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4.6
116 Reviews (116)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
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1
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
97.4%
Recommend this course
112 out of 116 reviews
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4.5
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
62 out of 64 reviews
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4.6
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.6%
Recommend this course
87 out of 91 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.3

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Toiyabe Golf Club (formerly known as Thunder Canyon Country Club and Lightning "W" Ranch Golf Course.) has a picturesque landscape of shimmering lakes, meandering streams, and towering pines. This course has a traditional layout that features contoured fairways and fast, generous greens. There are nearly 50 bunkers strategically placed throughout and water comes into play on 14 holes. Elevated tees provide spectacular views of Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain. The golf course is challenging but still player-friendly with seven sets of tees. In addition to the course, Toiyabe Golf Club also offers practice facilities that include chipping and sand practice areas along with an expansive putting green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 4/15 - 10/14

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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 Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

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4.6
116 Reviews (116)
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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First day of Winter

Had a frost delay. The starter let us know where we were in the schedule for teeing off.
As can be expected, the greens were a little beat up. Matched us with another twosome. Very nice guys and fast players. 3 1/2 hours for 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great value for your money.

This place is in Washoe Valley and nestled against the Sierras. The views are magnificent and it winds its way through homes, but they rarely come into play. It is a challenging course for average golfers, but it plays well and fast for all levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is challenging with scenic beauty

Always enjoy this course but miss the GPS on carts!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course

If you are lucky enough to play when it isn’t windy wow! Thanks Trevor and coworkers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Day

Unfortunately started 45 min late due to frost. Once we got out there though it moved at a nice pace.. Challenging fun course, second time playing, enjoyed it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

This is a challenging and fun course to play and worth the drive out to Washoe Valley. I play here every time I visit Reno. Afternoon wind can make it interesting, but the course layout is spectacular and requires almost every club in the bag. The facility is great, the staff friendly and the service is top-notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course with a beautiful backdrop

This is a great course with excellent conditions given the time of year .But they need a marshall to check perople going so slow we had a group of 4 guys in front of us three holes behind and they refused to let us pass I guess because we were a foursome,but we had to wait for them everyhole and most of the time it would takje them three shots each just to get far enough we could tee off which lead to us barely finishing before dark and ruining our tempo of course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Very impressive course, great layout and well maintained. Greens are super soft, and still fast. 2nd Duncan managed course this week, they really know what they're doing. Golfnow needs to update their info, there are no GPS carts used here. The only negative i have with the course is no yardage marker. Wasn't as big of a deal for me, I have a GPS app on my phone. But without that or a range finder, you're stuck guessing.

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