From the cliffs of Pebble Beach to the palm trees in Mallorca, golf enthusiasts from around the world undoubtedly will be perfecting their swings this majors tournament season, which kicks off this week at the 2014 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
For the golfer who desires the serenity, prestige and access to links lavished with adventure, owning a golf retreat on their favorite course is a coveted trophy.
Discover five legacy residences that epitomize the luxurious golf lifestyle enjoyed both on and off the course.
$6,800,000 USD / Thousand Oaks, California / Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty
This Hamptons-style, colonial estate overlooks the 16th fairway of the Sherwood Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus golf course. The morning sunlight that illuminates the Santa Monica mountains to the east pours into the home, highlighting its detailed molding, millwork, wainscoting, designer window coverings, hand-hewn wood floors and French doors. Volume ceilings accentuate the spacious open plan.
$4,750,000 USD / Scottsdale, Arizona / Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
A courtyard that wraps around a teardrop tiled pool and spa distinguishes this custom estate in the Desert Mountain golf community overlooking the 15th hole of Chiricahua, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A covered patio, fireplace and built-in barbeque with high-top seating invite outdoor entertaining. Theater, wine and game rooms keep guests engaged inside. At bedtime, the master suite beckons, warmed by split-face honey onyx fireplace.
$4,850,000 USD / Rio Grande, Puerto Rico / Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty
One of only three currently built, this Las Estancias residence estate at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort features a Bali-inspired design with panoramic ocean and golf views surrounded by a rainforest. The single-level, double height, plantation-style construction incorporates an infinity edge pool and spa tub on the outdoor terraces. A European double-width kitchen equipped with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and wet bar open into the formal dining area.
$3,040,000 USD / Caldes De Malavella, Spain / Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty
The glass façade of this Spanish villa, designed by de Blacam & Meagher at the PGA Catalunya Resort, looks out onto the 17th fairway and surrounding forest. The outdoor terrace area blends into the indoor living space. The home’s two kitchens – one inside and out – authentic al fresco barbeque oven, custom infinity pool and two fireplaces clearly are intended for owners who enjoy entertaining family and friends.
$12,500,000 USD / Kapalua, Hawaii / Island Sotheby’s International Realty
Inspired by 19th century, Craftsman-style Hawaiian homes, this estate overlooking the 16th fairway of Hawaii’s Kapalua Plantation Course merges the history and artistry of a bygone era with the technology, amenities and quality craftsmanship of a modern home. Surrounded by views of the ocean, Moloka’I island and West Maui Forest Reserve, this home’s modern layout includes an indoor pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.
Price Upon Request / Bridgehampton, New York / Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Three Ponds Farm is an unparalleled private residence on 60+/-picturesque acres in Bridgehampton, New York. Three Ponds offers the only private golf course designed by the legendary Rees Jones, exemplifying his signature style to maximize the course’s aesthetic appeal in its natural environment while creating intriguing, competitive elements. The unique design of the USGA rated course offers 9 holes which can be played in both directions with a charming historic milking barn known as the “fish house,” for a mid-play break. Players can enjoy the two story club house adjacent to the main residence with an English gentlemen’s flare of handsome cherry wood paneling and antique bar with separate guest quarters.