About RenoThey call Reno the "Biggest Little City in the World" and it's loaded with quality gaming options at places like Peppermill, Atlantis and Silver Legacy, but golfers here will enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities on and off the course. Play 18 holes in the morning, mountain bike or river raft in the afternoon and hit the slots and blackjack tables at night.
All in a day's work in Reno. There are approximately 45 golf courses with 90 minutes of Reno's main casino area. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Montreux Golf and Country Club hosts the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open. ArrowCreek Country Club features the Arnold Palmer-designed Legend Course as well as the stunning Challenge Course.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the LakeRidge Golf Course, which features a spectacular par-3 island green at no. 15. Other courses to put on your list include Somersett Golf & C.C., the Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf and Resort and Wolf Run Golf Club. Reno, the largest city in northern Nevada, is a nice alternative to Las Vegas.
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Visit Reno and its surrounding area, and you'll find the golf courses of the High Sierras as diverse and interesting as the region's weather. Little destinations within destinations spring out at Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Plumas County and in the Carson Valley. And the topography makes the golf courses spectacular in nature, if entirely unexpected.
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