BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Golf and expensive homes go together, if only because the sport is preferred by the wealthy.
Even as home prices, measured by the Case-Shiller index, fell in the first quarter and applications for new mortgatges have been falling in recent weeks, there are luxury homes located next to or on U.S. golf courses that cost as much as $68 million.
compiled a list of some of them, as the 2010 U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, won by Graeme McDowell, comes to a close.
The showcase features a Bridgehampton, N.Y., home with more than 20,000 square feet of living space, a mansion in Texas with a two-story "SoHo warehouse" dance floor and a home near the Pebble Beach, Calif., golf course, where the pros are playing.
PGA Tour Golfer Jim Furyk's Hawaii Home
Location: 229 Plantation Club Drive, Maui, Hawaii
Beds: 3 | Baths: 3.5 | Square Footage: 4,847
: Kicking off the top 10 is a PGA Tour golfer's home. Jim Furyk's Hawaiian home is located on Plantation Golf Course, and features two master bedrooms and a guest bedroom, plus a guest house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The patio has views of the golf course, an outdoor fireplace, a hot tub, a pool, and a large covered outdoor barbecue and entertainment area.
: Each winter, PGA Tour winners, including Furyk, play on Plantation Course on Kapalua Resort. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the par 73, 7,411-yard course has extensive views of the surrounding landscape.
Lakeside Elegance at Teton Pines
Location: Teton Pines Resort, Wilson, Wyo.
Beds: 4 | Baths: 4.5 | Square Footage: 7,300
: This spacious overlooks the 18th fairway of the championship golf course at Teton Pines Resort. The house sits on the edge of a lake and has 7,300 square feet of living space. There are four bedrooms, four wood-burning fireplaces, a guest apartment suite with its own kitchen, an indoor lap pool and a furnished exercise room.
: The Teton Pines Country Club, a 7,412-yard course, was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. When the course opened in 1987, it was chosen as the third-best new golf resort in the country by
. Teton Pines has since received accolades from
Conde Nast Traveler
. Teton Pines has been the host for the American Junior Golf Association's annual Canon Cup and the Rocky Mountain Section PGA sectional championship.
Hilton Head: Sea Pines Oceanfront
Location: 23 Atlantic Pt. #12, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Square Footage: 5,219
: This Hilton Head home offers an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean and the world famous Ocean Golf Course at The Sea Pines Resort. The unique design of the home allows ocean views from each of the four bedroom suites. The home has six gas fireplaces, huge skylights, an elevator, stone floors and a patio with a barbecue area, a pool and spa with a waterfall, and a private beach walk to the ocean.
: The Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort was the first course built on Hilton Head Island. Originally designed by George Cobb and opened in 1960, the course was rebuilt in 1995 by Mark McCumber. The 15th hole is oceanfront, making it one of the only courses on Hilton Head Island to offer a view of the Atlantic.
Southern European Estate in Paradise Valley
Location: 4928 E Cottontail Run Road, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Beds: 6 | Baths: 11 | Square Footage: 18,416
: This massive estate overlooks the Paradise Valley Country Club golf course and Camelback Mountain. There are 5,000 square feet of private outdoor patios and viewing decks, an infinity pool, a spa and two outdoor kitchens. The open-floor plan features a spacious living room, bar and a professionally outfitted cook's kitchen designed for entertaining. The master suite is over 3,000 square feet, with views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
: The golf course at Paradise Valley Country Club spreads over a spacious 6,802 yards. Designed by Marion Hughes and Keith Foster in the early 1950s, the course has views of Camelback Mountain. It has a course rating of 72 and a slope of 132.
Private French-Inspired Estate
Location: 1 Premiere Point, Newport Coast, Calif.
Beds: 6 | Baths: 6Square footage: 11,500 square feet
: This French-inspired Orange County estate was built in 2004 and located on the edge of the Pelican Hill Golf Course. The home has six bedrooms, a two-story library, theater, wine cellar, gym, an elevator and parking for 10 cars. Outside there is a spacious patio for entertaining, a barbecue pavilion, a pool and spa, a huge lawn and a koi pond.
