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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7411 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.9

Nestled between the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade ranges, Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is surrounded by over a million acres of national and state forest. The landscape consists of rolling hills, native wetlands, and wildflower fields with ponderosas and Jeffrey pines sprinkled throughout. Grizzly Ranch Golf Club's terrain is mountainous with dramatic elevation changes and numerous valleys lined with trees. Despite the hilliness, the elevation is only 5,200 feet, which allows for warmer temperatures than most of Lake Tahoe. Although it is a challenging golf course, the absence of steep holes and soft pine straw adjoining the fairways that allow for playable lies make Grizzly Ranch forgiving enough for beginning and intermediate players.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7411 yards 74.9 140
Green 72 6782 yards 72.2 133
White 72 6024 yards 69.0 120
White (W) 72 6024 yards 73.9 139
Red (W) 72 5374 yards 71.1 129
Scorecard for Grizzly Ranch Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.0/143 436 179 640 473 451 237 517 421 439 3793 433 318 649 460 217 330 158 483 570 3618 7411
Green M: 72.5/137 398 166 599 452 411 205 492 389 399 3511 375 267 621 430 186 301 139 425 527 3271 6782
Copper M: 70.2/126 375 150 580 380 385 180 475 370 375 3270 350 267 575 430 186 285 139 425 488 3145 6415
White M: 69.1/124 W: 74.5/149 338 138 557 356 366 166 455 339 355 3070 338 235 546 402 156 266 134 389 488 2954 6024
Red M: 66.5/121 W: 71.8/130 302 106 504 321 322 132 436 308 319 2750 309 208 512 361 116 204 117 349 448 2624 5374
Handicap 13 17 1 3 7 9 11 15 5 10 18 2 6 12 14 16 8 4
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Architect Bob Cupp (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Handicap 5-9
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Conditions Excellent
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Epic

Started the day off with a round at Whitehawk and finished at Grizzly...Grizzly is an absolute gem. Excellent condition and beautiful scenery. I would put this course ahead of coyote, greenwood, and grays. Half as expensive is a bonus too. Only downside is it’s a little out of the way but with all the good courses in the area it’s enough to make a trip to play grizzly and somewhere else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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shcnow
Commented On 08/31/2018

Agree its a gem and better than the Tahoe courses, especially for value.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of California's best

Grizzly Ranch is one of California's great courses. Here's the ironic twist: Its gorgeous setting of pines and wild terrain looks more like Colorado or Montana than the palm-tree-lined fairways you see on the more famous courses of the state.
Grizzly Ranch might be isolated an hour north of Truckee in the High Sierra mountains, but it's worth finding.
If you can survive the first six holes, you'll have a good time hunting down a solid score at the Grizzly. Three of the par 5s are downright mean, though. The third might be the hardest three-shotter I've ever played because of a daunting carry on the approach. Meanwhile, the 18th might be one of the prettiest, ending at an elevated green next to a water feature and covered bridge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

I heard that Grizzly Ranch had a beautiful course; I heard correctly. The course is built around a housing community of what appears to be vacation homes. The staff were friendly and the pro shop was clean and orderly. The carts were clean but lacked ice in the ice chest. They had no GPS so bring your own. The range was manicured, clean, and well-maintained. The fairways, rough, and greens were in great shape. The course architect provides scenic views from almost any location. Overall, I think this is a 5 star course. Looking forward to going back.

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

A great challenge

Played the "resort" (white) tees. At 6074 yds, long enough! Some really tough holes--12 has kicked my a** all three times I've played this one. Lots of canyon carries, some big elevation changes both up and down. Fair course, though. Rough is very tough--does not give up its dead easily. Bring lots of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great course, beautiful views

Played this sept 2012. I have White Hawk, Coyote Moon, Donner, Old Greenwood, this course rates very high and is my favorite of those, Old Greenwood close behind. I've read reviews of Grizzly and some really racked it, well those people are probably Hacks because this course is very challenging, was in tremendous shape and like the head pro said, this is White Hawk on Steroids.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Pristine Mountain Golf Course

Since Grizzly Ranch became semi-private I have played it numerous times. Each round is a wonderful experience complete with friendly staff and terrific views on each hole.

It's no wonder "Golf Digest" ranks Grizzly Ranch in the top 3% of "all" California courses in 2013.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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