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3.8
127 Reviews (127)
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5
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
88.3%
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112 out of 127 reviews
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3.8
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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3.9
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.3%
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21 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6840 yards
Slope 125
Rating 71.4

Empire Ranch Golf Course, situated in the picturesque Carson Valley, features 27 holes of golf that overlook the Carson River. Located just minutes from downtown Carson City, Empire Ranch's three individual nines offer three different 18-hole combinations that have a convenient location but still provide a challenging golf getaway. The Comstock/River layout features lakes and wetlands coming into play throughout. The fairways are also well guarded by strategically placed bunkers. It provides a fair test, but the golf course is forgiving enough for beginning and intermediate players. In addition to the three courses, Empire Ranch also offers extensive practice facilities and a staff of PGA Professionals who can provide golf instruction.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Cary Bickler

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Brunch 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Bunkers 10
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Seniors 19
Playing Multiple Courses 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 16
Worth the Drive 10

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I had a good round. Pleasant weather , and good staff.

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

GREAT value

My buddy and I have been playing this course every other Monday. The greens are in great shape, and except for a handful of fairways, the flood damage from a few years ago is minimal. Every round includes a $4 food & beverage credit, so we will either have lunch between 9’s, or get a refillable fountain drink ($2) and a couple of their homemade cookies ($1 each). I’m not a dessert person, but the cookies are “to die for”.We almost always finish in only 3 hours, so pace of play is good.

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

Nice day

I played today. It was a bit warm but there was a breeze. Course conditions are improving but #9 still needs work.
All in all a good golf day..

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

Still Recovering

This was my first time playing the course since Mother Nature wiped out the red course. The rest of the course is still recovering from a lot of water this year and some spots on the fairways were a little soupy to drive on. No marshals on the course to tell the groups (like the one’s in front of us today) to pick up their pace of play. Some people need to swallow their pride and realize they can’t drive a ball 275-300+ Yards so play off the tees that suit your game and while their at it fix your pitch marks on the green, it’s called etiquette and it’s really okay to respect the course as well as the players you’re holding up.

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

Great value

This is a course we will play all the time. No need to pay a lot. A good challenging course.

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

First timer

Course condition was average at best. Greens were excellent but fairways were rough. Fairways had spots of standing water and bare spots in middle. Played for very low price would not consider at higher green fees

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

15 years later

Staying in the Truckee area and had a chance to re visit Empire Ranch. it still is a great flat course for walking Sadly the red 9 has been taken out of play. The blue and white 9s make a tight fit But I had no problems with wayward shots as the course was virtually empty

The only complaint: there was no water available on the entire course. I took one water bottle thinking a drinking fountain or water coolers would be strategically placed throughout the course, especially in the summer. The
Last couple of holes I was really struggling.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Great value and pace

Challenging at times - green crew has it in good sahpe. Lots of casual water, normal for the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No Marshals

As I made the turn at 9, two twosomes cut in front of me beginning their round. I was following a single and as soon as I finished 9, headed for 10.

No marshal in sight. I advised clubhouse and left after 9 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs a little work.

For the what we paid, it was a great deal. Course needs work to get some of the fairways in better shape. The greens were in good shape, so we were satisfied overall.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Little windy,water hazards dry

Overall good value played for $20. No starter or beverage cart. 18 0f 27 holes open. No marshal very slow play 4.5 hours for 18

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Almost got hit by golffers on other fairways.

Did not care for the course at all. To many places you were in danger of getting hit with a ball rate of play was not good had to wait while the group in front of us hit two or three balls each off of tee box no marshal to hurry up play .will not play this course again

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course is in good shape, and the price is unbeatable.

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