Sierra/River at Empire Ranch Golf Course
Empire Ranch Golf Course is located just outside downtown Carson City in the scenic Carson Valley. Empire Ranch features 27 championship holes, making three individual nines that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. Sierra/River is one of the combinations, characterized by lakes and wetlands that are scattered throughout the course. The layout sprawls across the landscape’s natural buffs, offering a scenic environment. All of the golf courses provide a fair challenge for players of all skill levels. In addition to the 27 holes of golf, Empire Ranch G.C. also offers extensive practice facilities including a 300-yard driving range and practice greens.
|Green (W)||72||5356 yards||69.6||124|
|Red (W)||72||4883 yards||66.8||117|
|Black M: 71.0/124||494||340||413||389||170||371||423||165||498||3263||341||523||444||207||355||542||434||194||460||3500||6763|
|Blue M: 69.4/118||478||316||397||366||157||345||404||157||476||3096||330||487||407||198||313||511||403||181||444||3274||6370|
|White M: 66.9/115||454||297||368||352||139||302||371||144||452||2879||299||452||394||173||277||464||378||161||405||3003||5882|
|Green M: 64.9/115 W: 69.9/123||416||265||350||324||128||267||337||117||427||2631||259||430||351||141||250||440||337||144||373||2725||5356|
|Red W: 67.1/117||351||241||313||289||112||235||328||98||407||2374||236||406||339||124||229||401||325||127||322||2509||4883|
Some areas still need work
I had an enjoyable round. I played 9 holes. I was disappointed that the fairway on #9 is still in bad shape. But, overall , a good round.
The staff has done a great job of bringing back the course from the floods. For the first time in a long time, both blue and white courses were open and could be played as designed. Red is still in progress, but coming along.
Course had been flooded and unplayable except the blue 9.
Weather was perfect but the course was not. Been flooded badly and still the damages were being repaired but they seemed to take their time doing it with only a handful of people actually working on the repairs. Even before the flood the red course didn’t have a good condition with a couple of holes not playable. Had to jump from the red course to the white course, This was the third time we played there and never finished. This time we were forced to quit after playing 11 holes. Even with the GolfNow discount, it was not worth. Sorry but we will stay away from this course the remainder of the year.
After all of the flooding and other unfortunate events with Mother Nature, this course is committed to repair the damaged areas and bring the course up to snuff.
Course damaged but recovering
Showed up and advised they had damage from a flooded river. They made 18 holes out of the 3 9 hole courses. Considering the damage the course was in decent shape. The only problem was the last 4 holes not marked well and had to drive around to find which ones to play. Course should get better as the season progresses.
Under New managment
This is not the course you would want to go to. It's torn up. The old man in the club house did not know anything tried to make me pay 2 times and I booked on golf now. Then practicing chips and putting. Some lady disrespected me because I have tattoos. Mind you I was dressed to golf kaki pants and a button up shirt. Well dressed. And she just profiled me. I have never been disrespected so bad ever in my life. I will not go to this course again. I do not recommend this course for anyone.
Got pretty tore up by storms the last year but they’ve turned it into a fun 18 Hole Par 70..
Nice little bar inside too, staff is very friendly!
A great value
This course had damage last winter due to flooding, but the staff is working on repairs. There are many rough spots, but the course is enjoyable with some challenging holes. Friendly staff!!
This course is affordable.
The staff is courteous. The course has some damage but they are doing their best to recondition it. The tee boxes are nice. The greens could use some work around the holes.
Course Improving; Friendly staff
After a Spring flood, the course conditions have gradually improved. Still a few extra water hazards. Frozen turf presents some new challenges but today the warm temps thawed the top inch or two of turf. Fairways and greens have a surprising amount of green grass, but are very rough in places.
Staff are very friendly. Cafe serves lunches at a good value.
They have 9 holes Blue, 5 Red and 4 white.
Nice job making a playable and fun 18 holes.
Course was partially closed
This is a 27 hole course (3 nine hole courses) 1 Course completely closed. The other 2 courses has multiple holes closed as well. You played a combination of the two courses to make a 9 hole game. We played it twice to play 18 holes. They are punching the course!!! Other areas are very wet and muddy. Greens are recently sanded. Restaurant food was great, as always!!! Best dogs and burgers EVER!!
Course was still wet in many places but staff have selected 18 holes to play out of the 27. Conditions are much better than a few months ago.
Staff are friendly, restaurant serves good food at modest prices. Excellent value.