How does short-game guru Dave Pelz keep his own short-game sharp? With an incredible backyard golf practice facility at his home in the Austin, Tex., area. A couple of those greens should look familiar. One is a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass (top) and the other is a copy of No. 12 at Augusta National (left).
A mansion on the market in British Columbia, Canada, has a putting green practice area with a multi-tiered green and bunker. The view isn’t bad, either.
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit three home runs in four innings during an August 2012 game against the Baltimore Orioles. But that’s not nearly as impressive as his 16,600-square-foot house in Bradbury, CA, he just sold for $17 million. And that doesn’t even include the lovely golf green practice facility seen above.
Phil Mickelson has kept that flop shot sharp through the years with this short-game putting green setup behind his Rancho Santa Fe home. But in 2012, the five-time major champion put this luxury estate on the market. The asking price? $7.095 million.
Someday John Smoltz will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his ability to pitch. Until then, he can pass the time practicing his golf game in the backyard of his Ball Ground, Ga., home that features nine different tees and three greens.
The backyard practice putting green of Matt Keller in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Courtesy of Golf Digest – www.golfdigest.com