Lake Tahoe Luxury Golf Communities


This summer, imagine yourself relaxing on your patio, overlooking endless greens in one of Lake Tahoe's luxury, golf communities. Lake Tahoe is known for world class skiing, but the area also boasts many championship golf courses. These gated and upscale communities feature golf courses designed by Tom Weiskopf, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus and Peter Jacobsen.

You can find exquisitely designed mountain homes in prestigious Lahontan in the upper 2 million range. Lots in Lahontan can be found as low as $350K. Martis Camp boasts larger homes and lots with outstanding amenities. Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing provide a level of affordability with the same stellar amenities.

I have listed some of my favorite golf course communities below. If your idea of a retreat at Lake Tahoe includes daily rounds of golf, you will find many choices that fit every budget.

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What I love most about Lahontan is the upscale feel that blends an old world charm with modern architecture. Lahontan sits on 900 acres and is the area's most prestigious community. It is located off Hwy 267, minutes from Hwy 80 in the Martis Valley area of Truckee.

The Lahontan Golf Course , designed by Tom Weiskopf, boasts a Golf Club and restaurant that is a throwback to the charm and elegance of the past. With 509 custom homesites, on an average lot size of .70 acres, you can enjoy endless views and a sense of privacy. Wildfowl, ponds, painted sagebrush, and mountain pines are surrounded by majestic mountains. Martis Creek meanders throughout and Lahontan also has 1,050 acres of walking trails. Enjoy a wilderness observation with playgrounds, spa and other upscale amenities. This is one of Truckee’s most upscale gated communities.

The golf course is often featured in America’s “best of golf” articles. Many of the homes are often the feature of outstanding architecture awards. A short drive leads to the Ritz Carlton, Village at Northstar, or to the historic town of Truckee, where you can enjoy shopping, dining and a lively art scene.

In crafting this 18 hole championship course, Weiskopf used his personal mixture of skill, imagination and an uncanny ability to integrate the natural setting into a distinctive and challenging design. The result is an exceptional golf experience for players of all abilities.

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Martis Camp

Martis Camp is a 2,177-acre private, luxury community, known for its many family amenities. It boasts a championship 18 hole golf course, designed by Tom Fazio. While you are golfing, the kids can enjoy the large barn and amphitheater with live performances, art programs, library, bowling alley and tennis courts.

Martis Camp is a relatively newer development and each home is crafted with outstanding architectural designs. It has attracted many Silicon Valley executives and offers some of the best family amenities in all of North Tahoe/Truckee.

Barron’s ranked Martis Camp as “Tahoe’s best place to own a second home.” Its central location between Lake Tahoe and downtown Truckee, makes Martis Camp an ideal choice for building your dream home. Both Lahontan and Martis Camp are the area's most sought after golf communities and both provide easy access to Northstar California.

The forests, meadows and creeks of this private Tahoe luxury community meander and surround the custom homes, estates and cabins.

Each hole of this challenging 18 hole course was painstakingly adapted to the natural topography. The Golf Shop provides an outstanding selection of equipment and clothing with golf pro services. GolfWeek recently named the golf course at Martis Camp “one of America’s top 50 modern golf courses.”

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Schaffer's Mill

Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club debuted to immediate acclaim, being named the #1 New Private Club in California in 2008. It was listed among the Top 10 New Clubs in the Country by Golfweek magazine. The community is located off 267 and is next to Lahontan and Martis Camp.

Additionally, Schaffer’s Mill offers excellent hiking and easy access to skiing at Northstar Ski Resort. Nestled in beautiful Martis Valley and central to Truckee and Lake Tahoe, Schaffer’s Mill offers seasonal activities for the entire family.

The outward or “Meadow” nine ambles through firs, spruce, and Ponderosas at the base of a ridge, while the inward “Mountain” nine showcases elevation changes of up to 400 feet. You will enjoy magnificent 360° views of the Martis Valley, Lookout Mountain, and the Carson Range. This par 71 course plays to over 7,000 yards and is an excellent choice for your retreat at Lake Tahoe.

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Old Greenwood

Old Greenwood is the home to the Jack Nicklaus designed, 18 hole golf course. Along with distinctive and elegant architecture, the neighborhood boasts the Pavilion, with its fitness facilities, tennis courts, a family pool with water slide, game room, kid’s discovery center, full-service spa, adult pool and Bearfoot Bar & Grill.

Ownership at Old Greenwood provides access to the Tahoe Mountain Club with a private mountain-top ski lodge at Northstar California and a 36-foot Grand-Craft Commuter boat at Lake Tahoe.

Just off Hwy 80, this is another neighborhood that offers a mountain retreat with close proximity to Old Town Truckee. Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are just a short drive for world class skiing. The top notch amenities and family recreational activities also makes Old Greenwood a great choice for a second home, and the nightlife of Reno is only 35 minutes away.

Located on 600 acres, these 100 homesites include townhomes and fractional ownership opportunities. Old Greenwood provides the opportunity to enjoy access to world class golf, where you can own an exceptional mountain property at a price point that fits any budget.

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Gray's Crossing

Gray's Crossing boasts a Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy designed championship golf course, gently placed within a beautiful mountain meadow. Residents also enjoy access to the Tahoe Mountain Club with a private mountain-top ski lodge at Northstar California, and a 36-foot Grand-Craft Commuter boat at Lake Tahoe. Gray’s Crossing is another affordable choice when looking for a top-notch mountain home in a golf course community. The lots range in size from 0.4 acres to 10 acres.

This 750-acre property is located on the north end of Martis Valley, offering peaceful seclusion from crowds and traffic, but with easy access to Old Town Truckee. With hundreds of acres of open space and loads of hiking and biking trails, Gray’s Crossing has the feel of a more remote location.

Only 1.5 miles from Downtown Truckee, Gray’s Crossing offers easy access to vibrant shops and restaurants. Gray’s Crossing is close to the newly constructed Alder Creek Middle School and Truckee Recreation Center. With easy access to Northstar California, it is a short drive to the North Shore of Lake Tahoe   Nearby, you will find trailheads, yoga classes, coffee shops and 5 star restaurants. Many of the homesites have views of the acclaimed Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy designed championship golf course. Residents also enjoy access to the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing.

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Build your dream home on a home site, or purchase an elegant mountain home that is already built. Either way, I can help you live the perfect golf lifestyle. Contact me today for more information about living the golfer's lifestyle at Lake Tahoe.


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