Old Greenwood Golf Course
Already viewed as a top golf destination for vacationing golfers around the globe, the Tahoe/reno area has been strengthened even more with the addition of Old Greenwood Golf Course. Featuring a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course design, Old Greenwood combines real estate and golf sure to delight the most demanding aficionados.
Located in the town of Truckee nearby both Reno and Tahoe, Old Greenwood is the area's newest four-season resort golf community. With its location, it's the perfect stop for those who love golf, skiing, or just thrive on outstanding luxury in the High Sierras.
Like other classic Nicklaus designs like Muirfield Village, Sherwood Country Club and Cabo del Sol, Old Greenwood gives golfers their opportunity to put their game up against one of the most demanding golf course designers of our time. Playing to a whopping 7,500-plus yards from the back tees, Old Greenwood gives golfers of all levels the challenge of their lives, all the while showcasing the pristine scenery that can only be found in the Reno/Tahoe area.
|Two (W)||72||6457 yards||76.0||143|
|Tee IV M: 75.5/144||462||631||196||383||484||578||187||357||452||3730||600||345||551||522||472||221||396||230||451||3788||7518|
|Tee III M: 73.0/139||425||582||171||363||441||568||161||334||400||3445||557||330||507||487||426||199||369||208||416||3499||6944|
|Tee III-II M: 71.5/135 W: 70.0/143||425||564||139||363||411||500||138||334||386||3260||540||330||493||429||426||171||369||182||397||3337||6597|
|Tee II M: 70.7/132||407||564||139||349||411||500||138||318||386||3212||540||270||493||429||408||171||355||182||397||3245||6457|
|Tee II-I M: 68.2/126 W: 73.2/137||317||475||139||349||326||500||138||318||345||2907||463||270||493||363||363||171||355||158||327||2963||5870|
|Tee I M: 66.1/122||317||475||109||301||326||436||110||269||345||2688||463||221||425||363||363||111||300||158||327||2731||5419|
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One of Jack's Finest Designs - Perfect Condition
Played the course for the first time and I was really impressed by the following items:
1. Staff friendliness
2. Fairways and greens - perfect condition and the the greens were running fast.
3. Grill - good food and drink at a reasonable price.
It is important to note that multiple courses in the Truckee / Tahoe area have been severly hit by a long and hard winter and are falling behind geting thier courses in shape and providing a :fair value" for the money. This is not the case for Old Greenwood. I think you be pleased with challenge, the condition and the views. If I come back to the Tahoe area, this would be my first choice.
Family time on Old Greenwood
This was a first for the Deegan family - heading out to play nine holes together. Old Greenwood is a tough place to break in a bunch of beginners, but we caught a nice window with no one else behind us that afternoon. My teenagers hit a few tee shots and a few chips and putts, while mom stayed in the cart. I played most of the course, which is a beast. There are a few too many bunkers for my tastes, but the entire property is gorgeous, winding through forest and million-dollar homes. A pond makes the par-5 7th and par-3 8th treacherous. Next time, I'll take my beginners to the "golf academy", a proper place to learn the game with chipping areas and lots of space to hit shots. It's as good of a range/practice facility as any out west.
Good resort course
Its another 4 star course. A bit over priced although I got $110 special. It's worth 110 but the regular price of $200 is way over priced. Played much better Nicklaus courses for less
This was a fun course to play in one of the best settings you can find. Interesting terrain cut in the middle of the forest. Landscaping was exceptional. Would definitely play again on return trip.
Very, Very, Very Awesome
A spectacular course that will eat your lunch if you're not playing well. Amazing conditions from the outdoor bar & sitting area to driving range to all 18 holes! This was our second visit to Old Greenwood, and my brother and I played 36 holes. We'll play it again if we come back to the area. Bring your "A" game and don't be afraid to play up one tee especially if it's your first time playing the course.
Beautiful course, but very slow
The course was very nice & well maintained. Greens were a bit rough and didn't roll true. The biggest issue was pace of play... took 5 hours to play 18 and no marshal on the course to keep things moving. We had to wait at least 5 minutes on every tee - and others were stacking up behind us.
Easily one of the best-kept and well-maintained courses I've ever played on. The only exception to this was the greens, which I'd give 4/5 but does not detract from my overall rating or experience.
Very challenging course with fantastic views throughout.
The clubhouse was nice and the practice facilities were also fantastic.
One of Tahoe's best
Jack Nicklaus painted a masterpiece on a perfect canvass of trees and elevation changes. It certainly belongs in the conversation of the best courses near Lake Tahoe and the best of northern California.
The greens were the fastest of the five courses I played in the Lake Tahoe region that week.
Some of the bunkers are downright vicious, so make sure you miss greens in the right spots.
Like my colleague Mike Bailey, I found the food and beverage service sorely lacking. My group specifically came for lunch, thinking a highly regarded course would have some nice options. The outdoor grill only serves normal fare (hamburgers, wraps, hot dogs, etc.) that tasted fine until you factor in the prices charged.
The Academy, which features a massive range, practice park and great indoor studio manned by a top 100 teacher, has become an incubator for junior golf. The range is so long - 400-yards-plus - that three recent world long-drive champions have practiced there.
Best Nicklaus design west of the Mississippi
What a buetifuel track! Old greenwood is a great course nestled in magnificent Lake Tahoe. The scenery just heading to the course is just immaculate. The buetifuel trees and magnificent setting set a high bar for course standards. The 7,567 yard course from the tips in a beast and with the elevation changes and elevated greens if your anything higher then a 12 handicap please play from the whites so that you don't hold up play. The mountain views are also very pretty. Jack Nicklaus had lots of land and money for this course and he delivered. The courses prices can range anywhere from 75 to 220$ and with lunch tack on another 15-20$. Overall the course is very enjoyable and a must play if in the area.
Terrific Nicklaus design
If you like Jack Nicklaus designs, you'll love Old Greenwood. The holes are well thought-out and plenty challenging as all Nicklaus courses are. It's also in extremely good condition, which is what you'd expect from a course that charges upwards of two bills to play. Mountain scenery is also incredible. My only complaint -- and I'm always amazed when I see this from a premium daily fee -- is the food and beverage service for the golfers. Stopping at the clubhouse for some food was next to impossible -- and we were later told by the marshal that we weren't supposed to do that (that's a first) -- because you can't hardly get there from the ninth green. The F&B is also somewhat overpriced - I paid close to $20 for a tuna salad sandwich, chips and soda.
If I could give 6 stars, I would.
Played the course with a group of friends and had a fantastic time. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful. The facilities are first rate, well stocked pro shop with an incredible seating area above the 18th green to have a drink after your round.
Old Greenwood is not cheap to play, but worth the money. The practice facility is fantastic, with separate putting and chipping greens. The fairways were lush, and the greens fast and difficult.
If you spray the ball, stay away. The rough isn't difficult, but if you stray off the rough you are in the woods and impossible ground cover. There is water on the course that comes into play.
Be prepared to hit the ball much further then you do at lower altitude! I was a club and a half longer then usual which takes some time getting used to!
The only reason I would give Old Greenwood 4 Stars instead of 5 is the pace of play, the first 5 holes were very slow. This may have to do with people searching for lost golf balls, but also from the forward tee's the par 5's are reachable in two.
A must play!