Tiger Woods’s talent on the golf course has been unstoppable ever since he first broke onto the scene in the late 1990s. Along with his professional success came an appetite for luxury real estate. The pro athlete has come a long way since growing up in the Orange County suburb Cypress, California; he has now owned properties in California, Florida, the Bahamas, and Canada. At one point, it was even rumored that Woods owned a custom-built home on a 62-acre private island in Sweden, but that story has since been debunked. This rumor likely started because the island was reportedly purchased by a Swedish businessman in 2006 for the explicit purpose of being developed into a retreat for Woods and his then wife Elin Nordegren. (The couple split in 2010 after Woods was found to have numerous extramarital affairs, and the deal was never finalized.)
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the places that the golfer has called home over the years.
Woods’s first big purchase was also the beginning of his expansive real estate portfolio in Florida. He paid an undisclosed amount for the 8,000-square-foot Spanish-style home in the exclusive Isleworth community in Windermere, Florida, just as his stardom was on the rise. A big draw for the athlete was the privacy the place offered. “Once we get inside the gates of Isleworth, you can take a deep sigh of relief,” Woods told the Orlando Sentinel in 2006. “… There’s a no-autograph policy, no pictures, no nothing. We all just mingle.” Woods lived there alone, and then with Nordegren after the pair got married in 2004, until their divorce in 2010. The home is now perhaps better known as the site of Woods’s infamous 2009 car crash shortly after reports of his infidelity surfaced. Woods later sold the two-story waterfront home to fellow golf pro Bubba Watson for $2.2 million in 2013.
Woods stayed close to his California roots with the purchase of a $3 million vaguely Mediterranean-style condo in Newport Beach. The two-story pad measured around 2,000 square feet and featured three bedrooms. Importantly, there were views of the ocean and Catalina Island from just about every room, with a spacious patio and balcony to boot. The pro golfer listed the home at a loss—$2.49 million—in 2012, but it’s unclear when or whether the property actually sold, and for what price.
Also in 2004, Woods shelled out $20 million for a 155-foot yacht he cheekily named Privacy. The behemoth boasts three floors, including an observation deck, with five bedrooms that can easily sleep up to 10 guests. (According to Golf, it takes nine crew members to man the yacht, with the crew occupying separate living quarters.) Among the ship’s many amenities are a jacuzzi, a gym, a wet bar, and a decompression chamber for scuba diving. Woods still owns the yacht, and has been known to sleep aboard it before major championships. When not out at sea, it is typically docked in Oyster Bay, Long Island, or at his home on Jupiter Island, Florida. Fun fact: Woods also owns a $54 million private jet—a Gulfstream G550—that can seat 18, and which he also uses to shuttle himself between tournaments.
Woods and Nordegren quietly snapped up property in a gated community in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for an undisclosed amount (lots there were listed for between $1.2 million and $4.5 million). Details of their vacation home are sparse, though it’s believed that the couple sought out land in the Cowboy State for a few different reasons, including its proximity to excellent golf courses and fly fishing, as well as easily accessible slopes for Nordegren to ski on. It is unclear whether either of them still own this property.
Woods and Nordegren then shelled out a whopping $40 million for a 12-acre property on Jupiter Island, Florida, where neighbors include Bill Gates, Celine Dion, and fellow golfer Greg Norman. At the time, there was an existing 9,000-square-foot mansion on the grounds, but the couple opted to tear down the original mansion in favor of erecting their own—a $54 million mega-mansion measuring 9,700 square feet with four additional structures including a golf studio, a guesthouse, a garage, and a boathouse with two private docks. Other amenities include a diving pool, a lap pool, a tennis court, and an oxygen therapy room. Construction of the impressive home was completed in 2010, and Woods moved into the home in 2011 following his split with Nordegren. (She and their two children moved to a new beachfront home in Palm Beach County.) The athlete still owns this property and considers it his primary residence.
Ever the filial son, Woods also made sure to look out for both his parents. He reportedly bought his mother two adjacent lots in Jupiter, Florida, for around $2.4 million, with plans to spend an additional $2.6 million to build on the land. He also went in on another home in Windermere, Florida, with his father for $1.31 million. Not much else is known about these properties.
Woods next threw his hat in the ring to help fund the construction of an ultra-exclusive resort in the Bahamas, alongside other celebrity investors like Justin Timberlake, Ernie Els, and Joe Lewis. The luxury resort community is known as Albany, and is set on 600 acres on the island New Providence, with nine marina-front condominium buildings, each boasting a different architectural style. (One, for instance, was designed by renowned architect Bjarke Ingels to look like a cube.) Amenities include a golf course, naturally, as well as several swimming pools, an equestrian center, a water sports center, tennis courts, and a 15,000-square-foot fitness center with yoga and Pilates studios.