Appleby puts Melbourne home on the market

He doesn’t get to spend too much time in Australia these days.

So Florida-based Aussie professional Stuart Appleby has decided to put his prestigious Melbourne home on the market.

Stuart Appleby Stuart Appleby (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Formerly of Cohuna, in northern Victoria, 42-year-old Appleby only makes fleeting visits to Australia these days to visit his family and show his support for Australian golf by playing in several Australasian Tour events.

So he has decided to put his luxury Brighton home on the market reportedly for upwards of $2 million.

“Stuart just doesn’t need this house anymore,” said Paul Castran of Castran Gilbert, who is handling the sale.

Appleby has owned the house since 2007 but with wife Ashley and four young children, he now finds he wants to spend more time in his gated community in Florida, living in the same neighbourhood as Tiger Woods.

The double-storey house near Brighton Golf Course is certainly in one of Melbourne’s most elite suburbs.

And while Appleby’s best golf may appear to be behind him (he has not won on the $200m US PGA Tour since 2010), he will forever be remembered as one of the few players who has shot a magical 59 in tournament play.

Appleby did that in winning the 2010 Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia, coming from well back to secure one of his nine Tour victories.

Reports say the house has an open-plan living area and a main bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe, spa and impressive golf course views as well as three more double bedrooms.