list of 300, we discovered Lisa Johnson and the Governors Club. What a lucky day for us!! We walked through the

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Our daughter was married at the Governors Club in December 2011. As we were looking for venues that could accomodate our guest list of 300, we discovered Lisa Johnson and the Governors Club. What a lucky day for us!! We walked through the

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My husband and I were married at the Governors Club in November 2011. We had approximately 150 friends and family in attendance and each of them had nothing but positive comments about the event. There has not been a day to go by that I

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My husband and I were married at the Governors Club in November 2011. We had approximately 150 friends and family in attendance and each of them had nothing but positive comments about the event. There has not been a day to go by that I

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Our daughter

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Our daughter

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From the father of the bride.\r
Wow! What a place to host a wedding at. Lisa Johnson was the best ever to deal with. She made us feel engaged from the first meeting through the wedding ceremony and reception. The staff was outstanding and

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From the father of the bride.\r
Wow! What a place to host a wedding at. Lisa Johnson was the best ever to deal with. She made us feel engaged from the first meeting through the wedding ceremony and reception. The staff was outstanding and

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My review of the Governors Club is from an out-of-state Mothers perspective. This brings a whole new level to planning a wedding! We began the process 13 months before the wedding. We

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My review of the Governors Club is from an out-of-state Mothers perspective. This brings a whole new level to planning a wedding! We began the process 13 months before the wedding. We

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You hear the phrase "exceed the clients expectations" used so often and Governors Club took it to a new level. Our daughter's wedding was flawless and our guests continue to email us with every compliment imaginable. Lisa Johnson was a

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You hear the phrase "exceed the clients expectations" used so often and Governors Club took it to a new level. Our daughter's wedding was flawless and our guests continue to email us with every compliment imaginable. Lisa Johnson was a

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Excellent food for all occasions.

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Excellent food for all occasions.

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We held our daughter's wedding at GC on June 4. The outdoor setting for the ceremony was perfect and the reception was wonderful. The most complementary superlatives from our guests continued to be heard for days after the event:

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We held our daughter's wedding at GC on June 4. The outdoor setting for the ceremony was perfect and the reception was wonderful. The most complementary superlatives from our guests continued to be heard for days after the event:

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Why are there not six stars here to give Lisa Johnson and her staff at Governors Club? Our wedding there was right out of Camelot. My wife and I felt like royalty all day long and several of our guests told us it was the best wedding

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Why are there not six stars here to give Lisa Johnson and her staff at Governors Club? Our wedding there was right out of Camelot. My wife and I felt like royalty all day long and several of our guests told us it was the best wedding

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We had a perfect wedding reception from start to finish at the Governors Club on October 23, 2010. We decided on this venue for our reception because of two major things, one we were the ONLY wedding there and knew all attention would just

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We had a perfect wedding reception from start to finish at the Governors Club on October 23, 2010. We decided on this venue for our reception because of two major things, one we were the ONLY wedding there and knew all attention would just

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We had a fabulous wedding and reception at the Governors Club on October 16, 2010. Lisa Johnson, event coordinator, is the reason we chose The Governors Club as our wedding venue. As the mother of the bride, I wanted a beautiful setting

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We had a fabulous wedding and reception at the Governors Club on October 16, 2010. Lisa Johnson, event coordinator, is the reason we chose The Governors Club as our wedding venue. As the mother of the bride, I wanted a beautiful setting

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I would like to take this opportunity to commend the entire Governors Club staff on providing us with an exceptional experience for our wedding reception.
We could not have asked for anything more. The service was impeccable. Every

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I would like to take this opportunity to commend the entire Governors Club staff on providing us with an exceptional experience for our wedding reception.
We could not have asked for anything more. The service was impeccable. Every

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We started our search for a wedding/reception venue in April of 2010 and after we visited Governors Club and met with Lisa Johnson, we knew our search was over. We did check out a few other places in the Triangle, but we felt that the

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We started our search for a wedding/reception venue in April of 2010 and after we visited Governors Club and met with Lisa Johnson, we knew our search was over. We did check out a few other places in the Triangle, but we felt that the

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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.

