Absolute beginners, seasoned pros, and golfers of every skill level in between are sure to love golfing in Tahoe. All of the courses in the area are meticulously maintained, and because Lake Tahoe receives about 300 days of sunshine during an average year, it’s almost always a perfect day for a round of this challenging outdoor game. Many clubs have on-site restaurants where you can enjoy a cold beverage and unwind while you savor a sumptuous meal after you complete your last hole. Equipment rentals and lessons are also offered at many courses. Perhaps what most sets Tahoe’s courses apart from those in other areas is the glorious surroundings. At every hole, you’ll find yourself taking a few moments to admire the majestic natural beauty all around you, whether it’s an unobstructed view of the mountains or a glimpse of the glistening lake. And with so many golf courses to choose from, you could schedule a tee time for every day of your vacation and never visit the same hole twice. Challenging holes, wonderful facilities, pleasantly warm sunshine, and natural beauty…these are just a few things you can expect when you go golfing in Tahoe!
This course is widely viewed as one of the most beautiful in not only Lake Tahoe, but also the entire world. Immaculate, meticulously maintained, and situated on Lake Tahoe’s southern shore, this course offers 18 championship holes and truly spectacular surroundings. The lush meadow and towering Sierras make for a scene that is picture perfect. Edgewood Tahoe, which is just minutes from downtown Stateline, hosts the American Century Celebrity golf tournament each year. Scheduling a round at this course won’t break the bank, so it’s a perfect choice if you’re looking for affordable options, but don’t want to sacrifice quality.
Bijou Municipal Course
A favorite choice among Tahoe locals, the Bijou Municipal Course has been around since 1920. This is a public course managed by the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department. Conveniently located just a mile from downtown Stateline, this course offers great value for cash-conscious golfers. The Bijou Municipal Course has nine holes and features a short layout, making it suitable for golfers of almost every skill level. The atmosphere here is calm and laid back. If you happen to be in the area around the end of September, stop by for the annual Tahoe Amateur Open Golf Championship.
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Boasting 18 fun-to-play holes and unbelievable views of stately pines and majestic mountains, the Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is challenging and enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. The Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is conveniently located just four miles from South Lake Tahoe. To successfully complete a round here, you’ll have to master lengthy 372-yard holes and challenging uphill par threes. Prices here are very reasonable. If you’re a bargain hunter, skip the golf cart and take advantage of twilight and super twilight specials to save even more.
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Featuring 18 challenging holes, practice facilities, and a driving range, the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is a wonderful choice, whether you want to spend an hour practicing your swing or an afternoon completing this course with your closest friends or significant other. The scenery is everything you’d expect from Lake Tahoe, and green fees are reasonable for a course of this quality. The Lake Tahoe Golf Course specializes in hosting tournaments, and will arrange events for groups of 16 or more. Prizes, event scoring, cart rentals, hearty meals for after the event, and much more are all looked after by the course’s friendly and dedicated hospitality staff.
Old Brockway Golf Course
Golf Today rated the Old Brockway one of the 10 best courses in all of Northern California, and for good reason. This nine-hole course is expertly maintained, and features over 3,400 yards of pure golfing pleasure. If you plan to schedule a tee time here, be prepared to negotiate wetlands, streams, bunkers, pines, and cedars to successfully complete the course. This family-owned course offers splendid views, and rates are reasonable for greens of this caliber. The Old Brockway was designed by renowned golf course architect John Duncan Dunn, and was the site of the first Bing Crosby Golf Tournament in 1934.
Northstar Golf Course
The Northstar Golf Course is an 18-hole green that meanders over an expansive 6,781 yards of well-maintained grass. This challenging course was designed by Robert Muir Graves, who took advantage of the existing wooded landscape to create a rugged and natural-looking design. Fees to play at Northstar are higher than some other courses, but not outrageous. Discounts are offered during the spring and summer months. The Northstar Golf Course also has an “18 holes and sushi rolls” special. Along with a full round of golf, you’ll also get a gift certificate to redeem at the nearby Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.
Carson Valley Golf Course
Eighteen challenging holes await you at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Located in Gardnerville, Nevada, this course is distinguished by its generous number of cottonwood trees, which beautify every inch of the greens and provide a cool, shaded environment for golf enthusiasts trying to improve their game. The sounds and sights of the nearby Carson River complete the idyllic scene. The golf season here is the longest in the area, and rates are quite reasonable, particularly during the off season.
Genoa Lakes Golf Club
Extensively praised and highly rated by USA Today and Golf Digest, the Genoa Lakes Golf Club boasts not one but two incredible 18-hole courses. The Lakes Course, nestled among the Sierra Nevada mountains, incorporates water into 14 of its 18 holes, so accuracy is a must. The Resort Course incorporates over 100 bunkers, mountain terrain, and even a waterfall to offer a golf experience like no other. Fees to play a round here are somewhat high, but getting the chance to play at such a prestigious and well-respected course make the extra cost well worth it.
Incline Village Championship Course
If you’re looking for a real challenge, this is the course for you. The fairways are tight, the greens are bunkered, and water hazards are a part of almost every hole. Majestic pine trees are an essential part of the landscape of the Incline Village Championship Course, which was extensively redesigned and updated in 2004. Here you’ll also find practice facilities, a laid-back restaurant and bar, and banquet facilities for your next big event. Experience the best golfing in Northern Nevada right here!
Incline Village Mountain Course
This all-natural course is a local favorite. The sloping terrain and tall pines throughout the course present a challenge to golfers of all ability levels, but it’s the magnificent surroundings that are perhaps the best feature. Stately trees, babbling brooks, and lake and mountain views are all part of the golfing experience when you play the Incline Village Mountain Course. Rates are reasonable here, with special per-person rates available for groups and tournaments. Get back to nature at this scenic, challenging, and truly one-of-a-kind course.