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About

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

Reviews

5.0
6

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 1
Forced Carries 1
Narrow Fairways 1
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 1
Advanced Golfers 1
Group Getaways 1
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 1
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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