Ponderosa Golf Course in Truckee, California, USA | GolfPass
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4.3
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.1
96.6%
Recommend this course
50 out of 55 reviews
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4.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.7
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
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0
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0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6044 yards
Slope 121
Rating 67.6

Ponderosa Golf Course may have a short layout but it features the challenges of a full-length championship course. The golf course sprawls across mountainous terrain that provides plenty of elevation changes throughout. The fairways are lined with towering trees and the greens are undulating, making accuracy a top priority in doing well. There are two dogleg holes and one hole has an elevated green to watch out for. There are also bunkers scattered throughout. The golf course provides excellent short game practice as well as being a great round for beginning to intermediate players. Ponderosa Golf Course also has practice facilities for golfers to use including chipping and putting greens and driving nets.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season May - October
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
55 Reviews (55)
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Reviews 4
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Perfect Course for All Players

We played here three times during our vacation. Great for us because it is affordable, three sets of pins, one set was 300 yards, the other was 150-175 yards. As a beginning female player, I appreciate this. Lovely course, good location, good experience. Thanks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun and relaxing golf

This is a fun course for intermediate golfers. There are some long par 4’s and the uphill par 3 is challenging. The fairways are wide and well kept. We played late morning on a holiday and had no problems booking a time. Play was fast and we were allowed out as a twosome. I really enjoyed playing this course.

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

Nice nine hole course

Course is good for the average golfer. Very relaxed atmosphere. Staff was excellent and really helped in making it a very experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course

This was my first time playing at Ponderosa golf course. It is a challenging and top notch nine hole course that you will enjoy. The fairways and greens are in great condition! The pace of play at 7am was ideal. The staff is friendly and professional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Tahoe golf and experience.

Great Tahoe golf and experience.

Beautiful convenient course to play nine holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Will be back next time I visit Donner Lake

Went to Donner Lake for a weekend getaway and wanted to play golf. Found this gem of a course! I must say the fairways and greens were in excellent condition. They just had a new arrigation system put in a year ago and looks like it's really paid off. Fairways were green and luscious and perfectly cut. I didn't have my own clubs so had to rent...$20, which was a bummer and I wish this place was 18 holes! That's my only criticism of this place. I'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great, reasonably priced, 9 hole course

Nice municipal course; very friendly staff; good pace and fair pricing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really fun course

Great practice course for course management greens are very receptive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice 9 hole coursew

This course offers 9 or 18 holes. They have pull carts and drive carts. Front staff is very friendly. Course recently went through an irrigation upgrade and is much improved over the past few years.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Love this course

Super long, wide, and well set up. I love coming here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for the money

This is a one of the best night nine hole courses I’ve played that gives you your monies worth it is we’ll maintained and gives you enough of a challenge to keep you coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best family fun

Had a blast playing with my kids.
Low rating on course condition only temporary because irrigation system being redone.
Low amenities score due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Public local course Truckee

Course is under repair right now.
So lots of equipment and holes dug up / grass patches.

Staff friendly

Easy course to walk

Nothing fancy, but a great place to play a quick 9 holes for reasonable price compare to the expensive places.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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