Laurie Johnson

Truckee Luxury Golf Communities

Lake Tahoe and Truckee home ownership is often associated with the world's best skiing. However, these Truckee Luxury Golf communities offer world class golfing and easy access to skiing. If you are looking for an upscale golf community, Truckee has it all. Each neighborhood offers different amenities and upscale, architectural styles. Each is centered around a golf course designed by the world's best golf pros.

Golfing at Martis Camp

Martis Camp stands out among the other luxury golf communities. It is the only community that offers both golfing and immediate access to skiing. Designed by Tom Fazio, and not heavily played, the course stretches to 7,751-yards. Martis Camp has hosted prestigious tournaments, including the USGA Junior Amateur. It has been named the 3rd best private design by Golf Digest.

Martis Camp offers ski in and ski out access. It is linked to Northstar California, which has over 3,000-acres of skiable terrain and 97 trails. Northstar is known for having the largest snowmaking operation to ensure skiing is available regardless of snow conditions. Martis Camp offers a high speed quad lift that carries skiers to the less used Lookout Mountain side of Northstar. This means more powder days and fresh tracks.

Their Family Barn and quaint family amenities offer entertainment, pools, hot tubs, a basket ball court and even a movie theater. So while mom and dad are golfing, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained. If you love golfing and skiing equally and want the best amenities Lake Tahoe has to offer, Martis Camp is for you.

Lahontan Golf Community

Lahontan appeals to the discriminating buyer who loves luxury, but appreciates a rustic architectural style. It is located in Gooseneck Meadow, adjacent to Martis Camp. This exclusive and gated community offers a golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf. In 1962, the area was used to film several "Bonanza" episodes, so the rolling landscape of sage, set against the majestic sierras has a very western feel. Each home is carefully designed and must go through architectural review.

The golf course was gently molded into the natural landscape. Blending classical and contemporary styles, Tom created a stunningly beautiful course. Lahontan has a 5 star restaurant, fitness center, pools and ponds and is one of the most upscale communities at lake Tahoe.

Lahontan  has hosted 20 PGA and Senior tour titles and five foreign championships, including the Senior U.S. Open and British Open. In crafting Lahontan's 18-hole championship course, Tom used his personal mixture of skill, imagination and an uncanny ability to integrate the natural setting into a distinctive and challenging design.  This created an exceptional golf experience for players of all abilities.

Tom Weiskopf has further enhanced the Lahontan golf experience with a nine hole Par-3 course. He has already set the standard for Par 3 courses with his benchmark design at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Tom has designed Lahontan's courses to be continually engaging by encouraging players to employ new strategies. This course is always rewarding, and not repetitious.

Jack Nicklaus Course at Old Greenwood

With easy access on and from Hwy 80 and nearby to Northstar for world class skiing, Old Greenwood is home to a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. The custom built estate homes and villas also offer fractional residences. This is something that makes Old Greenwood unique to other luxury golf communities.

It is also very close to historic downtown Truckee. Old Greenwood is a great choice if you enjoy fine dining and the charming shopping that can be found in Old Truckee. Homeowners enjoy exclusive access to the Tahoe Mountain Club which parallels what Martis Camp offers. The Tahoe Mountain Club gives homeowners access to a private mountain-top ski lodge at Northstar California, fitness, fishing and a kid's club.

Gray's Crossing, a Peter Jacobsen Course

Gray's Crossing is a Peter Jacobsen designed championship golf course.  Close to Highway 80, Northstar California is close by and it offers easy access to Reno. Homeowners can also enjoying close proximity to Squaw Valley.

Gray’s Crossing promotes their course as a 'return to tradition.' Fast greens and tournament-like conditions allow golfers to hone their skills. The course requires a combination of creative club choices and tactical strategies. The traditional Jacobsen design reveals his passion for fun, yet challenging play. The fairways are lined  with pine and the course weaves through a natural mountain surrounding with Mt. Rose as its backdrop.

Big groups and large families will enjoy the private homes that are situated in a meadow. Old Greenwood homes feature 4 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, great room with gas fireplace, outdoor living space, washer/dryer, a two-car garage and access to The Pavilion. The Pavilion features three outdoor pools, fitness center, restaurant, tennis courts and more.

Situated steps to the 18th fairway of Old Greenwood, the townhomes offer two & three-bedroom floor plans with two & three bathrooms and feature chef's kitchens.

There are other options to choose from, but these are my favorite communities. If you would like to learn more about all of the golf communities in Lake Tahoe. Call me today to find that perfect luxury golf property.



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