You’ll never play a better game of golf than when you’re in Reno Tahoe. It’s science. At our altitude, golf balls automatically fly 10 percent farther. Your ball will literally slice through our thinner air like a hot knife through butter. With more than 50 courses within a 90-minute drive to choose from, there is a Reno or Lake Tahoe golf course for every level of play. Check out this map of golf courses in and around Reno and Lake Tahoe to find the perfect spot to tee off.
Reno is the perfect year-round golf destination with 300 days of sunshine per year with more than 40 golf courses that have built their 18 holes to embrace surrounding landscapes.
In Reno, we are lucky enough to be home to the state’s oldest links — the Washoe County Golf Course, which was established in 1934. This classic Reno golf course offers something for everyone from beginners to the most experienced golfers. Other great Reno golf courses to pick from include Lakeridge and Wolf Run Golf Courses. Designed to incorporate the natural terrain and landscape, these courses are some local favorites offering year-round play. In addition, our area has also welcomed a great selection of newer golf courses, such as ArrowCreek Golf Course and Red Hawk Golf Course. A spectacular private course located in south Reno at the base of Mt. Rose is Montreux Golf and Country Club, home of the Barracuda Championship, a PGA TOUR golf tournament.
Just 30 minutes south of Reno, Nevada’s state capital, Carson City, offers the Divine Nine golf courses, totaling about 70,000 yards of greens and roughs, including Dayton Valley Country Club, Empire Ranch Golf Course and the Golf Club at Genoa Lakes.
Lake Tahoe is a short, scenic drive from Reno and offers a dozen championship golf courses, including Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, where the star-studded American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is held in July. You will find Edgewood between the pine tree-covered Sierra Nevada mountains and the picturesque shoreline of Lake Tahoe. It is no wonder this Lake Tahoe golf course is rated one of Golf Digest’s top 25 public U.S. golf courses.
If you are looking to enjoy a day out on the green, try out a few of our favorite Lake Tahoe golf courses. The Mountain Course and the Championship Course in Incline Village are two distinct courses that meet any skill level and can fit any budget. In North Lake Tahoe, be sure to check out Old Greenwood, a four-season golf course designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, or Gray’s Crossing, a Tahoe golf course offering fast greens and traditional designs. Some other North Lake Golf Courses to try out include Coyote Moon Golf Course and Old Brockway Golf Course.
Just one hour north of Reno-Tahoe, in the Graeagle/Portola area, you will find a collection of unique and picturesque golf courses nestled on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest. The Graeagle Meadows Golf Course offers 6,725 yards of what they call “extreme golf,” which includes elevated tees and numerous water features among the towering pine trees. Another unforgettable 18-hole golf course is located at the Nakoma Resort and is aptly named The Dragon, offering greens perched on cliffs overlooking the Feather River. Be sure to check out Grizzly Ranch Golf Club – a sprawling par-72 golf course with generous fairways nestled in a mountainous landscape, making for a fun and challenging round.
Grab your clubs, pick a course — and play a round of golf like nowhere else on earth.
Taking place in late July/early August is the Barracuda Championship PGA TOUR Golf Tournament. This tournament is played in the unique Modified Stableford playing format, which encourages the golfers to shoot for the pin and play more aggressively, creating more excitement for spectators. Watch some of the world’s best golfers as they compete for a $3.4 million purse and 300 FedExCup points.
The American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament is one of the most anticipated golfing events in our area. It has helped raise millions of dollars to help support local and national charities and organizations. This tournament hosts chart-topping actors, singers and professional sports stars as they compete in a 54-hole modified Stableford format while the public gets in on all the action!
In addition to golf, there are many other outdoor activities in the Reno Tahoe area. Check out all of the outdoor activities in our area!