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The Club at Arrowcreek | The Legend

2017 EDITION

Golf Guide

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TAHOE CITY GOLF COURSE

Northstar California Golf Course

www.GolfTahoeCity.com Course Details

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9 holes | par 33

2,691

105 to 118

65.5

TAHOE CITY GOLF COURSE is located in the heart of Tahoe City near Commons Beach and local shops. A fun and challenging 9-hole, par-33 course with one par 5, four par 4s and 3s will have players using every club in their bag as they walk or ride through towering pine trees enjoying views of Lake Tahoe. The clubhouse has a full bar

and restaurant, as well as a pro shop with rental clubs available. Enjoy a scenic patio, two bocce courts, practice greens and a barbecue area available for family reunions, receptions and barbecues after your private golf tournament. Book your tee time, tournament or private party today. Located behind Bank of America in Tahoe City.

251 N. Lake Blvd. | Tahoe City, CA 96145 Call and book your tee time at (530) 583-1516 or visit www.GolfTahoeCity.com.

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ruckee offers the largest variety of golf courses in the area from spectacular high-mountain views at Coyote Moon and Tahoe Donner to expansive views of Martis Valley at Northstar. Featured as a top destination for golfers, the Old Greenwood Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design, while its sister resort, The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing offers tournament-like conditions. For a shorter round, visit Ponderosa Golf Course, a 9-hole community course.

Coyote Moon Golf Course | If you are looking for a true mountain golf experience, look no further than Coyote Moon Golf Course. Located minutes from downtown Truckee, the course sits on a 250-acre property with breathtaking views, towering pines and granite outcroppings. Each hole feels as if you are playing golf in the middle of the woods. The layout has numerous elevation changes, well-protected greens and strategically placed hazards throughout. | coyotemoongolf.com The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing | Gray’s Crossing was designed by Jim Hardy and former PGA Tour professional Peter Jacobson. The course was opened in 2007 and features holes lined with lofty pines and native grasslands. The National Audubon Society recognized Gray’s Crossing as an Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary. | golfintahoe.com Northstar California Golf Course |

The golf course at Northstar has two distinct nines. The front nine wanders through wonderful Martis Valley and is referred to as the Meadow Nine. The back nine, called the Mountain Nine, climbs mountainous terrain and winds its way through majestic pines. The course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and is an enjoyable layout for all. | northstarcalifornia.com

COYOTE MOON GOLF COURSE www.CoyoteMoonGolf.com Course Details

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18 holes | par 72

7,177

120 to 140

64.1 to 73.6

COYOTE MOON GOLF Course is one of the finest mountain golf experiences in the country. Residing in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area, Coyote Moon sits on 250 acres of secluded, rolling hills amidst towering pines, enormous granite outcroppings, wildflowers and the beautiful Trout Creek. The vistas, plus fresh mountain air, equals near perfection.

Coyote Moon Golf Course is a challenging, but fair test of Lake Tahoe golf. Most tee shots offer ample landing areas, as there are only a few forced carries. From the landing areas, most holes funnel to medium-sized, undulating greens that are well protected by trees, sand and water. The golf course was designed by Brad Bell, a former PGA Tour player, well known for creating highly praised courses.

10685 Northwoods Blvd. | Truckee, CA 96161 For tee times, call (530) 587-0886 or visit www.CoyoteMoonGolf.com.

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Old Greenwood Golf Course | One of the most upscale golf experiences in the Lake Tahoe region may be found at Old Greenwood Golf Course, built by the legendary Jack Nicklaus in 2004. The course has received a number of accolades including a Top 10 ranking for Best New Public Access Golf Course by Golf Digest and ranked the 4th Finest New Upscale Public Course in America by Golf Magazine. | golfintahoe.com Ponderosa Golf Course |

Ponderosa Golf Course is Truckee’s oldest golf course. It was developed by the Truckee townspeople and designed by Bob Baldock in 1961. Ponderosa is a 9-hole course that plays just more than 3,000 yards. It is a blend of six par 4s, two par 3s and one par 5. | ponderosegolfcoursetruckee.com

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Schaffer’s Mill Golf and Lake Club |

