The National, Parkville
Tom Watson's talents as a course designer would be far better appreciated if only he would stop winning tournaments. The courses he fashioned here would do any old-line club proud. Golf: 36 holes (Tom Watson). Recent Home Listings: $450,000 to $6 million. Contact: 816-746-0200, thenationalgolfclub.com.
Iron Horse, Whitefish
Spanish Peaks, Big Sky
Stock Farm, Hamilton
Yellowstone Club, Big Sky
Lake Las Vegas, Henderson
On a 320-acre lake seventeen miles from the Strip, residents take yacht cruises and zip about on rental watercraft. They also enjoy their golf—a new Tom Fazio layout is in the planning stages. Golf: 54 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf). Recent Home Listings: $375,000 to $30 million. Contact: 800-564-1603, lakelasvegas.com.
A newly launched cluster of homes called Renaissance adjoins the community's 34,000-square-foot private clubhouse and the Nicklaus course used each year for the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open. No-fee concierge services include activity bookings and airport shuttle reservations. Golf: 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus). Recent Home Listings: $900,000 to $4 million. Contact: 775-849-9444, montreuxgolf.com.
Southern Highlands, Las Vegas
One look at the massive spa and pool complex would suggest that hedonism rules here. In fact the community is rigorously altruistic, hosting collegiate tournaments, operating a scholarship program and donating millions to charity through the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation. Golf: 18 holes (Robert Trent Jones Sr./Robert Trent Jones Jr.). Recent Home Listings: $350,000 to $5 million. Contact: 877-261-1010, southernhighlands.com.