The Lakes Course at Red Hawk

4.1720000000 4.2 stars from 5 (93)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7140 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

  • 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway, Sparks, NV 89436
  • (866) 462-4295, (775) 626-6000
  • (775) 626-8925
  • redhawkgolfandresort.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1997)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7140 yards 73.6 133
Black 72 6679 yards 71.5 130
Blue 72 6278 yards 69.4 127
White 72 5863 yards 67.0 114
White (W) 72 5863 yards 72.4 134
Combo (W) 72 5562 yards 70.3 128
Red (W) 72 5089 yards 67.6 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 93 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

87 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"The old and the new"


DavidLeWinter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Red Hawk in Sparks NV has a old school feel in many way, the kind of old school that makes golf one of the worllds greatest institutions. What makes Red Hawk new is the unparralelled modren approach to everything from your carts own gps to the details that allow for a world class golf expereince.

Hats of to the Staff ot Red Hawk "Excellent Job Well Down"

Cheer's D.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun"


JasonJo16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the lakes course challenging but fun. The course is worth every penny. Made a tee time for winter rate because everything in the Reno area is way over priced in the summer. But $42.00 from golf now not bad. If you thinking about food Dave's bar and grill looks fancy but totally thumbs down on that place I'll save my money next time. I got a quick bagel and cream cheese before my round but who in the he'll brings out Frozen cream cheese any way the pro shop the guy working in there in my opinion thought he was holy than now kinda rude. But I wasn't there for the amenities I was there for the golf fun challenging and had a good day. I do believe that that staff at this complex needs to work on there customer service skills though I'll be back hopefully to play the hills course next time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Golf in March...The Lakes will challange and reward"


Ricof15's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Lakes represents a layout for all levels of golf. From the tips one has to thread each drive to that just right spot and the greens are ready to hold all approach shots. The greens are made for brave putts...speed and break make each green a unique experience, all good.

The staff was spot on at each step of the golf outing. The course maintance team has done a great job of keeping the entire course golf ready and the carts are in great shape.

One ah ha moment was driving #17 240 yrd Par 3 across a small lake with the snow covered mountains in the back ground.

I'll be back again to check out the other course.

Az 11HCP


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Red Hawk Lakes Golf Course a Golf Course or City Park?"


jdkats5050's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017

Reviewed on

Is the Lakes golf course a golf course or a city park? The beauty of the Lakes golf course has gone downhill. What used to be a great golf experience has become less like being on a golf course and more like golfing at a city park. The Lakes golf course holes 6, 7 and 8 have become a "city park" with dog walkers, skateboarders, bicyclists and a lot of non golfer, foot traffic even when players are golfing . Also, watch out for dog waste along these cart paths. GC needs to address this issue.


Course Conditions: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/23/2017

Please disregard the previous post. The Lakes GC management is working on making things better.


"Outstanding!"


ddinius's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff & perfect layout!

Excellent greens with very comfortable pace of play... Highly recommended to all skill levels!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun course"


u155152821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

started 2:30 but not enough daylight didn't finish. do not offer t times later than 2:00 pm can not complete round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed"


Gary5254327's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Enjoyed my time. Pace of play just a tad to slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Red Hawk Lakes"


pdamico's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent shape. Greens are true. I would definitely recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course has a nice layout."


davisja's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time playing the courses over the years. Played lakes course the first time it open. A lot has changed for the better. For some reason I don't understand why they don't rake the bunkers daily. Staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not what they adervised"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very warm day.

The sign at checkin said they have a cart available for refreshments.

So, here is the problems with this course.

NO cart for refreshments showed up in over a 5 hour round.

Second, NO water available on ANY hole.

Third, On the Hills course there is NO availability to stop at the bar/resturant to obtain even water.

I was not aware of that fact as this is the first time i have ever played this course.

Bottom line. Red Hawk advertises that is it a premier course in the Reno area. I found that to be absolutey not true. EVEN muni courses have water on SOME holes. If i had known that there was not going to be a cart service on the entire 18 holes or an opportunity to purchase food or water/driinks after nine holes i would NEVER have played this course.

Horrible experience


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


JRTgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with a challenging layout that can be mitigated by using easierT boxes. Sand needs some maintenance, but fairways and greens were near perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your own water"


DudleyCA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on a Saturday afternoon 1:00 T-time, sunny 90 degrees. Arrived with great expectations after reading the reviews, once the pro shop had my money it all went downhill from there. Signs posted all over the place "No outside food or beverage" which is normal, I am ok with that, signs posted saying beverage cart is on the course, perfect. Had a hard time figuring out where to park the cart for the driving range until the all in one, starter, range attendant, groundskeeper, janitor told me to just park it anywhere. Round started great good course if you hit it straight, over 100 bunkers on the course, greens in good shape just not consistent through 18. Ran into a foursome on the second hole that took forever until the turn where we played through, NO MARSHALL anywhere around. Was a 90 degree day, no water for drinking anywhere on the course, and low and behold NO beverage cart anywhere also. Overall good little course with tons of sand but it had that country club appeal but delivered the community course feeling. Too many good courses around area to play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"the lakes"


golfeers's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the lakes for the first time this year on 7/8/16 on a beautiful day. The greens were in awsome shape and rather quick which I like. I only found 2 bunkers out of over 100, and the sand was the best I have seen it, so getting out of the sand was fun. The fairways are very wide here so one is almost always hitting their second shout from the fairway, nice. Really enjoyed playing by my self in less that 3 1/2 hrs. Really looking forward to playing here again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun to play"


IanQuinn2's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a beautiful, breezy spring day. The greens still had some aerification signs but we're still okay to putt. Tees and fairways in excellent condition. Our 3 players played different tees but the challenge was fair for lower and higher handicappers. The landing areas are very generous for a course with the slope rating it has but plenty of bunkering makes you think your way around. The staff was very personable and helpful too. I will definitely go back my next visit to the Reno-sparks area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Carts kept dying"


krobs66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two carts died on the back nine. Took forever to get a new one.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great condition, both fairways and greens"


dickollis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wind from 25 to 40 miles per hour, I hit 120 yard club over green at 175 yards, and normal Driver was 70 yards short into the wind. However; no one else on the course enabled me to play 18 holes in 2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sunday at the Lakes course."


tomdavee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started on time. Course in great condition compared w last years when economy down. Good pace of play 4h 20 min. Greens tough but reasonably true even though punched and sanded 1 week before. I would play again if they kept the price reasonable. (or a discount for walkers)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf now for Herv."


u547043516's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course to play at and GolfNow makes it affordable for someone like me to enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


bunrunr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saved about $15 by booking through Golfnow.com. Played with some local guys that knew the courses well. There are two courses and I played the Lakes. I was told this one was a little harder than the Hills.course. Great day of golfing with some very friendly locals. I would recommend this course if your playing in the Reno/Sparks area. I did purchase a bucket of balls and when I got to the range it was closed so double check with them to verify the range being open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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