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The onset of the recession and the rise of smart phones have forever changed private golf clubs. To grab and retain members, modern private clubs must offer amenities for the all ages and interests, not just golfers.
Located in the foothills overlooking Reno, Montreux Golf and Country Club is one of the area's finest upscale private courses. Opened in 1997, this Jack Nicklaus design weaves through both open high desert areas and tall pines, which makes some parts of the course susceptible to winds, while other holes are dead calm.
Somersett Golf & Country Club, which opened in 2005, is one of the Reno area's newest semi-private courses. Somersett was designed by Tom Kite, Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell and can play as long as 7,252 yards from the championship tees, making it a great test for low-handicappers. The course plays on rolling, high-desert ground with tremendous Sierra-Nevada mountain views.
The host of the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship, Montreux Golf & Country Club is a thrilling mountain course outside Reno, Nevada.
Visit Reno and its surrounding area, and you'll find the golf courses of the High Sierras as diverse and interesting as the region's weather. Little destinations within destinations spring out at Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Plumas County and in the Carson Valley. And the topography makes the golf courses spectacular in nature, if entirely unexpected.
Reno Golf CoursesThey call Reno the "Biggest Little City in the World" and it's loaded with quality gaming options at places like Peppermill, Atlantis and Silver Legacy, but golfers here will enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities on and off the course. Play 18 holes in the morning, mountain bike or river raft in the afternoon and hit the slots and blackjack tables at night.