Golfers falling in love with these homes is par for the course. Mainly because the houses aren’t far from the course.
Some are situated alongside a fairway. Others have their own putting greens. One even has its own driving range. The homes are close enough to greens and tee boxes where it’s convenient to work on a short game and swing yet far enough where a sliced golf ball is unlikely to shatter a window. Still, if someone shouts, “Fore!” do not look up.
Here are some homes on Long Island that would allow you to be master of the house and the course.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch is situated between the Southampton Golf Club and the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which just hosted the U.S. Open. Less than a quarter-mile down the road from the house sits the green for the 12th hole at Shinnecock, and just across the street from the house is the eighth hole at Southampton. "You can see the course from the side of the property," says listing agent Wilson Odigie of Oceanview Affordable Homes Realty. Wilson Odigie, Oceanview Affordable Homes Realty, 718-471-6926
The house, which was built in 1991, sits on a .77-acre property. It includes a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room and a family room. Sliding glass doors open to a back porch.
The house also has a full, unfinished basement and an attached one-car garage. Taxes on the property are $5,637.
East Meadow: $579,000
Work on your putting game right in the backyard of this three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch. "The deck has a walkway that leads out to your own personal putting green," says listing agent Al Iaquinta of HomeSmart Premier Living Realty. "It's pretty unique for the area. And for a golfer, it's amazing." Al Iaquinta, HomeSmart Premier Living Realty, 516-713-6458
The multi-hole putting green is situated in the corner of the 47-by-155-foot property. The backyard also boasts a semi in-ground pool and Jacuzzi that is surrounded by a Trex deck and fence.
The house, built in 1951, features a living room, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room and a master bedroom with a full bath. There is also a full, finished basement that features a wet bar, bathroom and arcade games, including the golf classic Golden Tee, which Iaquinta says can be included with the sale of the house. The property, in the Barnum Woods Proper section of East Meadow, has a detached one-car garage. The taxes are $12,518.
Quogue: $19.55 million
At this 9,000-square foot oceanfront estate, there's no need to leave the house to play a round of golf. A game room on the first level of the house features a High Definition Golf simulator that's so lifelike it makes golfers feel like they are in the tee box and on the green. Jeremy Ryan, The Corcoran Group, 516-658-6895
With a roughly 14-by-10-foot screen, golfers can play on some of the world's most renowned courses, all from the comfort of their home. And if there is a golf tournament on television, the homeowner won't miss any of the action with 14 wall-mounted TVs around the house.
The five-bedroom, 7-1/2 bathroom home sits on 1.72 acres on Dune Road and offers 157 feet of oceanfront property. The living room and kitchen on the main floor feature glass-paneled folding patio doors that open to the back deck and infinity pool, each overlooking the ocean. The 2015 house, with smart home capabilities, features iPads mounted in the walls of the main rooms to control elements such as music, lighting and the security system. In addition to a master bedroom with his-and-her walk-in closets and changing area and bathroom with a soaking tub and domed ceiling, the house has four additional en suite bedrooms. The property, with taxes of $41,525, includes a detached four-car garage and a private walkway that leads down to the beach.
This three-bedroom, four-bathroom Colonial (far left), in The Greens at Half Hollow community, sits just off the 18th hole of the adjacent executive golf course. Sliders off the living room, kitchen and family room lead out to a balcony overlooking the golf course. Ilene Krupnick Kogen, director of sales for The Greens at Half Hollow Realty Services LLC, 516-384-6868
The condominium, with an open concept layout and hardwood floors, features an entry foyer with a winding staircase, a living room with a gas fireplace and custom mantle, a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances and center island, a formal dining room and a family room with a built-in entertainment center. The master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a granite bathroom with a double vanity, stall shower and tub. A walk-out lower level, with eight-foot ceilings, has sliding glass doors that open to a brick patio.
