Coyote Moon Golf Course

4.5443529412 4.5 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7177 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, California 96161, Nevada County
  • (530) 587-0886
  • (530) 550-2211
  • www.coyotemoongolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Brad Bell (2000), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: May - October

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards are accepted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7177 yards 73.7 136
Blue 72 6704 yards 70.9 134
White 72 6211 yards 68.9 129
Gold 72 5022 yards 68.4 127

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

32 out of 34 reviews


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"A howlin' good time at Coyote Moon"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

If I could give it 4.85 stars I would. It's oh so close to being a five-star facility. All it lacks is a bit of playability for us mid to high handicaps. The land isn't flat, so neither is your lie. That makes hitting so many elevated and popup greens so difficult. The white tees we played did offer up a couple short par 5s (478 and 458 yards) as compensation. The drop-shot par-3 13th hole ranks among the best par 3s in California. A true jaw dropper.

It's hard not to love the entire experience, no matter your score. We were bummed some coyote pups seen by the staff weren't hanging around their den behind the 12th green. Seeing them would have made a special day magical.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



"Great course"


dickduff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course had great layout and was so much fun!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Delivers"


SapientCritic's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Coyote Moon was a pleasure. I came in solo about a week before season closing. They had me playing with a fun couple from SF, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our round. The course is cut out of the rough terrain and sweeping panorama of the Sierra Nevada crest in Truckee. So many different looks and angles make the course a delight as you discover each new hole. It is pretty tight in some areas and you will likely experience some tactical shots from the pines with wayward shots. Relatively difficult greens await you on every approach and you really have to manage your putting to avoid 3-jacks. It's a phenomenal deal in the fall, but I would pay top price to play here in the peak season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track in the trees at 6200 elevation. Beautiful spot nice greens and challenging layout. I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Serene"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course - challenging at times - but some holes were pars If you need to practice you won't get much here. You hit into a net. Staff very friendly - not very busy when we played - so we got to go off early since we were a twosome. Loved that there was not many bunkers. Other courses had way too many bunkers

Absolutely beautiful like all the others we played in Tahoe - we felt like we were all alone at times - how they get golf courses carved out of all the mountains is beyond me


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Challenging Course"


BHawkGV's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I played this course 15 years ago and found it very challenging. So when you see I played Dec 2016 It actually was Dec 2002. Play was smooth and fast as we used carts for our foursome. The grounds were manicured perfectly and greens perfect!

This course is at 6000 foot level and the ball moves fast and sharply. I am a 18 handicap and use hybrid clubs and loved this course..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best !!!"


rexchoe's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Do you love to play golf?

Go play here.

I am 5 handicap player and this course was the best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous track, fun to play"


baggrab928's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

One of the most beautiful courses I've played. No houses, which makes it peaceful. Course is challenging, but pretty fair. Some blind shots. Played the whites--for a 16 handicap, that was the correct call. The challenges is not in the length, its in the doglegs and sloped lies. Greens in superb condition, and fast.

Two knocks: no driving range...it took a few holes for me to warm up. Paid $135 even with an NCGA discount...expensive in my book.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"18 Beautiful Holes"


TooncesPlays18's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Coyote Moon is an excellent golf course. I play Coyote Moon this time of year when they offer an early season special for NCGA members. I would never pay full price.

Bring your camera because each hole is special. It doesn't favor one type of golfer over the other, but it does help if the straight hitter since it's tree-lined.

Like other have mentioned, there is no driving range, but they do have warm-up stations.

I love Coyote Moon and try to play it once a year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Save your time and money."


bigdaug's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful, however it comes with no driving range, 5 hour rounds, and a snarky/rude australian marshal. I was quite amazed by how rude the marshall was. I won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful"


frankpinney's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had to cost a fortune to build such a nice course in the mountains and rocky areas. Really beautiful and well groomed. Definitely a recommended experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mediocrity is not an option"


bbellows's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great lookin golf course in a beautiful setting. Take some time to enjoy that between shots!<br/> Bring your "A" game, if you have it or use the opportunity to learn what course management and shot selection are all about.<br/> The sand in the bunkers is great...light and fluffy so you don't have to worry about the sole of your wedge "grounding out". Just go ahead and blast away.<br/> The yardage marking leaves something to be desired, so bring a range finder and/or a map (or an app)of the course so you know what club to choose. Lots of elevation changes to make you think, too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Elevation Changes, A Bit Pricey"


actionbag1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained course with Great Views & nice elevation changes for a man from flat S. Florida. Generous Lady's Tees a plus. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Shockingly slow pace of play - always."


cchamb78042006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course about 5 or 6 times. I have played mid-week and on the weekends, but mostly mid-week. Each time a round takes 5 to 6 hours.....and so I now skip holes in an effort to play within a reasonable time. My most recent round I had to skip the last 7 holes due to the pace of play. There were 3 groups backed-up waiting to play hole 13, which is a Par 3. At that point I gave up. This course is beautiful but the pace of play makes it impossible to enjoy a round of golf. The front 9 usually plays at a good pace, the problems begin on the back 9.<br/> I will not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun but Challenging"


mhosken28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a fun course but was very challenging as well. Don't get stuck in the rough, it is very deep and a challenge to get out of. Other than that the course was in great shape played well and was beautiful with all around stunning views.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great great great"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only down side no range on the course. I (we) will play here again in a heart beat.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great"


Olivier2143225's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding in all dimensions. To be revommended...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"High Altitude Golf At Its Finest"


jdobecka's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/21/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Coyote Moon in July. Club house staff was very friendly. They have newer model rental clubs (was on vacation). The course was in perfect shape, tee box to green. Don't pass up the chance to play here and don't forget to soak up the amazing views!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scenic, manicured beauty on every hole"


cantor1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extreme slow play ruined most of the fun and satisfaction. But golf now was able to save considerable expense. My playing partner took many photos since the mountain course has plenty of gorgeous holes. It is resort golf<br/> So expect slow play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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