Lionel Richie’s mansion lords over U.S. Open

Patrick Cantlay putts on the fourth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club on Friday, June 16, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez)

Lionel Richie’s home overlooks the fourth green on the north course at Los Angeles Country Club. (AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES — The 2023 U.S. Open is currently being played at the Los Angeles Country Club for the first time in the major’s 123-year history.

One of the more unique features of the LACC is the view of Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills mansion, which can be seen from the fourth hole. The hole is a short 221-yard par-3, with the green located on an island overlooked by Richie’s home.

According to a May 2007 interview with Architectural Digest, the 28-bedroom house was originally built in 1929 by Harry Koerner and William J. Gage for Carrie Guggenheim.

“It’s a house you don’t find anywhere, much less 10 minutes from the center of Beverly Hills,” Richie said in the interview.

According to Zillow, Richie’s mansion is now worth over $26 million. He initially purchased the home in 1999 for $6,000,060, per Redfin.

While spectators at the U.S. Open are able to see parts of the mansion’s massive garden on the walking path near the fourth hole, they won’t be seeing the four-time Grammy winner out and about. Richie is currently on tour in Europe and isn’t set to play in the U.S. until August.