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Turner Hill, Ipswich

The assets of this tony North Shore community include a mansion clubhouse with a slate roof and a baronial brick façade so appealing it has attracted multiple Hollywood location shoots. As one might expect, it’s a superior place to enjoy a meal, either in the formal dining room or the jauntier Peacock Grille.
Golf: 18 holes (Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry).
Homes: From $780,000.
Contact: turnerhill.com.


The National, Parkville

Residential options at this Midwestern landmark have been expanding in two directions. Estate homes in a separate gated neighborhood called the Sanctuary are coming online, as are maintenance-free townhomes.
Golf: 36 holes (Tom Watson).
Homes: From $400,000.
Homesites: From $55,000.
Contact: thenationalgolfclub.com.


Black Bull, Bozeman (New)

Inside the gates is a make-you-think course by Tom Weiskopf with a sixteen-acre practice center next door. A main clubhouse is in the plans, meanwhile there’s the Corral, a temporary clubhouse featuring a full-service bar and grill, locker rooms and golf shop. This will become the community’s tennis-and-swim center when the big clubhouse is finished.
Golf: 19 holes (Tom Weiskopf).
Homes: From $785,000.
Homesites: From $195,000.
Contact: blackbullbozeman.com.

Iron Horse, Whitefish

See Top 25.
Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio).
Homes: From $695,000.
Homesites: From $165,000.
Contact: ironhorsemt.com.

Spanish Peaks, Big Sky

See Top 25.
Golf: 18 holes (Tom Weiskopf).
Homes: From $1.25 million.
Homesites: From $400,000.
Contact: spanish-peaks.com.

Stock Farm, Hamilton

See Top 25.
Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio).
Homes: From $500,000.
Homesites: From $300,000.
Contact: stockfarm.com.


Lake Las Vegas, Henderson

Residential neighborhoods skirt the fairways of voluptuous golf courses. Grouped in the center of the property are a Ritz-Carlton, the MonteLago casino hotel and other sybaritic stimulations. Homeowners earn membership in the Club at Lake Las Vegas, which includes Reflection Bay by Nicklaus and the Falls by Weiskopf. There is also a yacht-and-beach clubhouse. Original developer filed for bankruptcy and new owners are in place.
Golf: 54 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf).
Homes: From $325,000.
Contact: lakelasvegas.com.

Montreux, Reno

Set in the cool mountain air, this community puts out a warm atmosphere amid a bustle of social activity. The culinary program is a focal point, including tasting events that pair hard-to-get wines with the plats surpris of head chef Ed Mitchell.
Golf: 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus).
Homes: From $1 million.
Homesites: From $375,000.
Contact: montreuxgolf.com.


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