Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club

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4.7
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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5
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
97.5%
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5.0
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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5.0
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4.5
Value
4.0
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4.5
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4.0
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3.5
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 73
Length 7258
Slope 132
Rating 74.4
Type Semi-Private
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 7258 yards 74.4 132
Green 72 6801 yards 71.9 130
Blue 72 6310 yards 69.5 125
Blue (W) 72 6310 yards 76.7 148
Purple 72 5782 yards 66.7 122
Purple (W) 72 5782 yards 73.8 141
White 72 5249 yards 64.9 114
White (W) 72 5249 yards 70.3 129
Scorecard for Ranch Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.4/134 426 447 228 628 364 401 496 188 439 3617 429 466 555 318 260 489 167 371 618 3673 7290
Green M: 71.8/132 401 419 208 584 353 388 469 165 410 3397 394 447 531 281 212 478 144 339 574 3400 6797
Blue M: 68.5/129 W: 73.4/128 376 400 181 573 301 370 437 149 387 3174 357 394 498 265 180 451 118 313 527 3103 6277
Forward M: 64.7/118 W: 70.5/120 329 345 141 464 235 334 408 104 384 2744 309 346 440 208 112 350 80 237 463 2545 5289
Handicap 1 9 17 3 15 7 11 13 5 12 6 2 8 10 4 18 14 16
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 13 1 17 11 3 15 5 10 8 6 14 16 4 18 12 2

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
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.

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4.7
98

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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5.0
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Genoa Ranch

First Johnny Miller coulrse that I can’t complain about. Golf in December is always dicey but the Genoa Ranch course was in unbelievable shape.

The staff could not have been nicer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course and can be VERY challenging

I played this course at a discount but can easily see why the rack rate is $55. The front 9 is very flat but does have some challenging holes with their signature par 3 hole (a 3/4 island green). The back 9 is more difficult and starts to climb in elevation giving you some great views of the valley. I would highly recommend reading your yardage book as course knowledge can help you score better. On another note... The greens were rolling a lot faster than I am used to, my guess is 11+ on the stimp. The staff was great and they have a great practice facility. I would definitely play this course again when I return to the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great place to play

If you are in Reno this is worth the drive. The pro shop is small but very nice, excellent course layout, great practice facility, scenic, challenging. Greens were in excellent shape throughout. Small cozy bar for the 19th hole. All in all a great golf day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I can't believe any golfer wouldn't enjoy this track!

Beautiful course and awesome setting, highly recommend!! The only negative was the greens weren't top notch but I would play again without question

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better hit straight here

Very pretty layout for each hole. Magnificent views but you must be able to hit straight and get your distance right or you may lose a lot of balls as I did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Impossible Greens & Worse Bunkers

The greens at the Ranch Course are impossible to putt. They are just small patches of different types of grasses and so soft from being over watered is crazy. You better chip to gimme or forget about it. The sand traps are in poor condition and just given token maintenance or raked with a cart. Other than that the course if fine, the staff was very friendly and efficient. The fairways and the rough were in good condition. We saw the beverage cart twice per nine which is good. It's a a shame that the main club house and dining is closed, but there is a small bar and cafe in the pro shop.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$$$

Love course and location etc. just too expensive to play very often.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Confusion from the start.

My friends and I arrived for our tee time (9:25 AM), we were told that our time was really 9:55 AM. They said our time was never the time shown by GolfNow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 08/28/2017

What did they say when you showed them the confirmation from GN on your phone or a printout?

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Day

The Ranch Course is in great shape, really fun to play. 5 sets of tees cater to everyone's abilities. Staff is friendly, informed and very helpful .

Will definitely play there more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day of golf

Challenging for all levels, well maintained course with very helpful staff. Well priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf now brought this course into my price range

I have wanted to try Genoa Lakes Ranch course for many years, but found it a bit to costly. Thanks to GN I got the chance. The staff is as friendly as they get. The course was in good summer shape and not crowded at all. The greens were small but well kept and consistent. Had a great day

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

HEAVEN !

Here's all I have to say about Genoa Lakes, if there is a golf course in heaven, Genoa Lakes is it ! Plus, the customer service is FIRST RATE ! A MUST PLAY on any visit to Carson City !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Course, but needs some work

I've played this course when I was 14, currently 24. The course needs a little maintenance and upkeep. Unfortunately, they took out 5 holes along the hillside. The new holes are very disappointing, holes 3-7. However, besides these holes the rest of the course is good. The greens could use some more care but the fairway and tee boxes are in good condition. I prefer the Lakes Course at Genoa, a much better track.with more character and better layout. Overall, the Ranch is a good course. I enjoy playing it and if your on a golfing vacation around Lake Tahoe its a good course if you don't want to pay the high price for courses such as Edgewood or Old Greenwood in Truckee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather

It's Not All Good........ It's All Amazing!

Everything about this course was exceptional for me and my group. We had an 11:15 GN on a Sunday. The forecast was a little iffy but since we were from out of town this course was a must do. We had some wind and a little hail but essentially didn't see a single player the entire round. Conditions seemed to change on every hole. But what stayed the same was the incredible views/vistas you get at each teebox. This is true for the front as well as back 9. (The front is relatively flat and the back ventures up the hillside).

The course is well maintained, the staff extra courteous. I would play this course again in a heartbeat and so should you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Genoa lakes ranch course

The staff was very friendly

The course was in excellent shape

The golf now was a great deal at 50 dollars

Would definitely play course again if I returned to tahoe

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Playing around the rain

Staff allowed us to delay our tee time due to rain and then we're accommodating when rain returned. The sun allowed us to enjoy the views over the valley during the back ( Upper) nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

Hardly anyone there, just perfect for our foursome. We let a couple of twosomes thru, and had the course to ourselves. Redesign of the course, not as good as it was in the past, but still good enough for the money. Great little bar with second drink deal. The food was good also. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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