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Promontory, Park City

For people who are only happy when they’re wearing ski boots or golf spikes, this can be a dream locale. A bankruptcy filing in early 2008 has held Promontory back, at least temporarily. Its two-year-old Painted Valley Course measures 8,136 yards from the back tees and starts out with a 708-yard par five. There is a move-in option available here, at the Trapper and Ranch Club cabins.
Golf: 36 holes (Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus).
Homes: From $1.3 million.
Homesites: From $750,000.
Contact: promontoryclub.com.

Talisker, Park City

See Top 25.
Golf: 18 holes (Mark O’Meara).
Homes: From $1.45 million.
Homesites: From $450,000.
Contact: taliskerclub.com.


Bay Creek, Cape Charles (New)

Serenity and stimulation strike a fine balance on the Chesa- peake, where Bay Creek’s plan includes a forty-thousand-square-foot clubhouse with a Palmer-Nicklaus museum. The community built its Coach House in the meantime, a nineteen-thousand-square-foot facility housing the golf shop and a tavern.
Golf: 36 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer).
Homes: From $430,000.
Homesites: From $120,000.
Contact: baycreek.net.

The Virginian Bristol

A local craftsman hand-built the lockers out of kiln-dried oak harvested during the clearing of fairway corridors for the Fazio golf course. In the main dining space, a towering stone chimney meets massive, ornate wooden arches.
Golf: 21 holes (Tom Fazio).
Homes: From $476,000.
Homesites: From $85,000.
Contact: thevirginian.com.


Tumble Creek, Cle Elum

Appended to a public resort (Suncadia), Tumble Creek made sure to establish an intimate club atmosphere. Two gathering spots, Hill House and Golf House, are ideal for socializing. One of few Tom Doak real estate courses adds to the bragging rights. Members of Tumble Creek automatically belong to Suncadia, which plans to open a Jacobsen-Hardy course in 2010.
Golf: 18 holes (Tom Doak).
Homes: From $1.1 million.
Homesites: From $370,000.
Contact: tumblecreek.com.

West Virginia

The Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs

See Top 25.
Golf: 72 holes (Tom Fazio, C. B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor, Seth Raynor/Jack Nicklaus, Dick Wilson/Bob Cupp).
Homes: From $1.4 million.
Homesites: From $500,000.
Contact: greenbriersportingclub.com.


3 Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole

See Top 25.
Golf: 18 holes (Rees Jones).
Homes: From $1 million.
Contact: 3creekranch-jh.com.


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