Lake Tahoe Golf Guide

Lake Tahoe is an alluring year-round destination that offers some of the finest winter fun and sun-soaked getaways in the world. But Lake Tahoe is also an epic destination for golf. Here, you’ll discover world-class, PGA-worthy courses designed by some of the most renowned golfers on earth. However, like others who enjoy time on the greens, understanding the Lake Tahoe golf scene is crucial if you’re serious about your game.

In this Lake Tahoe golf guide, you’ll discover a variety of courses, located in and around the Tahoe area. No matter what skill level you might be, you’ll find a course here in Tahoe that’s suitable to your game. Whether it’s a golf course in South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, or somewhere in Truckee, you’ll likely find one nearby wherever it is that you plan to stay on your next Tahoe getaway.

As you plan out your stay, it’s important to note that the golf courses in Tahoe are mainly closed in the winter. That’s especially true because many of the best courses are located in North Lake Tahoe, a place known for more of its upscale cabins and resort-filled peaks. In fact, some Tahoe golf courses become snowmobile parks in the winter.

Considering that a large majority of these courses are in the upper echelons of elevations (remember, Lake Tahoe sits at an elevation of 6,223 feet), they most often get blanketed with snow in the winter. So, if you’re planning a getaway that includes golf, be sure to plan for the spring and summer months (May through October). And if you’re truly serious about golfing, opt for a stay in North Lake Tahoe, where you’ll be surrounded by some of the best golf courses that the area has to offer.

South Lake Tahoe Golf Courses

South Lake Tahoe is known for its summer fun and rowdy party crowds. But it’s also replete with epic golf greens on note-worthy courses. Nearby, you’ll find the awe-inspiring beauty of a shimmering lake with looming snow-capped peaks in the distance. Water features and clumps of Alpine trees gather and huddle in masses to make for a scenic destination to enjoy any afternoon of golf.

Edgewood Golf Course - Stateline

18 Hole, Par-72 Course Across 7,555 Yards
Located at 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV, 89449 | 775-588-3566

Edgewood Golf Course, located in South Lake Tahoe by Stateline, is quite possibly one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. In fact, it was rated as one of the top golf courses in America by Golf Digest Magazine. It sits directly on the shores of Lake Tahoe, allowing you to gaze out while teeing off or putting on the greens and witness the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature in full display.

Edgewood Golf Courses has been the host of the Century Celebrity Golf Championship for over two decades and it was designed in 1968 by none other than George Fazio, a golf legend. At Edgewood, you’ll discover a golf course perfect whether you’re a beginner or an advanced golfer. On site, you’ll also discover the Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant, a fine-dining venue ideal for a romantic excursion or for the location of your upcoming wedding.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe

18 Hole, Par-71 Course Across 6,707 Yards
Located at 2500 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 | 530-577-0788 Extension 3

Designed by Billy Bell Jr., the Lake Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe offers 18 holes of golf that are ideally suited for any skill level. This stunning course is immersed in towering Sugar Pines and exposed glacier-carved granite cliffs that protrude from mountains in the distance. Like any other golf course in Lake Tahoe, summers can be slammed, so be sure that you book early in order to get the tee time you’re after.

The Lake Tahoe Golf Course is known for its group tournaments. On-site, you’ll also discover a pro shop along with PGA professionals that are ready and able to assist you with your golf training.

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe

18 Hole, Par-66 Course Across 4,034 Yards
3021 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 | 530-577-2121

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is situated in South Lake Tahoe in a serene setting that boasts towering Sugar and Jeffery Pines that spiral their way into the heavens. In the distance, hillsides covered in dense Alpine forest and granite-carved cliffs set the backdrop for this gorgeous course in South Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is the course to check out if you’re looking for sincere value as it offers some of the most competitive pricing for golf in the area. It offers a pro shop, a driving range and it’s situated roughly 4 miles from the shores of the lake. This course is perfect no matter what your present skill level.

