Reno-Lake Tahoe Trip Planner
Golf in the High Sierra throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe, as well as small towns Truckee, Graeagle and more. Let our experts help you navigate the remarkable mountain destination that is Lake Tahoe.
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From Reno and the Carson Valley to South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and beyond, Lake Tahoe's 44 golf courses offer great variety and incredible scenery in one of America's most beautiful places.
Some of the world's best summer mountain golf can be played around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Then, just 30 minutes to the east and over the mountains in Nevada, golf -- generally more affordable -- can be enjoyed in Reno-Sparks and the Carson Valley all year long. Depending on your checkbook, this guide can help you plan your golf vacation around Lake Tahoe and nearby Reno-Sparks.
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.
If you head to Lake Tahoe, it would be a shame to not get on some of the private golf courses that have opened their doors to public play.
Lake Tahoe is an embarrassment of golf riches, especially on the north end. A fivesome of courses in Truckee and another fivesome farther north in Graeagle, Clio and Portola could be golf destinations unto themselves.
A mountain village born of good spirits, Truckee, Calif., sits just north of Lake Tahoe's north shore and earned its reputation as a ski haven. Spectacular in the winter, this part of NoCal's High Sierra, though, provides an idyllic golf escape for a few tantalizing months each summer. A diverse golf scene has emerged, Brandon Tucker writes.
Mountain golf is a special kind of golf. Such is the case when you golf the High Sierras, from Reno, Nev., to Lake Tahoe up to Truckee, Calif. This area is littered with dramatic golf holes, and some of them present some pretty interesting risk-reward opportunities. Mike Bailey details four examples of what kind of thrill rides you're in for when you play golf in the Reno-Tahoe area.
With apologies to Colorado, Lake Tahoe stakes a strong claim as America's best mountain golf destination in summer. Here's a photo gallery of some of the best 18-hole golf courses around Lake Tahoe.