I recently attended a broker event at Lahontan Golf Club and I always leave this community thinking what a tremendous value it is- timeless amenities and a private golf experience. There is no doubt that Martis Camp has been getting all the attention lately and for good reason, but many people tend to overlook the serenity of Lahontan and the fact that both communities were developed by the DMB Highlands management team who perfectly executed their vision for both clubs. Lahontan echoes Tahoe’s past, the historic grand estates and summer lodges, and the lifestyle that accompanied them. Although the club is true to the tradition of golf, they are ever-evolving with the times. Their largest growing demographic is young families, thus their $1.2 million dollar renovation to the Lahontan Camp amenity starting September 2nd, 2014. Their programs encompass all generations and the feeling of community is ever present as can be seen in their most recent Club Newsletter.
When looking for a value in a private club atmosphere, Lahontan should be in the forefront of your mind. Lahontan became fully member-owned golf club in 2009. With that, there is exceptional membership pricing opportunities as they are a full club with 350 members. There are membership opportunities available via a market pricing list and today the best lowest price is $20,000 with annual dues of $14,500. This includes all social amenities, the 18-hole Tom Weiskopf Championship Course, and a 9-hole Par 3 course that is a great way to enjoy golf with beginners and kids. As mentioned above, Lahontan is continuously seeking to improve their amenities and program offerings to their membership and with their unwavering financial stability, have been able to do so without any assessments. The HOA dues have only gone up $50 per quarter since 1997 and the golf club dues have only increased $2,000 in the last decade.
Regarding the opportunities to purchase lots and homes at Lahontan, the price per square foot is as good a value as you can find in Tahoe. All properties were sold out from the developer over a decade ago and are available for individual resale. The median price point for a single family home is $2,595,000 to be a part of a community that has maintained its timeless appeal while weaving in contemporary architecture into the common fabric of the surrounding homes.
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