Nakoma Golf Resort - Dragon Course

4.4482176471 4.4 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 348 Bear Run, Clio California, 96106,
  • (877) 462-5662, (530) 322-3333
  • (530) 832-4356
  • www.nakomagolfresort.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Robin Nelson
Type: Public
Golf Season: May 1-Oct. 31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. No denim. Collared shirts must be worn at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Dragon 5 72 7015 yards 72.0 139
Dragon 4 72 6573 yards 71.0 135
Dragon 4 (W) 72 6573 yards 77.2 149
Dragon 3 72 6088 yards 68.0 129
Dragon 3 (W) 72 6088 yards 74.5 144
Dragon 2 72 5409 yards 65.8 123
Dragon 2 (W) 72 5409 yards 71.0 136
Dragon 1 (W) 72 4833 yards 67.0 128

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

103 out of 109 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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j061090s's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They need a Marshall. When I played as a single, I caught up to a twosome who would not let me play through. There was a foursome in front of them and five empty holes! A Marshall might speed up play. Golf should not be 5 hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Windy to add to the difficulty. Hit 'em straight - tight fairways and quick greens. Great fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000006357416's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"My Favorite Course"


rollerg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the golfing jewel of the Sierra's. A must play for the serious golfer!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Toigh for high handicapper (18)"


Jurkovich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Difficult. Long. Really hard to reach par 4's. Beautiful all in all. Neat greens but hard --- and tough pins. Wonderful clubhouse area. Frank Lloyd Wright building. Sort of a mens weekend out place as it is really out of the way.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome !!"


donnatom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I had heard how difficult this course was, so we decided we would just have a good attitude no matter what. Well we were so pleased to find it was wonderful and not too difficult, We are 14 handicaps and we played the reds. So you can make it any degree of difficulty that you choose. Wonderful, excellent condition. Groomed beautifully, greens were awesome, not easy, but fun. We will be back there to play again. We are in our 70's, so we better not wait too long to get back. Smile !!


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


"Spectacular Experience"


Sherry1245222's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We have longed to play this course for a few years now and finally found the opportunity. What a grand day we had! The course had previously been known as extremely difficult and remains to be so although it appears several avenues have been taken to alleviate some of the hazards and difficulty of play for most range of players. The beauty of this course creates a MUST PLAY course. The entire staff were very accommodating and eloquent, as was the dining prior and following golf. We are eager to return to The Dragon of Nakoma.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



evanbrian's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A real treat!"


u00000964670's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a magnificent course. Each shot demands your best. It is a real "ball-strikers" golf course. Not a course for recommended for beginners. Course was in PERFECT condition and pace of play was as fast or slow as I wanted. Bring your camera and an extra sleeve of balls - you'll want both!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful golf in the Sierras"


rspears24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had a wonderful day of golf at The Dragon. Course was in exceptional condition and the weather was perfect. Staff was very friendly and we were able to go out a little early. We had a great time on this beautiful and challenging Sierra course.


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


"1 of 5 courses"


u701494270's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

4 of us (60 somethings) spend 5-6 days in Graeagle every summer and play 5 -6 rounds of golf at various courses, To us, the Dragon is by far the most beautiful and challenging.

Plan on at least 4-10 strokes above your average.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



carmandan007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome Views"


dewap49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in awesome setting. Out of the way, but worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden treasure"


Albert3475249's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had never played here before....took a mini vacation at this resort...and it was fabulous. Very scenic, well maintained. We played two days in a row...and were basically the only ones out there. Booked a hot deal for $40/pp while everyone else was paying more than $100. Not clear how they can afford to maintain this beautiful course with no one playing on it..so my advice would be go play while you can! You'll be glad you Did!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


tummyfire's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While having played Nakoma's, "The Dragon", many times, it's always great to play, as each time and turn it changes like a chameleon, with beauty at every turn. That is why we play. The long 5 par's give the sloped valley's show many snow capped mountain peaks and views of sunsets that go on forever. Bring a few extra balls and your best game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 06/09/2017

Great pics, we shared on Twitter @golfadvisor. Thanks


"Very challenging"


Dallas11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, but is very challenging. Pace of play was pretty good for a Saturday. Staff was outstanding!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


u690165685's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One on the best golf courses in the reno area . Some what hard but fair . Great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Opening Day"


lv2toff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition considering it was buried in snow 2 months ago!

Always a tough course to play, but what a view from every hole. Feather river was running hard, but the greens were holding. Looking forward to a return visit...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u9056185's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great golf course. Very wet in the morning but difficult and very fun!


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


"Beautifull"


u000005469690's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens were a little slow, and first time players, watch out, all my best shots were with my camera. Will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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