By Colleen Kane
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 17 th century British palace to a couple of homes situated on the 18 th hole.
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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.
Maui 18th Hole View
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.
Grand Scale Entertaining
Location: Las Vegas
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.
Castle on the Hill
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.
17th Century British Palace Recreation
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: 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.
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