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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.

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Not so happy and nice.

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Not so happy and nice.

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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?

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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?

Pros: Diverse and very friendly

Cons: Perhaps the high school situation

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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!

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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!

Pros: Beautiful views, great food, excellent service

Cons: none

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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!!

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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!!

Pros: Great place to live.

Cons: NONE

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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.

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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.

Pros: Community Support and Involvement

Cons: The need to have a program

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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.

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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.

Pros: family friendly, world class golf, terrific food!

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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.

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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.

Pros: Pool; Fitness Center; Golf Course; Terrific Restaurant; View

Cons: Could be closer to Chapel Hill/Franklin Street

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Where are the young families?!@!@!!!
All we have seen are all the grandchildren and children of the retired residents here.

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Where are the young families?!@!@!!!
All we have seen are all the grandchildren and children of the retired residents here.

Cons: not family friendly

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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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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.

Pros: beautiful homes/neighborhood

Cons: Bow hunting for deer

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The beauty of the Governors Club upon which many reviewers have commented has been irrevocably ruined by the Governors Club's decision to begin hunting deer almost year round in our backyards. Tree stands have been erected in clear view of houses and on common areas, and hunters are allowed free access between dawn and dusk every day of the week. Residents are not informed of where hunters will be on a given day, and thus they could be anywhere. Wounded deer could run into your yard. A camouflaged hunter could wander by your Easter Sunday party. Your beautiful GC wedding could be ruined by a deer with an arrow in its neck bleeding out in front the Clubhouse. It's horrible that this lovely neighborhood has been turned into a private hunting preserve.

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The beauty of the Governors Club upon which many reviewers have commented has been irrevocably ruined by the Governors Club's decision to begin hunting deer almost year round in our backyards. Tree stands have been erected in clear view of houses and on common areas, and hunters are allowed free access between dawn and dusk every day of the week. Residents are not informed of where hunters will be on a given day, and thus they could be anywhere. Wounded deer could run into your yard. A camouflaged hunter could wander by your Easter Sunday party. Your beautiful GC wedding could be ruined by a deer with an arrow in its neck bleeding out in front the Clubhouse. It's horrible that this lovely neighborhood has been turned into a private hunting preserve.

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My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding reception at the governors club two years ago in october. from start to finish, our experience with the event planner and the club as a whole was fantastic. the venue and surroundings are beautiful and allow for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. we were able to take pictures on the golf course and even had our entire wedding party pose for a group shot outside the club! service was smooth and servers friendly. food and drink were ample and of high quality. guests loved the convenience of staying at the cottages.

scotti, the event coordinator, was a joy to work with. her creative suggestions and willingness to accommodate all of our requests made the process easy and relatively stress-free. thanks to her arrangement and oversight of vendors set-up, we had no problems and everything was beautiful.

we found pricing to be competitive and favorable to other similar venues in the area. this allowed us to spend more on details that we feel made our wedding particularly memorable. (friends are still raving about our band, cookie, who kept guests dancing all night long!)

as compared to other country clubs, hotels and venues we investigated for our wedding and have attended for other weddings, the governors club is clearly superior. we would choose the governors club again in a heartbeat!

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My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding reception at the governors club two years ago in october. from start to finish, our experience with the event planner and the club as a whole was fantastic. the venue and surroundings are beautiful and allow for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. we were able to take pictures on the golf course and even had our entire wedding party pose for a group shot outside the club! service was smooth and servers friendly. food and drink were ample and of high quality. guests loved the convenience of staying at the cottages.

scotti, the event coordinator, was a joy to work with. her creative suggestions and willingness to accommodate all of our requests made the process easy and relatively stress-free. thanks to her arrangement and oversight of vendors set-up, we had no problems and everything was beautiful.

we found pricing to be competitive and favorable to other similar venues in the area. this allowed us to spend more on details that we feel made our wedding particularly memorable. (friends are still raving about our band, cookie, who kept guests dancing all night long!)

as compared to other country clubs, hotels and venues we investigated for our wedding and have attended for other weddings, the governors club is clearly superior. we would choose the governors club again in a heartbeat!

