Residents of California and Nevada, on average, enjoy 245 sunny days per year, which is why many areas around Lake Tahoe, specifically in the northern part, feature exclusive golfing communities. There is one at Old Greenwood – famous for being a Jack Nicklaus signature course– and a Tom Fazio fairway at Martis Camp, as well as a Peter Jacobsen- and Jim Hardy-collaboration at Gray’s Crossing. It is safe to say there is no shortage of fantastic courses and luxury communities in the region, making the greater North Lake Tahoe a true golfer’s haven.
These aforementioned golf courses and properties in Lake Tahoe’s northern part highlight some of the best features and amenities. Prospective homeowners and long time residents not just make the most of spacious, ultra elegant houses, but also picturesque sceneries to boot. In the past, Oliver Luxury has covered some homes in California and Nevada with spectacular decks; this time, the website will focus on the bigger picture and show three magnificent Truckee golfing communities.
Old Greenwood has more than 100 custom homes nestled among 600 acres of immense meadows, rolling hills, and majestic pines. When it comes to architectural standards, every house brings out the beauty of modern mountain design elements, giving them a more rustic yet contemporary feel. Best of all, the people behind Old Greenwood planned these homes around the much-admired, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Family is a recurring theme at Martis Camp, as the community presents features and amenities that epitomize the developer’s promise to uphold dutiful progress and conserve open spaces. The area consists of close to 700 equally regal homes set on 2,177 forested acres of land – this includes the highly sought-after Tom Fazio Golf Course. The gated community of Martis Camp is proud of this Dick Bailey-designed green, which also has a tennis and sports pavilion, as well as a family barn and a trout fishing pond among other things.
Gray’s Crossing is one of Truckee’s hottest, more recent golf clubs. It is all about location, as developers purposely planned this 700-acre luxury district to be near excellent shopping and dining spots. In addition, Gray’s Crossing offers residents – golfers to be precise – that chance to play on a gorgeous Peter Jacobsen- and Jim Hardy-designed course.
To sum it all up, Truckee’s sporting and outdoor adventure scene isn’t just limited to skiing and water activities, as it is also home to some of the bordering states’ best golf courses. Aside from the aforementioned golfing communities, there’s also Coyote Moon Golf Club, a challenging course with a par-3 13th hole that has a 250-foot drop. Ren Gates, in his article on Play Your Course about the best hidden fairways in the West Coast, even labels this hole as simply “breathtaking”. Which goes to show that Truckee truly is a real estate hotbed and a luxurious golfer’s paradise.