CAMERON SMITH may be nearly 10,000 miles from his hometown of Brisbane, but Jacksonville feels right at home.
The Aussie star, 28, is chasing Masters glory again as he heads into the finals in Augusta in second place.
Since turning pro in 2013, Smith has made the transition from living Down Under to residing in the Sunshine State.
He has lived in Jacksonville for more than seven years, ever since relocating his entire life across the Pacific to pursue PGA Tour success.
The move certainly paid off as Smith finished second at the 2020 Masters and has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
He now spends his free time off course at a stunning $2.4 million pad in the luxurious Ponte Vedra Beach, purchased in April 2020.
The property covers an area of 5,350m² and offers stunning views of the local waterways and is a stone’s throw from the Atlantic.
And Smith gave fans an in-depth tour of the property after he toured PGA Memes late last year.
The interior is clean and bright with a huge central space that combines a kitchen, living and dining area for open plan living.
There is also a built in bar area stocked with wines and spirits making the home a perfect place for entertaining.
When Smith wants to kick back after a hard day on the court, the living room has a huge wall-mounted TV, mini-fridge, and dart board.
Smith explains, “I love it. There are really good people in Jacksonville and I’m fortunate to have good neighbors.
“You endured it [my] s*** most of the time!
“[My drink of choice] At the moment it’s Guinness. I’m on the Guinness train right now, but I love a Bees Knees [cocktail].”
Smith doesn’t even have to leave the property to do his daily workout, as there’s a large gym set up in his garage.
And he’s the proud owner of an epic racing simulator, complete with a racing wheel, pedals and three TV screens for panoramic views.
He explained: “This is my time waster. When I’m bored, I come here and I like driving cars.”
“IT’S MY DREAM CAR”
More than just a virtual petrolhead, Smith has a fleet of impressive engines that take pride of place on the front driveway.
He owns a gray Audi A4 Wagon – or the “everyday car” as he calls it – which is relatively new in the US.
Smith said: “I love these. Sounds bad, looks bad. I’ve always wanted one.
“They finally brought them to the States and they’re quite a popular car in Australia.”
Also in the collection is a wildly modified Nissan GT-R that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about three seconds and produces 700 horsepower.
Bought after his 2017 Zurich Classic triumph, Smith broke the bank to buy his dream bikes.
The cars are parked on the property’s 0.55 hectare grounds, where there is also an outdoor lounge area with BBQ and TV.
And there’s even a perfectly mowed lawn for Smith to practice his putting on before heading out on tour.
A swimming pool overlooks the waterway that runs parallel to the house where Smith houses his two fishing yachts.
Smith, an avid fisherman, was memorably booted by security from Harbor Town Golf Course in Savannah after trying to fish in the nearby lake.
He shouldn’t have such problems with his own personal ships giving him quick access to the creek.
He is the proud owner of a Front Runner 39, which the company calls their “flagship model.”
With a slide out cooler, fourteen rod holders and a huge 540 gallon fuel tank, the boat is perfect for weekends away from the pressures of the golf course.
Smith continues, “You can do anything with it.
“There’s fishing, there’s just good fun, there’s a bar, etc. I just love it.”
Smith continues his quest for the Masters title on April 10 when he tees off just three shots behind Scottie Scheffler in second place.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5093419/cameron-smith-house-f1-simulator-car-collection-yacht/ Take a tour of Cameron Smith’s stunning $2.4 million Florida home including F1 simulator, car collection and fishing yachts