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Fred Couples tees up his Mediterranean villa in La Quinta at $3.95 million

Former Masters Tournament champion Fred Couples has put his desert home in a gated La Quinta community on the market for $3.95 million.

Set on nearly half an acre, the Mediterranean-style villa exudes an Old World ambiance. Details include a gated courtyard entry, decorative Spanish tile, stone fireplaces and wrought iron chandeliers. A vine-wrapped loggia sits off the kitchen and breakfast area.

A great room topped with arched and vaulted ceilings, a formal dining room and a media room are also within close to 5,200 square feet of living space. Upper and lower master suites each have a fireplace and a terrace for a total of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Glass doors open to a covered patio and a swimming pool and spa. An outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and formal landscaping round out the palm-topped grounds.

Community amenities include two fitness centers, a swimming pool and a golf course designed by Tom Fazio.

Couples bought the house in 2009 for about $3.07 million, public records show.

Nick Blodgett of Hideaway Properties has the listing.

The 56-year-old Couples tied for sixth place at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January and placed second at the Chubb Classic earlier this month. The golfer joined the PGA Tour in 1982 and the Champions Tour in 2010.

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