Schaffer’s Mill, designed by John Harbottle and Johnny Miller, features enchanting views of Martis Valley, the Carson Range and the ski runs of Northstar. The first nine is located in a meadow and is fairly flat and the back nine climbs hilly terrain with many elevation changes. It is a par 71 that measures more than 7,000 yards from the black tees. | schaffersmill.com

Tahoe Donner Golf Course | Tahoe Donner Golf Course was the first 18-hole championship layout in Truckee. The front nine was designed by Roy Williams and further refined by renowned architect Billy Bell Jr., who completed the back nine in 1976. The course received a renovation by Cary Bickler in 2006 and was nominated by Golf Digest Magazine for Best Remolded Golf Course in America. The course features many elevation changes, granite rock formations, narrow fairways lined with soaring pines and views of the Truckee Valley. | tahoedonner.com

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Zephyr Cove South Lake Tahoe

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was built in the summer of 1964 and is the first championship layout in the Tahoe LAKESIDE Basin. TAHOE KEYS The Crystal Bay Development Company hired Robert Trent Jones Sr. to BIJOU carve a mountain layout that is a must play for any visitor. The highlight of this course is by far the dramatic CAMP RICHARDSON views of Lake Tahoe. The golf shop has twice been ranked among the top 100 golf shops FREEL in America by Golf TWorld. | golfincline.com PEAK aho e R i m Tr ail LAKE TAHOE AIRPORT

Incline Village Mountain Course | The 18-hole, par 58 Mountain Course plays a TAHOE PARADISE modest 3,527 yards from the white tees. Don’t let the lack of yardage fool you. Be preLAKE TAHOE pared to use every club in your bag and expect a variety of challenging lies. The course was built by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is a dedication to Harold B. Tiller, known as one of the co-founders of Incline Village. | golfincline.com

GRAY’S CROSSING

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18 holes | par 72

7,518

128 to 140

70.4 to 75.2

18 holes | par 72

7,466

126 to 149

69.7 to 75.2

NESTLED AMONG 600 acres of towering pines and surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas lies Old Greenwood. As a Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed course, Old Greenwood has received Jack’s highest level of personal attention, and it shows. Old Greenwood’s 18 holes of perfection are a “must-play” for any serious golfer. Home to California’s premier Golf Academy, which features the region’s top golf technology and offers lessons, clinics and golf schools taught by

one of America’s top 100 instructors, Old Greenwood has a wide range of offerings for golfers of every ability level. In addition to world-class golf, fourseason Club Memberships at Tahoe Mountain Club offer members a wide selection of benefits both on the course and off the course. With our equally acclaimed sister course, Gray’s Crossing, located just across the street, it’s the perfect location for your next resort golf vacation or corporate golf tournament.

EVERGREEN PINES line the fairways as the course weaves through a natural mountain surrounding with Mt. Rose as its backdrop. Gray’s Crossing meets golf enthusiasts’ demands to play a course with a traditional private club feel. Fast greens and tournament-like conditions await golfers every day. Demanding a combination of creative club choices and tactical strategies, this Jacobsen/Hardy course reveals the designers’ passion for fun, yet challenging play. When not on the greens, guests

may enjoy perusing the extensive array of merchandise in the Golf Shop or relax at PJ’s Restaurant. The indoor/ outdoor restaurant and bar boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of Mt. Rose, a spacious lawn and a patio for relaxing around the fire. Make it a family outing. Both Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing have two sets of junior tees, and offer complimentary golf for juniors after 5 p.m. New for 2017, Gray’s Crossing’s practice facility is open daily for your family’s enjoyment.

12915 Fairway Drive | Truckee, CA 96161 For tee times at Old Greenwood, call (530) 550-7024. For tee times at Gray’s Crossing, call (530) 550-5804. For more information on both courses, visit www.GolfinTahoe.com.

