The Club at ArrowCreek - Challenge Course
The Club at ArrowCreek is a two-course complex in Reno with some of the biggest old names in golf behind it. Arnold Palmer designed The Legend Course and Fuzzy Zoeller is one of the men behind The Challenge Course. Both Legend and Challenge feature forced carries galore, gnarly tall grasses that sway in the Nevada breeze and fast greens with more swerve than a racing motorcycle.
ArrowCreek Membership Director Drew Yardley says the greens "run a very true 11 to 11 1/2" on the Stimpmeter. You'll just know that you will have the chance to sink long putts if you do your due dilegence on the reads.
Of course, chances are, you'll be caught up in the views. ArrowCreek lets you look down on the city of Reno and its downtown casinos on several holes. No. 14 on The Challenge Course is particularly memorable. Here, you can look across the twisting fairway (you're playing a tough dogleg) and look at the top of casinos like the Peppermill at eye level.
Initial plans called for ArrowCreek to be a completely private membership-only facility. But the club opened itself to limited outside play through golf packagers and some casino plans. Still, it carries the feel, look and facilities of a high-end country club with big plush locker rooms.
|Sage (W)||72||6170 yards||74.7||141|
|Coyote (W)||72||5826 yards||72.0||130|
|Sun (W)||72||5556 yards||70.3||125|
|Steel M: 74.8/138||568||420||457||187||370||457||538||208||459||3664||391||473||170||555||477||582||425||244||474||3791||7455|
|Rust M: 72.0/134||536||404||424||161||337||421||493||183||444||3403||368||437||138||516||451||535||360||208||446||3459||6862|
|Redtail M: 69.6/130||536||336||387||161||337||392||493||162||403||3207||368||349||138||516||384||500||360||183||446||3244||6451|
|Sage M: 68.4/127 W: 74.4/141||498||336||387||153||303||392||462||162||403||3096||307||349||123||478||384||500||333||183||417||3074||6170|
|Coyote M: 67.3/124 W: 72.5/133||449||336||358||153||303||327||462||145||366||2899||307||349||123||478||360||454||333||149||374||2927||5826|
|Sun M: 66.2/117 W: 70.9/130||449||313||358||129||270||327||430||145||366||2787||267||306||109||441||360||454||309||149||374||2769||5556|
|Jackrabbit M: 69.2/96 W: 61.2/104||310||210||225||120||200||241||322||110||237||1975||238||251||101||301||212||307||264||99||244||2017||3992|
|Cottontail M: 58.1/90 W: 57.1/95||235||173||181||70||176||183||267||75||181||1541||238||251||101||301||212||307||264||99||244||2017||3558|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Lockers, Locker Rooms
Challenging is an understatement
Long course, 7400 plus yards from back Tee. Wide fairways invite you to swing hard but you are greeted with extreme rocky areas and ravines if you miss the fairway and light rough. 4 Difficult par 3's.
My favorite is 12th hole from T Boxes high above the green surrounded by 3 bunkers spread around front and sides of the green. Special hole to enjoy views of Reno and mountains.
In high season the greens are kept at 10 to 11 on stim meter to stay reasonable.
Both courses at Arrowcreek are now totally private and the entire facility has undergone a complete renovation to include outside pool and bar/restaurant. Every day spent here is a day in a first class resort!