A view from a tee at Toiyabe Golf Club.
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4.6
246 Reviews (246)
5 Stars
164
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
96.4%
Recommend this course
237 out of 246 reviews
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4.6
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.2%
Recommend this course
99 out of 104 reviews
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4.6
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
145 out of 151 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
246 Reviews (246)
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Amazing course

Always a treat to play this course. Definitely a hidden gem. The locals know the course well so reserve early. The only issue is it gets windy often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

weather changed

I made Tee time week prior to going the weather was suppose to be 68 and sunny. A front came in making it a high of 58 and overcast. The course wouldn't let anyone out until 12 so we got started 15 minutes late. There were so few people on the course game pace was fine.We had a cover and a heater so it wasn't that bad, but had I not a pre-paid tee time I wouldn't have went. As for the course it's in good shape and I play it often, I like it.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Delay and lack of golf cart

1 hour delay with my tee time. When it was my turn they did not have enough carts so half of my group left early and I waited another 10 minutes for a cart to arrive. I finally received my cart and went to tee box. When I arrived my group was still on the 1st hole waiting for the group ahead to finish putting.

This continued through out the round. We eventually ran out of day light when we arrived at 14 hole and finish the round early.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, great views

Ground was a bit wet and greens were ultra-fast.
Gorgeous views though and drinks cart shows up frequently.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous

What a phenomenal course. Great shape. Really enjoyed it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best!

I palyed several courses In Reno area and this is a gem:
well-maintained and clean surropunding, rolling hills with water hazards, nice back drop of mountains, not-too-fast/slow greens.
Only regret is, should have found this place long ago!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good shape

It was a little cold for the time of year. The course was in good shape,, game pace was good, company was excellent. Had a wonderful day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It was very good

Customer service was great
Pace of play the back 9 was very slow at first, there was a 4some with two kids, the kids should get more lessons before they hit the course
Conditions were very good
We had a good time, we'll be back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 126
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Five hours of play due to overbooking.

I think the course is enjoyable, albeit overbooking. At the par 3 holes, there were 2-4 groups waiting. It’s horrendous experience. There were some unruly players who constantly hit the balls into us, risking hitting us. Wide greens had some geese and duck dung and bunkers were half- filled with water. Fairways were not maintained. There were no yardage markers. Restrooms were clean and had good supplies with good running water. I felt sad that I couldn’t enjoy the game this time, after driving up here 185 miles and staying three nights in a hotel because we had very good 2 experience in the past. We will not come back until we hear that the course conditions are improved but it is still one of the best courses in Reno area. Thanks.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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