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Announcing the Martis Camp Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe

The Best Just Got Better. Announcing the Martis Camp Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe.

Martis Camp Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe

We are excited to announce that Martis Camp has added an amenity that complements the true Tahoe lifestyle like no other…The Martis Camp Beach Shack at Lake Tahoe. Situated only 12 miles from Martis Camp. The Beach Shack encompasses over an acre of property on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This private setting and sandy beach will enable Martis Camp members to enjoy convenient access to one of the nation’s most treasured natural settings – Lake Tahoe. The Beach Shack adds another dimension to the Martis Camp lifestyle by simplifying member access to the Lake with:

  • Valet Parking
  • Kayaks, Paddleboards, sand toys and more
  • Casual Fare and Beverages
  • Chaise Lounges and Towel Service
  • Shower Suites, Restrooms and Lounge area

Since its inception, the Martis Camp lifestyle has been defined by an incomparable array of family amenities within the gates of its private 2,100 acres. This vision has been a catalyst for what many consider the most successful private recreational community in America over the last decade; a community that has flourished with 80% of it’s properties sold in just seven years and over 350 homes either built, under construction or in design.

Martis Camp Beach Shack on Lake Tahoe

Now is the Time.

With the addition of the Beach Shack, demand for ownership at Martis Camp has increased significantly, and we expect this to continue as we release the last offering of spectacular homesites. We invite you to call us today for more information about available properties and to book your tour of Martis Camp. We look forward to showing you this unique Tahoe lifestyle featuring private Fazio Golf, Direct ski access to Vail Resort’s Northstar California, The Camp Lodge and Spa, an innovative Family Barn, 20+ miles of hiking trails and NOW private beach access to Lake Tahoe. Call 800-721-9005 today to arrange a time to tour Martis Camp. Where the life you often think about is the life you’ll actually enjoy.


The Beach Shack facilities are under construction but not yet complete. These materials and the features and amenities depicted herein are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change without notice. No guarantee is made that the features and amenities depicted by artists’ renderings or otherwise described will be built, or if built, will be the same type, size, or nature as depicted or described. The amenities described herein are proposed but not yet built. Access to and use of the amenities are not included in the purchase of homesites and require separate club membership. Obtain and carefully review the offering circular for Martis Camp Club before making any decision to purchase a membership. The information provided in this advertisement is strictly for informational purposes and shall not be construed as an offer in California or any other jurisdictions where prior registration or other advance qualification of real property is required. Prices are subject to change without notice. This is not an offer to sell property to, or a solicitation of offers from, residents of NY, NJ, CT, OR, or any other state that requires prior registration or qualification of real estate. Obtain the Property Report or its equivalent, required by Federal and State law and read it before signing anything. No Federal or State agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property.

Martis Camp 2013 Market Review

As we embark on an exciting New Year, we are grateful to reflect on an incredible 2013 that continued to set Martis Camp apart as the West’s most dynamic private, luxury community. Read More »

Martis Camp: Possibly The Best Four-Season Private Community In The U.S. – Forbes Magazine

It’s been said that credibility is the currency of relationships, and it’s most certainly a factor in choosing a second home community.

That’s why we’re so honored that two of the most credible publications of our time have used their good name to rank Martis Camp at the top of their list. Read More »

USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Recap


Martis Camp wishes to thank the U.S.G.A. for the honor of hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. We would like to express our gratitude to Martis Camp Club members and staff for making this extraordinary event such a great success—especially the golf maintenance team who eagerly worked around the clock to ensure excellence at every turn. We would also like to congratulate Scottie Scheffler, of Dallas, Texas, winner of the Championship. Finally, a big thanks to the event sponsors, the Golf Channel and NBC Sports, and everyone involved for an unforgettable week at Martis Camp.

