I don’t golf. I’m a tennis player — a sensible sport where you can get a great workout in an hour for the cost of a can of balls ($2.99). Golf, on the other hand, is time consuming, expensive, and (I’m told) can be quite frustrating.
I’m a fan of the movie “Happy Gilmore,” but that’s the closest I’ve ever been to playing or even watching golf. My son loves golf, my husband tolerates it, my dad enjoys it — obviously there is something there. The sport is incredibly popular, but I remain unconvinced.
However, no need to convince me that a golf course is a beautiful place to live near. I have sold a few homes on golf courses, and they are magical. I remember showing a home on a golf course to a couple who said, “Oh, there’s no privacy; there would always be someone walking by.” But I pointed out that living on the golf course is like living on the beach — sure, people walk by, but you and they are both enjoying the same view … it’s not as if you live in a fishbowl.
In fact, it's relaxing and always beautiful. The hills may turn golden brown in the summer, but the course remains lush and green. Here are some homes for sale with golf course views:
240 Bolla is offered by John & Candi Hoyle of Alain Pinel. Priced at $1,899,000. This is a beautiful single story home in Roundhill with more than 3,600 square feet, four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms on a .37 acre lot backing to the golf course. The home was built in 1973, but has been so extensively remodeled you would never guess that. Starting with the curb appeal, this stunning home catches your eyes. Inside there are many distinctive details such as the shape of the doorways and the fine finishes. See the virtual tour. For showings or questions, please call Candi at 925-791-2542 or John at 925-791-2541.
308 Pheasant Run Drive in Blackhawk is offered by Carole Cline of J. Rockcliff. This is a beautiful estate within the gates of Blackhawk. It has nearly 6,400 square feet with four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms on a large .43 acre lot. The back yard is spectacular — views of the golf course with a beautiful pool, spa, gazebo and outdoor kitchen. Priced at $2,890,000. See the virtual tour. For showings or questions, please call Carole at 925-683-0488.
5324 Cypress Hawk Ct. is offered by Peter Bareiss of Re/Max Accord. This home is on an exclusive cul-de-sac in the Bridges, a beautiful Shapell-built golf course neighborhood. It has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and more than 5,600 square feet on a quarter-acre lot. Like all the lovely homes in this neighborhood, the house has wonderful curb appeal. The home was built in 2002 and has beautiful finishes. Some rooms have gleaming dark hardwood floors and beautiful details on the ceilings. The views overlooking the golf course are stunning. Priced at $1,750,000. See the virtual tour. For questions or showings, please call Peter at 925-998-5334.
5565 Saddle Creek Terrace is offered by Phyllis Weirer and Peter McDowell of J. Rockcliff. This is a gorgeous executive home on the 12th tee of the golf course with city views. It has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 4,682 square feet. Built in 2004, this is a rarely available golf course property in Dublin Ranch. The gourmet kitchen opens to the family room and has granite countertops and stainless appliances, a large built-in refrigerator, and a huge center island with a breakfast bar. The backyard has a built-in barbecue and lovely views. Priced at $1,089,000. Open Sunday 1-4 p.m. For showings or more information, please call Phyllis at 925-872-1416 or Peter at 925-251-2550.
3062 W Ruby Hill Drive is offered by Sophina Gellon of Gellon Inc. This vast estate is more than 9,300 square feet with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half baths. Built in 2003, it is one of the finest Italian villas in Ruby Hill. The floorplan includes two master suites, a library, an office, a music room, a gym, a theater that seats 12, a wine cellar, an indoor barbecue room and modern gourmet kitchen. The lot is nearly an acre and overlooks two fairways of the Ruby Hill Golf Course and also has great Mount Diablo views. Priced at $3,750,000. Please call Sophina at 510-919-4491 for showings.
5358 Iris Way is offered by Fadi Jweinat of US Homes & Loans. This is a three bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home with 1,040 square feet and a two-car garage. The home has been well-maintained and features tile floors throughout, plus an updated kitchen. It backs to a golf course, making the back yard very special. Priced at $291,030. For showings or questions, please call Fadi at 510-378-8580.