Lake Tahoe Golf Course

4.2306764706 4.2 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6741 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

  • 2500 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, El Dorado County
  • (530) 577-0788
  • (530) 577-4469
  • www.laketahoegc.com

Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Larry Mancour
Type: Public
Greens: Blue Grass
Golf Season: April 15 - October 21

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6741 yards 70.8 126
White 71 6327 yards 68.9 120
White (W) 71 6327 yards 74.1 126
Red 71 5703 yards 66.7 109
Red (W) 71 5703 yards 71.2 117

Lake Tahoe Golf Course stretches across a grassy mountain meadow, surrounded by the High Sierras, just minutes from the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Golfers can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the upper Truckee River. The golf course has a varied landscape of rocky mountains, native wetlands, and forested parkland.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

96 out of 103 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great views on very good course."


jscales9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here with spectacular views and lack of city noise.

Course has good driving range and putting green. Tiny elevated practice green is not cut short and the practice sand trap is not in good shape. Also most sand traps on the course do not have enough sand. Varied layout of holes is a definite plus with good risk reward ratio.

Some inconsistency in green speeds.

Played in ideal weather making the views even better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course and personnel really good. GolfNow a big problem."


jscales9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. Design plus views plus great personnel and, yes, wind make this a fun time.

GolfNow needs to make amends with course right away. This course needs reasonable support from GolfNow if GolfNow wants my support.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"We played this course in Gale force conditions"


u970211202's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Reviewed on

This course as always was in great shape but the weAther was a challenge. It started out windy and sunny and got worse from there. The greens were marvelous. The tees were excellent albeit a little tight. The value was pretty good paying 48.00 for a 1:24 PM start time. We played the round in 3 hours 20 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u459521915's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyable course and mountain and stream views. Played the day before, enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course for the price"


u000007489882's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
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Reviewed on

We had to stop because of bad weather

The staff did an excellent job of handling the situation

Very fair rain check system


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Lake Tahoe Golf Course"


bvmac's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was good condition. Speed of play was 3 hours 15 min for 18 holes. Fairways and greens very good condition. Had great weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"If there is golf in Heaven...."


niliusJ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If there is golf in Heaven, and I pray there is, this would be the setting I would imagine! Breathless is the only way I can describe the views and the ambiance of the setting. Plus, the layout is varied, (the back nine greens are definitely more of a challenge), and every hole presents a different sight line or strategic approach. Great place to enjoy our game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Got stung by yellowjackets otherwise nice round"


danstone360's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a yellowjacket nest in the left greenside bunker of the 15th hole. I find it hard to believe I was the first one to notice this as it was a well-developed nest, but c'est la vie.

Course is not long, but challenging because the fairways are narrow with the rough encroaching (i.e., narrow landing areas) much more than you perceive at the tee box. I hit numerous straight drives with irons off the tee to be safe only to find I was in the rough where it curved into the middle of the hole.

My iOS GPS golf app wasn't a huge help in determining where the shortgrass was. The 17th green was in bad shape otherwise the greens were in decent condition. I felt the putting green was faster than the actual greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Wudpusher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"LTGC"


Clint2947936's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a decent course but bit overpriced. Staff was friendly. Would've been nice if they had some water on the course or somewhere we can fill up a water bottle even if it was on like the third hole ior the 12 hole. Great scenery


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/02/2017

Thanks for playing our course! There are water fountains at 7 green/8tee, 13 tee, and 16 tee.


"Very Slow Play"


u000004317784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day was booked with large Numbers of foursomes. It was a very slow play with little to no notice by staff prior to accepting fees. I did not see an attempt from any martial or core staff to help move the pace along.

A terrible afternoon to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Franklucas57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dfulfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u2268421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A muni with great views in South Lake Tahoe"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

What a pleasant surprise and great contrast for the pricey lake views of Edgewood Tahoe. For a third of the price of Edgewood Tahoe, golfers playing this muni might run into some slow play and some rough-around-the-edges conditions, but the views and variety of the holes are special.

This spring, at least three fairways are struggling after the long, hard winter. Just take a free drop and move on to enjoy the course. The stretch of holes from nos. 15-17 uses the raging river and water hazards to perfection. For the price, this is the best bargain in the region.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast it ain't."


Allen7521853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Stacked. Jammed. 2 deep every tee. On a Tuesday.

Almost tuned up a dips*#t for hitting into us TWICE.

His patience level shorter than his drive


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Long afternoon"


mccook's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine went fairly quick but on the back the starter let a group of six break in front of us when we stopped to use the facilities and get something to drink. The group had stopped and ate their lunch and then resumed play. They played as a six some even though the course marshal came by and told them to split up twice. The back nine took over 3 hours to play. The course is wet from the winter snow and runoff but is still an enjoyable and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Bang for your buck"


Vajbis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all, this course has great view of the mountains. Better views than in colorado. At this time of the year it's still kind of wet so we had to shoot off the fairway on 5 holes. Fair amount of hazards on the course. Would definitely recommend to anyone who goes to lake Tahoe to golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Signaltoad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
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Reviewed on

Great course. They could have used a Marshal to speed things up


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Tahoe Must"


maxinskip's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lake Tahoe Golf Course is a mus play course especially holes #10, #11 & #12. The back nine (9) is where the game and challenges begin. The first 9 holes you'll be fooled into believing you'll be improve your handicap easily.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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