A primary or vacation home just steps from the fairways is a dream come true for the avid golfer. In locations from the Hamptons to prestigious Pebble Beach—with the distinctive high desert of Santa Fe in between—these sophisticated golf course homes hit the sweet spot.
Elegant Montecito Manor
Montecito, California | Maureen McDermut, Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage
On one of the emerald fairways of Montecito’s Birnam Wood Golf Club, this three-bedroom manor has an effortless indoor-outdoor flow and a sweeping view of manicured gardens and the Pacific. Among the highlights are a spacious living room, a unique atrium-like dining room, a kitchen with an adjoining casual living space, a pool, and an owner’s retreat, which is secluded in its own wing and includes two baths, a fireplace, and a private terrace with further vistas of the ocean and the club’s golf course.
Palatial Oasis in Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida | Carole Koeppel, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
In the rarefied environs of the private Old Palm Golf Club, this majestic 8,589-square-foot residence enjoys a view of the golf course from nearly every room. A gracefully curving double-height stairway and an elevator link the home’s five levels, which feature a gourmet kitchen, an office or library, and a family room opening to a breezy loggia with an outdoor kitchen and a view of the dramatic pool and spa. Lushly landscaped, the property also includes a one-bedroom guesthouse and a four-car garage.
Sophisticated Santa Fe Hacienda
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Darlene Streit, Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage
On 3.45 acres just outside Santa Fe, this 10,700-square-foot hacienda combines Mediterranean-inspired style with the relaxed Southwestern sophistication. Entertaining is easy thanks to the impressively appointed kitchen, formal living and dining areas, and an enviable 3,400-bottle wine cellar. Plentiful oversized windows and an expansive traditional portal allow for endless appreciation of golf course, sunset, and mountain views. Membership in the exclusive Club at Las Campanas affords access to an array of amenities, including, dining, tennis, a spa, and golf on two Jack Nicklaus–designed courses.
Inviting Classical Style on the 12th Green
Pebble Beach, California | Nicole Truszkowski, Sotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage
Eye-catching classically inspired style, generous space, wonderful light, and spectacular sweeping views are hallmarks of this distinctive 8,300-square-foot estate on 2.42 acres in prestigious Pebble Beach. This is the perfect setting for a refined lifestyle, featuring seven bedrooms, a generous gourmet kitchen, and a host of welcoming spaces for living and entertaining. Beyond inviting terraces and meticulously manicured gardens lies the lush 12th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links resort and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Southampton, New York | Angela Boyer-Stump, Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Steps from the Southampton and Shinnecock golf clubs, this delightful five-bedroom home is replete with bright, inviting spaces, including formal living and dining areas, a well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast area, casual living space, a gym, a media area, and a wine cellar. The verdant acreage is accented by a bluestone patio, a heated pool, a waterfall, gardens, and a sports court. A clearing in the enveloping trees affords a private view of sunsets and one of the nearby golf courses.