Lake Tahoe Golf Course

4.2747941176 4.3 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6741 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.3
  • 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
Type: Public
Greens: Blue Grass
Golf Season: April 15 - October 21

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6741 yards 71.3 129
Black 71 6327 yards 69.4 123
Black (W) 71 6327 yards 74.1 126
Silver 71 5703 yards 66.8 116
Silver (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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

103 out of 110 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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"Beautiful course"


trettem10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

In Tahoe on vacation and decided to play this course on a whim. Super fun course, beautiful and greens are easy to read. Definitely would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Senery"


u000001215498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round and add were very friendly. I will recommend the course to others


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bwalter22's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"What a day!"


u5306857's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the front 9 before and today I played the entire course...What a day! What views!

This course is beautiful!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lake Tahoe Golf Course"


u9000171's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. The scenery is spectacular! Staff is very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fun"


timjudy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is really a challenge, the views of surroundings is unparallele, and the course is fun and doable for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Scenery"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape some of greens were not pretty but the ball rolled great no bumps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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