This article is part of our latest special report on International Golf Homes, about some of the top spots to live and play.
Like any property for sale, golf homes are available globally in a wide range of prices.
Experts suggest that $750,000 is a budget that many golf home buyers have in mind when searching for a home. At least one data point supports this claim: In a recent survey of 7,000 people, Golf Life Navigators, a group that matches golfers with courses and homes, found that most were seeking properties between $750,000 and $800,000.
“It’s a sweet-spot number, and you can definitely find a property in that price range for anywhere in the world,” said Doug Treadwell, owner of Golf Life Properties, which sells golf homes in the United States to international buyers.
In certain markets — say, parts of Thailand or South Africa — $750,000 can get you a palatial home with a swimming pool or one in an upscale that offers a broad range of amenities. In other golf markets like West Palm Beach, Fla., or Majorca, that number is unlikely to buy more than a small apartment at best.
Here is a look at five listings in the $750,000 range in locales around the world.
On the west coast of Barbados, this property is within an upscale golf and beach resort called Royal Westmoreland. Life in the resort means access to amenities, including an 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., tennis courts, a swimming pool, a beach club, a gym and round-the-clock security.
Price: $795,000 (taxes: around $21,900 a year)
Size: 2,702 square feet
The home: Featuring high vaulted ceilings and views of the Caribbean, this home has three bedrooms and bathrooms and an open kitchen, dining and living area. There is a bright white color theme throughout, giving the property an airy feel; it also gets an abundance of natural light.
Outdoor space: There is a large patio with a plunge pool and a small lawn.
This home is part of one of Cabo’s newest communities, Rancho San Lucas. Covering 834 acres, it has 1.2 miles of beachfront, a Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, 15 miles of jogging and bike trails, three swimming pools, and a spa with outdoor treatment rooms.
Price $760,000 (taxes, $760 a year)
Size 2,518 square feet
The home With three spacious bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half-bath, the bi-level home has views of both the Pacific Ocean and the course. Light wood ceiling beams in the living room add a contemporary Mexican touch.
Outdoor space The property has a covered patio and a long pool with a hot tub beside it.
In Limassol, on the southern coast of Cyprus, this apartment is part of Limassol Greens, a new golf resort that is currently being developed. The extensive amenities include an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, multiple restaurants, a gym, yoga and meditation lawns, green spaces, basketball courts, a spa, a swimming pool, and an amphitheater. Residents can expect views of the golf course, forest and ocean from many vantage points in the resort.
Price: $739,830 (There is a tax of 19 percent of the property price at the time of purchase, though nothing annual.)
Size: 1,657 square feet
The home: Contemporary in style, with high ceilings and sleek wood finishes, the apartment has three bedrooms and bathrooms. It is a short walk from the clubhouse and in a complex that has two lobby areas. The unit overlooks a garden.
Outdoor space: The apartment has a terrace and access to the garden.
Located on the East End of Long Island, this home is in the Estates at Olde Vine, a golf community with an 18-hole course that features wetlands and ponds.
The community has a clubhouse with dining, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a campus of the National Golf School. The beach is about three miles away.
Price: $775,000 (taxes: $12,152 a year)
Size: 2,200 square feet
The home: This ranch property with three bedrooms and two bathrooms has an open layout and oak flooring throughout. It offers scenic views of the course and also has a large unfinished basement.
Outdoor space: The home has a back porch facing the course and a small front lawn.
This villa, in the Algarve region in the south of Portugal, is close to the heart of the town of Carvoeiro and also near the Vale do Milho golf course and the well-known beach Vale de Centeanes.
Price: $756,715 (taxes: around $2,300 a year)
Size: 1,614 square feet
The home: In a residential complex with gardens and two swimming pools, the property has three bedrooms and bathrooms, a contemporary Mediterranean aesthetic, and an abundance of natural light.
Outdoor space: There is a small patio and lawn area.