The Lakes Course at Red Hawk

4.0077294118 4.0 stars from 5 (131)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7140 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

  • 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway, Sparks, Nevada 89436, Washoe County
  • (775) 626-4599, (775) 626-6000
  • (775) 626-8925
  • redhawkgolfandresort.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1997)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round. High Season: 5/6 - 10/15

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7140 yards 73.6 133
Black 72 6679 yards 71.5 130
Blue 72 6278 yards 69.4 127
White 72 5863 yards 67.0 114
White (W) 72 5863 yards 72.4 134
Combo (W) 72 5562 yards 70.3 128
Red (W) 72 5089 yards 67.6 120

The Lakes Course at the Resort at Red Hawk is a Robert Trent Jones masterpiece that has helped vault Reno and the High Sierra into the upper echelon of West Coast golf destinations. Named the best daily fee golf experience by readers of the Reno-Gazette Journal, the Hills Course is a challenge not to be missed.

Playing to more than 7,100 yards from the tips, the Lakes Course is a haven for big hitters who love dangerous risk-reward opportunities, as well as for players who thrive on accuracy in their golf game. More than 100 bunkers challenge golfers, as do a plethora of trees and water hazards that both add to the aesthetics of the course, and the difficulty.

Along with its sister, the Hills Course, the Lakes Course has helped the Resort at Red Hawk become synonymous with stellar golf action and excellent service.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 131 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

119 out of 131 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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sblaziek's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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 value"


u260482717's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course. After playing Vegas where it was hot and dry, it was a relief playing in cooler temps. Course was in great condition. Greens were faster then they looked and felt. Pace of play was good. Finished the round in 3 hrs 40 mins on a Friday. Great value for the price. I would play this course again when in Reno.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed a nice day at the lakes Course"


u000002212689's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition but not great condition. Staff was pleasant but not overly engaged as the bag drop was not staffed when we arrived or when we departed. The food and drinks in the clubhouse were very good and reasonably priced. Overall, I would play this course again when visiting the Reno area. Pace of play was an issue and we called the pro shop to ask for a ranger to "suggest" a faster pace of play from the group(s) in front of us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Dan7085517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course. Great value for the quality"


Todd1615191's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course played really well. The fairways were manicured excellent and a nice drive was rewarded with extra distance. Greens were pretty good. Rolled pretty true. Was not a crowded course and the price was very reasonable for this quality. I highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Red Hawk Lakes"


Del2109422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to test your higher elevation length.

Best defense at course is wind.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Red Hawk - Fun to Play - Aggravating GPS"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the Lakes course. Enjoyed the Hills a bit more. New GPS system has boundaries programmed it. When you go into the rough even a short distance, you receive this irritating message. Over the course of 18 holes, it definitely becomes an irritant. The routing and rules need to be reconfigured.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mr.yang"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I love the course nice and good condition I will come withmy friends in the next couple weeks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000454237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Red Hawk Lakes Ciurse"


u000005244708's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, given the poor weather we have had recently. The greens rolled true and at a good speed.

Restaurant was excellent, with a friendly staff member who greeted us quickly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Josh4348318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course was in great shape"


will2b5's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It was March in Reno, so the weather was cold and windy, but the course was in great shape. The older man working in the morning was not overly friendly, but when I returned to the clubhouse in the afternoon the gentleman working was more than helpful and courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Early season"


chromehourse's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens are a little bumpy....

.....cart path only right now is a pain


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"shared course"


desertstar's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

lovely and somewhat challenging course. last time we played it was great, this time there were some obstacles, dogs running loose, children playing in the sand, and, lots of dog droppings on the greens! When did this lovely course turn into a public park? will try again this spring, hoping more attention can be given to making this lovely course all that it can be!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hills and fun"


copz1998's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While it can get chilly playing golf in Reno, NV. In March, it can be fun too. I was fortunate enough to get paired up with a threesome of buddies. Besides enjoying some terrific views of the snow capped mountains, I laughed at a lot of funny commentary too. The Hills Course is like the name implies, up and down with plenty of elevation changes. Not a walking course.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The ProShop staff helped with course explanation and described some of the hole locations. The starter was friendly and accommodating. I brought my own “stuff” so I didn’t need the cart bar, but it looked well stocked.

I enjoyed the trip and am looking forward to the next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u00000454237's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Overpriced and the most annoying golf carts anywhere"


vg2789's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here many times and here are my issues: GPS carts that will not let you near the green or your ball unless you're in the fairway, they won't let you in the parking lot.... super annoying. The greens have some really strange tilts and subtle angles, putting here is difficult. The fairways need water, for a course that's surrounded by "lakes" the grass is brown, our local muni has nicer grass. Sand, sand, sand I hit more bunkers here than any course anywhere. Way to many bunkers. Finally the pricing. This is a $50 course tops, there are scads of $35 &$45 courses in northern California that are way nicer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"GREAT Time"


u000007740779's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

One of the best places that I've played. Course was GREAT, only problem was my ball didn't go where I wanted too all the time but that was my problem. Layout was great, enjoyable and fun to play. Bunkers were in good condition and I got out of tem every time better than my Key West Fl course. I hope I get to play this course again before having to return to Florida. Tee boxes were like walking on a sponge and all of them were clean. Greens were in great shape, Fairways were also in great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Overall"


u000006357416's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am handicapped and the carts do not accommodate people with foot issues. The course fairways were terrible. They were basically dirt!! Then to make matters worse they overbooked and the staff did not manage the players! We had to wait 20 minutes on each hole!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



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