Old Greenwood Golf Course
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.
|Two (W)||72||6457 yards||76.0||143|
|Tee IV M: 75.5/144||462||631||196||383||484||578||187||357||452||3730||600||345||551||522||472||221||396||230||451||3788||7518|
|Tee III M: 73.0/139||425||582||171||363||441||568||161||334||400||3445||557||330||507||487||426||199||369||208||416||3499||6944|
|Tee II-III M: 71.5/135||425||564||139||363||411||500||138||334||386||3260||540||330||493||429||426||171||369||182||397||3337||6597|
|Tee II M: 70.7/132 W: 76.0/143||407||564||139||349||411||500||138||318||386||3212||540||270||493||429||408||171||355||182||397||3245||6457|
|Tee I-II M: 68.2/126 W: 73.2/137||317||475||139||349||326||500||138||318||345||2907||463||270||493||363||363||171||355||158||327||2963||5870|
|Tee I M: 66.1/122 W: 70.7/131||317||475||109||301||326||436||110||269||345||2688||463||221||425||363||363||111||300||158||327||2731||5419|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California
One of Tahoe's best
Jack Nicklaus painted a masterpiece on a perfect canvass of trees and elevation changes. It certainly belongs in the conversation of the best courses near Lake Tahoe and the best of northern California.
The greens were the fastest of the five courses I played in the Lake Tahoe region that week.
Some of the bunkers are downright vicious, so make sure you miss greens in the right spots.
Like my colleague Mike Bailey, I found the food and beverage service sorely lacking. My group specifically came for lunch, thinking a highly regarded course would have some nice options. The outdoor grill only serves normal fare (hamburgers, wraps, hot dogs, etc.) that tasted fine until you factor in the prices charged.
The Academy, which features a massive range, practice park and great indoor studio manned by a top 100 teacher, has become an incubator for junior golf. The range is so long - 400-yards-plus - that three recent world long-drive champions have practiced there.
The course was in excellent condition. The greens were quite difficult, fast and tricky but a delight to play.
Great course slow play
Marshall never even attempted to get the backlog moving. Absolutely crawling pace and even though we saw the Marshall several times he just sort of shrugged when asked about what was being done to speed the pace of play up. Round would have taken 6 hours had we just not played the front side again instead of the completely backed up back 9. The course is great but I’d rather play a crappy muni course if I have to pay like 200 dollars for a round and the Marshall won’t even attempt try to keep the pace of play up.
A golf adventure I'll never forget
Beyond beauty. Pristine conditions. A punishing course that has a hazard for all of your common misses. Fairways are wide but do not be fooled, course management is key. Favors a fade. Those that have a draw or a hook like me will enjoy the punshiment. Do not go pin seeking, lay up or aim center green when pin is tucked. Greens are hard and fast but immaculate. The course is adventurous, carving through a gorgeous landscape. Couldnt ask for a better experience. Can't wait to play it again.
Pristine golf experience
Course is well manicured and absolutely beautiful. The fairways are striped criss-cross and generous. The rough beyond the first cut is thick ... but not impossible. Greens are well maintained and have undulations to deal with. I basically ended up using every club in the bag. Also take elevation into consideration when you play here as the ball does travel further.
Try to bake in ample time to use the amazing practice range and greens before you start your round.
Beverage cart did not have good inventory, course had brown spots, but was challenging.
Old Greenwood is fantastic! A guaranteed challenge for a first time players. Additionally I played 1 week prior to their PGA event. Conditions were amazing and difficult with extra thick first and second cut rough and fast greens. Pin placement was evil. The course was buzzing with activity which slightly distracted from the serenity of an absolute picture perfect course. Play this course and then play it many times again, you will enjoy every round. I have not had the opportunity to spend time using off course facilities, however, staff was friendly, helpful, and eager to assist.
Gorgeous course with tough bunkers and sloping greens many options for tough pin placements!