Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been one of golf’s most celebrated and prestigious competitions. In honor of the tournament, Luxury Defined presents four homes on or near some of the world’s finest courses, including Bermuda’s Mid Ocean Club (a favorite of Winston Churchill), Sardinia’s Pevero Golf Club, and Hawaii’s Waialae Country Club—home to the Sony Open PGA tour opener. Discerning golfers can choose from private estates with their own putting greens and top-flight amenities or resort villas in gated communities, offering a bespoke lifestyle with access to challenging courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other legends of the game.
Contemporary Retreat—Chapelco Golf & Resort
San Martín de los Andes, Argentina
In the heart of Northern Patagonia, this striking contemporary home has a breathtaking location on Chapelco, the first course in Latin America designed by six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. Built from local stone and beechwood, the multi-level house is at one with its surroundings. The main living room is a stunning central gathering place with a cathedral ceiling, large fireplace, and bar. Adjacent is the formal dining room, with its own fireplace. The guest wing comprises two comfortable bedrooms and a full bathroom. The owner's suite has a luxurious bedroom, master bathroom, and study/library. Below is a playroom and two additional guest bedrooms. Residents enjoy access to Chapelco’s challenging par-72 course, plus an array of recreational activities, such as tennis, fly-fishing, horse riding, and mountain biking.
Beachfront Compound—Waialae Country Club
This tropical compound in Honolulu, Hawaii, is situated on 118 feet of Pacific Ocean beachfront with sweeping views along southeastern Oahu to Koko Head. Commanding nearly an acre of land, the property has a prime location in Kaimoku Place, a community of 10 oceanfront homes bordering Waialae Country Club, an exclusive private members’ club that plays host to the opening PGA Tour event, the Sony Open. A gated entrance leads to the five-bedroom main residence. The open-plan layout opens to a lawn with a beautiful ocean-side pool. Farther along is a one-bedroom caretaker’s cottage and a two-story, four-bedroom guest house.
Villa Sirea—Pevero Golf Club
Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Villa Sirea is a unique coastal retreat with an unrivaled location on the 18-hole, par-72 course at the Pevero Golf Club, on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. Designed in 1972 by Robert Trent Jones, Pevero is considered one of the most beautiful courses in the world thanks to its diverse topography and panoramic sea views from every hole. The villa is the creation of celebrated architect Savin Couëlle, whose chic yet casual living spaces invite elegant indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The appointments include a living room with scenic views of the golf course; a dining room, fully equipped kitchen; and four double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a pool and built-in lounging areas overlooking the fairways and the Mediterranean Sea.
Roughill—Mid Ocean Club
Tucker's Town, Bermuda
Commanding a hilltop, 90 feet above sea level in Bermuda's esteemed Tucker's Town, Roughill is a magnificent 2.5-acre estate on the 2nd fairway of the famed Mid Ocean Club golf course. The amazing golf-course views extend to the 3rd and 14th holes, with the turquoise Atlantic as the backdrop. The property offers approximately 15,000 square feet of living space between the main house, pool cottages, and staff quarters. The grand colonial-style main residence is entered through a two-story hall with a decorative skylight and an Australian cypress staircase. The formal living room features a fireplace, bay window, tray ceiling, and French doors that open to a verandah and views of turquoise waters and emerald fairways. Other elegant appointments include a kitchen designed by Wilkinson of London; a wine cellar; and game room and pub, inspired by the bar at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Roughill’s outstanding amenities include a swimming pool and spa, exercise room, outdoor pavilion, and a putting green.