Old Greenwood Golf Course
|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 - 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|
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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!