Golf Season Underway in Lake Tahoe & Truckee

As the snowpack continues to melt away, the golf season is now upon us.  As such, we're dedicating this blog to all of the duffers who always look forward to greener times in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. 

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Here's the latest information about the opening dates and tee time reservation websites and phone numbers to get you on some of the finest golf courses in the region.

Incline Village Championship Course
Lower Nine Opening May 19th
Entire Course May 26th
Tee Times / More Information
(775) 832-1146

A classic Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, this 18-hole mountain golf course features distinctive design and the most beautiful views imaginable.  Voted to the “Best in State” 2012 & 2013 list by Golf Digest magazine, “Best Courses to Play in 2011” and “Best State-by-State Courses” in 2016 by Golfweek magazine, this course is a must-not-miss. The golf shop has twice been ranked among the top 100 golf shops in America by Golf World.

Incline Village Mountain Course
Opening Late June (Call ahead at 775-832-1146)
This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. 18-hole mountain golf course offers some of the region’s most beautiful views high above Lake Tahoe on Nevada’s North Shore.  Families, in particular, love this course for its family specials.  Golf enthusiasts of all levels play the Mountain Course for its spectacular setting, rushing rivers, and a variety of challenging lies.


Old Brockway Golf Course
Now Open
Tee Times  / More Information  (530) 546-9909

Old Brockway Golf Course holds some of the richest history (and some of the largest pine trees) 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 1934.




Tahoe City Golf Course
Opening May 19
Tee Times / More Information (530) 583-1516

The Tahoe City Golf Course is a municipal course that offers some of the most affordable rounds in the area. The course was first designed by May “Queenie” Dunn Hupfel in 1917. The original layout was links style consisting of six holes with sand greens. Playing 2,691 yards from the blue tees, Tahoe City Golf Course offers a variety of shots and a mixture of challenging and easy holes, which makes this course enjoyable for low and high handicappers.


Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Opening June 2
Tee Times / More Information  (530) 587-9443

Tahoe Donner Golf Course was the first 18-hole championship layout in Truckee and features many elevation changes, granite rock formations, narrow fairways lined with soaring pines and views of the Truckee Valley.  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 Links at Squaw Creek
Opening June 15
Tee Times / More Information  (530) 581-6637

Wrapped with some of the most spectacular views of any course in Truckee/Tahoe, The Links at Squaw Creek showcases a challenging mountain course design with a backdrop of the most popular runs at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. It also boasts the only fully organic championship course in the Lake Tahoe region.  The course is recognized by the Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary.




Ponderosa Golf Course
Now Open
Tee Times / More Information (530) 587-3501

Known as “the best golf value in Truckee,” Ponderosa Golf Course is Truckee’s oldest golf course and 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.


Old Greenwood Golf Course
Opening May 19
Tee Times / More Information (530) 550-2000

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 numerous 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.


Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club
Opening May 26
Tee Times / More Information (530) 582-6964

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.


The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing
Opening May 26
Tee Times / More Information  (530) 550-2000

Gray’s Crossing was designed by Jim Hardy and former PGA Tour professional Peter Jacobson. The course features holes lined with lofty pines and native grasslands. The National Audubon Society recognized Gray’s Crossing as an Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary.


Northstar California Golf Course
Opening May 26
Tee Times / More Information (530) 562-3290

Designed by Robert Muir Graves, Northstar California’s 18-hole, par-72 golf course incorporates Tahoe’s mountainous landscapes with Martis Valley’s open meadow into two distinct 9-hole settings that will both challenge a golfer’s skills and appeal to his and her senses. The result is a vibrant and exciting golf course, whose features create a challenging flow that seamlessly moves in and over the natural terrain.

Coyote Moon Golf Course

Opening June 2
Tee Times / More Information (530)587-0886

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.