Lahontan Golf Club is located to the north of Lake Tahoe on land that was once home to the Washoe Indians in the spectacular Martis Valley. The trout-laden waters of Martis Creek meander through the property, skirting lush meadows and wetlands on its way towards Gooseneck Reservoir. As a backdrop, the forested peaks of Lookout Mountain, Sawtooth Ridge and Bald Mountain add further beauty to an already picturesque setting.
Avoiding the distractions offered by vistas of the Pacific Crest range between Tinker's Knob and Silver Peak, golfers tee off on the opening hole at Lohantan in fine fashion with a 423-yard right doglegged par four that plunges 50 feet from the tee to a landing area that leads to a generously proportioned, lightly-bunkered green.
A series of demanding par fives and long two shotters follow, punctuated by a couple of short holes at the 3rd and 5th before the outward half concludes with a short par four at the 9th hole. The configuration of holes on the back nine is somewhat unconventional as the round ends with a brace of par fours at 13 and 14, a pair of par threes at 15 and 16 and a couple of par fives at 17 and 18.