By Colleen Kane
CNBC.com

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.

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When you hear the nickname "Wildcats," you think of Kentucky or Arizona. Or maybe Villanova or Stephen Curry's Davidson Wildcats come to mind, thanks to recent NCAA basketball tournaments.

But rarely do you think of Northwestern University -- a major reason why the Evanston, Ill., school should consider changing its nickname to something more distinctive and less banal.

"Mundane," Nick Zessis, Northwestern class of 2012, said. "A Wildcat seems to be a sort of generic mascot.”

"I'm not particularly attached to it," Michelle Goldfine, also class of 2012, said. "It's pretty common. There are lots of other Wildcats."

From Abilene Christian to Weber State, more than 25 schools have the nickname Wildcats.

Northwestern is not even the only major conference school with the color purple and a Wildcat mascot named Willie.

"Pardon the Interruption's" Michael Wilbon (class of 1980), who likes Northwestern's current nickname, was at an airport recently when his toddler, Matthew, became excited seeing a purple Wildcats jersey.

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