Tahoe Thing to Do: Golf

Golfing is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and that’s true here too. With more than 20 Lake Tahoe golf courses, it’s clear that it’s a top choice for things to do in Tahoe when the snow is off the ground. (Kinda hard chasing that little white ball through feet of white snow!) While there are some totally private Lake Tahoe courses, most of them are open to the public, and a few of the private ones even offer a day or two per week for non-member play. But you don’t have to join a club to experience truly breathtaking Lake Tahoe golf courses. A few are more than 100 years old, meaning the trees that line the fairways could tell you a lot of stories! At every course, you’ll see exhilarating beauty: old-growth forests, rivers and creeks running through, mountain backdrops, high-altitude meadows, marshland and more. And the only hazard on golf courses in Lake Tahoe isn’t water. Huge granite boulders might also interrupt your perfect drive to the green. One of the most prestigious (and richest) golf tournaments in the U.S. is held here, The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament. And, unlike most tournaments where the winner gets the purse, this one is different in that the event raises money for various charities. That’s a hole in one!

Championship Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Golf
955 Fairway Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1146

The Championship Golf Course at Incline Village is a par 72, with six sets of tees that range from 4324 yards to 7106 yards. This pristine golf course flows through various elevation changes working gently back toward beautiful Lake Tahoe, providing majestic views and challenging shots. The front nine are cut out of the forest with tight fairways requiring accuracy and distance, and the back nine are a little more forgiving...read more

The Championship Golf Course at Incline Village is a par 72, with six sets of tees...read more

Edgewood Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Golf
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Edgewood Tahoe is the definition of a painstakingly crafted golf experience. From the first hole to the last, every moment has been designed to provide golfers with one-of-a-kind challenges, natural marvels and championship-caliber memories. Home to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament, Edgewood Tahoe’s golf course has challenged the skill of golfers since 1968. Visitors can expect four sets of tees ranging in length from...read more

Edgewood Tahoe is the definition of a painstakingly crafted golf experience. From the first hole...read more

Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Golf
5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty different lifts provide access to some 100 trails on more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The majority of the trails are designed for intermediate level skiers, while about a quarter of them are for advanced skiers and the remainder are just right for beginners. Speaking of beginners, Northstar offers...read more

Since 1972, the Northstar California Resort has drawn winter sports enthusiasts to the area. Twenty...read more

Old Brockway Golf Course

Lake Tahoe Golf
7900 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-9909

Historic Old Brockway Golf Course is one of the longest-running golf courses in Lake Tahoe. Beginning its journey as north Lake Tahoe's premier golfing option in 1924, its reputation as a fun, entertaining and challenging 9-hole golf course continues. Designed by John Duncan Dunn, the regulation course is a 36 par with 3314 yards of game. It is a bentgrass course with a 69.8 rating....read more

Historic Old Brockway Golf Course is one of the longest-running golf courses in Lake Tahoe....read more

Ponderosa Golf Course

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Golf
10040 Reynold Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3501
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more than 50 years ago by the residents of the town. The course was family owned for most of that half-century but was kept from being turned into a subdivision when the Truckee Airport District purchased it in 2008. Now Ponderosa is managed by Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District with...read more
Ponderosa Golf Course is a quintessential Truckee story. The nine-hole public course was built more...read more

Tahoe Donner Association

Lake Tahoe Golf
11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to lots of people. For some it is their home neighborhood; for others it’s where they rent a house for a few days in winter or summer. Locals and visitors all take advantage of the Tahoe Donner Association’s 7,000 acres and equally vast amenities available to homeowners as well as to...read more

The sprawling Tahoe Donner subdivision and its 6,000-plus homes above Truckee is many things to...read more

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Lake Tahoe Golf
8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. The thing is, those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free, others for...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more