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Genoa Lakes & Sierra Nevada Golf Resort Merge


A merger of Genoa Lakes Golf Course and Sierra Nevada Golf Resort has been finalized. The move paves the way for members to play each course, and will result in a redevelopment project. The plans include almost 400 homes surrounding the two golf courses in northwest Douglas County, Nev.

The Monterey Development Group sold Sierra Nevada Golf Resort to Genoa Lakes Golf Course owner Mario Antoci, creating a 450-acre golfing resort and community of 395 homes. "Two courses and a community are going to be developed there over the next few years," Antoci told reporter Jo Rafferty of the Record Courier. "Members now have two courses and 36 holes to choose from."

Both par-72 courses, located approximately 3 miles apart, are now owned by Antoci, who said escrow closed on March 31. Sierra Nevada Golf Resort has been renamed Genoa Lakes Golf Resort.

Genoa Lakes Golf Course was designed by Peter Jacobson and John Harbottle and the newly named Genoa Lakes Golf Resort was designed by Johnny Miller and Harbottle. The Douglas County Commission voted on April 7 to allow reconfiguration of the golf course to allow for construction and rehabilitation of the resort. "We received unanimous approval from the county," said Monterey Development Group president Chip Bowlby.

The resort will include a fitness and sports center, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor swimming facility, custom homesites and new home communities. The interior of the Sierra Nevada clubhouse will also be remodeled. New golf carts and an upgraded sports restaurant are also part of the plan.

Five holes at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort will be constructed by Nicklaus Design on the east side of Jacks Valley Road to replace five existing holes that will be abandoned, also on the east side of Jacks Valley Road. "We will just shift where they are," said Antoci. "We'll be building five new holes. They'll be ready for play a little over a year from now."

Construction of the new holes will begin by the end of May and golfers should be able to play on them by summer 2006.

Members of both golf clubs will be able to access either course immediately, according to a report. Members will also be able to make tee times at either course by calling one number, 775/782-4653, or visiting www.genoalakes.com.