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

3.3
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout

Some construction took some off the enjoyment. Course was in good shape generally.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Still underrated

This was my second time playing here, and my first was about a month ago. I had originally come to play with low expectations since so many reviews were negative. I was very happy to find that the course was much better than the reviews would lead you to believe. This time playing here was even better than the first time. I will concede that some tee boxes were a little rough, and some fairways were slightly patchy, but otherwise, the course was in great condition. I had a twilight time as a single, and blew through the course in 3 hours, even waiting on a few groups on a number of holes. I highly recommend this course, although be prepared to use all the clubs in your bag except your driver. Fairways are tight, and the links style really kicks your butt if you don't humble yourself. You have to lay up and be smart rather than hit long, and that makes for an interesting round. The setting in Olympic Valley at the foot of Squaw's ski peaks really makes for a beautiful backdrop.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 115
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth Playing

First time playing this course, glad I did. The course was in great shape except the sand traps, that is par for the course ( no pun intended). This course doesn’t require you to hit mammoth drives, just hit it straight and keep it on the fairways. There are a few forced carries, over water and protected areas, keeps you on your toes. I hit some great shots but didn’t score well, putting did me in. The pin placements were tough and the greens were fast, but were fair. I also might mention the scenery, beautiful, bring your camera. One more thing to mention, the 17th is a shorter par 4 due to some construction,. They didn’t mention this in their Webb site, not a big deal, just something to be aware of. A little course knowledge goes a long way next time around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Not worth the drive

We had read the reviews,and decided to drive up from South Lake Tahoe. We were treated very indifferently by the pro shop staff, andwhen we asked for a handicap flag we were told they didn't have any. When we arrived at the first tee we saw that they were definitely in need of some TLC. While the scenery is beautiful, that doesn't make up for the state of the course. Fairways had dead spots and greens were spotty. Probably most disappointing were the several holes with long forced carries over what would be swamp areas during the spring. You travelled over these wet areas by wooden trails that were sadly in need of repair. Unfortunately these bridges made up almost half of the cart paths, causing for a bouncing, noisy ride. As my wife said, this was a once in a life experience.....because we would never go back with the course in the condition it is.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 59
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course

I appreciate a tough course, but this one had too many forced carries, ongoing construction and repair issues and worn-out timber bridges. And also, $40 to park for a round? Too much!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some rough edges but worth a round

I’d play again at a GN Hot Rate. Lots of variety in the holes, elevation changes, bunkering, and greens. Patchy tees and fairways here and there but compensated for by the views and uniqueness of the course. Friendly and helpful staff as well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

More than we expected

Beautiful course very tough lots of work being done on and around the course. The price a little high unfortunately there are fires all over California and Nevada and we spent the day in the most beautiful valley in the world and couldn’t see it way too much smoke.
Other than that, a good time was had by all. Thank you Golf PASS plus!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Underrated!!!

I can't speak to previous reviews, they must have been written when the course was in bad shape. I was lucky and played the course when it was in great shape! I came expecting poor cheap muni course conditions and was extremely pleased to find that the tee boxes were in fine condition, greens were fast and true, and overall the course was playing really nicely (aside from my golf game). There was some construction/maintenance work being done on some of the holes, but that didn't bother us or make any difference really except that one hole's tee box was moved up to the reds. Otherwise no complaints whatsoever. I highly recommend this course, especially for those currently in form and/or wanting a test of your accuracy.

Course is super tight, and although staff will tell you to ignore your driver, if you hit your driver 250 yds or less, you can use it on quite a number of holes. There are lots of forced carries, but as long as you stay disciplined and don't go for the long shot every time, you'll be fine.

Loved the links feel, great conditions despite covid, and would love to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mr Golf

Unlike some people comment the course is in great condition. Yes there’s some small construction going on right now so it’s not perfect. It’s a challenging course and of course you will be punished by OB a a lot. The layout is great fun, reminds me of Spanish bay. Definitely worth it and come back. Pro shop is great. Suggest to stay in the resort to benefit from better rate and perhaps ask for the replay. It’s a little super cold in the morning but temperature climb up very quickly.
Enjoy the deli in the shopping area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

very challenging, amazing staffs

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Lovely Setting

A challenging links style course in the valley surrounded by mountains. The scenery was fantastic. The course was a unique links style course that we rarely get to play in the US. I’ve seen some complaints about the condition of the grass on the course and I didn’t find it any different than many other courses that have the challenge of a long winter and a high altitude environment. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and would return in a second.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Lake Tahoe Player

It is a fun course with a good layout that makes you think a bit. It's not always grip it and rip it. If they would put more of an effort in tee and green condition I would give this course a higher rating. Some of the holes are adjacent to the ski hill and that makes it tough to have excellent conditions on every hole, but even those away from the ski hill need some attention for this price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bring or buy lots of golf balls.

Must hit ball straight and long. Beautiful place to play vistas were amazing. Tee boxes in rough shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Difficulty

For someone who can’t hit 200+ yard drives, the course is extremely difficult even from the white tees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

This was only my second time playing the links at Squaw Creek and compared to the first round a couple years ago I’d say the conditions have deteriorated substantially. I know it was a bit of a harsh winter and of course Covid has not helped with keeping employees for course maintenance but there are other courses in the surrounding area that have their tracks dialed! . My wife and I love links golf and the layout of this course has unbelievable views and a ton of character but unfortunately it’s just not worth what they’re charging. I sure hope they can figure it out, would love to play it again with better conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 1
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
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