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The Links at Squaw Creek Golf Course |

Amidst the iconic Olympic Valley lies a links-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Nearly every peak of Squaw Valley Resort can be seen from the course including KT-22, Squaw Peak and Emigrant Peak. Resort at Squaw Creek boasts the only fully organic championship course in the Lake Tahoe region, meaning that only certified organic fertilizers are used and no pesticides are applied. The course has been recognized by the Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary. | squawcreek.com

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Old Brockway Golf Course | Old Brockway Golf Course holds some of the richest history found in Lake Tahoe. In 1924, developer Harry Comstock hired Scottish designer John Duncan Dunn to design the course. During the 1930s and 1940s, North Tahoe was a favorite vacation spot for celebrities and the elite. It was common to see Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and it was the home for the first Bing Crosby Golf Tournament in GRAY ’S CROSSING 1934. | oldbrockway.com

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STAMPEDE RESERVOIR designed by May “Queenie” Dunn Hupfel in 1917. The original layout was links style consisting of six holes with sand greens. Guests of the famous Tahoe Tavern played golf here while vacationing in North Tahoe. Playing 2,691 yards from the blue tees, Tahoe City Golf SCHAFFER’S MILL Course offers a variety of shots and a mixture of challenging and easy holes, which makes ra Rim T this course enjoyable for o e low and high handicappers. | golftahoecity.com

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TAHOE VISTA REC AREA Bijou Municipal Golf Course opened in 1920 and offers fairways

TAHOE lined with lofty pines and majestic views of Freel Peak. This 9-hole executive layout CITY features five par 5s and four par 3s. The greens are small and flat and there are no water MARINA

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Lake Tahoe Golf Course offers majestic views of Twin Peaks, Mount Tallac, Desolation Wilderness and the summit of Heavenly. The Truckee River OBEXER’S meanders its way through much of the course and mountain wildlife can be found throughout. This is an enjoyable layout for golfers of all abilities offering challenging shots for low Tahoma handicappers along with a set of family tees for beginners. | laketahoegc.com

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Tahoe Paradise Golf Course |

Tahoe Paradise is a unique, 18-hole executive course that offers a challenge for all handicaps. The course offers many elevation changes and a variety of dogleg lefts and rights. Most rounds here are played in less than four hours, making this a great course to play if you are limited on time. | tahoeparadisegc.com

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COYOTE MOON

(530) 587-0886 | CoyoteMoonGolf.com Opens in June

GRAY’S CROSSING

(530) 550-5804 | GolfinTahoe.com Opens June 2

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA OLD GREENWOOD PONDEROSA

(530) 562-3290 | NorthstarCalifornia.com Opens May 26

(530) 550-7024 | GolfinTahoe.com Opens May 19

(530) 587-3501 | PonderosaGolfCourseTruckee.com

SCHAFFER’S MILL

(530) 582-6964 | SchaffersMill.com Opens May 12

TAHOE DONNER GOLF

(530) 587-9443 | TahoeDonner.com Opens June 2

NORTH LAKE TAHOE & OLYMPIC VALLEY

BROCKWAY GOLF

(530) 546-9909 | OldBrockway.com

Tee time: (866) 925-4653 | Pro shop: (775) 832-1146 | GolfIncline.com Opens mid-May Tee time: (866) 925-4653 | Pro shop: (775) 832-1150 | GolfIncline.com Opens late May

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Pro shop: (530) 581-6637 | SquawCreek.com Opens July 1

(530) 583-1516 | GolfTahoeCity.com Opens May 15

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BIJOU

(530) 542-6097 | CityofSLT.us

EDGEWOOD TAHOE LAKE TAHOE

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

(888) 881-8659 | Pro shop: (775) 588-3566 | EdgewoodTahoe.com

(530) 577-0788 | LakeTahoeGC.com

TAHOE PARADISE

(530) 577-2121 | TahoeParadiseGC.com

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THE DRAGON AT NAKOMA GOLF RESORT FEATHER RIVER INN GOLF COURSE FEATHER RIVER PARK RESORT

(530) 832-5067 | NakomaGolfResort.com

(530) 836-1253 | FeatherRiverInn.com

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(775) 828-6640 | WashoeGolf.com

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(775) 851-3301 | WolfRunGolfClub.com

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THE RESORT AT RED HAWK | HILLS COURSE

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THE RESORT AT RED HAWK | LAKES COURSE

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(775) 887-2380 | EagleValleyGolf.com

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(775) 887-2380 | EagleValleyGolf.com

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EMPIRE RANCH GOLF COURSE | COMSTOCK /RIVER

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GENOA LAKE GOLF CLUB | LAKES COURSE

(888) 795-2729 | GenoaLakes.com

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GENOA LAKE GOLF CLUB | RANCH COURSE

(866) 795-2709 | GenoaLakes.com

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GRAEAGLE MEADOWS

(530) 836-2323 | PlayGraeagle.com

GRIZZLY RANCH GOLF CLUB PLUMAS PINES

(530) 836-2328 | FeatherRiverParkResort.com

(530) 832-4200 | GrizzlyRanchGolfClub.com Opens May 12

(530) 836-1420 | PlumasPinesGolf.com

WHITEHAWK RANCH

(530) 836-0394 | (800) 332-4295 | GolfWhitehawk.com

RENO, NEV.

