Media Contact: Robert Myers
May 23, 2011
Truckee, Calif. – After a winter of record snowfall, the acclaimed John Harbottle and Johnny Miller-designed golf course at Schaffer’s Mill will open completely for play on Friday, June 3rd. The front, or Meadow, nine is currently available for Member play only, with the back, or Mountain, nine expected to accommodate Member play perhaps in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Schaffer’s Mill is a private facility by charter; however, as the Club grows a limited amount of non-Member/guest play is available on the golf course. Tee times may be arranged directly through the professional team in the Golf Shop by calling 530-582-6964 (online booking options will be coming soon at www.schaffersmill.com).
In addition to unveiling the golf course for the 2011 season, Schaffer’s Mill is also preparing to introduce its new set of membership options, which will be available to both residents and non-residents of the community. With these new offerings – along with the investments already being made to enhance the facility – the Club expects to grow rapidly this year.
Schaffer’s Mill, a 475-acre, 400-homesite gated community and private golf club located just east of Truckee was formerly known as Timilick Tahoe. Named after the “Father of Truckee,” George Schaffer, Schaffer’s Mill pays homage to Mr. Schaffer, his ideals and vision. New Martis Partners acquired the exceptional but beleaguered property in January 2011 and immediately set about to rebrand and reposition the community.
Open since 2008, the golf course at Schaffer’s Mill was recognized as the “#1 Best New Private Course in California” by GolfWeek magazine. The Miller and Harbottle design weaves its way through the towering pines as if painted with an artist’s brush, with two distinctly memorable nine-hole experiences. The Meadow nine ambles through firs, spruce and Ponderosas at the base of a ridge, while the Mountain nine showcases elevation changes of up to 400 feet, with magnificent 360° views of the Martis Valley, Lookout Mountain and the Carson Range. The par-71 course plays to over 7,000 yards and is considered by many as the finest golf course in the Tahoe and Truckee area.
New Martis Partners is a Dallas-based real estate development firm specializing in the creation of beautiful, family-oriented communities. The firm’s multi-disciplined leaders have more than 75 years of experience behind their vision to create communities with lasting value.
For more information on the new Schaffer’s Mill community and golf course, visit www.schaffersmill.com. For information on golf membership opportunities, please contact membership director Ben Keilholtz at firstname.lastname@example.org.