The History of Martis Camp

For generations, Lake Tahoe has been a beloved vacation destination of many. Its breathtaking alpine scenery, year-round recreation and active outdoor lifestyle have contributed to its enduring appeal. Lake Tahoe’s historic character and small-town charm remain, conjuring nostalgic memories of days gone by. Many visitors arrive on vacation and depart with the dream of returning someday to their very own Lake Tahoe retreat.

Highlands Management Group and DMB Associates Inc. collaborated to create a club and community where the dream of owning a special mountain retreat was possible. They envisioned a place where families would gather for generations, creating a legacy of shared memories; a place where the pace of life would slow and family bonds would strengthen; a place in harmony with nature where family life would flourish. Read More »

Ricky Barnes Provides Champion’s Perspective To Junior Amateurs

Ricky Barnes is a U.S. Amateur champion, a U.S. Open runner-up and a PGA Tour professional, but more importantly, he is a Martis Camp Club member. His home course, where he is currently building a house, will host its first USGA championship, the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, from July 22-27.
“It’s friendly off the tee,” said Barnes, who spoke at media day on June 19 via teleconference. “The [greenside] bunkers and fairway bunkers are pretty penalizing. You may see some guys having to chip out. There is plenty to room to drive the ball on the course.”
At 7,675 yards, Martis Camp will be the longest course in U.S. Junior Amateur history. However, the Tom Fazio design sits approximately 6,000 feet above sea level.

“The biggest adjustment that a lot of these kids will have to make is the altitude change of iron control on their distances,” said Barnes, who defeated Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1, in the 2002 U.S. Amateur championship final. “You really need to chart your yardages during a practice round. The harder and higher you hit it, the further it is going to carry. You are going to hit some clubs 10 to 16 yards further and it is going to come down with a little less spin. That’s what they need to realize.”

The preceding is an except from an article by Brian DePasquale, USGA – June 23, 2013 | Read the full article on the USGA website »

Play Like a Pro

Have you ever wondered how to play like the pros? If so, you are in luck at Martis Camp. Head golf pro Gus Jones demonstrates the correct approach to playing each hole on the Tom Fazio Martis Camp Golf Course in the videos and narrative below.

Individual Hole Descriptions

Hole #1: Par 4~ Medal Tees – 442 Championship Tees – 397

This hole is much wider than it appears. Aim at the bunkers on the left side of the fairway and let the slope pull the ball into the right side of the fairway for the preferred angle into the green. Although the safe shot is to the left side of the green, the green contours will make putting to any hole on the right side of the green a challenge. Read More »

Martis Camp’s Newest Offering Now Available: The Springs

We are pleased to announce The Springs—Martis Camp’s newest offering of homesites. This collection of 42 sites spans a spectacular setting, boasting dramatic views and bordering expansive open space.

The uniqueness of this neighborhood will be further enhanced by two meandering creeks that will touch many of The Springs’ new homesites.

A large grass lawn and park, a planned tree house and a summer pavilion will also contribute to the extraordinary setting and lifestyle experience in this new neighborhood.

The Springs release follows our 2012 release, which sold all 58 homesites in less than 11 months. 2013 has marked an even faster sales pace, with over 75 commitments since January 1st—making opportunities like The Springs increasingly limited.

We invite you to arrange your Martis Camp tour today to view this one-of-a-kind homesite offering—The Springs!

Please reference the Orientation Map to find the location of The Springs in relation to the overall Martis Camp Community.

Why Barron’s Ranked Martis Camp Tahoe’s Best

There are numerous reasons why Barron’s ranked Martis Camp as “the best place to own a second home in Tahoe”—reasons that aren’t lost on all those folks who’ve already chosen this spectacular community.

In 2012, an amazing 117 families purchased at Martis Camp, equating to $118 million in gross sales. And 2013 is off to an even greater start, with 35 more properties that have either closed or gone under contract since January 1—equaling over $40 million in gross sales. Read More »

Martis Camp Community Foundation has successful summer

The Martis Camp Community Foundation contributed over $100,000 to local non-profits and member charities through the last 10 months.  Highlights are as follows: Read More »