'Time to move on': Greg Norman heading home after $129 million sale

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Greg Norman and wife Kristen, pictured here in America.
Greg Norman and wife Kristen appear to be heading back home to Australia. Image: Instagram

Greg Norman appears to be headed back to Australia for good after selling up his properties in the United States

The Australian golf legend and wife Kirsten have reportedly found a buyer for their $52 million Colorado ranch, just a month after selling their $77 million Florida home.

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The 66-year-old bought the Seven Lakes Lodge in Meeker, Colorado for $12 million in 2004.

Norman and his wife originally listed the property for $71 million in 2016, but had to settle for $19 million less.

However they will undoubtedly settle for the staggering $39 million profit.

Norman posted a farewell photo of the lodge covered in snow on Sunday.

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"A beautiful send off after two decades of owning 7L," he wrote.

"This ranch has been an extraordinary magnificent journey of mountain life.

"It has been a pleasure sharing the incredible diversity this ranch with my family and friends.

"Each have their own memory, but collectively the memories will never leave us due to the uniqueness of the offering.

"I am confident the new owner and his family and friends will enjoy the same journey we did."

Sitting on 11,900 acres, the property has been described as “one of the finest trophy big game hunting and fishing ranches in Colorado”.

Greg Norman and wife Kirsten, pictured here at The White House in 2019.
Greg Norman and wife Kirsten at The White House in 2019. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Greg Norman heading back home to Australia?

Norman also sold his home in Jupiter Island Beach last month, reportedly to the family of billionaire Leslie Wexner.

“My wife and I feel it is time to move on after 30 years here,” Norman told the Miami Herald.

“COVID-19 and the whole pandemic experience, with social distancing and being isolated from our families - most of whom live overseas - this past year has made us realise how short life truly is and has caused us to re-evaluate how and where we want to spend the rest of our lives.”

In farewelling the Florida home, Norman's wife Kirsten revealed the couple are heading Down Under.

“Our beloved Shark Shack. Boy will we miss it," she wrote on Instagram.

"Hope to recreate it some day soon in Oz!”

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Speaking to Stellar magazine in January, Norman revealed his desire to move home to Queensland.

“I miss Australia. I miss the way it sounds," he said.

"Not long ago, I was on the phone with my parents and the sounds of the bird life in the background was something else.

“And the smell of Australia … it’s so clean and fresh.

"I love the coffee and I miss the people; they’re so easy going … I want to get back to Australia as soon as I can. To tell you the truth, I think about coming home every second day."

Norman spent Christmas day in hospital due to COVID-19, revealing he and his son had tested positive for the virus.

The golf legend posted three pictures from his hospital bed, with one caption reading: “On behalf of millions, f—- COVID.”

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