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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7166
Slope 138
Rating 74.3
Type Semi-Private
Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Toiyabe Golf Club (formerly known as Thunder Canyon Country Club and Lightning "W" Ranch Golf Course.) has a picturesque landscape of shimmering lakes, meandering streams, and towering pines. This course has a traditional layout that features contoured fairways and fast, generous greens. There are nearly 50 bunkers strategically placed throughout and water comes into play on 14 holes. Elevated tees provide spectacular views of Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain. The golf course is challenging but still player-friendly with seven sets of tees. In addition to the course, Toiyabe Golf Club also offers practice facilities that include chipping and sand practice areas along with an expansive putting green.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Toiyabe 72 7166 yards 74.3 138
Nevada 72 6731 yards 72.1 133
Washoe 72 6431 yards 71.0 130
Forest 72 6165 yards 69.1 126
Sierra (W) 72 5522 yards 71.5 139
Combo (W) 72 4974 yards 68.7 126
Tahoe (W) 72 4811 yards 67.7 120
Scorecard for Toiyabe Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Toiyabe M: 74.3/138 577 159 498 551 367 203 409 177 606 3547 538 357 217 420 448 553 417 190 479 3619 7166
Nevada M: 72.1/133 563 155 458 508 352 176 386 158 581 3337 523 344 198 386 410 535 377 174 447 3394 6731
Washoe M: 71.0/130 542 155 424 508 328 176 339 131 581 3184 471 344 198 386 380 535 345 174 414 3247 6431
Forest M: 69.1/126 W: 74.9/146 542 139 424 493 328 160 339 131 552 3108 471 325 155 328 380 489 345 150 414 3057 6165
Sierra M: 65.9/119 W: 71.5/139 494 113 342 482 303 133 280 118 470 2735 417 306 151 299 327 454 321 137 375 2787 5522
Combo W: 68.7/126 449 113 287 421 279 133 228 118 450 2478 367 260 151 260 279 418 282 137 342 2496 4974
Tahoe W: 67.7/120 449 92 287 421 279 89 228 95 450 2390 367 260 121 260 279 418 282 92 342 2421 4811
Handicap 5 17 1 13 11 9 7 15 3 14 10 12 8 2 16 6 18 4
Par 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 9 3 1 15 11 13 5 10 6 16 12 2 14 4 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Handicap 20-24
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5.0
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First Time Playing

A Sierra gem which the public can now play

Toiyabe GC is a wonderful GC which will test your skill so be sure and pick the correct tees. You should also play close attention to the course layout on the cart GPS as there are many water features which your ball will easily find. The greens were in great condition and also fairways were good. The layout is terrific and views on several holes were great. Mike, the golf pro, was excellent in getting us started and explaining all the amenities. We enjoyed our lunch in the restaurant also. Our next trip to the Carson Valley area will definately include Toiyabe. I believe it is the best course in the area. We are so glad they now allow public play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Reno Carson Golf - Toiyabe Golf Club

The course was a pleasant treat. I have tried the courses int eh Reno Sparks area, but decided to take a trip south on US 395. To my surprise I came across the Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe City, 20 minutes south of Reno. As you can see from the pictures, the course has plenty of undulation, beautiful vistas, and is well maintained. The course superintendent and crew are doing a great job with maintenance. The staff at the golf shop were friendly and helpful. There are a few elevated tee boxes when makes you think "course management" given the 5k foot elevation. There is a restroom about halfway through the front and back nine. The greens see to be spongy; I saw only a few divots. The greens are well maintained and feel like carpet; not fast and smooth. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience, and I think you will be too.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course for golfers of all abilities.

Great course for golfers of all abilities. Course was in excellent condition for fall. The golf staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. With this course now being open to the public, we will be back to play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great design in beautiful setting

This great design recently changed ownership and is now open to outside play.. Located in beautiful Washoe Valley/Franktown Rd area makes this layout even better. The front nine is more of a links style layout and the back nine has a more alpine feel with some elevation change . I thought the fees were very reasonably for the quality of the layout, condition and the amentities, especially considering it was private until just recently.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout in a Beautiful setting

Thunder canyon is a great golf course with a lot of beautiful views. The Front nine is more of a links style and the back nine has more elevation change in an alpine setting. Challenging but fun to play the course has six sets of tees. It says it's private but they do allow outside play. A lot of really good holes my favorite is the 4th hole Golf course is in good shape and the staff is very friendly
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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