Pros: event planner!, venue, service, cottages

Cons: none!

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My wife and I are extremely happy for deciding to hold our wedding reception at the Governors Club (GC).
GC is a great venue to hold a classy event and the parking was perfect for our families and senior guests who were from NC, MD, VA, and TX. The inside of GC is well maintained and lavish. It provides a comfortable feel unlike most hotel ballrooms and the bathrooms are extravagant. The outdoor golf course is perfect for taking bridal portraits, wedding pictures, and candid shots of family members.

The food provided by GC was well prepared and the taste exceeded our expectations. Our reception guests gave many compliments on the overall experience of GC. The guests noted the exceptional service of GC??s staff, the abundance of food, and the beauty of the club. Many of our senior members, who traveled from great distances, simply did not want to leave as the event came to an end.

The Governors Club Director was extremely helpful and attended to our every need. My wife and I asked various questions and she provided timely responses and made certain that everything we agreed on was in place and ready on the day of the event. The Director provided a separate room for our wedding gifts and helped to ensure we received our gifts along with my wife??s bridal portrait, our casual picture, and other personal items. The Director provided a flat screen TV that was used to show a photo montage to our reception guests while the wedding party was in route to the venue. Also, the Director reserved a separate room for the wedding participants which was used before the introduction as a place to refresh and prepare for the second half of the day. The room was stocked with refreshments, tables, chairs, and mirrors for the bride and bridesmaids. Finally, the Director enabled the vendors (Band, DJ, Cake Designer, etc.) ample set up time and helped with all of their individual requests.

Overall, this is a great place to hold a wedding or wedding reception. Pound for pound, we received much more at GC and paid far less than if we would have selected a hotel ballroom or local venue. The outdoor beauty and convenient parking alone outweigh most hotel sites and the staff at GC was simply exceptional.

Again, my wife and I are extremely happy for deciding to hold our wedding reception at the Governors Club!

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My wife and I are extremely happy for deciding to hold our wedding reception at the Governors Club (GC).
GC is a great venue to hold a classy event and the parking was perfect for our families and senior guests who were from NC, MD, VA, and TX. The inside of GC is well maintained and lavish. It provides a comfortable feel unlike most hotel ballrooms and the bathrooms are extravagant. The outdoor golf course is perfect for taking bridal portraits, wedding pictures, and candid shots of family members.

The food provided by GC was well prepared and the taste exceeded our expectations. Our reception guests gave many compliments on the overall experience of GC. The guests noted the exceptional service of GC??s staff, the abundance of food, and the beauty of the club. Many of our senior members, who traveled from great distances, simply did not want to leave as the event came to an end.

The Governors Club Director was extremely helpful and attended to our every need. My wife and I asked various questions and she provided timely responses and made certain that everything we agreed on was in place and ready on the day of the event. The Director provided a separate room for our wedding gifts and helped to ensure we received our gifts along with my wife??s bridal portrait, our casual picture, and other personal items. The Director provided a flat screen TV that was used to show a photo montage to our reception guests while the wedding party was in route to the venue. Also, the Director reserved a separate room for the wedding participants which was used before the introduction as a place to refresh and prepare for the second half of the day. The room was stocked with refreshments, tables, chairs, and mirrors for the bride and bridesmaids. Finally, the Director enabled the vendors (Band, DJ, Cake Designer, etc.) ample set up time and helped with all of their individual requests.

Overall, this is a great place to hold a wedding or wedding reception. Pound for pound, we received much more at GC and paid far less than if we would have selected a hotel ballroom or local venue. The outdoor beauty and convenient parking alone outweigh most hotel sites and the staff at GC was simply exceptional.

Again, my wife and I are extremely happy for deciding to hold our wedding reception at the Governors Club!

