D'Andrea Golf Club
- Holes: 18
- Par: 71
- Length: 6849 yards
- Slope: 132
- Rating: 71.7
- 2900 S. D'Andrea Parkway, Sparks, Nevada 89434, Washoe County
D'Andrea Golf Club harks on the natural in Reno golf. Course architect Keith Foster did his best to give to let the scenery - which includes rolling fairways, desert canyons and back nine climbs - star in this 6,849-yard course. In Foster's view there wasn't a need to trick a lot of things up.
Which means vacationing golfers get a course set on a bluff overlooking the Sierra Nevada mountains. And plenty of mountain views. There is water on two holes (No. 6 and 7), but the forced desert clears on the par 3s are much more likely to mess with your mind.
No. 1 does a good job of setting the natural tone. It's a 424-yard par 4 that has you shooting straight at a mountain - toward a raised green. Then just when you get used to clearing desert, you come to seven. This is the longest hole on the course (553 yards) and there's a long forced water carry right off the tee. Then you're doglegging your way down a bunker-dotted fairway.
In a Reno area that's known for being a haven for nature lovers, D'Andrea can keep the atmosphere going on the golf course.