The team at Top Ten Real Estate Deals has just compiled the annual list of the most luxurious golf homes on the market. To do so, they dug up information on a few of the private estates of professional golfers. For the rest of this list, they sought out high-end properties located on award-winning golf courses across North America. The resulting ten homes reflect styles from Antebellum to modern. They range from a reproduction of a 17th century British palace to a couple of homes situated on the 18th hole.
While these are private houses, most are nearly resorts unto themselves: They’re gated, they have landscaped grounds, and they come with pools and spas, fitness centers and other personal sporting facilities like indoor basketball courts. This countdown begins at the same place the PGA Tour starts, with a home overlooking the Kapalua Golf Club.
By Colleen Kane
Posted 10 April, 2012
Location: Lahaina, Hawaii
Price: $8.4 million
Square footage: 7,645
This property has not just views of sunset and the Outer Islands but the Plantation Golf Course at Kapalua, launch site for the PGA Tour each January.
The property is being sold as furnished and it has plenty of covered terrace space blending the indoors with outdoors, as well as a glass-front wine cellar and automated lighting and sound systems.
Location: Missoula, Montana
Price: $1.7 million
Square footage: 4,800
This “Montana Craftsman” uses natural materials from the local landscape such as native rock along with the simple and rustic but stylish characteristics of Craftsman. Other materials used include a cedar shake roof, pine and fir board and batt siding, and copper guttering, Italian tile and marble, Douglas Fir hardwoods and 8-food solid Alder doors.
The home has four fireplaces and a large basement with wine cellar rec room, family room and theater room. Home ownership brings with it social membership at The Ranch Club, although a golf membership is an upgrade.
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $4 million
Square footage: 24,000
This property is located in the gated Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club and doubly secured in a privately gated compound of guest houses and a main “entertainment” building large enough to host a ball.
This event-worthy property has two swimming pools, a cabana with a full service bar, and a man-made cave with spa. Of course, it also has views of the course.
Location: Spring Island, S.C.
Price: $1.995 million
Square footage: 6,356
This Antebellum-style home sits on Spring Island on 3.7 wooded acres with views of the marsh, Night Heron Pond, and the 17th hole of Old Tabby Links, which was designed by Arnold Palmer along with Palmer’s design partner Ed Seay.
It has floor-to-ceiling windows, a gallery between living room and the paneled and wood-beamed library, four fireplaces and antique pine floors. The master suite takes up the whole second floor and includes a sitting area with fireplace and an office, with views from its porch. A guest house has two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchenette and vaulted ceilings. Also on the grounds are a trellised walkway to the main house, a three-run dog kennel, and a garage with a golf cart area, a gun room, an office, and a large guest suite on the second floor.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Price: $4.895 million
Bathrooms: 5 full, 5 partial
Square footage: 11,000
This striking Mediterranean villa, located on 1.3 acres over the 18-hole Mira Vista Country Club, is also known as The 19th Hole.
Now offered at a reduced price from $5.2 million, the mansion includes an open-air cantina on the top floor with a wood-burning fireplace and panoramic views of southwest Fort Worth. There is also a basketball court, an 11-foot deep diving pool with a waterfall, and the media room has an automatic shade and a 110” HDTV screen and a Texas Longhorn bar.
Location: Rye, N.Y.
Price: $6.995 million
Bathrooms: 7 full, 2 half
Square footage: 14,132
This New York mansion is situated on 1.35 acres at the third tee of the Westchester Country Club, which for 40 years was a stop on the PGA tour. Three is also the number of golf courses you can see from the house, which also overlooks Willow Ridge and Apawamis courses.
The estate, built in 2011, includes impressive coffered and barrel vaulted ceilings, with coordinating wood floors and woodwork throughout, and it has a fitness center, pool with summer kitchen/ cabana, wine cellar and grotto and staff quarters.
Location: Tampa, Fla.
Price: $14.9 million |
Bathrooms: 10 full and 3 half
Square footage: 29,000
This sprawling estate is modeled after a 17th century British royal palace and it comes with its own guards, thanks to its location in Avila, a guard-gated community with an 18-hole championship golf course.
It was finished in 2004 after seven years in development, including hand-crafted molding and millwork. Other fancy details include Brazilian walnut flooring, and 14 fireplaces with carved mantles, a private basketball court and staff quarters.
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Price: $39 million
Square footage: 20,000
This enormous mansion is located in the East Gate section of Bel-Air, Los Angeles, for that taste of Old Hollywood money, but it was built in 2003. The estate has plenty of on-site entertainment options. Among them, in view, is one of the country’s vintage courses, the 18-hole Bel-Air Country Club that dates to the 1920s.
The Mediterranean-style villa on 1.5 acres also features an indoor spa and gym, full guest apartment, cabana / game room, exercise studio, billiards, movie screening room, and a car collector underground garage.
Location: La Quinta, Calif.
Square footage: 5,173
Fred Couples has put his family’s Coachella Valley second home on the market as a furnished property. It’s a Mediterranean style, taking inspiration from architect Addison Mizner, located in The Madison Club golfing resort community. It has two master suites, mountain views, a pool with spa and a fire pit as well as a barbecue.
In addition to his 53 pro wins, Couples has a golf course design company and makes his primary home in Palm Springs. There, he enjoys learning gardening skills from his grandfather, who was groundskeeper for Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Square footage: 9,500
This single-story, nearly mansion-sized Tuscan home belonging to Phil “Lefty” Mickelson, winner of this year’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The home sits on a landscaped 4.8 acres, offering views of city and canyon.
Built in 2000, it incorporates important materials such as white Calcutta marble from Italy, a fireplace of white hand-carved Cantera stone and a curved glass shower enclosure with Baccarat crystal and sterling silver fixtures. It also has other custom features including built-in bookcases and high exposed-beam ceilings.