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TURNER HILL Ipswich Golf membership is by invitation only at this manorial community. Amenities on the way include a fitness center. Developer is Raymond Properties. Golf: 18 holes (Hurdzan/Fry). Recent Home Listings: $770,000 to $1.6 million. Contact: 978-356-7070 or turnerhill.com.

WILLOWBEND Mashpee The only community on this list with cranberry-bog views from its formal clubhouse dining rooms. Owners Paul and Phyllis Fireman dote on its multi-address property owners. Besides golf, there is a tennis stadium and a 13,000-square-foot fitness center. Golf: 27 holes (Michael Hurdzan, Bruce Besse Jr.). Recent Home Listings: $895,000 to $2.2 million. Contact: 508-539-5200 or willowbendrealestate.com.

THE PINEHILLS Plymouth Local developers envisioned something prestigious but not pretentious on these three thousand scrub-pine acres. A commercial village at the hub of the community keeps the atmosphere lively for residents who can be on downtown Boston sidewalks or Cape Cod’s dunes in an hour’s time. Golf: 36 holes (Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones). Recent Home Listings: $350,000 to $2 million. Contact: 888-209-8880 or pinehills.com.


THE NATIONAL Parkville Impressive estate homes amid massive shade trees, a community center, a lake for sailing/kayaking and guest accommodations near the clubhouse. Developer-owned, with no conversion scheduled. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Watson). Recent Home Listings: $450,000 to $6 million. Contact: 816-746-0200 or thenationalgolfclub.com.


IRON HORSE Whitefish Frontier-themed luxury with spectacular scenery, Fazio golf, fly-fishing and wilderness adventure. Residential options include member cabins, which also operate as developer-run rentals but with limited access to club amenities. Developed and managed by Discovery Land Company. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings: $775,000 to $5.8 million. Contact: 800-473-2755 or ironhorsegolfclub.com.

STOCK FARM Hamilton Flanked by the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountain ranges with surprisingly mild weather. Owners are Charles Schwab and James Schueler, a Montana broker and developer. The community features an equestrian center, thirty miles of backcountry trails and homes tucked throughout the 2,600-acre property. Golf: 18 holes (Tom Fazio). Recent Home Listings (lots only): $500,000 to $1.5 million. Contact: 406-375-1888 or stockfarm.com.

YELLOWSTONE CLUB Big Sky This golf, skiing and field sports playground keep its wealthy members contented. Architecture is authentic, down to the hand-selected beams used in many residences. Owner-developer Timothy Blixseth is launching a global private-residence club (the Yellowstone Club World). Golf: 18 holes (Tom Weiskopf). Recent Home Listings: $2.6 million to $15.5 million. Contact: 888-700-7748 or yellowstoneclub.com.


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