If we’ve learned anything these past two years, it’s the importance of combining work and personal passions for a more integrated lifestyle. As such, exclusive golf-course communities are no longer only for golfing retirees; homes now include access to all kinds of active pursuits and state-of-the-art wellness facilities. New developments—even in cities—are being packaged with memberships to previously off-limits golf and social clubs among their roster of competitive amenities. This is a trend spreading across the nation—from the upcoming Panther National in Palm Beach to Frederica Estates in Sea Island, Ga., to the high-rise Mandarin Residences in Boca Raton—and farther afield.
The very name of Villa Okeanos attests to the old-world atmosphere of this gracious estate above 17-Mile Drive in California’s Pebble Beach community. With 200-degree panoramas of the Pacific, this home and guest house—on the market at $22.95 million—encompass 8,000 square feet and seven bedrooms, with some 3,000 square feet of stone terraces edged by formal gardens. Inside, superlative craftsmanship is evident in bespoke details such as gold-leafed domes, antique ceilings, ornate ironwork and carved French limestone. Among the seven legendary Pebble Beach golf courses, the Pebble Beach Golf Links stands out as the site of the annual AT&T Pro-Am tournament in February and the automotive Concours d’Elegance in August. Jeannie Fromm, Sotheby’s International Realty–Carmel Brokerage, email@example.com
Kahalawai A: Hale’ Akoakoa, on Kauai’s south shore, embodies Hawaii’s casual indoor-outdoor lifestyle with panache, thanks to the Asian-influenced design by award-winning architect Les Eerkes. With 8,181 square feet on 2.18 acres, the two-story, five-bedroom smart home has expansive views of the Pacific from its above-it-all location and is offered at $23 million. Perfect for entertaining, the residence has a spacious lanai and a covered dining area. There’s also the membership at the Club at Kukui’ula, where the Tom Weiskopf course features a notable 14th hole with ocean views that include whales and spinner dolphins. Suzanne M. Harding, firstname.lastname@example.org
Set between a freshwater estuary and the desert-and-ocean drama of a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course, the new one-of-a-kind Beach Club Casita 8 epitomizes elevated indoor-outdoor living on the East Cape of Los Cabos, Mexico. The five-bedroom, 7,295-square-foot residence, offered for $14.95 million, is part of the Costa Palmas resort community, which includes a two-mile swimmable beach, a marina and yacht club, the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos and Amanvari. Set on two levels, with almost 2,000 exterior square feet of space for relaxing and entertaining, the home reflects the distinctive Baja environment in its modern beachy decor and finishes—floor-to-ceiling windows, light-oak wood, ocean-blue fabrics. Michael Radovan, email@example.com
For anyone who’s ever fantasized about living in a private resort, this property in the MacDonald Highlands (in Henderson, a posh suburb of Las Vegas) may fulfill those dreams. The six-bedroom residence on 2.44 acres has a stunning 23,554 square feet of space. Its resort-like features include a 12-seat theater, a full-size bar and pub area and a generous patio and pool with swim-up bar. For auto enthusiasts, there’s also a carriage yard with environmentally controlled garages for up to 11 cars—or a fleet of golf carts—plus room for an RV. On the market at $12.9 million, the home overlooks the private 18-hole DragonRidge Golf Course, designed by Jay Morrish and David Druzisky to take advantage of the desert hillsides and canyons. Isaac Moore, Las Vegas Sotheby’s International Realty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunrise over the Atlantic, sunset over a tidal marsh and views of Pete Dye’s famous Ocean Course (site of the 2021 PGA championship)—this secluded number near the eastern tip of Kiawah Island offers vistas for every mood. Listed at $7.45 million, the refined 9,000-square-foot, six-bedroom mansion was designed by architect Wayne Windham with three levels and multiple porches and decks from which to enjoy sightings of the island’s wildlife. Extraordinary craftsmanship abounds in the cabinetry, heart-of-pine floors, high coffered ceilings, fireplaces and bookshelf-lined study, among other fine finishes. A membership to the Kiawah Island Club—including the Tom Watson–designed links-style Cassique Course and Tom Fazio–designed waterway-oriented River Course—can be requested with your purchase of the home. Lewis Driskell, Kiawah Island Real Estate, email@example.com