Pros: Great Staff, Good Food, Beautiful Site

Cons: None

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Our daughter's Fall wedding at the Governors Club was perfection. We had both the Rehersal Dinner and the Reception at the club and were just so thankful for the skill with which our event was handled. Scotti was such a calm and professional coordinator and her expertise was invaluable to us from the beginning-helping us to come up with a fabulous selection of food for our events , organizing the timing of each event to the tee and recommendations of vendors.

The weekend of the wedding, Scotti and her wonderful staff just worked their magic all weekend. Both events were staged with such an eye for detail and perfection,as well as everyone from the club serving with such pleasant attitudes.

Having our events at the Governors Club really allowed us to enjoy the time with our guests, confident that everything would be handled to perfection!

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★★★★★

Our daughter's Fall wedding at the Governors Club was perfection. We had both the Rehersal Dinner and the Reception at the club and were just so thankful for the skill with which our event was handled. Scotti was such a calm and professional coordinator and her expertise was invaluable to us from the beginning-helping us to come up with a fabulous selection of food for our events , organizing the timing of each event to the tee and recommendations of vendors.

The weekend of the wedding, Scotti and her wonderful staff just worked their magic all weekend. Both events were staged with such an eye for detail and perfection,as well as everyone from the club serving with such pleasant attitudes.

Having our events at the Governors Club really allowed us to enjoy the time with our guests, confident that everything would be handled to perfection!

Pros: Every detail to perfection!

Cons: None

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My husband and I have lived in Governors Club for 10 years. And yes, we are retired, and we moved to the South from the Boston suburbs. We knew noone who lived here--we just liked the convient location. Our home was built by a fine local contractor. It is a modest home which suits our needs--there are many like ours in the development. The community could not have been more welcoming--we had never experienced this in New England. Our neighborhood is friendly, helpful when there is an illness or emergency. We were both golfers when we came here, but I have had to give it up for health reasons. There are many opportunities to work/volunteer in the community and outside. My husband and I both work in the VITA program, I was an active member of the Chapel Hill Service League for 7 years and am still a sustainer. Most recently, my husband was on a committee to improve the facilities at our golf club. His job on the committee was to study and research all aspects of replacing the playground equipment at the pool/tennis/playground/fitness center. The project is now all complete. Since we live near the playground, I can tell you very clearly that there are lots of happy kids at Governors Club! We have a junior golf program, a swim team, a junior tennis team, and instruction in all those activities with more activites besides those mentioned.. To conclude,we cannot think of another place we would rather live--and we have checked many other locations in the area. I would also add that I am not a real estate agent.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have lived in Governors Club for 10 years. And yes, we are retired, and we moved to the South from the Boston suburbs. We knew noone who lived here--we just liked the convient location. Our home was built by a fine local contractor. It is a modest home which suits our needs--there are many like ours in the development. The community could not have been more welcoming--we had never experienced this in New England. Our neighborhood is friendly, helpful when there is an illness or emergency. We were both golfers when we came here, but I have had to give it up for health reasons. There are many opportunities to work/volunteer in the community and outside. My husband and I both work in the VITA program, I was an active member of the Chapel Hill Service League for 7 years and am still a sustainer. Most recently, my husband was on a committee to improve the facilities at our golf club. His job on the committee was to study and research all aspects of replacing the playground equipment at the pool/tennis/playground/fitness center. The project is now all complete. Since we live near the playground, I can tell you very clearly that there are lots of happy kids at Governors Club! We have a junior golf program, a swim team, a junior tennis team, and instruction in all those activities with more activites besides those mentioned.. To conclude,we cannot think of another place we would rather live--and we have checked many other locations in the area. I would also add that I am not a real estate agent.

