A view of a green guarded by a tricky bunker from Lakes Course at Red Hawk.
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4.2
359 Reviews (359)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
88.4%
Recommend this course
321 out of 359 reviews
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4.2
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
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35 out of 42 reviews
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4.2
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.6%
Recommend this course
92 out of 105 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7140 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.6

The Lakes Course at the Resort at Red Hawk is a Robert Trent Jones masterpiece that has helped vault Reno and the High Sierra into the upper echelon of West Coast golf destinations. Named the best daily fee golf experience by readers of the <em>Reno-Gazette Journal</em>, the Hills Course is a challenge not to be missed.

Playing to more than 7,100 yards from the tips, the Lakes Course is a haven for big hitters who love dangerous risk-reward opportunities, as well as for players who thrive on accuracy in their golf game. More than 100 bunkers challenge golfers, as do a plethora of trees and water hazards that both add to the aesthetics of the course, and the difficulty.

Along with its sister, the Hills Course, the Lakes Course has helped the Resort at Red Hawk become synonymous with stellar golf action and excellent service.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 5/6 - 10/15
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
359 Reviews (359)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Dinner 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 20
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 10
In the 'Burbs 9

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Great weather, nice course, but ...

I've played Red Hawk a ton in the 20+ years it's been open. It's a really good track and a good test of golf.
I'll also say that Red Hawk does a great job with pace of play at both courses. There's days when you show up and see a packed parking lot and feel a five-hour round coming on but it's almost always four or just over, in my experience.
This round showed a growing problem with courses and GolfNow/TeeOff, however -- the lack of the course accurately conveying conditions through the booking website.
We showed up and learned it was cart path-only. Understandable but there was one member of our group who was not physically in a good place for that.
Whether cart path only or temporary greens or carts have to be back in by a certain time, it's problematic enough that I won't be renewing my GolfPass membership. GolfNow/TeeOff blames the courses and the courses blame the website. Have had enough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course.

The Lakes course is the go to for this area. Good course, challenging and the amenities are excellent. Comfortable carts and smooth cart paths throughout the course. The greens for this particular round were in excellent shape for this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

did actually play the Lakes course. Over booked the course so had to play the Hills. It was not a bad track, .Greens were extremely fast and bumpy with lots of break.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quick rounds

Played Red Hawk lakes course twice. The course layout is great and it was in outstanding condition. Greens were fast, but true and fairways were great.

Staff was very friendly and helpful!

Will be back to play the Hills course soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same pin positions and no cart girl

Played 2 days in a row they had same pin position, there was no cart girl, and the round took 5 hours
Also many trespassers on course people jogging, walking, riding bikes, talking and kids on motorized bikes.
On the 7th hole there were kids on bikes talking on cel phones trespassing talking while we were trying to tee off
On the 11th hole there were kids on motorized bikes causing problems with excessive noise
Also no cart girls and they never told us when checking in

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play poor greens

Played back to back days 5 hour rounds each time
No beverage cart on 10/4/22
Also my bud hit on a par 4 guy was 275 away and Mr Yamamoto yelled at us said to be patient

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

over booked and slow play

It was a Monday, I had a Tee time of 2:30 and didnt get to play the last three holes because it got dark! Waaay overbooked.. play was ridiculously slow. Players behind us were getting imatant and hit in to our group several times. Nothing we could do! We were backed up and waiting at every Tee box for several minuetes each hole. Sad because it is a nice course- just way over booked!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Red Hawk Lakes

Beautiful course with lots of wild birds. 1st green has issues but all of the others rolled great. Fairways are very well maintained. Most of the Bunkers are hard as cement ( I know because I found probably a dozen of them) and it takes real finesse to control distance out of them. Overall we had a very enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant day on a well priced course

Just a well maintained course that is a good test for the average golfer and beginners as well staff were very good and friendly good value and good course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Geese everywhere.Too much. Get rid of them

Geese or not an endangered species.

The golf course is completely invaded by geese everywhere.

The fairways and the greens are suffering because of the geese. They crap everywhere and it’s almost impossible to take your shot in certain areas of the golf course because of the goose crap.

Time to eliminate the overpopulation of geese that are destroying our local golf courses.

From now on all the courses that I play that are invaded by geese are going to get a negative review until something is done to correct this completely invasive species.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ylopez

The pace of play at this course is ridiculously slow and the always overbooked the tee times.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Red Hawk

Have played the course many times. Always in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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