Martis Camp golf course
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Martis Camp golf course
Martis Camp is a new luxury golf course and residential development in Truckee, Calif. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp residential community
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Martis Camp residential community
A rendering of the new Martis Camp clubhouse, expected to open in July 2011. Courtesy of Martis Camp
Martis Camp - skiing
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Martis Camp - skiing
In winter, Martis Camp Express services the Northstar Ski Resort from the community. Courtesy of Martis Camp
Martis Camp - homes
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Martis Camp - homes
The new Family Barn at Martis Camp features everything from bowling to an art studio. Courtesy of Martis Camp
Martis Camp golf course - hole 3
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Martis Camp golf course - hole 3
The par-3 third hole at Martis Camp plays 219 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp - golf course
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Martis Camp - golf course
Martis Camp is located near the foot of the Northstar Ski Resort. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp golf course - hole 10
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Martis Camp golf course - hole 10
The par-5 10th hole at Martis Camp plays up to 642 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Golf course at Martis Camp
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Golf course at Martis Camp
The Tom Fazio-designed golf course at Martis Camp can play 7,751 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp golf course - hole 15
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Martis Camp golf course - hole 15
Martis Camp's par-5 15th hole plays 569 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp golf course - hole 17
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Martis Camp golf course - hole 17
The par-3 17th hole at Martis Camp plays to a green perched on rocks. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp golf course - hole 18
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Martis Camp golf course - hole 18
The par-4 18th hole at Martis Camp plays 498 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Martis Camp homes - interior
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Martis Camp homes - interior
Interiors of Martis Camp residences feature luxurious wood and stone interiors. Courtesy of Martis Camp
Martis Camp homes - lodge style
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Martis Camp homes - lodge style
Homes at Martis Camp are modeled in a modern, lodge style. Courtesy of Martis Camp
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Martis Camp Club golf course in Truckee, California

The Martis Camp Club is one of the Lake Tahoe area's newest upscale residential golf communities.

Located in Truckee, Calif., about 10 miles north of Lake Tahoe, the development spans 2,100 acres in the Martis Valley and at the base of the Northstar at Tahoe Ski Resort. In fact, a ski lift, the "Martis Express," serves the community directly for ski-in/ski-out service.

Martis Camp also features a private Tom Fazio-designed course, which officially opened in the spring of 2008. The course stretches to a maximum yardage of more than 7,700 yards (with five sets of tees), though the course does feature a good amount of elevated tee shots and plays at an altitude of 5,900-6,500 yards.

The Martis Camp Club golf course features many heavily wooded holes and greens with mountain backdrops, while the par-3 17th green sits on rock outcroppings on a steep slope. Also near the golf club is an 18-hole putting course designed by Dick Bailey.

For real estate, there are only 653 home sites (lots start at about $400,000) among the 2,100 acres, making for a very low-density build. Martis Camp's permanent clubhouse facility, which will overlook the golf course's 18th green, is slated to open on July fourth weekend of 2011 and will feature a full-service spa and dining facilities among other amenities.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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