Lahontan set to open |

Lahontan set to open

While the golf course at Lahontan is set to open to members Sunday, on Saturday it will be christened by designer Tom Weiskopf, who will play the inaugural round on the course along with head pro Sean Farren.

Lahontan will be the only private, members-only golf club in Lake Tahoe and will offer caddie service to members.

Weiskopf is the winner of 20 PGA and Senior PGA titles, including the Senior U.S. and British opens.

Among others, he designed Flagstaff’s Forest Highlands, ranked No. 1 in Arizona and listed among America’s top-50 courses.

He also blueprinted Scottsdale’s Troon North and the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland, both recognized among the top-100 in the world.

Farren comes to Lahontan from Eagle Spring Golf Club in Vail, Colo., where he implemented one of the only caddie programs in the state.

The Lahontan course boasts features like four tees on each hole and plenty of par threes and par fours (five of each).

The sand in the traps is imported from the exclusive course at Pebble Beach near San Francisco.

“It’s the best site in the U.S. I’ve ever had to work with,” said Weiskopf.

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