Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club

4.3312588235 4.3 stars from 5 (96)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7290 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts, shorts/proper golf slacks to be worn at all times. No denim/sweat pants.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7290 yards 75.3 137
Gold (W) 72 7290 yards 82.3 149
Green 72 6797 yards 72.9 132
Green (W) 72 6797 yards 79.1 142
Blue 72 6277 yards 69.7 129
Blue (W) 72 6277 yards 75.7 135
Forward 72 5249 yards 63.4 112
Forward (W) 72 5249 yards 70.5 124

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 96 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

89 out of 94 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes  

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"Great place to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


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


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better hit straight here"


u292770960's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Impossible Greens & Worse Bunkers"


u000003571124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"$$$"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Confusion from the start."


jsamaron01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/28/2017

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


"Excellent Day"


JL9iron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing 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


"Great day of golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf now brought this course into my price range"


Ivan8254066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



birdieboy653's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"HEAVEN !"


antofd's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 !


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



"Good Course, but needs some work"


u826453586's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


brovarnm's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


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



mccook's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Genoa lakes ranch course"


u000001708001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Playing around the rain"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000005928438's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Winter golf"


jtkse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for this time of year. Had a frost delay but everyone got out with no problems.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great views, great staff"


roguedog8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing here. The staff were amazing. Great check in with Charlie and Charles at bag drop was very welcoming to us first-timers. Brought the cart out to our car and gave us tips.

Views from the course are great. Get to see the valley and the surrounding ranges.

The play was good until the last 6 holes and then it kinda backed up a bit. My play coulda been better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




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