Excellent schools, a strong community feel, a golf course and country club
Alta Sierra Listings
Alta Sierra is located about 15 minutes from Grass Valley and about 20 minutes from Auburn. Alta Sierra is a non gated golf course community that boasts excellent schools, a strong community feel, a golf course and country club, and an abundance of real estate available. Alta Sierra homes for sale start in the low to mid $100,000 range.
The scenic golf course at Alta Sierra makes the perfect setting for country club golf: lush trees in a picturesque setting, a fun round, plus plenty of variety. Every hole has a distinctive character, making this the ideal place to consider if you’re looking for a club to call home.
Alta Sierra welcomes some visitors, because it is a semi-private club that allows a certain amount of public play. Generally, the course is reserved for members and guests before noon. Limited amounts of starting times are available to the public in the afternoon.
Alta Sierra opened as an 18-hole course in 1964 and was the design of Bob E. Baldock and Jim Summers. Baldock is known for creating literally dozens of courses throughout California. Here the designers used the natural landscape skillfully in creating fairways and greens that meander among majestic pines and black oaks. You’ll never suspect what’s coming next on this course, because no hole repeats what you’ve seen before. As you stand on the next tee box, it will be a clever change, every time.
Alta Sierra appreciates the luxuriant scenery and the wildlife that live in and around the fairways and greens. They have worked hard to preserve the natural setting and have the honor of being designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. They are one of only 34 courses in California and 531 in the world to receive this honor. They were given this prestigious designation by achieving excellence in environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education. They’ve also worked on water conservation and preserving the quality of the water by reducing use of harmful chemicals.
What this sanctuary rating means to you is a more scenic and natural experience during your round. Playing 18 at Alta Sierra is like a visit to a park.
The results of their environmental stewardship benefit not only the animals that live there, but the people who live and visit as well. There’s some-thing very special about hearing the sounds of the Canadian geese and other waterfowl that gather at the many ponds. Or seeing wood ducks nesting in the habitats built by some of the members. And, of course, there’s the special event of the spring and early summer, the arrival of the baby ducks, geese and fawns. If you enjoy nature and wildlife, Alta Sierra will always be a very special place to visit.