348 Bear Run, Clio , California 96106, US
(530) 897-2300
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About Nakoma Resort

The new 42-room lodge at Nakoma Resort is complemented by Altitude, a 12,000-square-foot recreation center with a teen game room, bar, small gym with a climbing wall, a children's center, fitness room, 24-seat movie theater and outdoor lap pool and jacuzzi. It's open to lodge guests and residents of the still developing golf community. The clubhouse at the Dragon at Nakoma was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$
Property Class★★★★
Acres1280
Year Opened2015
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Bar, Fine
Room TypesRoom
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Nakoma Resort

Reviews

3.8
134 Reviews (134)
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The layout and the staff can't be beat, however the greens were rough

This course will be in much better condition later in the summer. Unfortunately the greens had some severe ice damage and were running slow. That being said, I teed off at 730 by myself and cruised, the layout is unbelievable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT Course...If you spray, stay away!

I've been hearing about the difficulty of the Dragon for over 15 years it seems, and although it has been tamed somewhat it is still a monster of a course.

Let me start by saying we were warned they had an issue with the greens due to a water main outage and funky mountain weather. It wasn't as bad as we expected as the greens were slow but not horrible.

The opening Par 5 may be one of the best/most scenic holes in Northern California, in fact the entire course is absolutely stunning.

There is some room to land the ball if you miss the fairways but it's certainly not generous. The fairways do slope but not severely enough to put the ball OB. The day we played the greens were pretty slow, and they do vary in size from very large to Pebble Beach tiny!

The staff may be some of the BEST I've ever come across. Everyone was extremely nice, helpful and had a smile. The lodge was perfect as well!

Great time, we will be back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible greens

The course from tee to green was in decent condition, but the greens were horrible, like putting on the fairways.I really think before letting you go out they should let you know that the greens are useless to putt on. Doubt I will ever go back to this course again. The course is going downhill fast!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Dragon Eats

I love this course and have played it a dozen times since it opened 19 years ago. Besides a little frost delay, our round only took three hours. I lost a couple balls by hitting drives through the fairway on the doglegs from the #4 tees. One green was still frozen. Hit a perfect chip from 20 feet and the ball sounded like it landed on a wood floor. Can't wait until it reopens next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Course is beautiful, in the high Sierras. Fairways are in excellent shape. Greens are showing the heavy seasonal play, but are true, and very tricky. Staff is excellent, interested in delivering a great golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not looking good

Going downhill fast! Bunkers not raked with some having water damage. Some fairways soaked and others look like sprinklers are broken. Some greens are starting to show disease. Hole 1 and 10 are in decent shape and then you start to see signs of serious struggles with tee boxes just about gone.
No beverage cart or marshals on a Saturday? After the 9th hole you have to drive all the way around to the front of the clubhouse and find the bar tender for a drink.

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

Memorable course

Great, interesting layout....clubhouse & holes you will remember long after round. You could see if they sped up the greens it would go back to being a brutally difficult course. Even with the slower greens from the back tees it was enjoyably very difficult without being unfair. Both women behind counter and in beverage cart were very nice, as was the bartender, made for a pleasant afternoon.

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

One of the toughest!

This is my 4th time playing here. This one of the toughest tracks have ever played. Conditions are pretty good, especially after the long spring thaw! I can’t think of one thing to complain about! All the employees are friendly, courteous and helpful!!! It may be tough but it is well worth playing! Views, conditions are all very very good! Don’t miss any chance to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course need some TLC

Played The Dragon a couple years ago and course was in much better shape. Some tee boxes were just dead grass, and front nine needed some green repairs due to dead grass areas. Some fairways on the front had a lot of clover and weeds. Back nine much better. Staff is great and accommodating although nobody pointed out pin placement. It’s a challenging mountain course to test yourself..

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

Great course

The staff was great, the course was in very good condition. If you think you’ve got golf figured out go play the Dragon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth it.

Poor course management. For this price point you'd expect a starter and on course marshals to assist with the pace of play. No beverage cart at all. After it taking 5 hours to play 12 holes, I called it quits. I wouldn't recommend this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the trip out

I really enjoyed this course. Overall, was in good shape from tee to green, and greens rolled true. There were a fair amount of elevation changes on the course, forced carries, and dog legs. Water came into play on a few holes and poor club selection could really hurt you here. Overall was a fair test of skill and the scenery was great. Being I got a $75 Hotdeal to play here made it a great value. Only negative, think it's a little overpriced at regular rate of $110. I would definitely play here again though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Nevada Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

SERENE AND SPIRITUAL DAY

2nd time this year playing Nakoma, did not shoot as well this time due to a challenging wind. However, enjoyed the day and the beauty of this place is the best around. Greens rolled nicely and fairways were pristine. Customer service right from the beginning was excellent and pro-shop was very attentive. I hope to return a few times before end of season. If you have an opportunity to visit here, PLEASE DO! - the views along the 4th hole are some of the best.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting better

This was the 5th or 6th time I’ve played here and I enjoy it more each time. It has gotten so much better since the first time I played it right after it opened. It still has some nuances/ holes that feel unfair, but most of those have been adjusted. This has become my 2nd favorite course in the area and it is much cheaper than my favorite.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Deal

Got a 40$ hot deal and was worth 3 times that!
Awesome track with perfect greens and views to die for.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, lots of visual challenges, excellent greens!

Starter/cart attendant was not on station. We received no information about pin locations or water for towels. Other than that pleasant golf round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Try and Slay The Dragon

We absolutely love this golf course! Although challenging the beauty of the course and the views is worth taking the cart ride on it's own! It's so beautiful that you can't get mad if you don't play well. If you ever get a chance to play it, do it! Excellently maintained and love the green. The staff was so friendly and accomodating! It is a must play course for any golfer to add to their Bucket List!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Dragon

This is the 5th summer in a row for teeing it up at The Dragon. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The setting is incredible. The course was not in its best condition. Greens were good. Brown spots in many fairways and a much needed mowing on most tee boxes as clovers were abundant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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