Home is where the heart is. But what good is that if there isn’t also a good golf course nearby? With that in mind, we went hunting for golf-course homes for sale around the country. And not just any houses. Lavish dwellings, with plenty of square-footage, and an extra room or two for your clubs and trophy case.
Bel Air, Calif.
Asking price: $150,000,000
The Prince of Bel Air? Please. With two master suites, 10 oversized guest rooms and 21 bathrooms (because when you gotta go, you don’t wanna wait), this joint is big enough for an entire extended royal family, plus all their many staff and assorted hangers-on. What else comes with it? There’s a swimming pool, a four-lane bowling alley, a 40-seat private theater and an auto gallery of cars valued at $30 million dollars. And a helicopter pad. Oh, and a helicopter, which makes the commute to Bel Air Country Club a breeze.
Pebble Beach, Calif.
Asking price: $37,000,000
If those Bel Air homeowners ever sell their spread, they might consider downsizing to this modest dwelling, which anchors a 2.8-acre oceanfront compound, a few twists and turns down 17-Mile Drive from the site of this year’s U.S. Open. In addition to the lavish Spanish-style main house, the property also has a lyceum, a penthouse guest apartment, and a caretaker’s cottage, because even the super-rich need help.
Asking price: $6,999,000
With his win at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship, at Austin Country Club, Kevin Kisner pocketed a check for $1.745 million, which, if he wants this place, still leaves him more than $5 million short.
Asking price: $45,000,000
The Windy City is a spendy city, assuming that you’re in the market for a 25,000-square foot urban palace, replete with multiple fountains, a reflecting pool and a hand-forged antique garden pavilion. If you’ve got anything left over, we recommend a round or two at Cog Hill, the Glen Club or any number of other fine local public tracks.
Asking price: $12,900,000
Thirteen million frickin’ dollahs!? Are you kiddin’ me? This Back Bay brownstone must be wicked pissah. And, in fact, it is, with views of the Charles River, and six floors of lovely living and entertaining space. Just one suggestion: temper that townie accent, or they might not let you join the The Country Club.
Asking price: $150,000,000
The showpiece of this extravagant Long Island land-grab is a 12,000-square-foot main residence. But there’s more, including a tennis court, a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, panoramic water views and—the clincher—two putting greens. Clearly, you’ve got the bankroll to join Shinnecock. The question is: do you have the bloodlines?
Asking price: $2,495,000
This picturesque antebellum manse is known as Thistle Dhu and once belonged to the shipping magnate James Wells Barber. But here’s the real kicker: it’s also home to the first miniature golf course in the United States.
Asking price: $10,500,000
You can hardly swing a nine-iron around Jupiter without whacking a Tour pro or his SUV. Just be careful not to smash the windows of this seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom riverfront estate. You break it, you own it, after all.
Asking price: $975,000
Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Bel Air anymore. We’re in Kansas, and though they call this “fly-over country,” the real estate prices are relatively down-to-earth. This resplendent Tuscan-style home comes with a vineyard, a winery and a firing range, all for under $1 million, leaving you lots of cash left over to join Prairie Dunes.
Asking price: $6,000,000
You’ve heard of Muirfield Village, right? It’s the home of the Memorial. Now, it can also be your home, too.
Asking price: $15,000,000
The Zillow listing for this grand Georgia home says that it sits a “three iron away from the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club.” They should knock off a few million just for using that cliche.