Old Greenwood Golf Course

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4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7518
Slope 140
Rating 75.2
Type Resort/Semi-Private
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.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Four 72 7518 yards 75.2 140
Three 72 6944 yards 72.7 134
Three/Two 72 6611 yards
Two 72 6457 yards 70.4 128
Two (W) 72 6457 yards 76.0 143
Two/One 72 5870 yards
One 72 5419 yards 70.7 131
Scorecard for Old Greenwood
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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 - IV M: 71.5/135 425 564 139 363 411 500 138 334 386 3260 540 330 493 429 426 171 369 182 397 3337 6597
Tee II M: 70.7/132 W: 76.0/143 407 564 139 349 411 500 138 318 386 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 W: 70.7/131 317 475 109 301 326 436 110 269 345 2688 463 221 425 363 363 111 300 158 327 2731 5419
Handicap 7 1 13 11 5 3 15 17 9 2 16 6 8 4 12 18 14 10
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Blue Grass
Golf Season May - Octomber
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2004) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.3
10
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

N/A

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Conditions

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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