Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 2
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 2
Schaffer's Mill Club's second hole is a short par 4 playing 343 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 4
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 4
Schaffer's Mill Club's fourth hole is a 450-yard par 4 guarded by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 7
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 7
The par-3 seventh hole at Schaffer's Mill Club plays 223 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 8
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 8
The Schaffer's Mill Club's eighth hole is a long par 5 up to 590 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 9
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 9
The Schaffer's Mill Club's ninth hole is a par 4 downhill the whole way. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 10
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 10
Schaffer's Mill Club's 10th hole is a long par-4 dogleg left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 12
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 12
Schaffer's Mill Club's 12th hole plays to a green with tremendous mountain views. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 13
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 13
The Schaffer's Mill Club's par-3 13th hole is 203 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 14
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 14
Schaffer's Mill Club's 14th hole is a reachable par 5 at just 502 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 15
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 15
The Schaffer's Mill Club's 15th hole is a short par 4 heavily guarded with bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 17
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Schaffer's Mill Club golf course - No. 17
The Schaffer's Mill Club's 17th hole plays downhill to a green guarded by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Take on Johnny Miller at Schaffer's Mill Club in Truckee, California

Located north of Lake Tahoe in the mountain town of Truckee, California, Schaffer's Mill Club is the newest upscale real estate and golf club development to the area.

Originally known as Timilick Club, the private golf course opened for play in 2009 and is now welcoming promotional play from the general public. Schaffer's Mill Club was designed by Johnny Miller and John Harbottle and plays 7,022 yards from the championship tees. The front side is more gentle, weaving through trees at the base of the ridge, while the back nine trudges up and down a mountain and makes for some dramatic shot making.

Schaffer's Mill features plenty of opportunities to be aggressive, as there are two drivable par 4s (including the 302-yard 11th) as well as the 14th hole, a 502-yard par 5 that plays from an elevated tee, downhill and back up to an elevated green littered with bunkers surrounding it.

The golf course is located just down the road from Truckee's commuter airport in the event you'd like to reach the via your private aircraft.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This golf course was renamed Schaffer's Mill Club in spring 2011.]

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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Take on Johnny Miller at Schaffer's Mill Club in Truckee, California