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3.8
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
76.2%
Recommend this course
61 out of 70 reviews
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3.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.5
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.7
73.3%
Recommend this course
11 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.1

Located high in the Sierra among towering pines and meandering creeks, Tahoe Donner Golf Club is a scenic mountain course that is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program. The front nine of the golf course moves clockwise while the back nine moves in reverse, providing an interesting change of pace. The unique layout features narrow fairways that are lined with trees and large, undulating greens that putt true and fast. There are bunkers strategically placed throughout and a water hazard comes into play on the last hole. Dramatic elevation changes afford views of the mountainous countryside and the abundant wildlife that call Tahoe Donner Golf Club home.

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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Golf Season Mid June - Mid October (weather permitting)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.8
70 Reviews (70)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Elevation Changes 10
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 9
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Condition of course this late in year was very good. Great greens. Enjoyed the beautiful course and well taken care of. Will play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice Course

Course was crowded but play moved well. Had a course employee join us uninvited on hole 3. Was a terrible player who started playing the tips on hole 7. Was struggling to hit his drive 100 yards. Was very frustrating. Told the pro at the turn who immediately took care of the problem. Pro said absolutely no fivesomes on a Friday afternoon. Back nine was much more pleasant.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need some help

Great layout with some tight fairways.
5 hour round but it was a Fri afternoon so probably “on par”. The greens are pretty bumpy./rough maybe due to the big winter this year. We had a great time :)

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Recovering

Still recovering from winter.
Greens in bad shape. Two months out at best. Fairways in decent shape. Beautiful layout

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great beautiful course, would absolutely play again. The course itself is rather elementary. A lot of people hype this course to be extremely difficult, which most mountain courses are. People also seem to hype up the 18th hole which was also very easy. Beautiful hole don't get me wrong. I'd say the only downfall of this course, and it's not even the course or it's employees, it's the fact that they don't have Dijon mustard or bbq sauce at their snack bar. I looked at the menu and they have blue cheese dressing for one of their menu items. How are you going to have blue cheese dressing but not have bbq sauce or Dijon. Those are two staple condiments for any snack bar. If I'm going to pay 7 dollars for a dog or 10 dollars for a burger I would hope that I have the condiments I need. Next time I'll be sure to bring my own condiments.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Anniversary golf

My husband and I spent our anniversary playing here. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The course was under some repairs, which made for some difficulties. Other than that it was a lovely day and a great time with my love.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recovering from brutal winter

The course conditions, overall, were pretty scruffy. Both the pitching green and driving range were closed. The practice putting green is in rough condition. Large swaths of fairway are barren hard pan interlaced with grafted patches of new turf, that are struggling to take hold, due to cold AM temps. Several temporary greens(flags merely stuck in fairways) further diminish experience. On a positive note, green fees are substantially lower and you’ll have the course to yourself.

Give it a couple of weeks, and I’am sure the grounds crew will return have the course back in top shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

Don't care about you!

This place only cares about members and tournaments. It's good course, but not in good shape.
I just like being treated as a second class citizen. Not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Experience 9/26/2019

1:50 tee time, teed off at 2:25 then played behind a 4 some which took 2:30 to play 9. Called the pro shop the man who answered forgot his name. Rude, short, stated that all tournaments okay 2:30-3 hour nine holes. Asked if their were Marshall’s on the course he said yes but we didn’t see one for 18 holes. I did see a Marshall hitting balls during my practice session. He was not helpful. Not a beverage cart, after 4 couldn’t buy a water. Overall course if nicely layed out, greens are awful, staff is not around and rude. But I played well thanks guys.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aug 29

The course is beautiful to look at but the fairways were very wet with many tight lies. Pace of play was very slow even though it was a Wednesday afternoon. We ended up playing the front nine twice to avoid a big backlog on the tenth tee.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great find

For the price, this a premier place to play. Greens in great shape, well maintained and great views. Mountain golf at it's best!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

not what I remember

Had a season pass for this course for 15 years ending 15 years ago......some nice improvements since then like the fairway on number 9 but back then these were some of the smoothest fastest greens around,,,,.don't know if it's because of late snow or heat but they were very slow and not in great shape.....i got a bargain so was happy but had I paid over $100 I would have been real dissappointed

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tahoe Donner

This is a private course recently opened to public play. It is beautiful, challenging, narrow, and fair. No surprises or tricks. Staff was friendly and helped us off the first 15 minutes early. 3.5 hr round and great weather made it a near perfect day. But I still shot my usual two good one bad and so on. Give it a try you wont be dissapointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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