THE CLUB AT ARROWCREEK | THE LEGEND LAKERIDGE GOLF COURSE

(775) 825-2200 | LakeRidgeGolf.com

ROSEWOOD LAKES GOLF COURSE SIERRA SAGE GOLF COURSE WASHOE GOLF COURSE WOLF RUN GOLF CLUB

(775) 850-4471 | GolfArrowCreek.com

(775) 857-2892 | RosewoodLakes.com

(775) 972-1564 | SierraSageGolf.org

SPARKS, NEV.

THE LINKS AT KILEY RANCH

(775) 354-2100 | TheLinksatKileyRanch.com

(775) 626-4599 | RedHawkGolfandResort.com

(775) 626-4599 | RedHawkGolfandResort.com (775) 673-3100 | WildcreekGolf.net

(775) 673-3100 | WildcreekGolf.net

CARSON VALLEY, NEV.

CARSON VALLEY GOLF COURSE DAYTON VALLEY GOLF CLUB

(775) 265-3181 | CarsonValleyGolf.com

(775) 246-7888 | DuncanGolfReno.com

EAGLE VALLEY | EAST COURSE EAGLE VALLEY | WEST COURSE (888) 227-1335 | EmpireRanchGolf.com

(888) 227-1335 | EmpireRanchGolf.com (888) 227-1335 | EmpireRanchGolf.com

SILVER OAK GOLF COURSE SUNRIDGE GOLF CLUB

(775) 841-7000 | SilverOakGolf.com

(775) 267-4448 | SunRidgeGC.com

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Feather River Inn Golf Course | This stunning par-3 track stays true to its original design concept: a course that is enjoyable, well kept and rewarding in play. The course is uniquely set in the Eastern Sierra with views of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, towering pines and azure blue skies. | featherriverinn.com

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Feather River Park Resort | Feather River Park Resort course offers stunning views of the Mohawk Valley along its tree-lined fairways. There are two welcoming 18-hole championship courses for players of all abilities. | featherriverparkresort.com Graeagle Meadows Golf Course |

The course first opened as nine holes in 1968 and the back nine was completed in 1970. It was designed by Ellis Van Groder and features panoramic views of the Mohawk Valley. Graeagle is an enjoyable layout for all ability levels. The greens are modestly sized and stress accurate approach shots. | playgraeagle.com

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ead North on State Route 89 from Truckee to discover a lost world complete with hidden, world-class golf destinations. The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort offers breathtaking views of the High Sierra. Golf Digest has ranked the neighboring Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club as one of the Top 20 courses in California. Plumas Pines runs along the Feather River with pristine, tree-lined fairways while the superb greens at Graeagle Golf Course are serene and picturesque. Nestled between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges, the Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is surrounded by more than 1 million acres of national and state forest.

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The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort |

With picture-postcard views from every tee, Nakoma’s 18-hole championship course, the Dragon, never disappoints. While you stop to savor the mountain vistas, don’t forget you are playing on a course that debuted as one of America’s Top 75 according to Golf World. It was designed by Robin Nelson, who also designed the famous Dunes at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii. | nakomagolfresort.com

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TAHOE DONNER GOLF COURSE www.TahoeDonner.com/Golf Course Details

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18 holes | par 72

7,002

127 to 134

68.9 to 74.1

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Affordability with a view! Rated “excellent” by reviewers on TripAdvisor, Tahoe Donner Golf Course is located in the beautiful High Sierra just minutes away from downtown

Truckee. Play among towering pines, meandering creeks and granite rock formations on this challenging 18hole, par-72 championship golf course. It is perfect for friends, family and group outings.

