Toiyabe Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7166 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
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recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"A Sierra gem which the public can now play"


majorduffer's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Reno Carson Golf - Toiyabe Golf Club"


Cops1998's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



"Great course for golfers of all abilities."


golfer1382's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great design in beautiful setting"


Lochnavar's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout in a Beautiful setting"


u9931109's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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