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America’s Top 100 Golf Communities | 2008

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Hualalai, Kona

This property wins so many awards for its resort component you could forget it has a private side. Members are pampered, yes, but also nurtured in the subtleties of Hawaiian life through cultural experts and naturalists. Golf: 36 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf). Recent Home Listings: $4.6 million to $25 million. Contact: 808-325-8500, hualalairealty.com.

Kuki'o, Kona

See Top 25. Golf: 28 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $3 million to $20 million. Contact: 808-325-4040, kukio.com.


The Club at Black Rock, Coeur d'Alene

Rockford Bay, a prime Lake Coeur d'Alene overlook, is the site of Jim Engh's award-winning golf course here. Adjoining it is a private marina and 31,000-square-foot clubhouse. On tap is an ambitious second phase built around a course by Tom Weiskopf. Golf: 18 holes (Jim Engh). Recent Home Listings: $995,000 to $3.4 million. Contact: 208-665-2024, blackrockidaho.com.

Gozzer Ranch, Coeur d'Alene

This former mining town's high-prairie wholesomeness has been attracting young families for years. Now comes Gozzer Ranch, outfitted with multiple marinas, a links by Tom Fazio and a restored general store. A clubhouse complex is due to open next year, with spa, fitness, pool and fine dining. A restored barn and sandlot ball field are part of the vision. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $1.4 million to $4 million. Contact: 208-765-9034, gozzerranchclub.com.


The Pinehills, Plymouth

As homes have gone up and the two pulse-quickening courses have matured, the Village Green has attracted shops and businesses that up the convenience factor. Most appreciated is a new racket and fitness center. Golf: 36 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones). Recent Home Listings: $350,000 to $2 million. Contact: 888-209-8880, pinehills.com.

Turner Hill, Ipswich

Now member-owned, the Turner Hill course earned raves from Padraig Harrington when the Open champ did a clinic there last summer. The course had already held a New England PGA championship. Golf: 18 holes (Hurdzan/Fry). Recent Home Listings: $770,000 to $1.6 million. Contact: 978-356-7070, turnerhill.com.

Willowbend, Mashpee

A twenty-seven-hole complex allows routing options in order to keep the experience fresh. Besides golf, there's a tennis stadium and a 13,000-square-foot fitness center. Overflow guests stay in club villas. Golf: 27 holes (Michael Hurdzan, Bruce Besse Jr.). Recent Home Listings: $895,000 to $2.2 million. Contact: 508-539-5200, willowbendrealestate.com.


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