A round of golf on average paces at four and a half hours and is the true definition of a mountain course where golfers enjoy the peace and quiet of natural surroundings, wildlife sightings, and greens so consistently pure they have been recognized as the “Best Greens in the Tahoe Region.”

$20, for beginner to advanced levels. Clinics vary by the day, so whether you are looking to improve your swing or work on your short game, there is something for every skillset. Private lessons are also available daily, and kids ages 8 to 14 can also enroll in Junior Golf School, offered at various times throughout the summer season. And, while you’re at the course, don’t forget to stop by The Lodge Restaurant and TAHOE DONNER Pub to check out our Golfers’ Happy TRUCKEE Hour and the outdoor dining options on our expansive deck.

SIGNATURE HOLE Known as “Buena Vista,” meaning “Good View” in Spanish, our par 4, 417-yard hole 18 is the perfect way to end your day. Featuring panoramic PLUMAS PINES views and a dramatic change in GRAEAGLE elevation, you’ll tee off with a fairway GRIZZLY RANCH wood, hybrid or long iron to lay-up WHITEHAWK short of Trout Creek. Although RANCH the green complex is the deepest THE DRAGON AT NAKOMA on the course, it is ringed by five GOLF RESORT cavernous bunkers and one lone pine. Occasionally, the hole will be played from the forward tee (291 yards), magically transformed into the most BEST VALUE IN TOWN spectacular “drivable” par 4 in the With most green fees unchanged in High Sierra. What a finish! nearly 4 years, Tahoe Donner offers exceptional value for a course of this caliber. Additionally, drop-in clinics are offered almost daily at a flat rate of just

12850 Northwoods Blvd. | Truckee, CA 96161 For tee times and more information, call (530) 587-9443, visit www.TahoeDonner.com/golf/course/ or e-mail golf@tahoedonner.com.

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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club |

Grizzly Ranch Golf Club opened in 2005 and was designed by Bob Cupp. The course is aptly named, playing to a grizzly 7,411 yards from the back tees, but there are four tee boxes to choose from, allowing you to pick the ideal length for an enjoyable round. Unlike many mountain golf courses, Grizzly Ranch does not have any extreme elevation changes or forced carries. It plays fair for all levels of golfers. | grizzlyranchgolfclub.com

Plumas Pines Golf Course |

Plumas Pines Golf Resort is a fantastic destination to get away from it all. Designed in 1980 by Homer Flint, the course zigzags its way along the middle fork of the Feather River and features some of the most pristine playing conditions in the area. The fairways are narrowly lined with towering pines and water comes into play on nearly every hole. Accuracy and course management are crucial. | plumaspinesgolf.com

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Course |

The course was designed by Dick Bailey in 1996 and offers a unique blend of holes that wander through meadows of native grasses and wildflowers along with holes that are cut through lofty aspens, cedars and firs. In 2007 and 2008, Whitehawk was rated as the No. 11 best public course in California by Golf Digest Magazine and also won the esteemed Golf Writers Association Environmental Award in 1997. | golfwhitehawk.com

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ower elevation and a milder climate allow the courses in the Reno and Sparks area to open earlier than those in Tahoe. If you are jonesing to swing a club in the early spring and late into the fall, take a short drive down the hill and start the golf season before the snow melts off some of the mountains courses. With more than a dozen courses to choose from, there’s something for every golfer in Reno and Sparks.

RENO The Club at Arrowcreek | The Legend | The Club at Arrowcreek, located in the foothills, boasts 36 holes of challenging, unique terrain. After your round, drown your sorrows or celebrate your victory at the Redfields Bar & Grill. If you’re looking for something a bit more elegant, relax in front of the fireplace in the Terrace Room where you can enjoy fine cuisine and dining in a comfortable atmosphere. | golfarrowcreek.com Lakeridge Golf Course | Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1969, Lakeridge offers gorgeous views of both Reno and the surrounding mountains. In addition to beautiful scenery, the course offers numerous challenges, perhaps the best of which is the par-3 17th hole that features an always-fun island green. Just make sure you bring some extra balls for this tricky hole. | lakeridgegolf.com Rosewood Lakes Golf Course | Designed by Brad Benz and opened in 1991, the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course is an affordable, public course located close to Reno. This scenic course offers generous greens offset by water hazards and numerous bunkers. The combination makes Rosewood Lakes ideal for players of all skill levels and abilities. | rosewoodlakes.com Sierra Sage Golf Course | Weather permitting, the Sierra Sage Golf Course caters to year-round golfers of all stripes. The walker-friendly Sierra Sage Course sits beneath the slopes of Peavine Mountain and, in addition to 18 challenging holes, the course offers two full-practice holes, multiple putting greens and a full-grass driving range. If you want a different way to get around the course, golfers can try out the newest craze, GolfBoards. | sierrasagegolf.org Washoe Golf Course |

