400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, California 96146, US
(530) 412-7034
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About Resort at Squaw Creek

The Resort at Squaw Creek, a AAA Four-Diamond resort, is ideally situated at the base of Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Winter Olympics. It is home to 405 luxury rooms and suites, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course that also offers Footgolf, multiple restaurants, shopping, three outdoor swimming pools (including a 90-foot water slide), outdoor hot tubs, a spa, health and fitness center and Mountain Buddies, a supervised children's program that lets mom and dad get away for awhile to go hiking, biking, fly fishing and more.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres195
Year Opened1990
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Resort at Squaw Creek

Reviews

3.0
78 Reviews (78)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Won’t play again

Course is in poor condition with a lot of tees and fairways poorly cared for and dried out. Also, for older women shorter hitters, the carry’s are too long.

Conditions Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tahoe’s best kept secret

Get plenty of sleep before venturing out onto this 140 slope links course that offers a plethora of challenges from tee to green. Accuracy is an absolute must as the fairways are tightly guarded by marshlands, deep wooded areas, knee-height grass and aptly situated fairway bunkers. Hold tight as the wind picks up on the back 9 once you enter the flat/exposed marshlands. With the bonus distance you gain from higher altitude conditions, consider leaving your driver in the bag and focus instead on safely landing your ball on the fairway. Course length for most is not an issue, so 220-250yds off the tee will usually afford you with a scoring wedge opportunity regardless if you hit it < 250yds or bomb a 300 yarder. Be sure to take note of the several multi-tiered greens on the course that reward golfers with accurate landing spots, thereby minimizing the wretched 3-putt scenario.

I probably wouldn’t recommend this course for beginner/novice golfers looking for a stress-free round of golf over a few beers. However, if you like a good challenge and want to test your game, look no further than Squaw Links.

Snag one of the “hot deals” on Golfnow for a rare midweek Tahoe golf retreat under $100. Course conditions aren’t as nice as an Edgewood-style golf course, but for the price it’s a solid deal. The driving range and putting green are mostly not worth it, but during the summer months your green fee gains you access to the gated pool inside the resort, which more than makes up for the lack of other golf amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst course in Tahoe area

Very disappointed in the condition of the course, I have played there several times before and never has the course been so bad. I played on June 19, 2020 and the would not have played it the next day if offered to do so for free. Absolute waste of money and will not be on our groups list of courses to play when in Tahoe area. Every member of the group felt the same way and most were ready to leave after 9 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I have played at this course many times in the last several years. Each time it continues to proves to be challenging as you must hit the fairways and greens to score well. There is no forgiveness if you get out of the fairways are off the greens. Bring plenty of balls!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

First Day Challenges

The course was opening for the season, the winter had left its mark on the course with patchy slow bumpy greens. Hopefully in 30 days it will be better.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

Course was in rough shape and not well maintained. On a Friday. They need to cut the fiarways and rough better. It’s so windy most days. I snowboard there 50+ days a year

I’m not going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and challenging layout.

Target golf with little forgiveness but still fun and fair. Not for duff's, bring extra balls. Expect breezy PM.

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

Fun round of golf

We had a great time today. This is a tough course so if you’re a hacker like us, bring some extra balls. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed it very much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Design, but horribly maintained.

The design was interesting and given a decent level of maintenance the course would be worth playing. Unfortunately, one hole has to eat around / over a ski lift tower. Great views and some nice force carries. "Driving range" has you hitting into a net off of mats (bad mats at that). Putting green is not even worth using. Now when I get to the course, the maintenance is one of the worst 5 maintained courses I have ever played. For context, I have played 215 courses in 5 countries, so I have played a wide range of courses. It was too bad. Recommend getting a new greens keeper.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We didn’t know only front 9 opened but beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great experience

Super awesome course just bring a lot of extra balls lol

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful yet painful

Gorgeous course that must have been designed with a literal professional golfer In mind. Yardage guide is absolutely useless on most holes due to the lack of visibility of 75% of the features of every hole, I have never felt so lost on a course. Decided to play on a windy day and it may have been the worst golf decision of my life. If you are not extremely skilled prepare to lose between 5-15 golf balls due to the blind Tee shots, underwatered grass, and swamp like conditions less than 10 feet from the fairway. Also the bunkers are filled with dirt, not sand, so keep that in mind. Not to mention the tractor tire tracks that were evident on multiple fairways and managed to suck my ball in with ease. If you are looking for great scenery this is the place, a fun round of golf...not so much (unless your handicap is around 4 or less)

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Target golf

Always an adventure. Lost some found some. Creative track inside a marsh in the Olympic valley. Gorgeous views worth the time.

Conditions Good
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Dry

Greens fair at best. Conditions a little rough yet.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great mountain course. Most play is in the valley. Fairways were good, greens ok but recovering. Choice of clubs and targets are important. Rough is tough and create lots of motivation to stay in the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Choppy greens with no warning

I've played this course many times and have always been satisfied. I find in unacceptable that I was not notified of the poor condition of the greens. There were aerated divets in every green making it impossible to have a normal putting experience. We asked for a refund/partial refund and John the pro refused. We stopped after 10 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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