(Update: 1/27/2010 – our lake lot is sold. If you have a Sugar Valley Lakes lot to sell or want to buy one, go to this site. You can post information about the lot you want to sell or find out more about Sugar Valley Lakes and the area.)
Some years ago, we bought a lake lot at this Kansas resort community near Mound City, south of Kansas City. The idea was that eventually we would build a cottage there and enjoy summers by the lake.
They have a 9-hole golf course there that starts out rather flatly but turns dramatic with one hole in particular. It has an elevated tee area and your drive has to carry over water to a landing area. Then you jump in the golf cart and head down the steep hill, hoping that the brakes are good. Zoom across a bridge and then up a steep hill to where hopefully your ball has landed. Now the second shot is from this elevated area across to an elevated green. Again you have to carry across water. For me this hole was beyond challenging and could be described as downright scary. My husband really liked that hole, but then he’s a much better golfer than I am. My ball usually ended up in the water at least once on this hole and sometimes twice.
Our lot is on the biggest lake of the lakes at Sugar Valley. It slopes down to the water and would be a good building lot. Very few of those are left on this lake as there are quite a few houses already in place. It’s a popular place for full-time retirees and weekenders. It’s a good family place with the boating, nature walks, a pool up by the clubhouse, tennis courts and lots of community pot luck dinners at the clubhouse.
Sigh… we never did build the cabin or spend summers by the lake. Now, we live in Florida and are lucky to make it out to Kansas for a family visit a couple of times a year. Consequently, we’re looking to sell this lake lot to someone who will make use of it.
If that appeals to you, I’ve posted a photo gallery showing the lot, the lake, some of the golf course and some Kansas nature scenes. Ideally you are in Kansas or nearby in Missouri and can drive over to scope out the community. I recommend that, and hope you like it as much as we did.
Click here for more information about Sugar Valley Lakes and the surrounding area.