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4.0
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
84.6%
Recommend this course
71 out of 81 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7002 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.1

Located high in the Sierra among towering pines and meandering creeks, Tahoe Donner Golf Club is a scenic mountain course that is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program. The front nine of the golf course moves clockwise while the back nine moves in reverse, providing an interesting change of pace. The unique layout features narrow fairways that are lined with trees and large, undulating greens that putt true and fast. There are bunkers strategically placed throughout and a water hazard comes into play on the last hole. Dramatic elevation changes afford views of the mountainous countryside and the abundant wildlife that call Tahoe Donner Golf Club home.

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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Golf Season Mid June - Mid October (weather permitting)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Activities

Riding

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.0
81 Reviews (81)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 11
Narrow Fairways 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 10
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Horribly Slow Greens and Pace

The greens were the slowest greens I've ever played. Downhill putts would stop when they shouldn't, putts would stop on breaks. Horribly frustrating to play since there's no way to judge the speed. Also, pace of play was very slow because of a men's club tournament. They should have left a block of tee times open between the last men's club group and public to help with pace.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tahoe Donner Golf Course

Weather was great. Course in good shape. Group in front of us very slow; 3 holes open in front. Marshall came by and assisted us moving up. Great idea. The rest of the play was wonderful. Nobody in front and nobody in back! Doesn't get better than that!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wanted to see the renovation that was done

I was a little disappointed that they removed trees that were in play. They opened up some landing areas and opened up room around some greens.

Greens were not completely grown out but on their way to looking good. As a previous member, the greens needed to be redone, they were sloping real badly. Glad this was done.

Some fairways were not looking good, dandelions and weeds are growing badly, even the first tee was filled with dandelions?

This course is a great fun play with elevations and challenging holes. The renovation was not as good as I had hoped, but still overall this is a good track.

To be fair, there is still a lot of growth going on with the new areas and that will improve over the year.

They will need a lot of water, many hot spots already showing on the new surfaces.

Customer service and the restaurant are top notch.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 532
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Almost ready for prime time

The $2-million renovation was ongoing the day I played. The greens looked great, but were ultraslow. Two holes played as temporary par 3s. Once they open (I'm told by the end of June) and the greens are cut, Tahoe Donner will be ready to compete with the area's top courses.
It's got an incredible setting and some fun surprises, like trees in the middle of the fairway, a periscope on no. 18 and a foursome of greens sunken below the fairways on the front nine. Save some time for post-round food and drinks in the clubhouse.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide open easy but challenging course.

Grass on green still young. Very slow. Staff said it wl be better in 3 weeks time when grass may grow.

Other wise wide open and staff is caring about course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SOON

In due time, this place WILL come around to a former glory. Maybe by mid July. It will be fun to play then.

Great layout. Great staff.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course! Greens are little slow which I didn’t mind would love to play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

2 million in renovations?????

2 holes have makeshift tee boxes that made par 3s out a par 4 and par 5 that sucked. Greens were really slow but looked good and you would think much faster . But this course can and will be amazing at some point hopefully this season if the fairways grow in . I did play with some cool people who I will play with again . I will definately try this course again at least 1 or two more times

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome surprise

From walking in to the pro shop with James Brown playing on the speakers, to being greeted with a genuine smile, to the excellent course conditions, to the post-round beverage... What an awesome surprise! This is a superb course, layout and, the greens renovations make the shorter shots interesting and fun. 5/5 and looking forward to visiting again this season!

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

Great course

Condition of course this late in year was very good. Great greens. Enjoyed the beautiful course and well taken care of. Will play again!

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

Nice Course

Course was crowded but play moved well. Had a course employee join us uninvited on hole 3. Was a terrible player who started playing the tips on hole 7. Was struggling to hit his drive 100 yards. Was very frustrating. Told the pro at the turn who immediately took care of the problem. Pro said absolutely no fivesomes on a Friday afternoon. Back nine was much more pleasant.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need some help

Great layout with some tight fairways.
5 hour round but it was a Fri afternoon so probably “on par”. The greens are pretty bumpy./rough maybe due to the big winter this year. We had a great time :)

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Recovering

Still recovering from winter.
Greens in bad shape. Two months out at best. Fairways in decent shape. Beautiful layout

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great beautiful course, would absolutely play again. The course itself is rather elementary. A lot of people hype this course to be extremely difficult, which most mountain courses are. People also seem to hype up the 18th hole which was also very easy. Beautiful hole don't get me wrong. I'd say the only downfall of this course, and it's not even the course or it's employees, it's the fact that they don't have Dijon mustard or bbq sauce at their snack bar. I looked at the menu and they have blue cheese dressing for one of their menu items. How are you going to have blue cheese dressing but not have bbq sauce or Dijon. Those are two staple condiments for any snack bar. If I'm going to pay 7 dollars for a dog or 10 dollars for a burger I would hope that I have the condiments I need. Next time I'll be sure to bring my own condiments.

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