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4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
88.4%
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117 out of 126 reviews
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3.0
1 Reviews (1)
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5.0
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5.0
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3.9
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Conditions
3.6
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Layout
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Pace
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7015 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.0

Nakoma Golf Resort is a scenic wonder that will help golfers realize what's so special about Reno and the High Sierras as a golf destination. Challenging play team with unbelievable scenery, giving players a day on the links they won't soon forget.

Playing to more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, Nakoma will challenge even scratch golfers with an imposing slope rating of 147. With five tee settings, however, Nakoma Golf Resort has proven to be a golf course that will delight all levels of golfers, as its combination of hazards and risk-reward opportunities make it a challenge worth taking.

But the scenery doesn't end on the golf course at Nakoma, which features spa villas and other amenities for golf travelers. Add to that a remarkable clubhouse designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and you'll easily see why Nakoma Golf Resort has its own special place in the Reno and High Sierras golf scene.

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The Dragon at Nakoma Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Dragon 5 72 7015 yards 72.0 139
Dragon 4 72 6573 yards 71.0 135
Dragon 4 (W) 72 6573 yards 77.2 149
Dragon 3 72 6088 yards 68.0 129
Dragon 3 (W) 72 6088 yards 74.5 144
Dragon 2 72 5409 yards 65.8 123
Dragon 2 (W) 72 5409 yards 71.0 136
Dragon 1 (W) 72 4833 yards 67.0 128
Scorecard for Nakoma
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
1 Dragon M: 74.2/147 533 458 400 320 164 456 499 192 398 3420 433 553 390 216 443 393 495 175 559 3657 7077
2 Dragon M: 72.5/139 513 438 385 312 142 437 471 185 375 3258 421 539 357 185 430 377 475 167 540 3491 6749
3 Dragon M: 70.6/136 482 415 371 304 126 411 447 169 347 3072 400 504 341 160 398 371 448 162 524 3308 6380
4 Dragon M: 69.0/132 455 382 358 291 108 381 414 148 325 2862 394 489 319 146 373 353 404 125 480 3083 5945
5 Dragon M: 65.6/123 447 364 241 267 89 311 397 108 265 2489 368 477 213 121 367 336 375 100 443 2800 5289
6 Dragon W: 70.9/136 447 364 241 267 89 311 397 108 265 2489 368 477 213 121 367 336 375 100 443 2800 5289
7 Dragon M: 66.6/128 412 324 235 192 64 254 367 88 259 2195 352 438 209 94 321 150 358 80 414 2416 4611
Handicap 7 3 11 13 17 1 9 15 5 6 10 8 12 4 14 2 18 16
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season May 1-Oct. 31
Architect Robin Nelson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. No denim. Collared shirts must be worn at all times.

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4.3
126 Reviews (126)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Patio Dining 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Undulating Greens 31
Bunkers 26
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
A Weekend Splurge 24
Advanced Golfers 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32
At a Resort 18

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3.0
Previously Played

Course need some TLC

Played The Dragon a couple years ago and course was in much better shape. Some tee boxes were just dead grass, and front nine needed some green repairs due to dead grass areas. Some fairways on the front had a lot of clover and weeds. Back nine much better. Staff is great and accommodating although nobody pointed out pin placement. It’s a challenging mountain course to test yourself..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course

The staff was great, the course was in very good condition. If you think you’ve got golf figured out go play the Dragon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth it.

Poor course management. For this price point you'd expect a starter and on course marshals to assist with the pace of play. No beverage cart at all. After it taking 5 hours to play 12 holes, I called it quits. I wouldn't recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the trip out

I really enjoyed this course. Overall, was in good shape from tee to green, and greens rolled true. There were a fair amount of elevation changes on the course, forced carries, and dog legs. Water came into play on a few holes and poor club selection could really hurt you here. Overall was a fair test of skill and the scenery was great. Being I got a $75 Hotdeal to play here made it a great value. Only negative, think it's a little overpriced at regular rate of $110. I would definitely play here again though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

SERENE AND SPIRITUAL DAY

2nd time this year playing Nakoma, did not shoot as well this time due to a challenging wind. However, enjoyed the day and the beauty of this place is the best around. Greens rolled nicely and fairways were pristine. Customer service right from the beginning was excellent and pro-shop was very attentive. I hope to return a few times before end of season. If you have an opportunity to visit here, PLEASE DO! - the views along the 4th hole are some of the best.

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

Getting better

This was the 5th or 6th time I’ve played here and I enjoy it more each time. It has gotten so much better since the first time I played it right after it opened. It still has some nuances/ holes that feel unfair, but most of those have been adjusted. This has become my 2nd favorite course in the area and it is much cheaper than my favorite.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Deal

Got a 40$ hot deal and was worth 3 times that!
Awesome track with perfect greens and views to die for.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, lots of visual challenges, excellent greens!

Starter/cart attendant was not on station. We received no information about pin locations or water for towels. Other than that pleasant golf round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Try and Slay The Dragon

We absolutely love this golf course! Although challenging the beauty of the course and the views is worth taking the cart ride on it's own! It's so beautiful that you can't get mad if you don't play well. If you ever get a chance to play it, do it! Excellently maintained and love the green. The staff was so friendly and accomodating! It is a must play course for any golfer to add to their Bucket List!

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

The Dragon

This is the 5th summer in a row for teeing it up at The Dragon. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The setting is incredible. The course was not in its best condition. Greens were good. Brown spots in many fairways and a much needed mowing on most tee boxes as clovers were abundant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day at the Dragon

Course was in excellent shape and we had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good luck slaying the Dragon

The Dragon is a beast in every sense. Its par 4s are long and difficult. Higher handicaps probably have a better shot at winning the lottery than hitting some of the greens, many of which are elevated, heavily undulating and surrounded by bunkers.
But the Dragon is still worth playing. The scenery is stunning; the staff super friendly; and boy that clubhouse is worth the trip alone. Our dinner was the best of the week after touring several golf hot spots around Reno/Lake Tahoe.
Our three foursomes played a scramble. Every team shot 61 from the '3" tees, and we had a great time. This is the perfect way to enjoy the Dragon. Either play a scramble or move up a set of tees. There's fun to be had on this difficult course. You just need to manage and lower your expectations to enjoy the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early season round

I think they haven’t been open very long after the snow, it was a little rough. Tough layout already made it extra tough. Super friendly pro shop young lady made sure everything taken care of.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Dragon

First time out at the dragon and it was nice. The view was good course was in good condition a very challenging course did better than I thought I would for being my first time. Really want to say that the staff their went out of their way to make you fell comfortable and made sure you had a good time. Thanks to the staff for everything I had fun and I will definitely will be coming back.

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

They need a Marshall. When I played as a single, I caught up to a twosome who would not let me play through. There was a foursome in front of them and five empty holes! A Marshall might speed up play. Golf should not be 5 hour round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

Windy to add to the difficulty. Hit 'em straight - tight fairways and quick greens. Great fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My Favorite Course

This is the golfing jewel of the Sierra's. A must play for the serious golfer!

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