The living room features double-height ceilings with windows that offer views of the course and pond. The 55-and-over community, which opened in 2003, also includes heated indoor and outdoor pools and a 30,000-square foot clubhouse that features a lounge, restaurant, library, card room, ballroom and locker rooms with steam showers and a sauna. The property, on a cul-de-sac, has taxes of $9,082 and monthly common area and maintenance fees of approximately $800 per month.
Roslyn: $1.5 million
If it's raining or too hot on the golf course, owners of this three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo at Roslyn Landing can play a round of indoor virtual golf. The development's clubhouse features a high-definition golf simulator that allows golfers to practice their swing on various courses. Residents also receive platinum membership to Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, which includes a golf course, a pool and tennis courts, says the listing agent. Gwen Levy, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 917-837-4056
The recently constructed Roslyn Landing community, a 12-acre property with 78 units, also features a waterside promenade, a fitness center, a barbecue area, an on-site concierge, and personal training and in-home spa services.
The unit, with 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors, includes a living room with a gas fireplace, a marble eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a dining room. The main level features the master suite, an additional bedroom, a bathroom and a laundry room. The lower level, also with an en suite bedroom, offers access to a private elevator and two-car garage. Common charges are $611 per month, and taxes are yet to be determined.
Laurel Hollow: $2.295 million
The owner of this six-bedroom Colonial has hosted backyard chipping and putting contests. In addition to two greens, which are flanked by four sand traps, the yard also has two tee boxes. The 2-acre property, with taxes of $24,064, also includes house with a full basement and an attached three-car garage with a 30-by-16-foot media room above it. (Donna Moran, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-935-2753)
One tee is about 55 yards from the green and the other about 80 yards, requiring shots over the in-ground pool, which the homeowner jokes is a water hazard. The homeowner, an avid golfer, limits wedge play in the backyard because “some people I know would be hitting the house all day long. You have to be a decent golfer to go hit an 80-yard shot in my backyard. Unless you’re willing to pay for the window.”
The 1990 house, with four full bathrooms, has a two-story entry with a bridal staircase. Hardwood floors run throughout the formal living room and dining room. Off the living room is a 16-by-20-foot sitting room with a fireplace. That room leads into a den, which has a fireplace and windows overlooking the pool. The granite eat-in kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, has French doors that open to a paver patio with an outdoor granite kitchen. The master bedroom features a bathroom, a fireplace and two walk-in closets. Two of the four additional bedrooms on the second floor also boast walk-in closets.
The great room in this postmodern ranch features panoramic windows that look out onto a fairway at The Vineyards Golf Club. The 2006 home, situated in the Estates at Olde Vine development, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house also features an unfinished basement and an attached two-car garage. The taxes are $10,800. (Peter Schwartz, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917-647-3632)
Sliding glass doors off the great room, which has 15-foot ceilings, open to a covered porch and a paver patio in the back of the house that overlook the bunker-lined links course. The open floor plan also includes a living room, formal dining room, and kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and white cabinetry. The master bedroom, situated on the first level along with two additional bedrooms, has a walk-in closet and a marble and limestone bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. A staircase near the entry foyer leads to a semi-finished walkup attic, which has electric and plumbing.
Sliders off the kitchen and master bedroom also open to the patio. The homes listing agent, Peter Schwartz of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, called the course challenging and beautiful.
Sands Point: $29 million
Sink a hole-in-one from the roof of this Sands Point house. A personal driving range with two tee boxes is situated on the home’s rooftop lounge area. The eight-bedroom house, at 16,000-square feet, includes nine full bathrooms and four partial bathrooms. The taxes are $91,841. (Jason Friedman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-236-6226)
Golfers can aim for the green about 90 yards away in the backyard below, forming what is essentially an elevated par-3. Other tee boxes are scattered around the 3.71-acre property, allowing players to practice from different lengths. Overshoot the green, though, and your shot could end up in the sand. No, not a sand trap, the home’s sandy private beach on the Long Island Sound. Or, simply take the driver out of your golf bag. “If you want, you could drive [the ball] right into the water,” says listing agent Jason Friedman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The house also includes a golf simulator room where, Friedman says, golfers can compete on courses across the country and play against fellow golfers online in a virtual match.