Pros: Friendly people of all ages, lovely landscape

Cons: None at the moment

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We have lived here for 14 years. We moved here when we were in our 40's and found that the diversity of ages and backgrounds of our neighbors was one of the things we liked the most. Everyone was extremely friendly, interesting and welcoming. Now we have grandchildren and enjoy all of the kid-friendly activities. There are many young families living here and the children have year round activities. There is something for everyone from young to old. Living here is like going to a family resort that offers myriad amenities for all. The setting is amazing with gorgeous views and natural areas along with manicured and rolling golf course greens that wind through the community. The recently renovated clubhouse is beautiful and enjoyable. From a casual gathering to a formal affair this club offers everything! The food is reasonable and delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. The Property Owners association is award-winning. We had a choice of living anywhere and we chose here. We are certainly glad we did!

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★★★★★

We have lived here for 14 years. We moved here when we were in our 40's and found that the diversity of ages and backgrounds of our neighbors was one of the things we liked the most. Everyone was extremely friendly, interesting and welcoming. Now we have grandchildren and enjoy all of the kid-friendly activities. There are many young families living here and the children have year round activities. There is something for everyone from young to old. Living here is like going to a family resort that offers myriad amenities for all. The setting is amazing with gorgeous views and natural areas along with manicured and rolling golf course greens that wind through the community. The recently renovated clubhouse is beautiful and enjoyable. From a casual gathering to a formal affair this club offers everything! The food is reasonable and delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. The Property Owners association is award-winning. We had a choice of living anywhere and we chose here. We are certainly glad we did!

Pros: Friendly, beautiful, diverse

Cons: none!

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Clearly, the last reviewer is a Realtor(c). Here is the real story on the Governors Club:

Governors Club is a mistake unless you're retired.
Residents are snobby (for no reason other than their ability to get senior discounts at Food Lion)
99% belong to the "nouveau riche" club
Most residents are relocated northerners.
GC is NOT family friendly, regardless of what their web site says.
Everyone speeds.
Kids are viewed with disdain.

Reasons you would move to GC:
- You like white old men from NY & NJ and their subservient wives
- You enjoy being treated poorly, or enjoy treating others poorly
- You hate children, even at playgrounds and pools
- Something terrible happened to you once and you need to take it out on others in a "Life at its Best" Country Club atmosphere

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★☆☆☆☆

Clearly, the last reviewer is a Realtor(c). Here is the real story on the Governors Club:

Governors Club is a mistake unless you're retired.
Residents are snobby (for no reason other than their ability to get senior discounts at Food Lion)
99% belong to the "nouveau riche" club
Most residents are relocated northerners.
GC is NOT family friendly, regardless of what their web site says.
Everyone speeds.
Kids are viewed with disdain.

Reasons you would move to GC:
- You like white old men from NY & NJ and their subservient wives
- You enjoy being treated poorly, or enjoy treating others poorly
- You hate children, even at playgrounds and pools
- Something terrible happened to you once and you need to take it out on others in a "Life at its Best" Country Club atmosphere

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This club is an absolute joke! Full of senior citizens with terrible attitudes! Do not move here if you have children, this is not a "family friendly" place at all. My husband and I have seen children yelled at by residents for laughing too loud at the pool, saw a bigoted old woman shake her head at two sweet little black girls quietly playing by the pool, and had two friends yelled at by angry old, unhappy men.
It is clearly overrun with old people who would like to disconnect from society - or they were so miserable their own family disconnected from them - I think the latter may be more true. Buyer and members beware, it is a miserable excuse for a "club".

0
★☆☆☆☆

This club is an absolute joke! Full of senior citizens with terrible attitudes! Do not move here if you have children, this is not a "family friendly" place at all. My husband and I have seen children yelled at by residents for laughing too loud at the pool, saw a bigoted old woman shake her head at two sweet little black girls quietly playing by the pool, and had two friends yelled at by angry old, unhappy men.
It is clearly overrun with old people who would like to disconnect from society - or they were so miserable their own family disconnected from them - I think the latter may be more true. Buyer and members beware, it is a miserable excuse for a "club".

