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For most Americans, a day of golf requires a trip to their favorite links, but for the most dedicated golf enthusiasts, owning a home with a course in their back yard is the only way to go. For those with the deepest pockets, some of the most exquisite golf homes allow them to live a golf fantasy to the fullest.
Recently, real estate website TopTenRealEstateDeals.com surveyed realtors and listings across the country to find the most spectacular golf homes in the country and created their top 10 list. From spectacular homes lining the most majestic vistas of pro-rated courses to estates that encompass a full course, these homes are sure to impress.
So, where are America's most impressive golf homes? Click ahead to find out!
By Paul Toscano
Posted 15 Oct 2009
Listing Price: $3 million
Located in Castle Rock Colorado, this home is situated on the state's top-ranked course: Castle Pines Golf Club. The course is a par 72, 7,400 yard Jack Nicklaus Signature course, surrounded by densely wooded areas and rolling hills, it also hosts the PGA Tour event "The International."
The home features sunset views of the golf course on the east facade and a spacious primary kitchen, while the second floor features three wings, accessible by two staircases, which includes a secondary kitchen and 5 bedrooms. The basement of the home offers a recreational area with a spa, workout area, coffered ceilings, an additional bedroom, as well as a private spiral staircase leading up to the master bedroom.
Listing Price: $6.9 million
This home, situated on one of Naples' most exclusive golf clubs, is nestled in the Cocohatchee Strand nature preserve in a neighborhood of only 75 homes. This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom 8,067 sq ft home features hand cut marble floors, an antique Italian fountain and an outdoor kitchen overlooking the 2nd green and 3rd tee.
The course, Bay Colony Golf Club at Pelican Marsh, has hosted the Ace Senior PGA Classic for the past three years and have professionally rated championship holes.
Listing Price: $7.5 million
This impressive Hawaiian golf home is located near the Plantation Club, which hosts a field of PGA tour winners each January, including the current owner of this home, Jim Furyk. The course itself is a par 73 and spans 7,411 yards across natural formations and a vast pineapple plantation.
The home features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, ocean views, a pool, hot tub, outdoor barbeque and an additional 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house. The home sits on 2.525 acres of landscaped Hawaiian hills and measures a total of 4,847 sq. ft, including the guest house.
Listing Price: $10,250,000
This golf home in Jupiter, Florida, measures an impressive 10,516 sq ft and sits on 1.27 acres with a lake view over the 4th fairway. Each of the 7 bedrooms (including two bedrooms in the accompanying guest house) feature water views, as the lake wraps around the sides of the home.
The accompanying course, a Jack Nicklaus designed par 72, Bear's Club course features a professionally rated course featuring the area’s iconic Bermuda grass. Opened in 2008, the course measures 7,164 yards and is the realization of a decades-old South Florida design dream for Nicklaus.
Listing Price: $12,800,000
This impressive 11 bedroom, 16 bathroom golf mansion sits on the TCP Las Vegas course. The home measures 23,360 sq ft, and features a master suite that measures nearly 2,600 sq ft, an indoor basketball/racquetball court and a 15 seat theater.
The award winning TPC Las Vegas course is located in the Summerlin master-planned community and also hosts the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The course integrates the natural terrain of the Nevada desert, has won awards from Golf Digest and has the distinction of being the location of Tiger Woods' first professional win. It is a par 72 measuring 7,243 yards.
Listing Price: $16.75 million
Situated on the St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, this home features access to 36 holes of championship golf, including an 18 hole Arnold Palmer Signature course and a Gene Bates course. The courses have also been host to numerous PGA exhibitions, including ones led by the likes of Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate.
The home itself measures 15,872 sq ft, with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and includes an antique marble fireplace, a cinema home theater, a sculptured garden, reflecting pool and custom designed wood and marble floors throughout.
Listing Price: $27.5 million
Simply known as "The Manor" this home is described by the realtors as "one of Newport's grandest, renowned for its beauty and scope, with stunning architecture, artisan craftsmanship and exquisite grounds." The main house features 6 bedrooms with 6 full and 3 half bathrooms and measures over 18,000 sq ft. The home also features a large guest house, garage space for 15 cars, a pool, spa and a tennis court.
The home's associated golf course is a par 72 measuring 6,981 yards, and built in 1971 it remains highly exclusive to this day. It was designed by John F. Harbottle and is a professionally rated course.
Listing Price: $15.5 million
Built in 2009, this 6 bedroom, 11 bath home measures approximately 18,416 sq ft and overlooks the Paradise Valley Country Club and Camelback mountain. The master suite measures 3,000 sq. ft., and the home also features a 50' infinity pool with a swim-up bar, 5,000 sq ft of viewing decks and an impressive great room.
The Paradise Valley Country Club features 6,802 yards of championship tees on a par 72, which was designed by Marion Hughes and Keith Foster and opened in 1953.
Listing Price: $35 million
This home offers world-class location on one of the most recognizable courses in the world, Pebble Beach. The home itself measures 11,000 sq ft on approximately 1.7 acres and overlooks the 18th fairway of this iconic course, along with coastal views. It features four bedrooms suites, six fireplaces, a master suite with an outdoor spa and patio, and a wide range of "smart home" features.
The Pebble Beach golf course needs little introduction, the annual winner of top awards, including America's Best Public-Access Course and more, it was opened in 1919 by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant with modern-day revisions by Jack Nicklaus. US Open Championships have been held at Pebble Beach in 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2000, with the next Championship scheduled for 2010.
Listing Price: Upon Request
The title of America's most impressive golf home goes to this 25,000 sq foot home resting on 60 acres of land in Long Island's Bridgehampton. The compound features a 7 bedroom, 12 bathroom main house, a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom guest house and a third "fish house" that includes a kitchenette and other amenities. The grounds feature 3 ponds, 14 gardens of various types, a 75' pool, antique barn and other luxurious features on the expansive estate.
The estate includes a private USGA rated 18 hole course on its property, designed by Reese Jones. The price of the estate is only available through the realtor, upon request.