Among other features, the house includes an indoor basketball court, a steam room, a sauna, a massage room, a gym, and an indoor saltwater pool situated neat a retractable glass wall that opens to the outdoors.
This four-bedroom Colonial is just a few hundred feet from a famed course where Tiger Woods and many other top golfers have played. The house is down the road from Bethpage State Park, which includes five golf courses, including Bethpage Black, site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open. "The U.S. Open really put Bethpage Golf Course on the map so it's a plus for a golfer," says the home's listing agent Susan McCoy of Charles Rutenberg Realty. "Plus there are nice walking trails and horse-riding. So even for someone who doesn't golf, it's nice to be near Bethpage State Park." (Susan McCoy, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 516-445-4520)
The house, built in 1975, has 2 bathrooms and a powder room. Adjacent to the entry foyer is a formal living room and formal dining room, both with hardwood floors. The 0.34-acre property also includes a semi-finished walkout basement, an attached two-car garage and two attics. The taxes are $15,441.
An updated eat-in kitchen opens to a family room with a fireplace. Both rooms have radiant heated flooring. Sliding glass doors off the family room open to a back deck. The master bedroom, with a private bathroom and walk-in closet is on the second floor along with three additional bedrooms.
Garden City: $4,999,999
This seven-bedroom Colonial is situated alongside the third fairway of the Garden City Golf Club, which was founded in 1899 and hosted the 1902 U.S Open. “It’s one of the oldest and most famous golf clubs,” says the home’s listing agent Bob Krener of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The private course, Krener adds, is regularly ranked among the top 100 courses in the country and world by national golf publications. (Bob and Mary Krener, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 917-517-6518, 917-518-7205)
The 2002 home, with seven full bathrooms and three half-baths, includes a living room, dining room, great room and den, all with fireplaces. French doors off the den lead to a back patio with views of the fairway. The granite chef’s kitchen, which opens to a step-down den, includes white cabinetry with an integrated refrigerator, a center island with a farmhouse sink, and a butler’s pantry. Another den, with a bar, features walls of windows that look out to the third hole. The master suite also includes a fireplace, custom closets and a private balcony overlooking the course. The 1.17-acre property, with a circular driveway, also has a finished basement with a gym and an attached garage. The taxes are $85,636.
Another den, with a bar, features walls of windows that overlook the third hole. The master suite also includes a fireplace, custom closets and a private balcony overlooking the course.
Mount Sinai: $849,000
This four-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom postmodern, in The Hamlet gated development, is situated along a pond and the eighth hole of the semi-private Willow Creek Golf and Country Club. The community also features a fitness center, tennis courts, restaurant and separate pools for adults and kids. The taxes are $10,775. (Dennis Consalvo, Aliano Real Estate, 631-724-1000)
Golf views are available from the kitchen and den, an open concept area that has a stone fireplace stretching from the floor to the 16-foot ceilings and a wall of glass with panoramic windows that look out to the golf course. Sliding glass doors off the den open to a paver patio with views of the green. The master bedroom, which includes a private bathroom and two walk-in closets, also has sliders opening to the patio. Beyond the entry foyer of the home is a formal living and dining room. The second floor includes a loft area, two bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The master bedroom, which includes a private bathroom and two walk-in closets, also has sliders opening to the patio. Beyond the entry foyer of the house is a formal living and dining room. The second floor includes a loft area, two bedrooms and a full bathroom.
Middle Island: $329,900
In the backyard of this four-bedroom Colonial is the tee box for the second hole of the Birchwood at Spring Lake community golf course. The detached condo, built in 2003, has four bedrooms and bathrooms and a powder room. The taxes are $10,431 and the monthly homeowners association fees are $465. (Thomas Annunziato, Coach Realtors, 516-528-4658)
“From the house, you look straight down the fairway,” says listing agent Thomas Annunziato of Coach Realtors. The nine-hole course, he adds, is private to the community. The gated development offers two clubhouses, four indoor pools, two gyms, racquetball courts and tennis courts.
