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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
95.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 56 reviews
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4.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.7
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7518 yards
Slope 140
Rating 75.2

Old Greenwood, host of the 2020 Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour, is widely regarded as one of the best public courses ever designed by Jack Nicklaus. It features a beautiful mountain backdrop in the High Sierras, winding through an exclusive neighborhood of homes. Tall pines line its twisting fairways. Deep bunkers and water hazards guard demanding Nicklaus greens. The facility, part of the Tahoe Mountain Club, is also home to a golf academy with one of the best practice facilities in northern California.

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Blue Grass
Golf Season May - Octomber
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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 Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2020 #21)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2020 #8) (2017 #17)

Reviews

4.6
56 Reviews (56)
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Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure

Love this track. Greens lighting fast today, loved it! Played in under 4 hours!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf trip

Course was beautiful and great shape. Very challenging course, some picturesque 3 pars
Was a great treat to play this course. Chris the marshall was super nice and helpful
Will play again when back in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I love to play this course, but I got tied up with a couple of old guys who thought they were good golfers. There were not and thus it took us 5 hours and 15 minutes to play 18n holes. I played your course a few times and look forward to playing it again. Hopefully I do not get STUCK with these folks again. Looking forward to playing 18 again - I will remember my mistake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

STRONG SUGGESTION

The course is exelent.

BUT while there are 5 tee boxes, non near 6,000 yards.
5,500 ti 6,400 plus and longer. With 5 tee boxes, you shouldnn't have a use a combo card which I did not see to have tees 6,000 - 6,100 the most.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf course

Had a great time playing with strangers as I signed up as a single. The course is in immaculate condition. Love to play this course and would recommend to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another set of tees

Old Greenwood is a beautiful track. The Barracuda tournament had just been held there the previous week so the course was in great shape. However, the rough was long and thick which created a significant penalty if you found yourself there. I think for this high end layout the bunkers could’ve had more and better sand. The greens are well protected with many strategically placed bunkers, some of which are quite deep, and the sand or rather the mix of sand and dirt made them especially unappealing. My friend and I have played there several times and next to Edgewood this is my favorite Tahoe course, so this complaint is a minor irritant, and in truth I suck in bunkers.

There is one thing that would represent a vast improvement in playability for players like myself. I’m 72, with the usual loss of power and distance that goes with that, and the tee options available range from forward tees of about 5400 yards and a rating of 66.1 and a slope of 122 with the next option being 6457 yards with a rating of 70.7 and a slope of 132. There used to be a combo of those two but combo options were no longer on the scorecard. I didn’t want to play a 7500 yard course at 5400 yards so have always played the 6457 yard option. Truthfully that makes for a very difficult outing for this 18 handicapper. A set of tees around 6000 to 6100 yards would make a big difference in the fun factor, and that’s really why I’m out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic day and marvelous course. Thank you. The Pace of play was very slow on every hole

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Layout and conditions

First time playing Old Greenwood did not disappoint! Awesome and fun course layout, fairways were wide enough but definitely tree lined on a lot of holes. The tee box and fairway conditions were pristine, the greens were rather slow but they did mention they were preparing them for the upcoming Barracuda Championship in July 2022 so they were growing them out a little which made them very slow in the morning with some dew but got to decent by mid morning. Overall would highly recommend this course for the great conditions and amazing mountain views!

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

Awesome track

For my first time playing old greenwood, I was not let down. The course was beautiful, the scenery was beautiful and the vibe from the staff was amazing. It’s a track that challenges your shot making and getting up and down for par are like birdies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Course just opened for the season, excellent condition. Greens perfect. Only thing to nitpick was pace of play. Will definitely e back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were quite difficult, fast and tricky but a delight to play.

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