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Tee Time: 5 Homes for Golfers

Ahead of the 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews, Luxury Defined tours a collection of homes on the fairways

As the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis Open, The Championships, Wimbledon, draws to its finale, the sporting world turns to golf, and that other British classic, the Open Championship. In its 150th year, golf’s oldest major—the chase for the Claret Jug trophy— takes place July 14–17 on the home of golf: the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. In honor of the tournament, Luxury Defined presents five international homes that not only offer a world-class round of golf, but the luxury lifestyle to go with it. Just steps from the fairways, these properties fully accommodate the golf lifestyle—with all the creature comforts of home. On Sunday, after Wimbledon crowns its champions, pack up the tennis whites, polish off the Pimm’s cup, and the strawberries and cream: It’s time for tee and the Claret Jug!

Casa Puma at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This tropical retreat is on the 18th fairway of the Arnold Palmer-designed signature golf course at Peninsula Papagayo, a 500,000-acre eco resort on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. In addition to world-class golf, residents have access to the five-star amenities at the Four Seasons Resort.

The villa Casa Puma in Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo Resort is the only home on the 18th green of the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer Signature Course and Golf Club. The property is the perfect backdrop for tropical living at its finest, offering breathtaking views of the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean. Six bedrooms, six full and one half bathrooms provide ample accommodations for residents and guests. Each suite is equipped with king-sized beds, walk-in closets, oversized bathtubs, indoor and outdoor showers, and sliding-glass doors to take in the views of Culebra Bay. The owner’s wing features a media room and an executive office with a large exterior deck facing the golf course and spectacular ocean and jungle vistas. A large laundry utility room has service quarters with a full bathroom. The spacious two-car garage can also accommodate ATVs. The outdoor living area opens to a beautiful infinity pool and Jacuzzi, all within a large, covered deck, complete with an outdoor grilling kitchen and another spectacular ocean view.

La Estancia Wine & Golf in Salta, Argentina

A heathland-style links course awaits homeowners in the wine- and sports-focused community of La Estancia de Cafayate in the picturesque Argentine Northwest.

La Estancia de Cafayate is a secluded 1,360-acre wine and residential sporting estate set in the dramatic landscape of the Salta Province of the Argentine Northwest. Framed by mountain views and surrounded by vineyards, woodlands and spectacular countryside, La Estancia de Cafayate offers 360 homesites naturally integrated into the landscape and with outstanding amenities including 75 hectares of vineyards, a heathland-style golf course, clubhouse and spa, equestrian amenities, and polo. Homeowners in the community share in the vineyards’ output and the herd of Peruvian Paso horses for rambling miles of private trails and tracks. Residents enjoy the benefits of the golf clubhouse, Athletic Club & Spa, and the luxurious boutique Grace Cafayate Hotel.

Villa at Pevero Golf in Cala Di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy

This elegant villa has a prime position overlooking hole 14 of Pevero Golf Club, home to the championship course designed by the late American golf architect Robert Trent Jones.

This luxury villa on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the emerald fairways of Pevero Golf club, one of Europe’s most beautiful courses. The main residence has a multi-level floor plan with four en suite bedrooms. The double living room is one of several rooms opening to a wide wraparound veranda overlooking the pool. The kitchen, with adjoining laundry room, opens to a formal dining area and out to patio with a view of the fairways. All bedrooms have a private patio to ensure maximum privacy, including the two suites in the guest residence, a self-contained dwelling with a living room and kitchen. The gardens are organized on different sides of the villas to ensure guests can relax in complete privacy. After a round of golf, residents can lounge by the resort-style swimming pool or on one of several outdoor living spaces overlooking the golf course, verdant hillsides, and the sea. Porto Cervo’s famous Hotel Cala di Volpe is a short walk away.

This contemporary golf home has direct access to the Press Maxwell-designed course at Colorado’s Boulder Country Club.

This custom-built contemporary home has pride of place on the largest lot in the Boulder Country Club in the gated golf community of Gunbarrel Green, Colorado. The 6,923-square-foot home sits on 1.2-acre landscaped grounds fronting the 9th fairway of the club’s Press Maxwell-designed course. Residents can walk or drive a golf cart from the garage to the course or the clubhouse. The main-floor appointments include a beautiful great room with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and office, also with a fireplace. The sunroom is the ultimate indoor-outdoor living space with its mountain and golf course views. Farther along is an office with a fireplace and a gourmet kitchen. The main-floor primary suite has a private entrance, seating area with fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and luxurious bathroom with Toto appliances, walk-in shower, and marble tub overlooking the gardens. Two en suite bedrooms are on the top floor with a gym and roof deck facing the fairways.

Villa Calm at The Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort, Benahavís, Spain

The sleek contemporary lines of Villa Calm preside above the Costa del Sol’s prestigious Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort, with abundant light and air within and extravagant views without.

The aptly named Villa Calm overlooks holes 11, 12, 13 and 16 of the course at The Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home has everything amenity for the luxury lifestyle, including a movie theater, tennis court, football pitch, gym, and even a wellness center (with indoor pool, spa, sauna, and Jacuzzi), ideal after a long day on the fairways. The airy, open-plan reception areas lead out to a deck with a vast infinity pool and an outdoor “living room” with a media lounge and firepit. Owners enjoy access to the luxury amenities of The Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort, one of the Leading Hotels of the World.