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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    With another U.S. Open in the books, we thought we'd take a moment to celebrate our local links—and we don't just mean our myriad world-class golf courses. It was at New Rochelle's Wygkagl Country Club, still called the "Cradle of the PGA," that department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker first conceived the Professional Golfer's Association in 1916, holding its first championship later that year at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville. From Winged Foot in Mamaroneck to Harrison's Westchester Country Club, Westchester County continues to boast some of the world's most iconic fairways—and they're surrounded by equally breathtaking homes.

    From "green" neighbors to private places to sink a putt right in your backyard, these local listings are all on par:

    MAMARONECK | 1019 Greacen Point Road
    To further endorse the notion of "north vs. east," consider this 1.8-acre mini estate in Mamaroneck's Orienta enclave, which boasts this spectacular practice green steps from a koi pond, vegetable gardens and a relaxing pool area. The water hazard is exceptionally expansive–cross it from your own private dock to gawk at Shinnecock by lunchtime.

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    GREENWICH | 47 Alpine Road
    Even when the weather outside is frightful, this indoor golf simulator can teleport you to Palm Beach Gardens without ever setting foot out the front door. With multi-level terraces and a spectacular pool area, this sprawling lakeside Georgian, situated on two-plus acres at the end of a cul-de-sac, also has no shortage of outdoor entertaining amenities.

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    CHAPPAQUA | 59 Carolyn Place
    Nestled between Chappaqua and Armonk, this modern construction estate speaks to the highest standard of living and style. Set on a lushly landscaped 1.66-acre divot of prime Northern Westchester real estate, the custom estate flanks Whippoorwill Golf Course.

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    RYE | 28 Park Drive South
    Few golf communities carry the provenance and prestige of Westchester Country Club, straddling the Rye-Harrison border on a scenic hillside visible for miles. This meticulous Tudor, set on nearly a half-acre alongside the course, is chock full of period architectural details and thoughtful upgrades, conspiring to transform everyday life from ordinary to extraordinary just 35 miles north of NYC.

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    DARIEN | 67 Buttonwood Lane
    One might want to think carefully about being on the 9th green at 9, but it's all good here on the 15th green of the Country Club of Darien, where this classic 1921 Colonial speaks to the timeless clapboard-clad sensibilities of coastal Connecticut style. The garden-filled 1.87-acre property is bucolic in its own right, even if it didn't enjoy fairway views for days (which it most certainly does).

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