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Eco-friendly Golf Resort Vacations in Lake Tahoe

Golf and green are often uttered in the same breath, but of late, green has come to mean one more thing – Eco-friendliness. Put all three together in a jar and shake well, and what do you have? An eco-friendly, green golf course.
Now this may not be at the top on your list of priorities, but you have to think whether your recreation, and your vacations, end up doing harm to the earth and the environment. Trees are cut down to make room for the golf course, it consumes a heck of a lot of water, and the fertilizers used to keep it green seep through into the surroundings and make things even worse.
How about I make it easy for you? How would it be if you could get everything you want – A world class resort, an impossibly beautiful and scenic 18 hole course, a par 71 Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship links layout, which, FYI, uses all natural biostimulants and compost. And it is included in Audubon International’s list (pdf file) of certified golf courses as an Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary.
The Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA

The Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA

I’m talking about The Resort at Squaw Creek in the Olympic Valley in Lake Tahoe, CA, which has everything you want in a golf vacation. The resort itself is extremely family friendly, and offers excellent vacation homes suitable for both couples and an entire family. In addition to the golf course, there’s also 2 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, 4 restaurants, and a host of other facilities and amenities, including ski in/ski out to Squaw Valley and use of private triple chairlift to access Squaw Valley.

As for the golf course, well, like I said, its impossibly scenic. And challenging. Surrounded by the granite peaks of Squaw Valley, the course meanders along the Valley floor at an elevation of 6,200 feet, weaving in and out of the wetlands, measuring 6, 931 yards from the gold tees. It will test your skill and temparament, and accuracy is more important than the distance.
The first 9 holes climb up along the mountainside through the trees, and its pretty narrow, which explains the stress on accuracy. The 9 holes that come after that are set in the wetlands of Squaw Valley, through marshes and tall grass. Even if your abilities are not on par (forgive the pun) with the class and reputation of the course, its still a great palce to have some fun, with 4 sets of tees, and family tees just off the green.
Its a tough course, but its hard not to fall in love with the rolling greens and the panaromic view when you look around. This course was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympiad, and has been named as one of the top 10 courses by Golf magazine. If you’re a serious golfer, then you don’t want to miss out on a chance to play on such a fine course. The bonus, of course, is that Lake Tahoe is a fun place for the entire family, and you enjoy the green while your family hits the slopes.

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe vacation rentals top the “10 Most Visited” list because of the beautiful, pristine location on the South Shore of America’s largest Alpine lake.  Often photographed and used as a backdrop for movies, Lake Tahoe has become a mecca for vacation rentals due to the encompassing scenery that seems to stretch farther than the eye can see.  With a grandeur that stretches natural beauty to its limits and surpasses all man-made contributions, luxury vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe offer the best of relaxation and accommodations in one place. 

The unrivaled beauty of Lake Tahoe provides an extravaganza of events for visitors in vacation rentals and locals to celebrate their existence in nature’s wonderland.  From Arts and Crafts festivals to strolling through the streets shopping for hand made goods to enjoying firework displays as they light up the night sky and reflect off of Lake Tahoe, vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe will become your favorite place to unwind.  While there are nature events like hiking, skiing, and biking, Lake Tahoe presents a calendar of events packed with things to entertain people of all ages when away from their luxury vacation rental.

Things to do while at your Lake Tahoe rental home:

  • Beaches:  When thinking of the fun events in Lake Tahoe, few people remember the gorgeous natural beaches that reach across the landscape to the serene lakes against the backdrop of an unbelievable mountain view.  The beaches of Lake Tahoe are the perfect setting for relaxing on the shore, strolling along the coast to enjoy the peaceful surrounding, or pursuing a great book.
  • Tours and Cruises:  Want to see the Lake Tahoe shoreline from the water?  Be sure to catch one of the many cruises out to get your perfect pictures.  Bring your camera and get ready to see the Lake Tahoe landscape from the middle of the water.
  • Day Spas:  The best day for you might be a day at the spa…literally.  While being pampered in the mountain paradise, the surrounding peace and happiness will ease your mind as the spa relaxes and caters to your every whim.
  • Shopping:  From antiques to clothes to souvenirs, the shops in Lake Tahoe roll out the red carpet to every visitor.  After a leisurely day of shopping for the right gift or the right addition to your home as a memento of your trip to Lake Tahoe, you can choose from the many sumptuous places to dine while you watch the golden hues of the sunset take over the skyline.

With over 300 sunny days last year, the weather is perfect at your Lake Tahoe vacation rental almost any day of the year.  You pick the days and your vacation rental will be ready to awe you with spectacular sights and sounds of Lake Tahoe.  Bring your camera and passion for beauty to your luxury vacation rental in Lake Tahoe today. You will want to return to your vacation rental in Lake Tahoe year after year!

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