Dave Pelz’s Golfer’s Paradise

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Dave Pelz's Austin-area home features a dynamic short-game practice facility and replicas of some famous greens. It's also low-maintenance -- the grass is made of SYNLawn synthetic turf that never requires watering or mowing.
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A birds-eye view of Pelz's backyard greens, which replicate those found at such famous courses as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass.
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The view from Pelz's back patio reveals his stunning home practice facility.
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Pelz's tribute to Augusta National's devilish par-3 12th, left, in the foreground, has all the fixings, including alabaster bunkers and a knockoff of Rae's Creek.
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Where else in the world can you take in a view of the 17th at Sawgrass from the 12th at Augusta?
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A more daunting view of Pelz's homage to Sawgrass.
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Recognize the hole on the left? It's the par-3 17th at Pebble Beach. The hole to the right is simply a "practice hole" -- a Pelz original.
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Pelz's greens aren't exact replicas of the real things, but they're pretty close. Here he flops one to his version of the tiered green at Pebble Beach's par-5 14th.
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Pebble's 14th and the 17th at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
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Pelz and his loyal practice partner, his Bedlington terrier, PEDO. Related Article