Within 11,600 acres—actually, 11,601—of National Forest lies Greg Norman’s Colorado Ranch. It is one of the more interesting properties to pop up on the country’s luxury real estate market this month. A whole 11,601 acres in a valley near Meeker, with the White River rolling through the hills, and past forest and grassland.
Not a bad spot at all. The shots of the river will get any fly-fisherman’s blood pressure up, and the Elk hunting—for those who go in for it—is apparently excellent. Norman has owned the outdoorsperson’s paradise since 2000; he initially offered it for sale in 2016 for $55 million. The new listing shaves five mil off the ask.
The main house is a contemporary log-cabin mansion that dates to the early 1990s. The interiors are ‘grand rustic’; timber, stone, antler fixtures, with amenities including a bar and lounge. The spaces are unpretentious but grandiose, and ideal for a chisel-faced legend of the links with a penchant for the American wilderness. The house contains nine bedrooms and 13 baths, but there are over twenty bedrooms and baths on the property all told.
The property’s structures amble across many acres, and there are seven guest cabins to choose from if you’re visiting. The property also has a full complement of equestrian facilities, including stables, a tack room, and miles of trails. Not to mention a rifle range, a skeet-shooting range, a fitness center with outdoor jacuzzi, and a dance hall that was built when the West was young.
Norman, or “The Great White Shark” as he’s known, is an Australian golf legend. He was no. 1 in the world for 331 weeks in the ’80s and ’90s.