If you’re looking for the most expensive property fronting a golf course in Scotland, it stands to reason that a pile of stones overlooking the Old Course would top the list, right?
More specifically, The Scores in St. Andrews is Scotland’s priciest neighborhood. The average property price on the stretch, which begins at the Old Course’s first tee? Nearly £2.1 million.
Ho, ho! A pretty…pence. Of course, it also stands to reason that no Scots are among those shelling out north of $2.5 million (Scots are cheap…get it?)
Anyway, the Bank of Scotland’s report says that The Scores—so named for the scratches on the basalt cliff face it overlooks—beat out the most expensive areas in Edinburgh for the first time in their survey.
“Lined with Victorian detached and terraced houses, the street has unrivalled views of St Andrews Bay and the North Sea,” gushes the Herald, adding that St. Andrews University is, predictably, nearby.
Of course, the price tag is nothing compared to the excesses we see here in the States, which could have even Gordon Gekko blushing.
Here are some of the most expensive, as listed by Golf.com.
The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla.
Home prices: $5,000,000–$20,000,000
Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Home prices: $4,300,000–$33,000,000
Kukio Golf and Beach Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Home prices: $3,550,000–$12,500,000
Mayacama in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Home prices: $3,700,000–$4,500,000
…and these are just a few golf course communities, we’re not even talking about the Greenwiches and Ranco Santa Fes of the U.S. In other words, nice try, Scotland.