The National Digest

They May Not Golf, but They Like the Lifestyle

When buying golf homes, the wealthy often turn to Sotheby’s International Realty. The firm has nearly 7,000 property listings at any given time in more than 30 countries and territories.

“Golf homes have consistently been one of our top-selling categories,” said Philip A. White Jr., the company’s president and an avid golfer. (Sotheby’s International Realty had $112 billion in global sales in 2018, but it doesn’t have a breakdown for golf homes specifically.)

While demand for homes in golf communities has weakened somewhat in the past decade, he said, the market is bouncing back, and new destinations are gaining popularity.

Below are edited excerpts from a recent interview with Mr. White.

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