Marky's Moving Sale
Mark Wahlberg sadly sells $55-million Beverly Hills mansion with backyard golf complex
Recession is coming. Times are tough. Everywhere, in every economic caste, people are consolidating instead of expanding. Yes, even Marky Mark. This week the actor/MC/ground-beef mogul—worth somewhere in the ballpark of $400 million—closed on the sale of his highly custom Beverly Hills estate, which, as longtime Golf Digest readers may recall, includes a backyard golf complex that will make even the gaudiest CEOs and most lavish oil sheikhs green with jealousy.
In addition to the undulating greens, intimidating bunkering, and an elevated tee-box that allows the facility to play as a 120-yard Par 3, the 30,000-square-foot playpen also includes a tennis court, skatepark, and pool.
Indoors, the new owners will enjoy 12 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms, meaning they can shower in a different room for nearly three straight weeks without ever repeating. You may wonder why anyone would want to do that, but when you’re that rich, the real question is why the hell not?
It remains unclear whether the $55-million-dollar sale means Wahlberg is moving on from golf—he's a pretty busy guy, after all—but we’re guessing he won’t be putting the sticks on the market anytime soon. Backyard practice facility or no backyard practice facility, once you catch the bug, it’s awful tough to kick.