Golf Courses in Reno

Going out west to golf is nothing new, the climate creates an almost perfect atmosphere for year round golfing and the desert provides unique terrain and vistas that golfers find new and exciting. Reno is one of the best cities if you’re looking for a golfing oasis in the sea of desert. Use the following guide to pick the course or courses that best suit your needs and golf style.

LakeRidge Golf Course

LakeRidge Golf Course is a public 18 hole course which is a great introduction to Reno for visitors. The views of the city and the surrounding mountains are incredible and its proximity to the city makes it convenient for travelers without their own transportation. LakeRidge’s signature hole is its number 15 which is a world famous par three resting on top of a 140 foot high rocky ridge. The view below is of Lake Stanley where the green is housed on an island. Bring your camera, you’re going to want to show your friends this hole, and many others. The course was designed by the famous golf architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and has earned the club the highest accolades year after year. Rates are a little pricey but there are twilight rates in the summer and fall.

Rosewood Lakes Golf Course

Rosewood Lakes Golf Course is a municipal 18 hole course which gives visitors and locals an incredible look a the natural landscape surrounding the city. Rosewood Lakes Golf Course winds through 60 acres of federally protected wetlands chock full of local flora and fauna. The course it not only known for the natural landscape but also for its generous greens and well conditioned fairways. With four different tee boxes there is something for every level player. One thing to note about Rosewood Lakes Golf Course is that they are equipped to handle golfers with some disabilities. They have two single rider accessible golf carts, an adaptive hitting chair and automatic tee. There is no cost for the cart but you should call and reserve it in advance.

Sierra Sage Golf Course

Sierra Sage Golf Course is a municipal 18 hole course that offers the best deal in town. Their summer rates feature 18 holes of golf for only $25. And twilight rates for couples make it incredibly affordable. For some reason this course is underplayed so it’s perfect if you get the urge to suddenly golf and don’t have a tee time.

Washoe Golf Course

Washoe Golf Course is a municipal 18 hole course established in 1934. Washoe Golf Course that offers excellent views of the city below. A 6695 yard course, it’s a great course for beginners with enough challenges to keep it interesting and enough easy shots to keep you encouraged. Experienced golfers will find some challenges as well and will most likely be pretty happy with their final score. Green fees are very reasonable with 18 holes for an adult running at around $33 and cart rental only at $14.

Wolf Run Golf Club

Wolf Run Golf Club is a public 18 hole course that offers a unique simpatico between the recreational activity of golf and the natural surrounding area. The course melds into the beautiful background and the mountains behind offer the perfect backdrop. The original terrain offers unique golf challenges that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. For techno-geeks, the carts have the latest GPS systems which are a treat if you’ve never played with one before. It’s a great course for golfers of every level as Wolf Run Golf Club is unlike anything else.

Montreux

Montreux offers a different sort of golf experience as it’s a private golf community. This gated community offers luxury custom homes, real estate opportunities, or custom lots and they all surround a world class Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. In addition to the incredible golf at Montreux there is a wonderful club house, scenic walking trails, tennis accommodations, a fitness center and even more. Most of the members live on location but there are memberships at the golf course that are open to the public, although the price is very steep. The course is exclusive but everyone can check out each and every hole if they tune into the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open which is being hosted there for the 10th consecutive year.

D’Andrea Golf Club

D’Andrea Golf Club was designed by noted golf architect Keith Foster and is noted for its challenging second shot approaches. The 6,849 yard course is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and winds through high desert canyons, giving golfers an excellent view of the area surrounding Reno. The course is relaxing and gorgeous and so is the club, it’s a great place to unwind and enjoy your golfing vacation.

Red Hawk – The Lakes Course

Red Hawk offers two very interesting golf courses designed by famed golf architect, the first is The Lakes Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Lakes Course features natural lakes, springs and numerous mature trees. It stretches 7,140 yards and slows your play with more than 100 bunkers. Fees are a little bit prices for a public course but this award winning course is worth the money and with it you get access to the popular Red Hawk Clubhouse.

Red Hawk – The Hills Course

Red Hawk’s second course, The Hills Course, is a private course designed by three time U.S. Open Champion, Hale Irwin. The course is his signature design and is noted for small greens, dramatic changes in elevation and deep bunkers filled with crushed white marble. Tucked in the Spanish Springs Valley the winding course gives visitors an incredible view of the rolling hills of the valley and the surrounding Pah Rah foothills and Wingfield Springs. Non-resident memberships are available if you feel that you just have to play this course but hold onto your hat as the deposit is $12,000 and monthly prices are in the $400 range.

Reno has a lot of offer golfers from every end of the spectrum of experience and the courses range from the uber elite to the under  appreciated municipal courses. There is bound to be something to test your mettle or give you that great score you’ve been striving for.
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