Northstar California Golf Course
Northstar California Golf Course has a unique layout that was seamlessly integrated with the rugged, wooded terrain of Tahoe. The front nine plays through a scenic, rolling valley while the back nine plays through the towering pines of the forest. The first nine holes have a classic links layout and the back nine demands precision with its tree-lined fairways and small greens. Native vegetation and scenic water hazards are scattered throughout the golf course. Strategically placed sand bunkers add another challenging element. The signature hole at Northstar California Golf Course is the par-3 15th, which requires a shot over a creek to a small green.
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This course reminded me of a typical municipal golf course on the front 9. The front 9 is close to “links style” while the back 9 is tucked into the trees. They gave a small discount for the course being in such rough shape (they had 3 temporary greens at this time). In my opinion, there are too many other courses in this area I would rather play than to play Northstar again.
Had we have known how bad the course was we never would have paid $60.00 for it. There were at least 5 greens that weren’t open. We should have been told how bad the course conditions were before purchasing our rounds of golf. Shame on you
Course in Great Shape
It's always a pleasure to play here. Course is in great shape along with really nice greens. Very busy day and slow with a 5 hour pace of play.
Bring your A game
NorthStar is a beautiful, well laid out course. The first nine is in the meadow with wide fairways and heavy long grass rough which will eat your balls. The back nine is in the forest and as such is narrow. I am a 13 handicap and did not need driver on the back. Uphill holes play really long so club up. Each hole has a name and a preferred way to play it. I would recommend reading it on the card before each hole. The greens are well protected and several have a ravine in front of them - no rolling the ball up to the green. The front tees are great for a beginner and they recommend which tees to hit from based on your level of experience. Overall a great design and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Great for both low and high handicappers. Pace of play- 4 hours. Great layout, plays like a private course.
Great course, good staff. Extremely slow play with now Marshall’s
We booked 2 tee times with golf now and one directly with Northstar. However, despite confirmations for both, we weee not able to play at 150 due to another 2ssome being also booked. The group in front was so slow (20+ minutes per hole. We were going to quit, as the round would have take ln 6 hours. We returned to the proshop and the head pro Pete gave us a choice of a rain jack or suggested we skip a hole and get ahead of the slow group. That was better, but the round still took almost 5 hours due to slow play. Not sure what the Marshall was doing to instruct players to play ready golf. Course was in great condition and staff friendly and helpful.
Course in great condition, greens as good as I can remember.
Very enjoyable round
The front nine and back nine are completely different. The front nine is in a meadow and flat, while the back nine goes into the mountain with many elevation changes and target golf. We had a wonderful time.
Nice course and probably has the best price value in the Truckee area
Can you say awesome?
Had fun...played the best game ever...and the beer in the bar was really cold.
Excellent customer service and beautiful location, highly recommended.
Beautiful course. No room for error. Interesting layout. I would hate to play it every day but worth @ least one visit
The greens were top notch. Super fast like putting on linoleum but they were not hard so they accepted a fair and aggressive shot. Back nine will play u if u don't play it. Club selection key here.
Fun and challenging
From the friendly greeting by the efficient staff to the wipedown of our clubs at the end of our round, our golf outing at Northstar was a great time. Even though the course beat me up a little, I loved the challenge it provided. It was tough but fair with true rolling fast greens. Long hitters didn't always have an advantage and accuracy and good course management provided the better scores. Do listen carefully to the marshal's advice as course knowledge will gain you several strokes. Will be back.