The Washoe Golf Course offers two 9-hole courses: the Executive Course and the Short Game Course. Washoe Golf Course is unique in that a single green fee gets you unlimited access to both courses for the day. Need to work on those short irons? Spin a few laps on the Short Game Course until you feel up to the challenge of the Executive. | washoegolf.org

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INCLINE VILLAGE

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Yardage

Slope

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Yardage

Slope

Ratings

18 holes | par 72

7,106

127 to 146

68.7 to 73.9

18 holes | par 58

3,527

98 to 102

55.2 to 58.2

www.GolfIncline.com | Opens May 19

LOCATED AT 955 Fairway Blvd. in Incline Village, Designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. called the course “the ideal mountain layout” with “views you will never forget.” This challenging, par-72 course matches everything you look for in a mountain design – towering trees, timely doglegs and natural water features, all of which complement its picturesque setting. For tee times, visit www.GolfIncline.com.

Renovated in 2003-04 by Kyle Phillips, amenities include a 23,000 ft. clubhouse with a banquet facility, an award-winning Golf Shop, lessons by PGA and LPGA staff, a state-of-the-art driving range, and a top-of-the-line restaurant – The Grille. The Championship Course was listed on the “Best in State” list 2012-2015 by Golf Digest magazine and ranked #5 on GolfAdvisor’s 2016 “Top Courses in Nevada” list.

www.GolfIncline.com | Late-May/Early-June

LOCATED AT 690 Wilson Way in Incline Village, the Mountain Course invites golfers to enjoy the great outdoors at this public 18-hole par-58 course featuring an amazing mountain layout and beautiful views. This course is fun, affordable, and quick to play with special 9-hole and twilight rate options starting at just $18.

Bring the family out for fun events like Nine & Wine, Sunday Family Fun Days (with family-friendly 8” cups on the greens), and Thrill & Grill throughout the season. Learn to golf or improve your game with the Get Golf Ready 5-day clinics offered throughout the season.

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Wolf Run Golf Club | The home course of the University of Nevada, Reno men’s and women’s golf teams, Wolf Run Golf Club located in Southern Reno is a fun, challenging gem of a course. If you’re new to the area, the Wolf Run is a great introduction to the area and to desert golfing in general. Tricky, undulating terrain provides challenges for beginners and experienced players alike. Should the worst happen, not to worry. The clubhouse offers full-service club repair to make sure your grandpa’s clubs can help get you through another season. | wolfrungolfclub.com

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WHITEHAWK RANCH GOLF CLUB www.GolfWhitehawk.com Course Details

Yardage

Slope

Ratings

18 holes | par 71

6,983

105 to 142

62.9 to 71.7

fornia poppies and blue lupine. Seven streams — meandering through tall pines, cedars, firs and quaking aspens — create ponds and waterfalls that contribute to the challenge and beauty of the Dick Bailey-designed course.

THE EAGLE & HAWK! Play Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club and Graeagle Meadows Golf Course for $199. Whitehawk Ranch residents, passholders and countless visitors share a ubiquitous observation – “Once you cross the entry off Highway 89 onto the property, it’s like you have entered a different world.”

From the championship tees, the par-71 course plays 6,983 yards, and with four sets of tees for each hole. Golfers of all levels can expect an exhilarating round of golf. Whitehawk offers a true golf challenge in a traditional fashion amid the peace and serenity of its beautiful setting.

