Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: Hole-by-hole guide

A player tees of on the par-3 17th hole along Lake Tahoe during a practice round of the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

One of the most memorable lakefront golf experiences in the world lies on the southern shores of spectacular Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is in rarefied air as the only golf course that borders this remarkable body of water within the High Sierra mountains at 6,224 feet of altitude. Each summer, it glistens on TV as celebrities compete in the American Century Celebrity Classic, featuring top stars from the MLB, NFL, NHL and Hollywood.

You can watch the 2020 event on NBC Sports and Golf Channel as well as streaming on the NBC Sports app from Friday July 10-12. Click here for schedule details.

Edgewood Tahoe opened in 1968 and was designed by George Fazio, and it was the first project he ushered in his nephew, Tom Fazio. Tom has assumed various renovation duties in the years since. The course plays just over 7,445 yards from the championship tees on gentle lakefront land that slopes up from the lake into the pine forest. Be warned the pine trees do come into play on occasion on approach shots and are also parked in the middle of some fairways like the 8th and 16th holes. It is a pleasant course to walk, and golfers with a left-to-right ball flight will enjoy the course's many gentle dogleg rights.

The back nine is particularly thrilling with two par 5s making up the last three holes, sandwiching a lakefront par 3. "Sailgaters" and beach-goers clamor for autographed footballs during the ACCC. During regular daily-fee play it's a peaceful scene.

The clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe sits behind the 18th hole and overlooks Lake Tahoe and Brooks' Bar & Deck is one of the finest 19th holes anywhere with its combination of drinks, dinner and views.

A big change at the property in recent years is that this golf course officially became a golf resort with lodging onsite when the Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe opened in 2017. Compared to the mega casino resort properties on the south shore, the 154-room Lodge is a more intimate and boutique property. Read more about the lodge experience here.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: Hole-by-hole

  1. Par 4 | 436 yards
    The first hole is a gentle dogleg right at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

  2. Par 4 | 417 yards
    The second hole at Edgewood Tahoe is a gentle dogleg left around water.

  3. Par 5 | 599 yards
    The par-5 third hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course boomerangs right to an elevated green hidden in the trees.

  4. Par 5 | 572 yards
    The fourth hole is the second of back-to-back par 5s at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

  5. Par 3 | 220 yards
    A couple bunkers and a hazard guard the green of the par-3 fifth hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

  6. Par 4 | 472 yards
    A pond adds difficulty on the approach to the par-4 sixth hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

  7. Par 3 | 169 yards
    A pin back right brings the large bunker in play on the par-3 seventh hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

  8. Par 4 | 466 yards
    Edgewood Tahoe G.C. features many dogleg rights, including the par-4 eighth hole.

  9. Par 4 | 430 yards
    The ninth hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course follows the shores of Lake Tahoe.

  10. Par 4 | 441 yards
    Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course's par-4 10th hole requires a shot over a pond on the approach.

  11. Par 4 | 407 yards
    The 11th hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course plays over a pond to a green tucked into the trees.

  12. Par 3 | 204 yards
    It's a long carry over bunkers to reach the 214-yard 12th hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada.

  13. Par 4 | 434 yards
    Edgewood Tahoe GC's long par 4 13th hole plays to an elevated green.

  14. Par 4 | 447 yards
    Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course's par-4 14th hole plays from an elevated tee down towards the lake.

  15. Par 4 | 462 yards
    The 15th hole is a narrow par 4 that heads uphill through a chute of ponderosa pines.

  16. Par 5 | 564 yards
    The 16th hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course heads toward the lake.

  17. Par 3 | 207 yards
    Players tee off at the 17th hole during a practice round of the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

  18. Par 5 | 572 yards
    If you want to reach the final par 5 in two shots you'll have to clear a pond on the left side.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. Prior to the launch of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGA.
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