• Saturday , 17 March 2018

Golfers: Swing For These On-Par Listings

With the PGA Championship well underway, we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate our local links—and we don’t just mean our myriad world-class golf courses. It was at New Rochelle’s Wygkagl Country Club, still called the “Cradle of the PGA,” that department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker first conceived the Professional Golfer’s Association in 1916, holding its first championship later that year at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville. From Winged Foot in Mamaroneck to Harrison’s Westchester Country Club, Westchester County continues to boast some of the world’s most iconic fairways—and they’re surrounded by equally breathtaking homes.

From ”green” neighbors to private places to sink a putt right in your backyard, these local listings are all on par:

PURCHASE | 5 Sarosca Farm Lane
Like the Chelsea Piers of Purchase, the grounds of this extraordinary estate have been outfitted with unparalleled sporting amenities: a soccer field, tennis court, batting cages, regulation-size basketball court, and last—but not least—three putting greens. And if that wasn’t enough, the rolling 7+ acre property sits adjacent to Old Oaks Country Club.

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RYE | 17 Boxwood Lane
Why live on one golf course when you can live on two? This brick Georgian manor straddles both Willow Ridge and Apawamis country clubs, a modern yet timeless home surrounded by manses of provenance built by the likes of architects like Grosvenor Atterbury and others. Its two-acre grounds boast spectacular fairway views, with slate terraces and covered porches for endless outdoor entertaining.

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RIVERSIDE | 10 Pilot Rock Lane
As if the infinity-edge pool wasn’t enough, this custom Craftsman dream home boasts a waterside putting green that’s practically Spyglass or Maidstone in miniature. While we won’t endorse breaking out your driver for the safety of boaters and marine life, it’s an unbeatable setting to practice, in the words of Robin Williams, knocking your ball in a gopher hole.

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GREENWICH | 20 Andrews Farm Lane
When it’s wetter than the 9th green at 9, practice your swing in the custom golf simulator, built out in the amenity-loaded lower level of this spectacular Andrews Farm estate. It neighbors a media-equipped billiards room, separate mahogany-clad home theater, and perhaps most uniquely an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. (And while the beer cart won’t come around to the basement, it does have a 2,500-bottle wine cellar).

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ARMONK | 6 Cowdray Park Drive
For the farmhouse-chic enthusiast looking to lower their handicap, the shaded practice green besides this Conyers Farm classic is the perfect place to hone your skill. The home’s 11-acre parcel also provides plentiful buffer for any potential misfires.

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