Two of the former models in Encinitas Ranch were inputted onto the MLS on the same day last week, both above $1.2 million. They are two doors down from each other, and are in the stretch of fairway where you are most susceptible to being hit by errant golf balls. This youtube video catches a glimpse of neighboring houses that aren’t selling, nor in foreclosure – sorry:
On the Golf Course
by Jim the Realtor | Aug 18, 2009 | Thinking of Buying? | 16 comments
Was the golf course already there when the previous buyers bought their homes right next to the fairway? And if so, didn’t they already know that what flies out of a golf course more often than anything else are a lot of lost balls?
The yards were probably never used due to the high risk of being killed by one of those spherical, dimply missiles.
It’s exactly this reason that I’ve never understood the premium charged for golf coarse adjacent properties. You usually have a less private backyard and the risk of broken windows goes up.
Looks like the last first floor window on the second house was replaced.
While you may may get more balls if you’re on the right side of the fairway, the balls you get on the left side will generally be hard hooks. I know if I put a ball over into those yards to the left it’s going to be coming hard and fast.
At least those guys should play from the blues and close the face to break some windows.
Golf course views arent bad if your house is behind a tee and not out in front of it off the fairway or sits behind a green. Fairway homes are the worst.
When I first saw the tee box, I was like, its only 80 yards on the left, no one will hit that. Wow, was I wrong. I’m scratch so I know I don’t necessarily see all the houses as in my line, but I wouldn’t think there would be enough people that bad that it would be more than 1 ball every month or two. Jeez a lot of people really suck at the game.
That said, I’ve played a lot a golf all over the country and seen lots of weird/bad/dangerous golf v. house interactions. My personal favorite was a match in the dead of winter against a friend who used to be on the Hooters tour. He was in a deep bunker in two on a par 5, but the bunker had no sand. He bounced the wedge and it went flying into a sliding glass door. The owner came out (walk out basement), and asked if he was in the sand. We said yes, and he shook his head: “I tell them to put more sand in there….” Nice enough guy, but you could tell he got a lot of action being on the other side of a green from a bunker with no sand on a reachable par 5 and was pretty pissed at the course.
Breaking windows doesn’t often happen with tempered glass. But, as UCGal noted, you get less privacy as a $3.00 ball is worth climbing a fence. If you like to wash diskes naked, you’ll want to pass on that house.
Personally, I go over houses. If anyone has ever played the CC of RB, the sign on the tenth tee is thre because of me.
Boom…kling…clang…*rolling cue ball sound*…*cue ball sound change of direction….*cue ball sound settling in ball return slot*…
Question: What are the sounds of ER?
Wow, was I wrong. I’m scratch so I know I don’t necessarily see all the houses as in my line, but I wouldn’t think there would be enough people that bad that it would be more than 1 ball every month or two.
If I’m hitting driver, I could end up hooking it into one those yards. I could see myself hitting a pretty bad shot into one of those houses as well. Like I said I think the left side of the fairway would get less action, but you’d get the harder hit balls. It’s pretty hard to slice a line drive that far, but a hook that travels that far would be screaming. It’s mostly confirmed by the holes about 8 ft. up on that one house.
Just install plexiglass and sell the balls back to the golf club as extra income.
@jordan, Oh, I get it. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to get that much action but the holes don’t lie.
@bubblenerd, Plexiglass is fine, but you need a lot of it, balls will still go over it, and it also takes away the lure of being outside: breeze, etc.
If I had perhaps played that course, and hypothetically teed off on that hole, and I were hypothetically predisposed to the occasional nasty hook…..then I might have hypothetically made one of those dents!
I meant on the windows, but I guess you could put up a plexiglass wall. You’re probably going to end up with more dead birds on your lawn than golf balls though.
I second the dead bird comment. I worked a temp job for the USFWS and 90% of the calls we investigated regarding large bird kills were on golf courses. Poor fertilizer or pesticide application was always the culprit. I haven’t golfed in ages and I’ve never played ER but seeing those target rich fairways makes me want to dust off the sticks and see if I can still conjure up the strong grip power snap hook.
The houses across the street from the Coronado golf course don’t look like that. :o)
Long but true story here! Back in the mid-1990s my mom had a condo in Hawaii that she owned. All the residents had to move out for about three months during a lawsuit against a developer (and others) who had conspired in a multi-million dollar development with shoddy building practices and corruption involving kickbacks.
She had had a stroke so I had to find her a home near the hospital to live in for at least three months during the extensive condo development repairs.
I found my mom and her caregiver a beautiful 3,000 sf home (with pool and hot tub) in a premiere subdivision. I fought long and hard with the developer’s lawyers as the developer’s company was on the hook for the $5,000 monthly rent and all utilities. They balked but eventually relented. I was like a pit bull fighting for my mom as we didn’t know how long she’d live after the stroke.
My parents had been avid golfers during their 43-year marriage–playing nearly every week-end. It’s one of the reasons they moved to Hawaii after my dad retired.
The gorgeous home had wide sliding glass lanai doors overlooking a golf course fairway and the beautiful Pacific Ocean beyond. One day, my mom was sitting in the living room on the couch enjoying the view, when she heard a small “plop” and looked to her left. There on the couch not more than two inches from her was a golf ball from an errant hook!
My mom couldn’t stop laughing while telling me the story over the phone. She made sure to add that the golf ball was a brand-new Titleist. I reminded her that she could have been killed!
Mahalo nui loa for sharing this video, Jim! It brought back wonderful memories for me. *Chuckle* I know the Word Police should arrest me now. Delete my post if you wish…
Great place for toddlers to hang out – just make sure and put a hockey goalie mask on them.