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4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
85.7%
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4.5
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4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
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4.2
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7177 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.7

Golfers can truly experience High Sierra golf at its finest at Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee, not far from the busting town of Reno. Located more than 6,000 feet above sea level, Coyote Moon is a delight for the senses, as the well-maintained fairways lead to blissful, panoramic views.

Part of what makes Reno and the High Sierras an outstanding golf destination, Coyote Moon was designed by former PGA Tour pro Brad Bell. This is a course that will challenge every level of golfer, and many make sure their vacation plans include a stop at this wilderness wonderland of a golf course.

With 18 scenic holes that overlook the Sierra Nevada ridgeline, Coyote Moon Golf Course gives players a true challenge. Because while the high altitudes will add distance to drives, the many trees will add a serious challenge, as will Trout Creek, which meanders throughout the course, With great service and conditions, Coyote Moon is a High Sierra gem.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Brad Bell (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2018 #7)

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4.5
80 Reviews (80)

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Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

incredible layout,ridiculous fairway and tee box conditions

I'm sure when this course is in pristine condition its amazing,but when we played they must have just punched tee boxes and everything but greens(they were in good condition).Huge(and I mean huge)grass plus were left everywhere but the green so drives hit these and bounced off whatever way or stopped on them.Right off green there were so many you had to chip or spend 5 minutes clearing them out of the way to put.Tee boxes you had to walk up onto them and look for markers as they had been removed to punch and were lying off on the backside of tee boxes so we replaced them and swept off the plugs so we could tee off.Pace was close to 5 1/2 hrs and I'm guessing this is why,even a perfect drive in middle of fairway could hit a plug and bounce hard left or right were it could roll off into bushes.Then there was of course the maintenence guys doing doughnuts on the tee boxes trying to break the plugs up with a screen they were pulling(didn't really work to well) we still had to kick them off were we put tee in.But I must say I was VERY disappointed they did not point this out prior to booking cuz I would have played elsewhere till this was in its regular condition so I could have enjoyed it.we finished last hole about 6:38 and could barely see and it was cold,think we were close to last cart in cuz guy followed us to car to grab cart right after we unloaded it.Very scenic and probably an amazing course to play when clean,but they need to be more forthcoming about conditions prior to play or give a discount cuz 100.00 for that was complately ridiculous.But The Grizzly the next day for 75.00 made up for it and one of the most amazing courses I have played in pristine condition.....amazing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Super Fun, but Took Forever

Beautiful views. Fantastic location amongst tall Tahoe pines. Well kept course. Smooth and fast greens. But 5+ hours for a course over 100 bucks. That was the only bummer. Other than that ... Wow!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worked for me

Can't beat the area. In the beautiful confines of Truckee "forest." The pace of play slowed a little on the 13th hole, but it still was moving nice! Gorgeous scenery. FRESH AIR. Tough course even for the best. First time played and I WILL DEFINITELY be back. Best course I played in my life due to the course location.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, terribly slow play.

Course was in fantastic shape but I was only able to finish 14 holes through 4 hours when darkness hit. The on course ranger made it a point to tell the last several groups we should go in on the 12th and 13th holes despite not trying to speed along anyone in the group last ahead.

Everything else was great but I wouldn’t tee off in the afternoon as it gets really backed up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slow Play and Poor conditions

4 of us were on a research trip to evaluate golf courses for our club as travel destinations. Its 4 hours from our location to Truckee/Reno. While the course is picturesque and the staff friendly, we were very dissappointed to find that half of the fairways were being aireated, leaving huge plugs all over the fairways. It was nearly impossible to hit a fairway shot due to the plugs all over the fairways. Also, the pace of play was very slow. We allowed a 2 some to pass us on 9, caught up with them on 13 as they were waiting for the group ahead. The Marshall came by and asked us if we knew why the people 2 groups ahead were playing so slow--isn't that his job? We had hoped to finish 18 in under 4.5 hours, but decided to leave after 16 after almost 4.5 hours and we had a 4 hour drive ahead. Maybe this isn't the norm for the course, but we played 2 other courses around the Lake and had much better experiences.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

4 hrs and 50 min - REALLY!?!???

This is an extremely difficult golf course. Very narrow and if you don't know the layout - buy a course guide in the pro shop cuz there's no gps on the carts!

Yes you read that right - 4 hrs and 50 min to play today. Awful and unacceptable.

But - I'll be back. It's too good of a track to NOT play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

The course was great. But I left my wifi device in the cart and didn't get it back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart

Outrageously difficult greens

First time playing and I don't think I'll play here again. Definitely not for beginners. The severity of the undulation on the greens was astonishing, and for me, just too much. On the practice green I said to myself "there's no way it will be like this on the course," and I was wrong. Uphill putts were rolling back to my feet and barely struck down hill putts were flying off the green. Course is gorgeous. Greens were in great shape, they are just insane and makes it really difficult to score. 18th green (waving tiers on an elevated green) is straight up mickey mouse.

Also had an almost a 30 minute wait on one hole, #13, a severe downhill par 3. Am employee was even there to marshall and it still was a huge wait. This seems like it should be a 3:30 course and it took 5 hours to play. Design is funky, trying to utilize the landscape but in some cases just made weird holes to play.

If you're in the area and are going to be paying this much to golf I would suggest Old Greenwood or Gray's Crossing instead.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course fairways were in great shape but the greens were just ok. The guys in the pro shop were kinda rude. The starter was excellent and so was the snack bar hostess. There was no cart service on the course, so it was just an ok experience

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great round with friends

Manage to play here a couple of times each season. Started at 8:30 and the 4 of us finished in 3hrs and 50 min. The greens were in great condition and always very challenging. The tee boxes and fairways were in excellent shape as well. Employees we encountered on course were very friendly. I always tell people who want to play a nice course in the Tahoe Truckee area you can't go wrong with Coyote Moon, a beautiful mountain golf experience with not a home in sight. Always enjoy seeing the wild life here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf

Great golf course with well manicured bent grass greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Coyote Moon golf course in Truckee, CA

Love this course! Challenging, but I always score exceedingly well here. Saw two healthy looking coyotes and a handful of deer. Oh, and a tree on hole 2 that got hit by lightening!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very picturesque

One of the prettiest and diverse courses. Greens are very challenging. If you are lucky you may see a few handsome bucks locking antlers in play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Perfect

The staff was amazing an the course was even better.. definitely playing again asap

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Really Nice Course

This is the second time I have played this course. The first time was a couple of years ago was a 1-2 star rating as the personnel (especially the course marshall's) wrecked the experience. No one seemed to appreciate guest golfers.
However, this time they seemed to have learned from other past player's comments as it was a very pleasurable experience. The staff was welcoming and friendly from start to finish and the course was in excellent condition. Only once did we have to ask the Marshall to stop following so close (we were on schedule). He did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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