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4.1
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
85.9%
Recommend this course
224 out of 249 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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4.0
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7359 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.0

The Genoa Lakes Golf Club's Lakes Course brings water into Lake Tahoe-Reno golf. It's found on 14 of the 18 hole on the Lakes Course and it's not always nice tame water of staid old country clubs either. Sometimes you'll be shooting over near swamps with tall gnarly grasses poking out of them. That's the Lakes Course.

It's one of the more natural settings in an area known for its nature settings. You'll see cows along the border of the course - and birds will come flying up that you probably can't identify.

Lakes Course is a Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III design with rolling fairways, some tight shot openings and good views. It's 7,359 yards of golf with the Carson River and wetlands riding shotgun. It's located in Carson Valley, an often forgotten town, that's right inbetween the big gaming spots of Reno and Lake Tahoe. That makes Genoa Lakes Golf Club a pretty easy course to get to from most of the popular areas in the High Sierras.

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Jacobsen (1993) John Harbottle III (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts, shorts/proper golf slacks to be worn at all times. No denim/sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2015 #8)

Reviews

4.1
249 Reviews (249)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

course condition

Course is in pretty rough conditions esp. around the greens. Greens are slow and bumpy. Staff is great.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

After hearing raves about this course, I was very disappointed. Greens are currently in terrible condition. Pace of play was good front 9. Back nine a single behind a foursome slowed pace of play dramatically.

Additionally was told they were no longer going to participate in the Golfnow app. Prices will double. I will not be playing this course again.

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

Nice Track

Genoa is a good track, not tricked up and depending on what tees you play, be careful you match your abilities with the ones you choose. Biggest complaint this round was pace of play. Group in front was screwing up everything on the back nine. Front nine not much better. Needed a Marshall out there to cattle prod the group into picking it up. Oblivious to other people and course etiquette with respect to pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth it!

Weather was really unpredictable. Went from sunny to cloudy to windy. Wind changes direction quite a bit, so it's a course you need to play frequently to learn and adjust.

To ALL doofus golfers who play slow, drive carts on par 3's and play as fivesomes, please, stay home and take up knitting or basket weaving. Golf should always be a 4 hour round max and it took us 3 hours to play the first 12 holes. Yikes! I called the clubhouse and the staff was great at speeding up the bozos!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Okay course

Windy and cold. Mountains are full of snow nearby.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pitch mark and divot galore !

Terrible overall condition , tee box are Horrendous, fairways and greens still half dormant. For the premium priced tee time I would pass it up until later in the season.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Other places to play

Staff at the starter and bar/grill must have had bad days- poor attitudes, pace of play was slow, no Marshall , clubhouse closed early, no need to return

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We’ll be Back!!

To be able to golf in March at such a great course….Wow!!
We’re already planning to come back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day at Genoa

Great round, beautiful weather. Course was in great shape for the time of year and is only going to get better as the weather gets warmer. Staff are friendly and happy to see everyone. I look forward to playing Genoa again when I return home from vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good winter experience.

Check-in was great, golf cart was ready and free balls at the driving range. Joined another and we had our own cart. All good. The course as expected was mostly brown. Cart path only was a little obsessive because the ground was firm and dry everywhere. Course layout was good, a nice variety of holes with plenty of room off the tee and around the greens. Speed of greens was surprisingly quick given the time of year and putts ran true, though not always in the hole ;) . Pace of play was good given we were 2 and later 3 following a threesome. . All in all a good experience with pleasant company.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Genoa Lakes

Winter conditions as to be expected in early March.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was closed

Despite having a tee time thru GolfNow when I got there the course was closed, the place was locked up tight and there was no-one around.
No notice was posted anywhere explains why.
I can’t comment on the course.
Communication would be zero stars.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of Play a Problem

A five hour round on a course might be expected on a nice summer day but during the winter on a 55 degree day with hardly anyone on the course is not.
The course was in good condition, the greens were fast and the weather was great for February.. Other than the aforementioned slow play, it was an enjoyable round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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