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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7010
Slope 139
Rating 72.9
Type Private
Schaffer’s Mill Club is part of a gated community located between the North Star and Squaw Valley ski resorts, making it conveniently close to plenty of activities for the family. The high-mountain terrain of the course allows golfers to enjoy some spectacular views of the Lake. The landscape is varied, offering a meadow nine accented with pine forests, lakes, and streams and a mountain nine with rocky outcroppings and interesting elevation changes. Small greens and strategically placed bunkers make shot placement essential to doing well. Schaffer’s Mill Club's seventh hole is one of the most notable holes on the course. It is a long par-3 that is inspired by the famous "Redan" hole of North Berwick Golf Links in Scotland with a well guarded green that angles right to left behind and to the left.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7010 yards 72.9 139
Blue 71 6535 yards 70.7 129
Combo 71 6267 yards 69.2 127
White (W) 71 6010 yards 72.5 133
White 71 6010 yards 67.6 126
Bronze (W) 71 5394 yards 68.7 126
Scorecard for Schaffer's Mill Golf Club
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: 72.9/139 412 343 180 450 386 463 223 590 480 3527 445 302 473 203 502 370 148 435 605 3483 7010
Blue M: 70.7/129 380 315 160 425 361 438 190 560 455 3284 420 285 433 176 475 350 127 410 575 3251 6535
Combo M: 69.2/127 380 315 160 395 361 410 190 506 415 3132 385 285 403 160 475 350 127 410 540 3135 6267
White M: 67.6/126 W: 72.5/133 345 290 135 395 330 410 173 506 415 2999 385 260 403 160 445 325 113 380 540 3011 6010
Bronze W: 68.7/126 310 255 100 360 305 380 150 480 370 2710 335 225 375 125 410 295 74 350 495 2684 5394
Handicap 7 13 17 5 9 3 15 11 1 6 14 2 16 10 12 18 4 8
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season May - October

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.8
5

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
Patio Dining 3
Brunch 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Elevation Changes 2
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 3
Group Getaways 3
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 2
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 3

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course!!!!

This is a must play if you're in and or around the Truckee / Lake Tahoe area. Awesome course!!!! Chase and Jesse in the pro shop were great. Jess (cart girl) was wicked nice! Theodore (in the bar) was super. Once of the nicest courses my brother and I have ever played. We played on a Monday when the course allows non-members to play. WIth that said, I want to recognize the foursome that teed off at 8:30 am on Monday, September 12. You guys were both awful and painfully slow. It' s not often that it takes 2 hours to play 6 holes, but you guys made that happen. Good job. My brother and I played the next 44 holes in just over 6 hours. Fantastic course! Can't wait to play it again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
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
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

My new favorite near the north shores of Lake Tahoe

It is a high-class experience getting to play such an exclusive private club - which public players can do on Mondays. The conditions were excellent. With so few players on the course, we were able to whiz through the round and feel like we had the place to ourselves. Starting at no. 9, every hole is a keeper with the back nine as good as mountain golf gets. The visuals are striking. The 10th fairway climbs uphill over a waterfall and the 17th fairway falls downhill to a great reveal, a pond near the green. What a fun round.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

great experience

Excellent layout--Miller's best that I have played. The staff was very friendly and assisting. Private club but has some public play on Mondays, I think.
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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mountain Course Paradise

Schaffer's Mill is not a course I could play often because it was pretty expensive. The do offer public play on Mondays. The proshop is pretty small with limited selection of items. The facility itself is all you need. Excellent bar/restaurant area. The practice facilities are great. Big putting green and chipping area. Plenty of balls out at a large range area. The course is pretty tight and not as open as some of the neighboring courses. there are holes where I wish I had hit a 3 or 5 wood instead of a driver. The fairways were perfect. The rough is practically non-existint. The greens have a lot of undulation and were very quick, smooth. I really enjoyed Schaffer's Mill!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

One my favorites in Truckee

Simply put, Schaffer's Mill is a special experience. Excellent conditioning, better views and lots of interesting holes make this a must-play when you're in the Truckee area or Lake Tahoe, for that matter. Formerly known as Timilick Club, the course was renamed Schaffer’s Mill Golf Course in 2011 to commemorate George Schaffer, the man known as the “Father of Truckee.” Designed by John Harbottle and Johnny Miller, the course is located inn the Martis Valley where Schaffer first opened his saw mill. Surrounded by mountains, the course makes use of grassy meadows, streams with plenty of elevation changes, bringing in some magnificent views.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
Book this Stay and Play package to enjoy your stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge which includes 1 round at the exclusive Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (Formerly known as the Stowe Mountain Course) and unlimited rounds at the Stowe Country Club!
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