April 11, 2014 6:19 pm

Five estates for golf aficionados

From a house in Augusta, home of the US Masters, to a Spanish villa overlooking Mallorca’s oldest golf course
La Mesa Drive in Santa Monica

La Mesa Drive, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, US, $18.9m

Where Close to the Riviera Country Club in the heart of Santa Monica, 12 miles from Los Angeles airport.

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What Known as the House of Rock, because of its integrated recording studio, this large six-bedroom estate with 11,000 sq ft of living space was designed by architect Elmer Grey, who also designed the Beverly Hills Hotel. Sitting in a plot of 33,801 sq ft, with an infinity pool, it has the largest frontage on La Mesa Drive.

Why The rear of the property overlooks the championship golf course of the Riviera Country Club, which hosts the annual PGA Northern Trust Open professional golf championship – the site of Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour event as an amateur player in 1992.

Who The Agency through Savills, tel: +44 20 7016 3740

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Pinhal Velho, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, €3.2m

Where Just west of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, and 24km from Faro airport.

What A five-bedroom, eight-bathroom villa with 4,305 sq ft of living space. On the lower level are a further two bedrooms, a gym and access to the outdoor pool. Outside, there are numerous terrace and dining areas looking out on landscaped gardens.

Why The villa overlooks the fifth and sixth fairways of the Oceanico Millennium golf course, which opened in 2000 and has since helped to make Vilamoura one of the main golf destinations in Europe.

Who Engel & Völkers Quinta do Lago, tel: +351 289 358 955

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Henry Street, Augusta, Georgia, US, $1.87m

Where In Augusta, 150 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport.

What Built in 1916, the house has six bedrooms and 6,640 sq ft of living space. There is also a guest house and a swimming pool.

Why Only a private golf course and a driving range separate this property from Augusta National Golf Club, which has hosted the US Masters (finishing this weekend) since 1934. Augusta is ranked as one of the best golf courses in the world.

Who Meybohm Realtors, tel: +1 800 241 9726

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Idehill Manor, Farway, near Honiton, Devon, UK, £2.2m

Where Overlooking the Coly Valley, 12 miles east of Exeter airport, which offers regular flights to UK and European cities.

What A 16th-century Grade II-listed thatched house, once owned by King George II, with six reception rooms, nine bedrooms and six bath/shower rooms. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool and a two-bedroom staff cottage set within 51 acres of grounds.

Why The property has a private championship-length golf course, designed in 2004 to offer great views from each of the 18 holes.

Who Strutt & Parker, tel: +44 1392 215631

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Son Vida, Palma, Mallorca, Spain, €8.5m

Where A 10-minute drive from the centre of Palma and 17km from Palma de Mallorca airport.

What A south-facing, eight-bedroom villa set over three floors, each connected by a lift. On the lower-ground floor are two guest apartments with private terraces. The mature garden features palm trees, a pool area, covered bar, summer kitchen and a squash court.

Why Almost every room has views of Mallorca’s oldest golf course, Son Vida, which opened in 1964 with Prince Rainier of Monaco playing the first tee.

Who Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, tel: +34 971 721 000

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