Championship at Incline Village Golf Resort

4.6145000000 4.6 stars from 5 (58)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7106 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village, Nevada 89451, Washoe County
  • (866) 925-4653, (775) 832-1146
  • (775) 832 1141
  • golfincline.com

Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964), Kyle Phillips (2005)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season: Open: 5/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7106 yards 73.9 146
Blue 72 6640 yards 71.6 140
White/Blue 72 6278 yards 70.2 131
White 72 6004 yards 68.8 129
White (W) 72 6004 yards 73.5 138
Gold 72 5424 yards 66.5 124
Green (W) 72 5208 yards 68.7 127

The Championship Course at Incline Village will challenge golfers of all levels, and leave even scratch golfers breathless with a slope rating that tops 140. Combining amazing scenery with demanding golf action, the Championship Course is high on the list of traveling golfers looking for the best from their High Sierra golf package.

Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course received a facelift in 2003, courtesy of golf course architect Kyle Phillips. The nearly $5 million renovation reinvigorated the course, which demands accuracy, as well as giving players risk-reward opportunities over trees and bunkers.

With two golf courses - the Championship and Mountain courses - Incline Village offers something for all level of golfer, and offers outstanding service and conditioning, as well as top-notch practice facilities, making it a highlight for a High Sierra golf vacation.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 58 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

57 out of 57 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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Reviews


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"Fantastic course and staff"


KellyLindberg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We have often played at this course over the years and this year was the best ever. The course is beautiful and challenging for all levels. The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating. They kept the pace of play going without being irritating. They definitely wanted to make sure that golfers enjoyed their day and we did. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you to the staff for making our visit to Incline the best we have had in 18 years!


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


"A mountainous challenge"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Unless you're an 8-handicap or less, play the white tees. You'll thank me. The course is difficult enough from those tees because of its uphill holes at the finish of the round and the river that always seems to be lurking on six holes.

The surrounding houses and development do little to distract from the beautiful alpine setting. The restaurant is good enough that non-golfers stop by to dine on the patio. All in all, a good experience from the first tee to the 19th hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incline Village Championship Course"


Albee6243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Beautiful views, in great shape. Anyone can play it, a challenge for all handicaps


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff were friendly and inviting. Called us in the morning and moved up our tee time to relieve congestion which definitely improved pace of play. Marshalls were very friendly and monitored the course.


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


"Awesome as Expected"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and helpful--both clubhouse, on-course and food/beverage. A great time at a course I keep coming back to for layout, scenery, condition and challenge. Doesn't get much better. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Championship course"


toolfan4439's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course. The staff was very friendly and the course layout was super. Definitely will play it again.


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


"Very Challenging and Very Scenic"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific and VERY challenging course with beautiful mountain and lake vistas. Greens firm, fast, and tough. Recommend for lower handicappers to really score well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Not For High Handicappers"


u000002697163's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Great scenery, well worth playing. Fairways were in great condition, sand traps for the most part were in good condition and greens had just been sanded for the winter which made putting difficult, but this I knew going in, I came to play the course for the first time. Have to say the pace of play was slow due to no carts on fairways and we did have a group ahead of us that were extremely slow. The price to play normally is out of my range but I got a great deal on golfnow, the reason I went, glad I did. If you don't mind paying 3 figures this is a great course to play. I would love to play this course when conditions are better but unfortunately it is out of my range. Will wait for another good deal in the future. I do highly recommend this course though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super price due to winter prep time...."


rscottd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course even though they were getting ready for winter. Greens and fairways were sanded but the view were amazing.

Staff was really outstanding and friendly.

Would have been nice to knwo "cart path only" before setting up tee time, altough they did have aan airation warning for the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mike Armstrong"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course was beautiful but the greens were being aerated and made it difficult to putt. The price was very good but the it was difficult keeping up with the pace of play because you could not drive the cart on the fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very service minded"


philip7898940's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were really looking forward to playing this championship course. Unfortunately seven to ten other flights in one group had the same idea. After 4 hours having played 12 holes we gave up and headed for the caddiemaster. On hole 11 we waited for more than 20 minutes. We had already waited on every hole ten minutes on every hole. The three groups in front of us, the rest we could not see were having a lot of fun, with a lot of booze. Most of them could not play very well to put it mildly.<br/> When returning to the clubhouse we talked to a marshall who had been sweared at by people from the group. He was nearly in tears. The caddiemaster was very much embarrassed by what had happened. After talking to his manager we were offered a free replay and tons of excuses. Today we did replay, we had a very good time with another very friendly couple. Within 4.15 hrs we were back at the clubhouse having enjoyed the beautiful course which was in very good shape with very fast greens.<br/> We will return one day, but only if there not be such a big party of loudmouth and drunken players in front of us. Many thanks to the staff who were so much embarrassed, but did their utmost to apologize for the behavior of other players.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderfull layout"


mikeskiles's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is mountain golf at its best, too bad it is ruined by concrete greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun time, Nice Course"


currdog7's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time. It is a beautiful course that is very challenging especially for an average golf like me. The greens were the firmest I have played on, but it was fun to have the challenge. I would play again especially with the deal from GolfNow. The only 4 stars I gave it was for value. It is a little pricey for me, but it was vacation so I splurged.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incline-Championship Course"


paulycama's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, very well maintained. Well worth the drive from anywhere in the Tahoe area.


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Kristi3908736's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This championship course was everything I'd expect. What I was not prepared for was how fast the greens were. So on par 3's choose club wisely because the ball rolls and rolls to back of green then off. Other than that- fairways excellent! Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


bonniem422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained. Not an easy course- narrow. But so worth it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


u000006117333's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I came to Tahoe to specifically play Edgewood because I had seen it in TV. Found out about Incline Village and boy am I glad I did. This place is extremely challenging and blows away Edgewood which I also played. Edgewood is an overpriced resort course. Wide open fairways and blah greens. The Championship course is tight with elevation changes and dog legs galore. Bring your big boy clubs. Only downside, no cart girl or water in the course. Yes we were the last tee time at 2:40 but this is inexcusable. Apparently this is the norm here. Very silly for such cheapness at such an upscale club. Also pace of play was very slow. This place is a must play in Tahoe. You can play here twice for the cost of Edgewood which is nothing special.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Waited 15 minutes at the 10th Tee and then the remaining time."


GolferGrandma's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We felt they let additional golfers on the back 9-holes which delayed us badly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incline Championship Course"


Jason3392689's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first impression of the facility AND the golf course was outstanding.The Pro Shop staff are friendly,helpful and courteous.True professionals.The golf course wants you to play well- as it should.The locale at Incline Village with Crystal Bay,the mountains and the trees of North Shore Lake Tahoe are ideally majestic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Placement over power rules Incline Village"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

An old standard on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, this Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout is both fun and challenging. Lots of good holes and a few views of Lake Tahoe make it an above average experience. Only drawback is that the homes can be a little too close to comfort, which is why course management and accuracy are more important than hitting it long, though there are few holes where length has its advantages. One would be the par-5 13th, which is 622 yards from the back tees. Nice uphill par-4 finishing hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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