: Pelican Hill Golf Course is a Tom Fazio 36-championship course with Pacific Ocean and Newport Harbor views from almost every hole. Fazio designed the course in the early 1990s, when it opened, but he recently redesigned the course for its reopening in 2008. Since then, the course has received excellent reviews, and the club was recognized by
as one of the country's "Eighteen Great Country Clubs for a Day."
Bridgehampton North Estate
Location: Bridgehampton North, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
Beds: 8 | Baths: 12 | Square Footage: 25,000
: This home is the most expensive on this list. The property is located on an 18-hole, PGA-rated golf course. The main house, which has about 20,000 square feet of space, is a two-story, Mediterranean-style mansion with eight bedrooms, 12 baths and two three-car garages. On the 60 acres of land, there is a separate one-bedroom studio, a guest house with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a pool house with changing rooms and a bath, a garden house with a great room, kitchenette and full bath, a "fish house" and an antique barn.
: The Bridge golf course in Bridgehampton, N.Y., is a private USGA-rated 18-hole course designed by Rees Jones. The course was built on 600 acres of land and has views of the sound.
18th Fairway Pebble Beach
Location: 1544 Cypress Drive, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Beds: 4 | Baths: 9 | Square Footage: 11,000
: Priced at $29 million, this home has expansive views of the mountains, the Pebble Beach golf course and the Pacific Ocean. Located on the coast of California's Monterey Peninsula, the home has 11,000 square feet with four bedrooms, four baths, five half-baths and guest quarters.
: The Pebble Beach Golf Course is one of the most photographed and famous in America. It has views of the Pacific Ocean at almost every hole. An annual winner of multiple
America's Best Public-Access Course
Top Resort Courses
America's Top 100 Courses
awards, the course plays to a par 72, a slope rating of 144 and has a course rating of 74.3.
Neo-Classical Southern Estate
Location: 5100 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, Ga.
Beds: 8 | Baths: 9 | Square Footage: 32,000
: This estate is spread out over 58 acres of land. In addition to the neo-classical-style home designed by Bill Harrison, there are two carriage houses, a caretakers cottage, wedding chapel, an Asian tea garden, grass and clay tennis courts, an amphitheater, a conservatory, serene lake and an 18-hole golf course on the property.
: The 18-hole, par-72 course weaves through the property, starting on the west side and ending on the east. Golfers can enjoy views of nature while getting a tour of the estate. The course winds around Asian gardens, down to the grass tennis court and past the croquet lawn.
18th Tee at Hawaii
Location: 222 Plantation Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii
Beds: 7 | Baths: 7.5 | Square Footage: 11,399
: This Hawaiian home listed at $16 million boasts seven bedrooms and over 11,000 square feet of customized living area. The home has ocean, sunset and island views, tropical landscaping, and an infinity pool and spa.
: The Plantation Course on Kapalua Resort is the same one that Jim Furyk's $7.5 million Hawaiian home is located on. The Plantation at Kapalua totals 720 acres. There are 52 plantation estates surrounding the course, each about two acres in size, ensuring privacy for homeowners. The course offers panoramic views of the ocean and outer islands as well as spectacular sunsets.
A Modern Texas Contemporary
Location: 21 Grand Manor, Sugar Land, Texas
Beds: 6 | Baths: 8 | Square Footage: 18,094
: This Mediterranean-style estate offers over 18,000 square feet of living and partying space. Made for entertaining, the home has a two-story "SoHo warehouse" with a dance floor, a caterer's kitchen, wine cellar, an elevated stage, a cocktail bar and semi-circular home theater with leather recliners. The home has five bedrooms, including a master wing, two-story library, soundproof recording room, an elevator and six air-conditioned garages. Outside there is a pool, pool house, two outdoor pavilions with a swim-up bar and fireplace, and views of the Cypress Golf Course.
: The Cypress Golf Course is an 18-hole, 6,728-yard course with tree-lined fairways and hills overlooking the nearby Santa Fe Lake.
-- Reported by Theresa McCabe in Boston.
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