Carved from the natural terrain of the Mohawk Valley, immaculate fairways are framed with native grasses, Cali-

The Links at Kiley Ranch | The Links at Kiley Ranch is the perfect place to squeeze in a quick 9. This executive-style, par-3 course is open to the public year-round. It features a gorgeous practice putting green made of 100 percent bent grass, challenging water features and professional instruction. It hosts a Glow Ball Tourney during the summer. | thelinksatkileyranch.com Redhawk Golf and Resort | The Hills Course |

As the signature course of threetime U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, the Hills Course at Redhawk combines small greens, deep bunkers and significant elevation changes for an experience that is as challenging as it is enjoyable. The Hills Course sits on what was once a working ranch and elements of this history shine through during each round. | redhawkgolfandresort.com

Redhawk Golf and Resort | The Lake Course |

If gorgeous desert landscapes, challenging features and beautifully sculpted greens are your thing, check out the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Lake Course at Redhawk Golf and Resort. This 7,400-yard course is located minutes from Sparks, though the scenery and amenities will have you feeling as if you’ve stepped into a faraway world. | redhawkgolfandresort.com

Wildcreek Golf Course | Championship Course |

If you’re looking for a challenging round of golf, the Wildcreek Golf Course is your go-to around Sparks. When a course has been chosen to host the PGA Seniors Tournament not once, not twice, but three times, you know you’re in for a unique, challenging afternoon. | wildcreekgolf.net

Wildcreek Golf Course | Executive Course | Perhaps you don’t have all day to play or perhaps you just want to work on your short game in preparation for the next family get-together. Either way, the 9-hole, all par-3 Executive Course at the Wildcreek Golf Course is the perfect choice. | wildcreekgolf.net

768 Whitehawk Dr. | Clio, CA 96106 For tee times, call (530) 836-0394 or visit www.GolfWhitehawk.com.

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www.PlayGraeagle.com Course Details

Yardage

Slope

Ratings

18 holes | par 72

6,759

112 to 127

65.1 to 71.8

Meadows and surrounding Graeagle. Five mountain peaks surrounding the Golf Course and the Feather winds through its heart, creating GRAY ’SRiver CROSSING astonishing views at every turn! Tree OLD GREENWOOD tops instead of roof tops, numerous Graeagle Meadows, ranked 5th in water features and elevated tees make California by Golf Advisor, is only this the ultimate golf experience. This an hour away from Reno & Tahoe, championship golf course is the first to making this course a must for your open and last to close; catering to all skill summer golf adventures. Harvey West levels and is the most walkable, family and sons, who donated the famous friendly course in the area. Emerald Bay Vikingsholm to State Parks, developed and built Graeagle OLD BROCKWAY

6934 Hwy. 89 | Graeagle, CA 96103 For tee times visit www.PlayGraeagle.com.

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Carson Valley

he Carson Valley serves up unique courses with spectacular views from the Comstock to the Carson River in the shadow of the Carson Range, which might offer snow-capped vistas throughout the season.

Carson Valley Golf Course |

If you’re looking for a golf experience that’s a little bit out of the ordinary, look no further than the Carson Valley Golf Course. Thanks to the close proximity to the Carson River and the large cottonwood trees lining the course, hot summer days become a pleasant golf experience. If traditional golf isn’t your thing, the Carson Valley Golf Course also offers FootGolf in the afternoon. | carsonvalleygolf.com 580 SILVER OAK GOLF COURSE

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Dayton Valley Golf Club |

The majestic Dayton Valley Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, is recognized as one of the top courses in Northern Nevada. This could help explain why it has been a PGA Tour Qualifier location since 1995, making it the longest, consecutive-running location in the country. With a whopping 40 acres of water features, Dayton Valley Golf Club might be as challenging as it is beautiful. It’s easy to see why this course is listed as one of Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” | duncangolfreno.com/dayton-valley/

Eagle Valley | East Course | This is the more user-friendly of the two Eagle Valley courses. The East Course boasts a great setup for walking or riding. FootGolf is offered in the afternoons. | eaglevalleygolf.com Eagle Valley | West Course |

The Eagle Valley West Course is a desert links-style course that’s sure to challenge even the most seasoned golfers. | eaglevalleygolf.com

