Tahoe Paradise Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, California, USA | GolfPass
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3.8
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
82.2%
Recommend this course
133 out of 156 reviews
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3.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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3.7
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
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2
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.6%
Recommend this course
19 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 66
Length 4034 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Situated within the woodlands of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tahoe Paradise Golf Course has a hilly landscape covered with towering pines. This short, tight golf course is filled with challenges including tight, narrow fairways and smooth, fast greens. The fairways are also lined with trees and thick cuts of rough and some of there is an occasional sloped green. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course's par-4 holes are said to have severe dogleg fairways and water hazards come into play on two holes. The picturesque scenery provides a relaxing break from the challenges of the golf course. One of the most scenic holes is the par-3 14th with a spectacular view of Mt. Tallac and the surrounding peaks.

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season May 01 - October 15
Architect Fred R. Blanchard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

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3.8
156 Reviews (156)
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Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

The course is tight and in pretty good condition. Perfect for newer golfers - staff is as friendly as can be - no complaints about this set up. We recommend the course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Short Course

Even though the course is 4000 yds., there's a lot of skill involved to "shape" your shot on several holes. The par 3s were short, but very challenging because of the narrow opening to the green. A fun course to test your skills.
The pro shop staff was very friendly and helpful.
Surprised to see gas carts, which were a bit spendy to use at $20/person.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice executive course

Challenging due to narrow fairways.
Narrow fairways also make it easy to get hit by a ball like I did!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

hit with cart fee

thought I had found a decent Hot Deals rate of 95 $ for my wife ad I. I was informed it was walking rate and there was another 20 $ EACH for an old gas cart.

Now the rate was 135 $ for this very short 18 holes. The employee at the desk was friendly and professional, but very frustrating, and cost was too high for this course. Front 9 was GREAT pace, but the course put a tournament out on the back 9 and so the pace slowed to a stop.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your money

If you like a cramped course, rednecks in tee shirts and tank tops, dogs riding in carts and pooping everywhere, loud music playing from other carts, then this course is for you. We paid $80 apiece to play a course I assumed would follow the basic golf etiquette, I was wrong. This is a Lake Tahoe area golf course, but that doesn’t mean anything here. If it was half the price we paid, it would still be too much. Go up the road a mile and play a well maintained course that follows the rules of golf etiquette and you will enjoy yourself way more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience. We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain. We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great short course

Course plays fast. No need for a cart. Fun and a bit challenging at times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expensive for nothing

This course for the price is horrible (IF YOU BOOK THROUGH GOLF NOW). I spent 80 dollars between the app and the actual course because it doesn’t include cart rental even though the app says otherwise. Staff was not understanding of that fact unfortunately. I would never recommend anyone to play here greens were in bad condition, tee boxes equally as bad, course was muddy from over watering.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/14/2022

Hi! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your feedback helps us do better. Thank you for visiting Tahoe Paradise Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

E ticket

Very tight course. Short, but very challenging. Greens were slow in comparison. Not a straight put. Definitely an E ticket for 1st timers.

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

Great course with a great price

Can’t beat the scenic views of the mountains. Fun challenging course and not an arm n a leg to play. Loved it. Friendly staff as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This is probably in my top five courses playing, this is right up there with the Mauna Lana in Hawaii

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course!

Beautiful and challenging course with a lot of up and down elevation and some narrow fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hi,

we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Tahoe Paradise Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible Greens

The course is through the trees and kind of fun to play. It's not a very long course, so my wife enjoyed scoring better than she normally does. The greens were horrible. I don't know if they had some type of disease or what, but they were super bumpy and extremely slow. You never knew where your ball was going to go when you putted it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, Gordy. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Tahoe Paradise Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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