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There are more than twenty-five golf courses within an hour's drive of South Lake Tahoe. Following is a brief description of the recommended courses with the men's distances given. Refer to the golf map for locations.

TThe asterisk (*) indicates courses that are open all year subject to weather. With a bit of planning, you and your party can ski and golf during your Tahoe vacation, perhaps even on the same day! The fees given are the maximum fees as published by the courses. Most courses will let you play for less depending on start time and the day of the week. Where carts are mandatory, their cost is in the listed fee. Tournament play is available for groups at some courses.  Prices and descriptions are subject to change without notice.

* Eagle Valley Carson City 775-887-2380. 3.5 miles east of Carson City on #50 and then north on Centennial Park Dr. 36 holes: East Course, 6658 yards - par 72, and West Course, 6851 yards - par 72. Fees: East $21 + $18/cart. West $37.50 or $26.50 after 1 pm both including cart. The East course is wide open with fairway rough and numerous traps. Its an excellent walking course. The West course is a links-style, hilly, narrow, finesse course with fast, undulating greens, four sets of tees, and mandatory carts! Spectacular flora and fauna as well as an excellent view of Carson City. Phone after 3pm on Fridays for tee times for the following Monday through Sunday. See #7 on the golf map.

* Dayton Valley Country Club Dayton 775-246-7888. 15 miles east of Carson City on the north side of #50 off Dayton Valley Road. 18 holes, 7161 yards - par 72. Cart included but you can walk. Fees: $53 M-Th, $70 F-Su & holidays, $25/$35 after 2 pm. Highly rated and difficult course designed by Arnold Palmer. Intricate bunkers, rock outcrops, and undulating fairways. See #6 on the golf map.

* Carson Valley Golf Course Gardnerville 775-265-3181. 2 miles south of Gardnerville on #395 and then east a half mile at the "7-11 store" on Riverview. 18 holes, 5760 yards - par 71. Fees: $20, $30 with cart. Short but challenging with a Basque restaurant on site. See #9 on the golf map.

* Hidden Valley Country Club Reno 775-857-4742. 1.5 miles east of the airport in Reno on Hidden Valley Drive. 18 holes, 7061 yards - par 72. Fees: $75 reciprocal with cart or $65 to walk. Older, private course open to card-carrying members of other private clubs. Long, open layout, sloping greens, not much water. Call first to check on the condition of the greens. See #15 on the golf map.

* Northgate Golf Club Reno 775-747-7577. #80 west to Robb Drive north then to Mae Anne west. 18 holes, 6966 yards - par 72. Mandatory carts. Fees: $46. Challenging layout with undulating fairways and greens crowded by both sand and grass bunkers. First Nevada course to host US Open qualifying. Host of Hogan Tour. See #13 on the golf map.

* Genoa Lakes Genoa 775-588-4653. New (summer 1993) 18 hole championship course one mile north of Genoa and west of #206. 7263 yards - par 72. Soft spikes mandatory. May & June: $60 M-Th, $75 F-Su. July to September: $70 M-Th, $90 F-Su. October to May: $40 M-F, $55 Sa-Su. Links style at the Sierra foothills along the Carson River. Rated as the 3rd best Nevada course! Also ranked in the top one percent of new championship courses by Golf Digest! See #10 on the golf map.

* Lightning W Ranch Carson City 775-884-4597. New (1994) private equity course five miles north of Carson City flanking the west side of highway #395 and across from Washoe Lake. 7203 yards - par 72. $100 reciprocal. Five sets of tees. Designed by Robert Muir Graves. Championship course, regular host of national qualifying events. Traditional design with 200'elevation changes, magnificent views of Washoe and Mt. Rose. Lots of water, rocks, and trees. See #5 on the golf map.

Lakeridge Golf Course Reno 775-825-2200 or 800-815-6955. Southwest Reno, west off Plumas Drive just south of McCarron Blvd. 18 holes, 6715 yards - par 71. Mandatory carts until 5:30 pm. Fees: $70 M-Th, $85 F-Su. After 3:00pm, $45 and $55 respectively. March to late November. Large greens, lots of water and great views. Your tee shot on #15 (shown in photo) drops 140 feet onto an island green in Lake Stanley. See #14 on the golf map.

Edgewood Tahoe Stateline. Reservations: 888-881-8659, pro shop: 775-588-3566.  Two blocks from the south shore casinos.   18 holes May 7 to Oct 11. 4 sets of tees - 5567 to 7445 yards - par 72. Fees: $150 up to May 30, $200 after May 30 (includes mandatory cart). Soft spikes required, caddies available. One of the world's most scenic and demanding courses on the shore of Lake Tahoe - ranked in "America's Top 100". #16 is ranked as one of the twelve best holes in the country. The course is ranked #2 in Nevada. Very popular - reserve tee times as far in advance as possible (up to 90 days in advance allowed for individuals and up to one year for groups over 20 with deposit). Site of the Celebrity Golf Classic in early July. See #11 on the golf map.

Glenbrook Glenbrook, on the east shore of Lake Tahoe 775-749-5201. 9 holes April to Oct. 5566 yards - par 71 (based on 18). Fees: July-Labor Day, $39/9 holes, $59/18 holes, after 4pm $25/9. Spring & fall $34/9 and $49/18. Carts are $10 extra for 9 holes. Rated as one of the top five nine hole courses in the world with spectacular scenery along the lake! You don't want to miss this course! Tee time reservations up to seven days in advance.  See #12 on the golf map.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course South Lake Tahoe 916-577-0788. South of the airport off #50. 18 holes April to Oct. 6707 yards - par 71. Fees: $60 any time including cart. $42 to walk M-Th only. Surrounded by mountain peaks, lots of water, demands good ball placement. See #2 on the golf map.

Incline Golf Courses Incline Village 775-832-1144. Off #28 at Incline. 36 holes May to Oct. 6910 yards - par 72 and 3513 yards - par 58 executive. Fees: $115 and $50 respectively with carts. After 4:00 pm, $60/$30. 72 hour cancellation policy on advance reservations. Gorgeous alpine layout amid tall pines. See #8 on the golf map.

Northstar-at-Tahoe West of #287 south of Truckee 916-562-2490. 18 holes May to Oct. 6897 yards - par 72. Fees: $67 with cart. After 1 pm, Su-Fri $45. After 3:30 pm, $25 to walk + $11/9 holes for cart. Front 9 is wide open with heavily contoured greens. Back 9 is narrow among the conifers. Water on 14 holes. See #4 on the golf map.

Plumas Pines Golf Resort Blairsden CA 916-836-1420. Fifty miles north of Truckee on #89, past Graeagle, left on A-14 and right on Poplar Valley Road. 18 holes April to Oct. 6504 yards - par 72. Carts mandatory to 4pm. Fees: $35 M-F including cart. Sat-Sunday & holidays, $50 including cart. After 4 pm, $19 to walk, $25 to ride. Lots of water, trees, nature in a relaxed setting. Well worth the drive north of Truckee. See #3 on the golf map.

* = Courses open all year subject to weather

Golf Map


1 Tahoe Paradise
2 Lake Tahoe Golf Course
3 Plumas Pines
4 Northstar-at-Tahoe
5 Lightning W Ranch
6 Dayton Valley
7 Eagle Valley
8 Incline
9 Carson Valley
10 Genoa
11 Edgewood
12 Glenbrook
13 Northgate
14 Lakeridge
15 Hidden Valley




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