SELLER: Tiger Woods
LOCATION: Lake Mälaren, Sweden
SIZE: 62 acres with multiple residences
NOTE (01-16-15): We’ve heard from a journalist in Sweden who swears (and provides reported evidence) that the island in question does not belong to Tiger Woods and/or Elin Nordegren but rather “a humble farmer.”
YOUR MAMA’S NOTE: Although Tiger Woods hasn’t been married to his Swedish ex-wife Elin Nordegren since 2010, he’s just now getting around to selling a private island he owns near Stockholm for an undisclosed amount.
To be honest, children, Your Mama has no idea when they bought it or how much Mister Woods and his ex-wife paid for the long and slender 62-acre island that is, as far as we can tell, remote yet just an hour by boat or car from Stockholm. The island is accessible by prop plane, helicopter or boat, the latter of which can be docked along the long quay that extends off a huge deck with hot tub. A three-story ferry boat is included with the sale but, as per digital marketing materials, the various residences’ furnishings are not.
Listing details describe a newly built main house constructed of timber harvested on the island along with a vintage hunting lodge with wine cellar and a separate stable block with machine room and caretaker quarters. Naturally, the famous philanderer and 14-time major winner installed half a dozen tee-off areas; the island also sports the remains of some sort of 11th century Viking fort.
The erstwhile couple’s former home in Windermere, Fla., was sold off — it’s now owned by left-handed professional golfer Bubba Watson — and Mister Woods built-himself an extensive and very contemporary bachelor pad compound on several ocean and sound fronting parcels in Hobe Sound, Fla., that now include a 3.5 acre backyard golf course. In early 2011 Miz Nordegren, who recently graduated from the prestigious Rollins College with a degree in psychology, shelled out $12.25 million for a 9,000-square-foot-plus 1930s mansion on a 1.39-acre oceanfront lot in North Palm Beach that she razed and replaced with an even bigger one custom-built to her specifications with features like a home theater with stadium seating, 1,100-square-foot gym, a 70-foot-long swimming pool, a pool cabana and a guest house.
Listing photos: Vladi Private Islands