When the idea of waking up to birdies conjures images of meticulously maintained greens and open fairways over sparrows and chickadees, you know you’re a dedicated golfer. Other signs? You’ve got a fair share of clubhouse and tour merchandise hanging in your walk-in, and you may or may not have a putter and a few balls at the ready in your home office—just for when you need a breather from some paperwork, of course. However it manifests in your home, there is no better way to pay homage to your sacred hobby than by moving next to a reputed track. Here are some fantastic properties with backyard links:
Oxshott, Surrey, United Kingdom
More than 15 local courses and golf clubs surround this stately English manor, nestled on nearly three acres of sought-after Pachesham Park Private Estate. Through the tall gates that surround the property, a long gravel drive leads to a triple-garage – with plenty of room for your golf cart.
Inside, seven bedrooms and six bathrooms link across 5,767-square-feet of refurbished modern space. The mirrored entryway is an accurate impression of the light available throughout the home, from the sleek open kitchen to the inviting seating areas. Find time to brush up on swing tips in one of the two studies, replay your last putt over an Arnold Palmer in the second kitchen, or retire from your round with a dip in the outdoor pool and dream of tomorrow’s game.
Bel Ombre, Savanne, Mauritius
Find a golfer’s paradise in Mauritius. A two-story private villa feels like your very own resort right next to the Frederica Nature Reserve. Relax on the patio between rounds or practice for tomorrow’s rematch at the on-property golf simulator, stacked with over 30 courses, including the Afrasia Open Heritage Golf Course.
Beautiful fairways can also be found at local courses inland, or a short car-ride away from your front door at the award-winning Heritage Villas Valriche championship course. On rest days, indulge in the best of your villa with a bottle of Mauritian rum, or a fine white from one of three wine fridges, fresh kabobs off the grill of your outdoor kitchen, and a rest in your hammock.
Casa De Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
You might be wondering where the check-in desk is when you arrive at this Caribbean golf-view mansion. With La Romana Country Club Golf Course right next door, there are plenty of opportunities to host worthy opponents.
Eight bedrooms with private balconies and en-suites offer welcome respite from warm days, as does a wraparound pool accessible from multiple wings. A 1,000-bottle wine cellar, private gym (complete with massage areas), NBA-rated basket court, and fully-equipped entertainment room round out the distractions for those rare days away from the course.
Emirates Hills, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Classical design with a modern twist comes to life in at this 18,358-square-foot golf-view property in Dubai. While the 19th hole may be the traditional post-round stop, you’ll be inspired to settle any bets with a pint in the comfort of your luxurious home instead. High-grade marble from Italy, carpentry details throughout, and smart home security cap off designer furnishings. Relaxing in the entertainment room or tallying your score next to towering Guadalupe palms is just the thing after a long day on the fairway.
Pylos, Messinia, Greece
Beautiful natural elements converge at this golf-front escape in south west Peloponnese, Greece. Situated within the award-winning five-star Navarino Dunes Resort, this five-bedroom villa sits on a hillside facing the manicured greens of the resort’s signature golf course, The Dunes. Indoor-outdoor living is seamless; with large openings pouring natural light into the residence. The Ionian Sea and Bay of Navarino are a breezy three-minute drive away by golf cart—but if you plan to stay in, the privacy of olive groves and the refreshing pool will do just fine.
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Look out on the links from the unmatched comfort of your modern living room or the cooling waters of the outdoor infinity pool at this incredible desert oasis. Incredible Ricardo Legorreta–inspired architecture frames every element of the natural landscape, be it through seamless panes of glass or a Portuguese limestone wall complete with a fire feature outside.
Coined “Sundance” for the way the light flits through each room, this five-bedroom stunner encourages the best of golf course living. A courtyard-style water feature connects casual and formal dining and living spaces, while a generous kitchen offers more than enough prep space to cook up a tournament-size feast. Space is high on the agenda, with open bedrooms, bathrooms, and walk-ins a testament to the considered architecture that make this remarkable property a gimmie.
For those who hit the links on a regular basis, a home close to the course is right on par with living the golf dream.
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