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Not only had my husband and I been dating for 10 years, but this is the first wedding in our family, so we took great care in choosing the perfect place with the perfect service. Planned for 9 months with their event planner. We had several guests coming from out-of-state and wanted one location for the ceremony and reception. They do not live up to their expectations. Do not fall for their marketing schemes-contract has loopholes in their favor. They promised us everything up front (space the night before, exceptional service, pastry chef) and didn't deliver.. We thought this was a one-stop venue-just what we needed! The event planner was confused about which event was ours for the preliminary meetings. Despite the fact that the event planner created an event plan and I provided the vendor schedule, that all parties acknowledged and agreed upon, the wedding was a disaster. The Governors Club had booked another event to end right before my wedding was to begin. They actually gave our vendors approx 2 hours for set up! Our florists were not able to finish arrangements. Although we were told by the event planner than a meeting would be held to inform staff of the set-up and our needs, on the wedding day I had to assist in setting up because none of the staff members knew where things were going. The wedding party had to prepare in dirty rooms because staff refused to clean (half eaten cookies and drink bottles from another group). Our dinner was not what we originally ordered- the meat was tough, bread was dry. Vendor meals were served on stale bread. Half of the guests were not served any cake and had to ask several times for tea or beverages. They lost our baker's supplies. We had to go back to the club after our honeymoon to retrieve them. Florist vases and decoration supplies were lost. We scheduled items to be picked up the day after the wedding. They refuse to send us any final bills AND the manager refuses to meet with us to discuss our experiences.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Not only had my husband and I been dating for 10 years, but this is the first wedding in our family, so we took great care in choosing the perfect place with the perfect service. Planned for 9 months with their event planner. We had several guests coming from out-of-state and wanted one location for the ceremony and reception. They do not live up to their expectations. Do not fall for their marketing schemes-contract has loopholes in their favor. They promised us everything up front (space the night before, exceptional service, pastry chef) and didn't deliver.. We thought this was a one-stop venue-just what we needed! The event planner was confused about which event was ours for the preliminary meetings. Despite the fact that the event planner created an event plan and I provided the vendor schedule, that all parties acknowledged and agreed upon, the wedding was a disaster. The Governors Club had booked another event to end right before my wedding was to begin. They actually gave our vendors approx 2 hours for set up! Our florists were not able to finish arrangements. Although we were told by the event planner than a meeting would be held to inform staff of the set-up and our needs, on the wedding day I had to assist in setting up because none of the staff members knew where things were going. The wedding party had to prepare in dirty rooms because staff refused to clean (half eaten cookies and drink bottles from another group). Our dinner was not what we originally ordered- the meat was tough, bread was dry. Vendor meals were served on stale bread. Half of the guests were not served any cake and had to ask several times for tea or beverages. They lost our baker's supplies. We had to go back to the club after our honeymoon to retrieve them. Florist vases and decoration supplies were lost. We scheduled items to be picked up the day after the wedding. They refuse to send us any final bills AND the manager refuses to meet with us to discuss our experiences.

Pros: Outdoor views

Cons: Lack of service, event planners, management

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We really couldn't believe our good fortune finding this place via the web, as we drove through the winding roads, past immaculate golf greens and manicured homesites. Tucked back within a gated residential community, this club provides a wonderful resort alternative to hotels or country inns. The accommodations are structured as suites and ours had a great wrap-around porch that overlooked the golf course. Dining at the Clubhouse was a pleasure; the staff was personable and professional, yet very friendly and welcoming. The views from the top of the mountain were breathtaking. Restful, luxurious and good golf! If the intention of having rentals here is to convince folks to consider retirement or relocation here, it was successful with us!

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★★★★★

We really couldn't believe our good fortune finding this place via the web, as we drove through the winding roads, past immaculate golf greens and manicured homesites. Tucked back within a gated residential community, this club provides a wonderful resort alternative to hotels or country inns. The accommodations are structured as suites and ours had a great wrap-around porch that overlooked the golf course. Dining at the Clubhouse was a pleasure; the staff was personable and professional, yet very friendly and welcoming. The views from the top of the mountain were breathtaking. Restful, luxurious and good golf! If the intention of having rentals here is to convince folks to consider retirement or relocation here, it was successful with us!

Pros: privacy, accomodations, setting

 

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