If you hear someone yelling, "Fore!" when you are out in the backyard of your Turnbull Bay Country Estates home, you should probably duck. This small neighborhood sits in the middle of The Preserve at Turnbull Bay, a premier golf course. One of the benefits of living in Florida is that the golf courses are open all year round! The course features Seashore Paspalum Greens, one of the only courses in Volusia County to use this exceptional smooth grass.
Living here puts you far enough out from the center of town to enjoy quiet streets where the only people driving around are usually your neighbors. This is a community where it is safe to walk your dog at any time of day which is a good thing, because by the time June rolls around and the temperatures are hot and steamy, you should be going out for walks with your dog early in the morning or late in the evening.
The homes here in Turnbull Bay Country Estates are single-family cookie cutter style houses built over a short period of time as the community was developed. There are sidewalks running along both sides of the street, making it much easier for the two of you to make use of the surrounding neighborhoods to add some distance and variety.
The one thing missing from your walks is shade as the streets may be lined with sidewalks, but they aren't lined with trees. This can make for some very uncomfortable walks if you wait until too late in the day. The hard part is living so close to the acres of golf course that your dog is not permitted to walk on.
One nice thing for you and your dog is the lack of traffic, both vehicular and foot. The only vehicles you are likely to deal with are those belonging to residents and service or delivery vehicles, making for safer walks.
The thing about being in the middle of a golf course is that you are surrounded by green space, albeit space you cannot take your dog for walks on. However, you are only a short walk to a vast undeveloped tract of land. There are trails all over the place that can take you down to the shore of Strickland Bay. This is an excellent place to take your dog for a walk, but be sure to check them over for ticks!
If you are looking for something a little less rugged, you and your dog can make the short trip over to Spruce Creek Preserve. The preserve has a lot to offer in the 1,600 acres it covers. There are over three miles of trails and wildlife for you to enjoy. The best times to go walking here are going to be in the early morning or late evening as this is a trendy place for hikers with and without dogs.