Incline Village - Championship golf course
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Incline Village - Championship golf course
The Championship Course at Incline Village is a classic golf course built in the 1960s just off Lake Tahoe's north shore. Rod Hanna/Golf the High Sierra
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Lake Tahoe's north shore
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Lake Tahoe's north shore
Incline Village is located on the scenic, less-populated north shore of Lake Tahoe. Courtesy of Hyatt
Incline Village - Championship Course
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Incline Village - Championship Course
The Championship Course at Incline Village was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 11
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 11
At less than 500 yards, the par-5 11th hole on the Championship Course at Incline Village is reachable in two. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 12
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 12
The par-4 12th hole on the Championship Course at Incline Village is a severe dogleg left guarded by water in front of the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 14
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 14
The par-3 14th hole on the Championship golf course at Incline Village is guarded by water short and left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 15
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 15
The par-4 15th hole on the Championship Course at Incline Village is scenic, straight and plays toward a mountain backdrop. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 18
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - hole 18
Water guards the right side of the uphill par-4 18th hole on the Championship Course at Incline Village in Nevada. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Incline Village - Championship golf course - bunkers
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Incline Village - Championship golf course - bunkers
Like many Robert Trent Jones Sr. designs, greens on the Championship Course at Incline Village are often raised and heavily guarded by bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe - casino
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The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe - casino
Next to the Championship Course at Incline Village is the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, home to its own small casino. Courtesy of Hyatt
Championship Course at Incline Village - Lake Tahoe
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Championship Course at Incline Village - Lake Tahoe
The Championship Course at Incline Village has some Lake Tahoe views from its higher points. Rod Hanna/Golf the High Sierra

Championship golf course at Incline Village is a lofty play on the north shore of Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Set on the slopes beside the north shore of Lake Tahoe is Incline Village, home to 36 holes of golf.

Incline Village's Championship Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in the 1960s, about the same time Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course was being fashioned by George and Tom Fazio on the south shore. While Edgewood plays beside the lake, Incline Village is set on the sloping, forested mountains above it, offering views of the lake from its high points.

Incline Village is every bit the golf course as Edgewood, with holes full of water hazards and large bunkers, though fairways are generally wide. It was also renovated and upgraded in 2003, and recent renovations removed bunkers to allow for more playability. But the course still warrants a slope/rating of 74.1/144 from the championship tees (though there are five sets of tees for players of all skill levels).

For those who want less of a challenge, the par-58 Mountain Course at Incline Village is nearby. It promises a more leisurely, faster round of golf.

Nearby, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is the official partnering hotel of both courses and offers stay-and-play packages. The Hyatt features its own casino, luxurious guest rooms and one of Tahoe's best lakefront restaurants, the Lone Eagle Grille.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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Championship golf course at Incline Village is a lofty play on the north shore of Lake Tahoe
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