Attention golf lovers: We found your dream property: Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Porcupine Creek is situated on 249 acres, which includes its own, private 19-hole golf course (an extra hole for playoffs) and it’s for sale for $75 million by Christie’s Great Estates. The course has been listed by Golf Digest as a top 15 course in California. But, before anyone gets excited about buying it and turning it into a revenue-producing business, there’s a little hitch: the original agreement for the development states “…no commercial use shall occur on the property.” Oops.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the creators/visionaries of Porcupine Creek are the now-divorced Blixseths — Tim and Edra — who built Porcupine Creek together (in the late 1990s). It was among their many real estate investments, which included the highly exclusive Yellowstone Club in Montana where members had to pay $250,000 to join the club, pay $16,000 a year in dues, buy at least one lot (priced from $650,000 to $2 million), and then build a home on it. Edra got Porcupine Creek as part of the 2008 divorce proceedings, but the economic downturn has forced Edra to declare bankruptcy, and put Porcupine Creek on the market.

Although Porcupine Creek was their private residence, it was the site of charity events, and golf tournaments for big-money friends and acquaintances.

Main house:

The 18,430-square-foot main residence was inspired by a Mediterranean villa and is distinguished by two rotunda-like structures that bookend the exterior. Decor includes hand-painted ceiling murals, antique stained-glass windows, towering fireplaces, and walls of windows that look out to the green valleys below.

  • Master suite with his-and her bathrooms and offices
  • Guest suite with kitchenette and office
  • Sunken great room with floor to ceiling windows
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Children’s wing with two bedrooms, playroom and nanny’s room

Golf course:

  • 18-hole golf course (plus a playoff hole)
  • Driving range
  • Clubhouse
  • Full spa and gym
  • Pool area with palapa bar, commercial kitchen, waterslide, and spa with in-ground champagne holder
  • Outdoor party grotto with stage
  • Children’s play area with circus carousel

Other buildings:

  • Four 600-square feet casitas (all have main room with king-sized bed and seating area, full bath and kitchenette)
  • Four 1,860-sq ft guest houses (2 beds, 2 baths, living room with fireplace, wine closet and kitchen), with outdoor patios

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  • Shana

    Now that’s a real deal. Fantastic.

  • Fort Collins Homes

    Wow, what an incredible estate. Its amazing that someone with assets like that (even after a divorce) would be in a situation to file bankruptcy. Sounds like someone was a little bit too leveraged

  • Property

    Yes, incredible price too.

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  • Homes for Sale, Real Estate for Sale, Condos for Sale

    Beautiful home for sale. I’m a golf fanatic, so it especially suits my taste in homes for sale.

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  • Aaron Majors – Pearl District Condos for Sale

    That’s an amazing house!

  • Property website

    Good post. It’s amazing how many realtors post complete junk. Some people spend zero time and effort on even the basic stuff like photography. Thanks for this amazing real estate blog.

  • Sandy

    that’s simply fantastic

  • Stock Trading

    I don’t see what one would do with that.One cant
    use it for commercial uses.

  • Charon

    WOW this is awesome. Wish I could offer up financing on this! This would be a jumbo jumbo loan!

  • TV

    I would like to own it.

  • Hoteluri Bucuresti

    Waht an amazing property to own. Good read

  • event management companies

    It’s a beautiful property but they may be screwing themselves over by forbidding commercial use. What is a regular person going to do with a property like that? And why can’t you do what you want with it if you own it?

  • serviced offices

    Oh wow, that’s amazing, and so massive! I can see that a lot of people would want to run a business from it but I don’t think I’d want people traipsing over such a gorgeous piece of land. I’d want to be able to walk around it and enjoy it myself.

  • mdsj

    I can not say what i did at the home, but I have been there several times and that estate is the most amazing thing that I have ever seen with my own eyes. You really get a good glimpse of what being worth a billion can get you.

  • Rolf Cooper Moren

    I would have no trouble run this place. Of course it’s going to be a closed community resort for members. I am in tears with emotions about the former owners. I really wish they . . . well one can’t just say, but as for other celebrities these guys could go way long way turn by creating a show like Donald Trump did with his show. I love the guys Edra and Tim. I would invite them if I purchased this place.

    OK let’s do it. I need connections, money and the spirit. -I do have the spirit.

  • Kerala Girls :

    i always like to stay on 5 star hotels because the ameneties and the ambiance is always great `

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