Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 1
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 1
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's first hole is a gentle, short par 4. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 2
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 2
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-4 second hole wraps around a pond. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 4
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 4
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-4 fourth hole is a long, tight uphill test. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch GC
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Whitehawk Ranch GC
Designer Dick Bailey routed Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club in and out of dense forest into open valley expanses. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 10
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 10
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-4 10th hole plays 464 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 11
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 11
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-3 11th hole plays 202 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch golf course in Clio, Calif.
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Whitehawk Ranch golf course in Clio, Calif.
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club is remotely located in Clio in Plumas County, near Graeagle. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 15
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 15
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-5 15th hole plays 536 yards. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch G.C. - hole 16
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Whitehawk Ranch G.C. - hole 16
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-3 16th hole plays 175 yards from the championship tees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 18
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 18
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's 18th hole is a par 5 reachable in two with a perfect drive. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Whitehawk Ranch golf course - hole 13
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Whitehawk Ranch golf course - hole 13
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-4 13th hole features views of the Mohawk Valley and clubhouse. Rod Hanna/Golf the High Sierra
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 9
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club - hole 9
Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's par-4 ninth is a drivable, 310-yard hole. Rod Hanna/Golf the High Sierra
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club in Clio, California

CLIO, Calif. -- Opened in 1996, Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club in Plumas County, Calif. is a remote course about an hour's drive from Reno and Lake Tahoe, set on nearly 1,000 acres that once served as a cattle ranch.

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club was designed by Dick Bailey, who has delivered a very player-friendly course that is loads of fun to play and even prettier to look at. Set within the Mohawk Valley, the course's meadow holes play around native grasses and wildflowers, while the forested holes wind through tall pines, cedars, firs and aspens. Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club features a handful of short par 4s on the front nine, culminating with a 310-yard ninth hole that is a too-good-to-be-true look at driving the green from the tee.

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club's back nine gets a little longer, with no par 4s less than 415 yards from the championship tees, but has two reachable par 5s. A par 71, Whitehawk Ranch plays just under 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

Located near Graeagle in Clio and part of a small residential community, facilities at Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club include a small pro shop and grill, but very good driving range and short-game area.

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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