About Lake TahoeLake Tahoe straddles the border between California and Nevada, surrounded by mountains on every side. The lake has long been one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S., offering an abundance of activities to please outdoor enthusiasts of any sort. As the largest alpine lake in North America, it draws skiers from all over the country but the area also offers some of the most scenic golf you'll find in the US. Whether you choose to drive around the lake and try out several courses or just stick to a few on the North or South shores, you'll be treated with stunning lakefront views.
One of Tahoe's most popular golf spots is Edgewood Golf Course located on the southeast shore. The course is home to the Celebrity Golf Championship and ranked as one of "America's Top Golf Courses" by Golf Digest. Lake Tahoe Golf Course is one of the more affordable options in the area but you won't be sacrificing scenery for the price. Sprawling across a mountain meadow along the Upper Truckee River, the course is surrounded by the High Sierras. In addition to the panoramic views, it's also a layout that players of all skill levels can enjoy.
Edgewood Tahoe Resort, the exclusive home of the American Century Celebrity Championship, is Tahoe’s only lakefront golf destination. From the first hole to the last, every Edgewood moment has been designed to provide you with one-of-kind challenges, natural marvels, and enduring, championship-caliber memories.
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A mountain village born of good spirits, Truckee, Calif., sits just north of Lake Tahoe's north shore and earned its reputation as a ski haven. Spectacular in the winter, this part of NoCal's High Sierra, though, provides an idyllic golf escape for a few tantalizing months each summer. A diverse golf scene has emerged, Brandon Tucker writes.
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Mountain golf is a special kind of golf. Such is the case when you golf the High Sierras, from Reno, Nev., to Lake Tahoe up to Truckee, Calif. This area is littered with dramatic golf holes, and some of them present some pretty interesting risk-reward opportunities. Mike Bailey details four examples of what kind of thrill rides you're in for when you play golf in the Reno-Tahoe area.
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Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee, Calif. is fun from beginning to end. The conditioning of the Brad Bell-designed course is superb, and the service is impeccable. Despite a somewhat higher rate than some other local courses, a visit to Coyote Moon should be on the itinerary of any visitor to the Reno-Tahoe area, Kiel Christianson writes.
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Some of the world's best summer mountain golf can be played around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Then, just 30 minutes to the east and over the mountains in Nevada, golf -- generally more affordable -- can be enjoyed in Reno-Sparks and the Carson Valley all year long. Depending on your checkbook, this guide can help you plan your golf vacation around Lake Tahoe and nearby Reno-Sparks.
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TRUCKEE, CA | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe and 2 rounds of golf at Old Greenwood & Gray’s Crossing.
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TRUCKEE, CA | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The Cedar House Lodge and 3 rounds of golf at Old Greenwood, Gray’s Crossing & Coyote Moon.
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RENO, NV | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at Whitney Peak Hotel and 3 rounds of golf at Old Greenwood, Somerset Country Club & Grizzly Ranch.
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NAPA, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Silverado Resort and Spa and 2 rounds of golf at Silverado Resort and Spa North & South Courses.
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SONOMA, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and 1 round of golf at Sonoma Golf Club.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Hotel Kabuki and 2 rounds of golf at Harding Park & Presidio Golf Club.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodations at The Laurel Inn & The Beach House Hotel and 4 rounds of golf at TPC Harding Park, Presidio Golf Course, and Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
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HALF MOON BAY, CA | Enjoy 1 night's accommodation at Half Moon Bay Lodge and 2 rounds of golf at Half Moon Bay Old Course & Half Moon Bay Ocean Course.