Bijou Municipal Golf Course - South Lake Tahoe

9 Hole, Par-32 Course Across 2,002 Yards
Located at 3464 Fairway Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 | 530-542-6097

You’ll find Bijou Municipal Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe. Embedded in an Apline Meadow, you’ll enjoy backdrops that boast spiraling Pine trees and the looming Freel Peak and Heavenly Mountains in the distance. This course is only 9 holes, and offers an inexpensive option for golfing in Lake Tahoe.

In 1920, it was designed by Virgil Gilcrease and it’s an ideal course for improving your short game or for perfecting your skills at the driving range. Situated close to several South Lake Tahoe casinos, Bijou Municipal Golf Course is set in a scenic and pristine destination that you’ll find accessible in the late spring and summer months from May through October.

North Lake Tahoe Golf Courses

North Lake Tahoe is replete with golf courses. If you’re an avid golfer, then this is definitely the place to stay. From Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Greenwood in Truckee to the Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy-designed sister course, Gray’s Crossing, you’ll find PGA-worthy courses here in abundance.

Northstar Golf Course - North Lake Tahoe

18 Hole, Par-71 Course Across 6,097 Yards
Located at 168 Basque Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-562-3290

From classic links at the front 9 holes to the more precision-demanding golf that curves through an Alpine forest in the back 9, Northstar Golf Course offers an opportunity to refine and perfect your golf game. This unique course in Lake Tahoe boasts bluegrass on its greens and fairways and features numerous water hazards and, bunkers and other elements that demand an element of skill to circumnavigate.

The 15th hole at Northstar Golf Course is its signature, requiring a Par 3. You’ll find yourself shooting over a babbling creek in order to reach the greens. This course was built in 1974 and was the brainchild of architect, Robert Muir Graves.

Resort at Squaw Valley Golf Course - North Lake Tahoe

18 Hole, Par-71 Course Across 6,931 Yards
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 | 530-581-6637

Designed by the renowned, Robert Trent, the Resort at Squaw Valley Golf Course is one of the most stunning golf courses in Lake Tahoe. Engulfed and surrounded by 6 peaks, this stunning course is situated at the base of Squaw Valley, giving you breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

This sanctuary was designed after 10 years of careful and masterful planning. The result? A links-style course that epitomizes the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Designed with environmental consciousness in mind, this course pays homage to the sport of golf in an incredibly challenging setting.

You’ll discover 4 sets of tees here at the Resort at Squaw Valley Golf Course. But this course isn’t made for the beginner golfer. There’s a focus on accuracy. Not distance. In the front 9, you’ll find yourself weaving through narrow fairways that require precision and skill. The back 9 is even more challenging as you find yourself next to wetlands that boast marshes and tall grass, requiring even more target and precision.

Coyote Moon Golf Course - Truckee

18 Hole, Par-72 Course Across 7,177 Yards
10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-587-0886

Rolling fairways immersed in a dense Alpine forest with looming mountains in the distance aptly describe the unforgettable scenic beauty you’ll find at Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee. Designed by Brad Bell, a former player on the PGA Tour, Coyote Moon is ideal for every golfer no matter what their level of experience.

Here, you’ll discover 250 pristine acres, a Trout creek, glacier-carved granite cliffs that protrude into the air, and dense Alpine forests. On site, you’ll find a restaurant, a pro shop, and a driving range to help you hone your skills. You’ll find this golf course located in Historic Truckee, one of the must-see locations during your next vacation to Lake Tahoe.

Old Greenwood Golf Course - Truckee

18 Hole, Par-72 Course Across 7,500+ Yards
12915 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-550-7010

Nestled amidst 600 acres of rolling hills and Alpine forests, Old Greenwood Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus-signature designed 18-hole course. It’s situated in the Old Greenwood development, a master-planned community filled with high-end homes. Old Greenwood Golf Course was also rated 4th by Golf Magazine as one of the finest new upscale golf courses in America.