Empire Ranch Golf Course | Comstock-River Course | The Comstock-River course at the Empire Ranch Golf Course is steeped in local history as a former stop for weary emigrants traveling west. The course features well-manicured fairways and greens, challenging bunkers and beautiful vistas no matter what hole you’re playing. | empireranchgolf.com Empire Ranch Golf Course | Sierra-River Course | Step out onto the Sierra-River course at the Empire Ranch Golf Course and get ready to feel as if you’re stepping into a piece of bygone history. This gorgeous course also features a grass driving range, a chipping area and two practice putting greens so you can make sure your game is up to par (pun definitely intended) before you even step foot on the first tee box. The 9-hole Sierra-River course is also staffed by PGA professionals more than happy to help you take your game to the next level. | empireranchgolf.com Empire Ranch Golf Course | Sierra-Comstock Course |

The historic Sierra-Comstock Course has everything you could ask for in nine holes of golf: stunning views, a close proximity to Carson City and challenging features. | empireranchgolf.com

Genoa Lakes Golf Club | Lakes Course | As the home of the U.S. Open Qualifier, the Lakes Course at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club provides a challenge to even the most seasoned golfer. This links-style course was designed by PGA champion Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III. It features rolling fairways, lush wetlands and fantastic views of the Carson Range. | genoalakes.com Genoa Lakes Golf Club | Ranch Course | With wide open spaces and spectacular mountain views, the Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club is perfect for those who enjoy a more power-driven game of golf. With more than 100 bunkers and a waterfall challenge though, don’t make the mistake that the Ranch Course is simply a “grip it and rip it” course. You’ll need all your wits about you as you tackle this challenging course. | genoalakes.com

OLD BROCKWAY GOLF COURSE www.OldBrockway.com Course Details

Yardage

Slope

Ratings

9 holes | par 36

3,418

113 to 132

66.9 to 71.6

HISTORIC OLD BROCKWAY Golf Course has been family owned and operated for more than 30 years. Old Brockway offers more than 3,400 yards of quality, serene golfing with two par 5s, two par 3s and five par 4s. Enjoy walking through the towering Jeffery pines with lake views on each and every hole. The Golf Channel rated Historic Old Brockway as one of the top 9-hole courses in the country. It is our welcoming staff, dedicated

crew and beautiful setting that all make Old Brockway a “Lake Tahoe Golfing Tradition.” Old Brockway Golf Course was built by Harry Comstock and designed by renowned Scottish architect John Duncan Dunn, one of the premiere golf course architects of his era. Historic Old Brockway features small, turtle-back greens, minimum green to tee walking distances, and tight-knit fairways. It’s known as the best golfing value at the lake.

7900 North Lake Blvd. | Kings Beach, CA 96143 For tee times, call (530) 546-9909 or visit www.OldBrockway.com.

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Silver Oak Golf Course |

Silver Oak Golf Course is the perfect getaway for an afternoon or longer. Eighteen holes of rolling, pristine grass offer a challenge to all, while maintaining a fun atmosphere for those newer to the game. Try out the newest craze, FootGolf, where competitors use their feet to kick a soccer ball into a 21-inch hole. | silveroakgolf.com

Sunridge Golf Club |

Sunridge Golf Club offers five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. In addition to 18 gorgeous holes, Sunridge maintains chipping areas and practice greens, as well as a 300-yard driving range so you can enhance every aspect of your game. If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, the friendly professional staff will be more than happy to work with you during a private lesson or three. | sunridgegc.com

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PONDEROSA GOLF COURSE www.PonderosaGolfCourseTruckee.com Course Details

Yardage

Slope

Ratings

9 holes

3,022

119 to 120

66.6 to 69.9

PONDEROSA GOLF COURSE offers a family friendly, but surprisingly challenging, 9-hole course, developed by the townspeople of Truckee in 1961. The course, nestled in the heart of Truckee, celebrates the natural Sierra landscape and is characterized by its amalgamation of pine trees. The course rolls smoothly with straight fairways and a short par 4 until the third hole, a tough uphill par 3 with unexpected gradation

changes and a sloping green. Still, the 9th hole is considered the most difficult, with trees woven as obstacles along the long fairway. Purchased for private operation in 1968, the course was made public by purchase from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport District in 2008, and is manicured to ideal conditions by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District. Ponderosa also features practice greens, driving nets, a pro shop and snack bar.

For tee times, call (530) 587-3501 or visit www.PonderosaGolfCourseTruckee.com. Advertisement

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