Montrêux Golf & Country Club

Montrêux Golf & Country Club

This PGA Tour-hosting site near the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe won’t remain a secret for long.

Reno is booming, thanks to tech companies expanding from nearby California, the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains (with great skiing, hiking, and other outdoor pursuits), and the lack of an income tax in Nevada. In the middle of it all is Montrêux, a 726-acre private gated community that flies under the radar despite hosting a PGA Tour event.

Since 1999, The Barracuda Championship (formerly the Reno-Tahoe Open, and held this year Jul. 31-–Aug. 6) has been at Montrêux, on the only Jack Nicklaus Signature design in northern Nevada. Playing amid tall pines, lakes, and waterfalls, and with steep elevation changes and mountain views, the course is the center of this golf-centric property, which also offers tennis, an aquatics and fitness center, and both formal and casual dining.

Last year, members took ownership of the club. “Now we can look at making improvements and focus solely on enhancing our member experience,” says General Manager John Scott.

Montrêux has some 540 homesites, a mix of custom lots and predesigns. All houses follow European/Alpine-style architectural guidelines; they range from 2,600–7,000 square feet and $900,000 to $3 million. Parc Foret, the last enclave of luxury homesites, offers semi-custom and ready-now houses.

Reno’s airport is 15 minutes away, Lake Tahoe less than half an hour, and Mt. Rose Ski Resort within 10 minutes, making it possible to ski and play golf on the same day. Montrêux won’t stay under the radar for long.