On one end, Melinda Gates fled to a $130,000 a night private island with the kids to avoid soon-to-be ex-husband Bill Gates and the media frenzy and on the other Bill Gates has been reportedly staying at a gorgeous ultra-exclusive California golf club for several months in the midst of his divorce. The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, which spans 712 acres, is unquestionably one of the United States’ most prestigious and ultra-exclusive private country club communities. The 65-year-old billionaire Microsoft founder owns a private home on the property that is also home to other noteworthy Earthlings such as billionaires Charles Koch, Philip Anshultz, and Dennis Washington.
To be a member of this oasis of wealth, one really needs to have unending vaults of money as it costs $250,000 to join, and home prices there range from a mere $2.3 million to $20 million. So what makes The Vintage Club in Indian Wells so extraordinary? Let’s begin with the sport that’s close to the hearts of billionaires- golf. The luxury haven has two nationally-ranked 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf courses and an 85,000-square-foot clubhouse at the epicenter. It doesn’t end there; joining these luxe activities is a host of restaurants and a luxury spa and offers privacy like no other place. A source mentioned, “It is the perfect place for Bill to hide out from anyone who wants to question him about his divorce or his alleged ties to Epstein.”
Bill Gates home in this posh resort community is just as spectacular. The Microsoft mogul reportedly spent $12.5 million on this massive home in 1990 which spreads across13,573-square-foot and has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and sits along a pristinely manicured golf course. For all those saying money can’t buy happiness, it is better to cry in your 13,573-square-foot mansion while playing golf than sitting in a dingy apartment with no view. We feel you, Bill.[Via – Page Six]