Retief Goosen is ready to make a deal on his Lake Nona mansion. The two-time U.S. Open champion is one of many tour pros who owns a home at Lake Nona near Orlando, Fla. However, he is the rare pro who also owns a home at neighboring Isleworth.
Goosen originally moved to Lake Nona in 2001, the year he won his first U.S. Open. He purchased his luxury home for $1.1 million, then put it back on the market for $2.6 million in 2012. That same year, he purchased an Isleworth estate for $3.5 million.
Unable to find a buyer on his Lake Nona home, Goosen has owned both homes for the past four-plus years. He lowered the asking price to $2 million in 2014, but still found no takers. Now, he’s asking just under $1.8 million.
Lake Nona and Isleworth are two high-end golf communities that achieved a degree of fame, thanks to the many tour pros who have taken up residence there and who began a friendly rivalry known as the Tavistock Cup. Goosen represented Lake Nona in the Tavistock Cup alongside Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson, Graeme McDowell and other notable pros.
His Isleworth opponents have included Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, J.B. Holmes and Robert Allenby. The Tavistock Cup ended after the 2013 event.
Goosen won the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2004, and has 34 professional wins in tours across the world. He was the 2001 European Tour Player of the Year.
His luxurious Lake Nona estate features 6,198 square feet of living space on a half acre, with golf and lake views. The home has 5 bedrooms, 6½ baths, a bonus room and a 3-car garage with a golf cart storage area.
It’s not often we are given the chance to purchase a home from a two-time major winner. Now, for $1.8 million, someone has the chance to do just that.
Take a quick tour of the house by clicking the photos below, and see the full realtor listing here.