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2.9
84 Reviews (84)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
50.0%
Recommend this course
51 out of 84 reviews
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2.7
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
2.1
Value
2.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
35.7%
Recommend this course
5 out of 14 reviews
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3.0
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.5
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
47.1%
Recommend this course
8 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6931 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.8

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Resort at Squaw Creek is a delight not only for its great golf, but for its history and scenic qualities, as well. In fact, the Audubon Society has certified the Resort at Squaw Creek as a Cooperative Sanctuary due to its commitment toward natural greens-keeping methods.

Nestled in a scenic valley with protected wetlands, the Resort at Squaw Creek gives golfers an outstanding day on the links, combining challenging play with awe-inspiring scenery. Forced carries and tight fairways put accuracy at a premium at this course, which holds a mind-boggling slope rating of 146 from the back tees.

For golf travelers looking to make Squaw Valley their home base, the golf action will not disappoint, and the resort has four outstanding restaurants, as well as all the amenities any golf traveler should expect from this legendary golf destination that was a host to the 1960 Summer Olympics.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Open: 6/01 Closed: 10/17

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. Men must wear collared shirts. Denim is not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa, Jacuzzi, Internet Access, Wifi

Available Activities

Swimming, Skiing, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #15)

Reviews

2.9
84 Reviews (84)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 19
Forced Carries 17
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
Advanced Golfers 17
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 19
Worth the Drive 11

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Bring or buy lots of golf balls.

Must hit ball straight and long. Beautiful place to play vistas were amazing. Tee boxes in rough shape.

Conditions Average
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Difficulty

For someone who can’t hit 200+ yard drives, the course is extremely difficult even from the white tees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Poor condition

This was only my second time playing the links at Squaw Creek and compared to the first round a couple years ago I’d say the conditions have deteriorated substantially. I know it was a bit of a harsh winter and of course Covid has not helped with keeping employees for course maintenance but there are other courses in the surrounding area that have their tracks dialed! . My wife and I love links golf and the layout of this course has unbelievable views and a ton of character but unfortunately it’s just not worth what they’re charging. I sure hope they can figure it out, would love to play it again with better conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Won’t play again

Course is in poor condition with a lot of tees and fairways poorly cared for and dried out. Also, for older women shorter hitters, the carry’s are too long.

Conditions Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tahoe’s best kept secret

Get plenty of sleep before venturing out onto this 140 slope links course that offers a plethora of challenges from tee to green. Accuracy is an absolute must as the fairways are tightly guarded by marshlands, deep wooded areas, knee-height grass and aptly situated fairway bunkers. Hold tight as the wind picks up on the back 9 once you enter the flat/exposed marshlands. With the bonus distance you gain from higher altitude conditions, consider leaving your driver in the bag and focus instead on safely landing your ball on the fairway. Course length for most is not an issue, so 220-250yds off the tee will usually afford you with a scoring wedge opportunity regardless if you hit it < 250yds or bomb a 300 yarder. Be sure to take note of the several multi-tiered greens on the course that reward golfers with accurate landing spots, thereby minimizing the wretched 3-putt scenario.

I probably wouldn’t recommend this course for beginner/novice golfers looking for a stress-free round of golf over a few beers. However, if you like a good challenge and want to test your game, look no further than Squaw Links.

Snag one of the “hot deals” on Golfnow for a rare midweek Tahoe golf retreat under $100. Course conditions aren’t as nice as an Edgewood-style golf course, but for the price it’s a solid deal. The driving range and putting green are mostly not worth it, but during the summer months your green fee gains you access to the gated pool inside the resort, which more than makes up for the lack of other golf amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst course in Tahoe area

Very disappointed in the condition of the course, I have played there several times before and never has the course been so bad. I played on June 19, 2020 and the would not have played it the next day if offered to do so for free. Absolute waste of money and will not be on our groups list of courses to play when in Tahoe area. Every member of the group felt the same way and most were ready to leave after 9 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I have played at this course many times in the last several years. Each time it continues to proves to be challenging as you must hit the fairways and greens to score well. There is no forgiveness if you get out of the fairways are off the greens. Bring plenty of balls!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

First Day Challenges

The course was opening for the season, the winter had left its mark on the course with patchy slow bumpy greens. Hopefully in 30 days it will be better.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

Course was in rough shape and not well maintained. On a Friday. They need to cut the fiarways and rough better. It’s so windy most days. I snowboard there 50+ days a year

I’m not going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and challenging layout.

Target golf with little forgiveness but still fun and fair. Not for duff's, bring extra balls. Expect breezy PM.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round of golf

We had a great time today. This is a tough course so if you’re a hacker like us, bring some extra balls. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed it very much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Design, but horribly maintained.

The design was interesting and given a decent level of maintenance the course would be worth playing. Unfortunately, one hole has to eat around / over a ski lift tower. Great views and some nice force carries. "Driving range" has you hitting into a net off of mats (bad mats at that). Putting green is not even worth using. Now when I get to the course, the maintenance is one of the worst 5 maintained courses I have ever played. For context, I have played 215 courses in 5 countries, so I have played a wide range of courses. It was too bad. Recommend getting a new greens keeper.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We didn’t know only front 9 opened but beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great experience

Super awesome course just bring a lot of extra balls lol

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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