Ponderosa Golf Course

3.9663823529 4.0 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6044 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 67.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

23 out of 26 reviews


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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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Caedonkott12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Finley2008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Don5838436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round - Good Conditions"


Warren4181748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Kenneth3372879's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u00004253455's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"A great 9 hole practice course in Truckee"


BHawkGV's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


u094738970's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u000003801542's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


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


"Fun course"


itheo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"9 hole hidden gem"


uATMM1056AT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Greens are a treat! Very enjoyable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Totally enjoyed play Ponderosa"


charlotteskid's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect day for golf"


mustang69's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ponderosa - A Great Value"


u442406459's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ponderosa"


amellow's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


smithrod256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Plays quickly."


ronaronson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Spectacular scenery, beautiful fairways, perfect greens!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"WORST"


dsevans8's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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