Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 1
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Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 1
The par-4 first hole on the Lakes course at Red Hawk Golf Club is a gentle opening hole with a wide fairway. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 3
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Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 3
The par-4 third hole at Red Hawk Golf Club's Lakes course plays around a lake near the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 4
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Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 4
The fourth hole on Red Hawk Golf Club's Lakes course is a 220-yard par 3 over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 6
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Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 6
The par-5 sixth hole on at Red Hawk Golf Club's Lakes course is guarded by water on the right side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk G.C. - Lakes Course - hole 7
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Red Hawk G.C. - Lakes Course - hole 7
The par-4 seventh hole on the Lakes course at Red Hawk G.C. plays to an elevated green guarded by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
The Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf Club in Reno
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The Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf Club in Reno
Both courses at RedHawk Golf Club in Reno were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk GC - Lakes Course - hole 13
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Red Hawk GC - Lakes Course - hole 13
Wetlands line the right side of the 13th hole on the Lakes course at Red Hawk GC in Sparks. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 16
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Red Hawk Golf Club - Lakes Course - hole 16
The par-5 16th hole on the Lakes course at Red Hawk Golf Club is guarded by wetlands. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Red Hawk G.C. - Lakes Course - hole 17
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Red Hawk G.C. - Lakes Course - hole 17
The long, par-3 17th hole on the Lakes course at Red Hawk G.C. is all carry over water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Red Hawk Golf and Resort's Lakes Course offers a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. challenge near near Reno, Nevada

SPARKS, Nev. -- The Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf and Resort is one of two courses at this golf club in Sparks. The other is the private Hills Course available to members of the club. As their names imply, the Hills plays up and down more severe hillsides, while the Lakes is flatter and water heavy.

Red Hawk's Lakes Course plays 7,140 yards from the championship tees and features bentgrass greens and more than 100 bunkers. There are many dogleg rights here, far more than holes played left, so slicers may find the golf course friendly -- but hazards tend to lurk on the right side of many fairways as well. The most daring shot on the course comes on the 17th, a long par 3 played entirely over water.

Red Hawk Golf and Resort features a full driving range and practice facility, and the clubhouse has a good bar and grill and even a few slot machines at the bar if you're looking for a little post-round luck.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Red Hawk Golf and Resort's Lakes Course offers a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. challenge near near Reno, Nevada