Ponderosa Golf Course

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3.4
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.4
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4.0
Value
2.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 9
Par 70
Length 6044
Slope 121
Rating 67.6
Type Public
Ponderosa Golf Course may have a short layout but it features the challenges of a full-length championship course. The golf course sprawls across mountainous terrain that provides plenty of elevation changes throughout. The fairways are lined with towering trees and the greens are undulating, making accuracy a top priority in doing well. There are two dogleg holes and one hole has an elevated green to watch out for. There are also bunkers scattered throughout. The golf course provides excellent short game practice as well as being a great round for beginning to intermediate players. Ponderosa Golf Course also has practice facilities for golfers to use including chipping and putting greens and driving nets.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship/Blue (18-hole) 70 6044 yards 67.6 121
Regular/White (18-hole) 70 5800 yards 66.6 119
Ladies/White (18-hole) 70 5800 yards 73.6 123
Ladies/Red (18-hole) 70 5112 yards 69.6 120
Scorecard for Ponderosa
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 67.6/121 389 302 145 360 354 174 436 355 507 3022 6044
White M: 66.6/119 W: 73.6/123 375 292 135 350 337 163 424 332 492 2900 5800
Red W: 69.6/120 309 266 118 327 313 134 347 281 461 2556 5112
Handicap 7 13 17 5 11 9 3 15 1
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season May - October
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
26
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

VERY NICE COURSE STILL CHILLY AT 7;00A.M. BUT PERFECT AT THE TURN

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

Enjoyable Round - Good Conditions

Very good course conditions, well maintained course. We had a fun round, as the course offers a variety of hole layouts and for a short course, the chance to use most of the clubs in your bag.

A great value in is area, enjoyed the day so much, we came back and played again the next day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The check in staff said he hated that I used golf now. We rented clubs and was given a bag missing a third of the clubs.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A great 9 hole practice course in Truckee

I played this course many times with my relatives who live in Truckee. They are slightly worse players than I and its hard to judge your play when you are playing down... There are several holes that make no sense at all like the 3rd hole that is straight up over a road.. making it very hard to hit the green unless you have a 7 wood or hybrid. The main holes are boring and the greens are nicely cared for. All in all I like this course for having a nice time with friends, but its not a course you would get serious over.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Great day to play Ponderosa. $10 is amazing price for the Truckee area.

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

Fun course

Would have been great if the weather would have cooperated ........34 degrees at tee-off

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Early tee time so grass and greens were wet but as the morning wore on it dried up and was a great day. Greens are slow but to be expected this time of year

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

9 hole hidden gem

Great condition. Greens are a treat! Very enjoyable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Totally enjoyed play Ponderosa

Pretty course, tucked away in the trees at first and then opens up. 9 hole course without much (if any) water hazards. No stunning picturesque views but a really pretty course, in very good condition and a great "feeling" course. Staff was very helpful and friendly. I look forward to playing this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Perfect day for golf

It was a perfect day for golf. I was put in with a friendly group of men and had a great time. The course was awesome. Narrow fairways, fast greens, and a beautiful layout. Need to be precise with your drive or you will find it hard to reach the green in two. Be careful, even if you hit a good drive your shot can bounce o/b. I did not have a good game, but I had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ponderosa - A Great Value

For the money I paid for this course, the location, condition, ambiance and mostly where it is, this has to be one of the best deals I have gotten from GN. Surely I will be looking for these deals again and plan to invite and encourage my friends to do the same.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Ponderosa

Great for a little 9 hole course! Easy to get in 9 and do everything else for the day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

i played while on vacation to Lake Tahoe. Course was in very good shape. Beautiful scenery & very relaxing atmosphere. I play here whenever I go to Tahoe. Also shot 2 of my lowest rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Plays quickly.

Lots of locals play and they know what they are doing, not a lot of waiting around, plays quickly. Only OB's are along outside boundaries, so it is forgiving. Very good condition, greens are soft and will be slow in early morning until they dry up.

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

Spectacular scenery, beautiful fairways, perfect greens!!

We loved it! Can't wait to play again!! We were amazed at the pristine condition of the course. It is immaculate! We didn't expect everything to be so perfect. Read a previous review from someone who hated it. (Hard to believe). The fairways look like a green carpet, & the greens are amazing. Play this course! You won't be disappointed!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WORST

I will preface this with saying this was a fun course and nice and green! Unfortunately this is the worst that I have ever been treated at any golf facility, ever. I was threatened and verbally harassed by an over zealous, power hungry old man in the pro shop. No need to get into details, and not the first golfnow review that has mentioned this. I can not in good conscious recommend this course to anyone because of the complete disrespectful attitude and verbal abuse that was witnessed to not only the players in my party but to others on the course. Don't spend youre money here!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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