A view of the 4th hole at Ranch Course from Genoa Lakes Golf Club
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4.3
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.6%
Recommend this course
176 out of 190 reviews
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4.2
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
50 out of 55 reviews
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4.2
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.5%
Recommend this course
54 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 73
Length 7258 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.4

Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club is a Johnny Miller co-design that's a short drive from its sister Lakes Course. The two courses will never be mistaken for each other though. Ranch Course is a pumped up course that's big in almost every way. There are over 300 feet of elevation changes and in excess of 100 bunkers around the course.

Miller and his design partner John Harbottle III put together a course that plays as bold and showy as Las Vegas. Only it's located in Carson Valley, halfway in-between the more nature resort towns of Reno and Lake Tahoe.

The bunkering can be severe on Genoa Lakes' Ranch Course and the mountain scenery can be even more striking. Even though it's not far from the Lakes Course, the Ranch Course is definitely set up in its own world.

Miller gives golfers a fighting chance though and often the latitude to decide their own fate. Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes is full of risk-reward holes. Most notable might be No. 18. This 561-yard par 5 gives you not one, but two shots (minimum) where you must decide how much lake you want to try and cut.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Johnny Miller (1998) John Harbottle III (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, shorts/proper golf slacks to be worn at all times. No denim/sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
190 Reviews (190)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Water Hazards 10
Elevation Changes 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
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4.0
Previously Played

Genoa Ranch course

Love this course, but they have out way yoo much water on the course. Very soggy fairways & spongy greens. Good thing for Hot Deals!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

If you sand your greens, discount your round.

Course layout and fairways are great, This course requires you to be extremely accurate off the tee with the fescue surrounding the holes with strong desert wind. Finding your balls Unlikely, so if you can’t keep it in the fairway this is not the course for you. Other than that it was fun if you kept it in play shot selection was great got to use quite a bit of clubs and went for a lot of pins. Extremely disappointed in the bunkers they ruined my round, their bunkers are mud holes, and the greens are over sanded at the moment and roll Inconsistent and bumpier than heck. Could be a great course when the conditions are up to par but if you ask me you can manicure your greens a little better or charge less because I drove three hours for a champions course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun!

Fun track, fairways on the front need water. Super friendly staff. Overall great day!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Aeriated and sanded green

Nice layout would like to play again with better green condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course-Needs a little work

The ranch course is part of Genoa Lakes complex. It is a good course that has had some problems that are being worked on. It has a very good lay out that gives you plenty of challenge.

It is not any where near the Lakes course in beauty and design.
But fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Genoa Ranch Coursr

The course is a good value for the price through Golfnow. There are beat up fairways that are showing wear and tear. Greens are in ok shape and are fast.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track

Great views, good fairways and very challenging greens. Will definitely play again next time I'm in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back Nine was Great!

I guess they took out 4-5 holes on the front nine and built houses. The new 4-5 holes are no where near as nice as the other holes. All of the original holes were great and that made up for the 4-5 bad holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun desert course. But with small hick up

First time here, friendly Staff. Driving range is included, that's a plus. First that I have noticed is that the tee box marking the color is not that obvious. The tee box and fair way is under good maintenance But to my surprise that the green is under par. It looks like the abused municipal course's green. The layout is good.

Overall: I enjoy and like the course , just hope they can make the greens better

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a smokey day on the links

The practice facility is great, big putting green, need a few more holes, grass driving range that is very big. Over all the course is in ok shape. There is no sand in the bunkers so free relief is a must. Staying on the fairways is a a must, no looking for errant shots in the sage brush. Now to the greens. Haven't putted on greens that bumpy all summer. I pride myself on being a very good putter, but these greens made me look bad. They need to spend a lot time on their greens before I would come back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

wet and smokey

very calm and smokey day...played as a single and moved along very quickly.....course was very wet mostly, balls plugged and fairways and greens were not very good. loved the layout but was mostly too soggy on greens and fairways. wind came up and blew heavy late afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Genoa Ranch Course

This is a fun and challenging course. Greens are fast but fair.. I would recommend this course as part of the hot deals.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has great length from green and yellow tee boxes.

Front nine requires work on both fairways and greens.
Back nine fairways ok. 3 greens on back nine require work .

Great practice facility.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good potential but course needs work

Staff and practice area was very good as were the first several holes. Not sure of the problem, but there were large areas of the fairway that were dead and other burned areas on the greens. Also, a number of spots seemed to be over watered and actually muddy. Good layout but needs some TLC

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

AMAZING Course....greens are worst I’ve ever seen

I play a lot of golf. Very accommodating to conditions as I just need them to be decent. This course is unbelievable. The views and layout are hard to beat

The greens though....I’ve played well over 100 courses and these are .2nd worst greens I’ve ever played on...only in front of sharp park in San Francisco. Definitely worth the trip but the greens are infested, patchy and bumpier than.

Still one of my favorite courses views/layouts I’ve ever played but the greens definitely take the experience down a notch

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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