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4.3
191 Reviews (191)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
91.5%
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4.3
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.2%
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41 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 88 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.

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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

4.3
191 Reviews (191)

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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Conditions Excellent
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Beautiful layout. Greens in great shape. Some Fairways were a bit rough. Staff was very friendly especially the cart lady and food staff. The mosquitoes came out with a vengeance it the late afternoon. Bring mosquito repellent ior you will need a blood transfusion after. No kidding. Otherwise it was great

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Awesome

The staff was exceptional. I'm not sure what else to say. My experience there was second to none. I really enjoyed myself. Thanks for everything.
Bruce

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing here

The clubhouse is very nice.The staff was very friendly. The weather was perfect and the pace of play was three and one half hours on a Sunday afternoon! The course is not overly difficult. The layout is straight foward. Nothing too tricky, The course itself still needs more grass on the tee boxes and fairways. The greens were in good shape, ,but rolling a little slow at this time.Sand traps were a little wet on the first 5 or 6 holes but they all had plenty of sand. I would play this course again, but wait until a little later in the year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful scenery

Great course to play! The only negative was the flags do not tell you where the holes are located on the green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Genoa Lake course

Staffs are very friendly and flexible so I was able to pull in my tee time for about 20 minutes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Genoa

It’s not a top notch golf course.. The layout is not compact is long.
I’ll play again sometimesin the fun, maybe.

Conditions Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round

Overall great day! Friendly staff, fun course layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

The layout and views are awesome, the conditions weren’t the best but I chose to play it in April, I’m sure it’s a lot better in the summer, so not the fault of the course or GK. Wind made it ridiculously tough but again that’s part of the spring season. Would love to come back in peak season

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great early season conditions

The greens had recently been sanded and early season lumpy, but the grass was great. Fairways were still coming in in places. Tee boxes could have been better, they needed flattening and less watering and more grass.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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