While the world is fixated on Brazil for the World Cup, golf enthusiasts have their attention turned to Pinehurst, North Carolina, and the US Open. The second major of the year – a must watch for golf fans – teed off yesterday and concludes on Sunday.

So while we’re enthralled in the fútbol drama, we also want to give a little love to the golf world and have made it the center of our latest Versus feature. Last time we looked at two similarly priced homes in Carmel and Laguna Beach for a Competitive Pricing feature. This time, in honor of the US Open, we’re focusing on one unique selling point: putting greens.

California is home to nearly 1,000 golf courses, offering a variety of experiences: ocean courses, mountain terrain, desert tracks and the world’s most elite public course, Pebble Beach.  Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, a day at Pebble Beach will set you back over $500. You could spend a lifetime – and a small fortune – touring each course the Golden State has to offer. Or, you could just enjoy one in your own backyard.

Located in two of California’s wealthiest zip codes, both of these homes feature backyard putting greens. Let us know which one has you dreaming of tee time.

Alamo Knolltop Mediterranean

Price: $4,900,000
Lot size: Approximately 2 acres
Square Footage: Approximately 5,800 square feet
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 Full, 3 Partial

Completed in 2006, this magnificent gated estate reflects the beauty of its surroundings, combining understated elegance and easy living.  Interior highlights include Venetian plaster walls and plank walnut floors throughout. The landscaped yard features a loggia, solar pool and built-in barbeque, while the knolltop location provides a stunning vantage point with spectacular views.

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Hillsborough Colonial

Price: $3,998,000
Lot size: Approximately 0.55 acres
Square Footage: Approximately 6,050 square feet
Beds: 5
Baths: 5 Full, 1 Partial

This majestic Colonial home with brick façade boasts an open floor plan with a large living room highlighted by soaring windows. The landscaped yard is a masterpiece, with an expansive pool and spa and backyard putting green.


Now that you’ve seen the contenders, vote on our Facebook Page to decide which property gets to hoist the U.S. Open trophy this Sunday.