The main entry opens to a living room with a fireplace and 18-foot ceilings, and a dining room. Off the eat-in kitchen is a den with a glass pane door that opens to a backyard patio that overlooks the tree-lined fairway. The master bedroom includes two walk-in closets and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. It’s on the second floor along with three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The home also includes an attached two-car garage.
Southampton: $39.5 million
This Southampton home, known as Twin Peaks, has its own putting green. But it’s not in the yard, it’s on the roof. The John Kean-designed house, built in 2015, has 10 bedrooms and 14-1/2 bathrooms. The 4-acre property also includes an outdoor lounge with automatic screens and television area, a 60-by-34-foot gunite pool and pool house. There’s also a three-car garage, a tennis court and a two-bedroom guest house. (Gary DePersia and Tim Davis, The Corcoran Group, 516-380-0538, 631-702-9211)
The main house, about 15,500 square feet, includes a grand foyer that leads into a living room with a bar, a media room and library. Off the main kitchen, which is part of the great room, is a separate chef’s kitchen. Master suites on the first and second floor are among the eight bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The lower level of the home boasts a two-lane bowling alley, theater, gym, sauna, spa, wine cellar, bar and billiards room.
Accessed by a staircase on the third floor of the 15,500-square-foot home, the rooftop terrace boasts a multihole putting green and surrounding fringe allow golfers to work on their short game, all while taking in views of the Atlantic Ocean. “The [building] team thought, ‘What element is missing? We have this space and why not develop it into a destination at the house,’” says co-listing agent Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group. “They did, and it’s been well received. From that vantage point, you’re almost 40 feet off the ground and you have views to the ocean. So it’s a nice place to putt some balls, have a drink or cigar and enjoy the view.”
This four-bedroom Tudor is just a chip shot from the Hempstead Golf and Country Club. The brick-and-stucco home, built in 1922, has three full bathrooms, one of which is on the first floor. The 60-by-130-foot property also boasts a partially finished basement, an attic and a detached two-car garage. The taxes are $13,674. (Kevin Gray, Century 21 Kin Realty, 516-639-9196)
On the main level is a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen with a windowed breakfast area, a formal dining room and a parlor that Gray says could be used as a bedroom. The master bedroom, with an en suite bathroom, includes his and her closets. It’s on the second floor along with three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.
Situated directly across the street from the course, the house includes a screened-in porch by the main entry where owners sit and have cocktails and look out at the golf course, says listing agent Kevin Gray of Century 21 Kin Realty. The living room and three bedrooms along the front of the house also have golf views, he adds. Also on the main level is a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen with a windowed breakfast area, a formal dining room and a parlor that Gray says could be used as a bedroom. The master bedroom, with an en suite bathroom, includes his and her closets. Its on the second floor along with three additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.
Belle Terre: $3.999 million
Owners of this five-bedroom house can play golf at Bethpage Black, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and many other renowned golf courses. And they can do it right in their basement. Thats where the golf simulator is situated. The 15,000-square foot home, with seven bathrooms and a half-bath, sits on a 2-acre lot. The property, just under a half-mile to the Long Island Sound, also includes indoor and outdoor pools, an attached four-car garage and a front yard putting green. The taxes are $45,667. (Michael Ardolino and Lisa Godt, Realty Connect USA, 631-941-4300)
The simulator features a high-definition projection screen that allows for virtual play at 29 golf courses and 12 driving range facilities. It analyzes shot distance, ball and club speed, launch angle and other data. Golf lovers can also watch the PGA Tour in the basements home theater and bar.
Beyond the grand entry foyer with dual staircases is a living room with one of the homes three fireplaces, a professional chefs kitchen with a center island, a den and the indoor pool. The master suite includes a bathroom with his and her water closets, a walk-in shower, a Jacuzzi tub and gold-plated faucets. Off the master is a separate sitting room with dual sliding glass doors that open to a private terrace. Also on the upper level is a junior suite and three additional bedrooms.