Market Favors Buyers

With Fall upon us here in Tahoe Truckee, the golf season is officially about to wind down to a close here in the mountains.  But if you have been dreaming of a golf course home here at one of our beautiful communities, this might well be the BEST time to buy:

  • There are fewer buyers in the market
  • Inventory is strong
  • The Fed's monetary policy has had a downward pressure on pricing

California or Nevada?

Golf is everywhere here in Tahoe Truckee. And in this guide I have not included public (or semi-public) courses like the two excellent golf course in Incline Village, the public course at Brockway (near Kings Beach, CA), Coyote Moon in Truckee, Tahoe Donner (which, while open to the public, also offers nice homes on the golf course), or Northstar, which, similarly, offers golf course homes as part of its larger repertoire.

If you're interested in any of those neighborhoods, just click on the link above, or reach out to me for additional info on amenities, home price ranges and HOA dues.  Really, there are so many options that it can be paralyzing for the buyer who has the freedom to live anywhere.

Want Reno?

*Click here for a link to Reno Golf Course Homes for Sale.

Pros & Cons of CA vs NV

Over the years, I've had many buyers who "think" they might like one golf course community, only to end up in another. So I thought it might be helpful to offer this Guide to Tahoe Truckee Golf Communities as an introduction to the various options available here on both the CA and the Nevada sides of the Lake.

With no state income tax, no inheritance tax, and favorable tax treatment for those who make Nevada home, the NV side of the Lake offers certain advantages for those who are looking forward to retirement or a change in their business structure.  That's also why the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe tends to be more expensive than CA (with some exceptions ... click here for a link to sales data for golf communities on both sides of the state line).

Glenbrook Golf CourseThe 9-hole course at Glenbrook offers beautiful views of Lake Tahoe

Click here for the Full Guide to Tahoe Truckee Golf Course Homes



Just a 10-minute drive from Glenbrook on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe, Clear Creek Tahoe is an exclusive gated community with an award-winning Coore & Crenshaw Championship 18-hole golf course, a practice green, and a stunning new Clubhouse with a restaurant and bar overlooking the valley. (Click here for a full Clear Creek community profile)

Clear Creek Tahoe Golf

Clear Creek Tahoe Golf Course Homes for Sale


This gated community on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe features one of Nevada oldest nine-hole golf courses with a clubhouse restaurant & bar overlooking the scenic Tahoe cove on which the community was developed. Rich in history, Glenbrook also offers a concierge-staffed pier with (read more ...)

Glenbrook Homes & Townhomes for Sale


This golf course community is the backdrop for a stunning Peter Jacobsen 18-hole championship golf course that winds through the meadows & forests near downtown Truckee.  The cart path also connects at the east end of the community to Old Greenwood, so many owners choose a golf cart as their preferred method of playing the two courses (read more)

Gray's Crossing Golf Course

Gray's Crossing Homes for Sale

Incline Village, Nv

Incline Village is on the shores of Lake Tahoe in tax-friendly Nevada, which makes it a top pick for those who can benefit from a Nevada tax home, but still want to be close to California.  Incline has 2 Robert Trent Jones courses, the par 72 Championship Golf Course, which is centrally located, and surrounded by gorgeous luxury homes backing to the fairways, and a par 58 Mountain Course (click here to read more)

Incline Village Golf Course Homes

Browse Golf Course Homes in Incline Village


This stunning community of less than 500 homes winds around an award-winning Tom Weiskopf 18-hole championship golf course with views stretching from Northstar to the vast Martis Valley. The clubhouse at the center of the course is a classically designed Craftsman structure reminiscent of Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. The food here is equally amazing, thanks to chef Percy Whatley,  who left the Ahwahnee to join Lahontan (read more ...)


Lahontan Homes for Sale


Arguably the most exclusive of the Martis Valley trio of gated golf course communities, Martis Camp boasts a championship course designed by Tom Fazio, who's remarked that Martis Camp is one of the finest natural pieces of property on which he has ever designed a course.  With no invitational memberships, and no reciprocity with other clubs, you either have to own a home in Martis Camp to play here (or make friends with someone who does). The course is just beginning of a curated luxury experience Martis Camp offers (read more ...)

Martis Camp Homes


Old Greenwood is a unique golf course community built around a Signature Jack Nicklaus course. It's gated, but the gate is almost never staffed, save for the summer, when Old Greenwood hosts the Barracuda Championship, a PGA qualifier that for many years prior had been hosted at Montreux Gold & Country Club in Reno (click here to read more about Old Greenwood)

Old Greenwood Golf Course

Old Greenwood Real Estate


Debuting in 2008 as the third of the golf course communities in Truckee's Martis Valley, Schaffer's Mill has seen its ups and downs over the years. But it's currently on a bull run again, with homes selling for as much as $5 million in 2022  ... (Click here to read more)

Schaffer's Mill GolfThe Golf Course at Schaffer's Mill offers beautiful custom homesites with views of Northstar from the fairway

Schaffer's Mill Homes for Sale

Tahoe Donner Golf Course

Rolling & fast, this course winds through the forest in a central part of this year-round resort community (Click here to read more ...)

Golf Course Home in Tahoe Donner

For those of you who are considering Reno, there are a number of other options down the hill from Tahoe, including:

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