Towering Sugar Pines spiral their way into the heavens, while Blue Sagebrush blankets the rolling hills surrounding the development. This immaculate course is situated right across the street from its sister course called, Gray’s Crossing. An upscale clubhouse, pro shop, and restaurant called the Terrace Grill, welcomes you with open arms here.

Gray’s Crossing Golf Course - Truckee

18 Hole, Par-72 Course Across 7,466 Yards
13051 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 | 866-703-4653

Situated in the shadows of Mount Rose in Truckee, Gray’s Crossing Golf Course is a North Lake Tahoe gem, and the sister course to Old Greenwood Golf Course. Designed by the esteemed, Peter Jacobson, this championship golf course has long been sought-after by golfers of varying skill levels.

The course is open from May through October, much like many other golf courses in the Tahoe area. There are daily rates available to the public. You can either pre-arrange a tee time, or you can walk-in depending upon the availability. Here, you’ll discover a pro shop, a restaurant named PJ’s, and golf lessons from a variety of pros.

Old Brockway Golf Course - North Lake Tahoe

9 Hole, Par-36 Course Across 3,420 Yards
7900 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA 96143 | 530-546-9909

Designed by John Duncan Dunn, the Old Brockway Golf Course is situated in North Lake Tahoe, in Kings Beach. Lush rolling fairways and magnificent greens have made this course earn its place on Golf Today magazine’s Top Ten Golf Course list. With more than 3,400 yards of challenging play, it’s ideal for a variety of skill levels. You’ll even discover two holes that have a Par 5.

At Old Brockway Golf Course you’ll find a pro shop, driving range and a clubhouse. You’ll also discover practice facilities along with putting greens. This stunning course winds its way through towering Sugar and Jeffrey Pine trees through breathtaking landscape.

Tahoe Donner Golf Course - Truckee

18 Hole, 72-Par Course Across 7,002 Yards
12850 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-587-9443

Tahoe Donner Golf Course is situated amidst 200 acres of Alpine forest, glacier-carved granite cliffs, and rolling fairways. Creeks and other water features help to add to the charm of this stunning course open to the public. The tranquility and natural surroundings make this awe-inspiring setting one of the best golf courses for all skill levels.

Here, you’ll have access to a pro shop, a pub with a Golfers’ Happy Hour, a grill at the turn and even a beverage service on the course itself. For more details, download the Tahoe Donner Golf App, which includes a yardage indicator with GPS mapping, the ability to track all your game stats, flyovers of the holes and the ability to book tee times.

Download the app on iTunes or Google Play

Incline Village Mountain Golf Course - Incline Village

18 Holes, Par-58 Across 3,519 Yards
690 Wilson Way, Incline Village, NV, 89451 | 866-925-4653

The Incline Village Mountain Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and is an award-winning course open to the public. Here, you’ll discover a scenic setting set within the mountainous enclave of Incline Village, engulfed in an Alpine forest with rolling fairways and a tricky terrain that demands accuracy.

The course will take you roughly 3.5 hours to play. It’s suitable for virtually all skill levels, and it’s the sister course to another Incline Village golf course called the Incline Village Championship Golf Course.

Ponderosa Golf Course - Truckee

9 Hole, Par-35 Course Across 3,022 Yards
10040 Reynolds Way, Truckee, CA 96161 | 530-587-3501

Ponderosa Golf Course in Truckee has been part of the community since 1961. It’s currently operated by the Airport District, and maintained by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. This public course is set amidst an Alpine forest and is incredibly well-maintained. Originally, the course was designed by architect, Bob E. Baldock.

This course is perfect for beginners and open to the public. There are some elements that are challenging, but overall, it’s a great course for beginners to train and hone their skills. Here, you’ll also discover a pro shop along with a snack bar as well. Ponderosa Golf Course has a terrific staff ready and willing to help you with your golf game.

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