348 Bear Run, Clio , California 96106, US
(530) 897-2300
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About Nakoma Resort

The new 42-room lodge at Nakoma Resort is complemented by Altitude, a 12,000-square-foot recreation center with a teen game room, bar, small gym with a climbing wall, a children's center, fitness room, 24-seat movie theater and outdoor lap pool and jacuzzi. It's open to lodge guests and residents of the still developing golf community. The clubhouse at the Dragon at Nakoma was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$
Property Class★★★★
Acres1280
Year Opened2015
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Bar, Fine
Room TypesRoom
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Nakoma Resort

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4.4
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Challenging

Excellent course very Challenging excellent condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Dragon slayer

Only 1 negative ….. too many sand traps were like wet cement.. packed wet sand- not good.
Other course is as good as ever.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nakoma Golf Course in the Fall

Beautiful golf course! Nice layout. A lot of elevation changes. Getting late in the season, some tees were punched. No water bucket for your towel on the first tee. Greens are fast and putt true. But be mindful of the pitch. Sand traps were hard and hardly any loose sand in them.
We will be back next Summer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 43
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dragon

Great layout. This is the best shape that I have seen it in. It is a must play. Almost perfect. Just needs a little More TLC.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 43
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Could be great again

The course is almost in great condition. It is much better than it has been in the last few years. I am sure it will be great next year. Awesome layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dragon

Great day, challanging but very fun course. Excellent condition with beautiful views. Had to resist using the driver because of the tight fairways, but not a problem

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track

Nothing more fun than playing a course with well maintained contoured greens. Every tee shot and putt was a challenge. You have to play the course. Brilliant!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

One of the Best Courses in California

This is one of the better public courses in all of California. If you are in the area it is worth the trip, and by area I mean anywhere from Tahoe to Reno. It's a beautiful drive from those places, so you won't notice the time. The green fees are a little steep, but they have some golfnow deals every day. So the story goes it was originally designed to be as hard as possible, and has since been tamed a bit to be more playable. I'm a scratch golfer and played from the tips, and certainly didn't find it impossible. Mainly you need to be straight off the tee, or bring a lot of balls. There are a handful of holes they haven't made "more playable" yet, and I actually found those the most interesting. They tend to have humped greens so your approach, or even your putt, could roll right off if not hit exactly right. No matter the difficulty level, it's just a beautiful place - as nice or better than any of those expensive Tahoe-area courses. The clubhouse is a work of art (a Frank Lloyd Wright design). It has a nice range (balls included). It's just the quintessential mountain course, well worth an hour-plus drive. I bet conditions vary based on weather, Spring recovery from snows, etc., but when I was there in mid-July it was excellent. Your pace of play will be whatever speed you want to go, as the place is uncrowded to the extreme. There were 5 players on the entire course in the early morning when I teed off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sierra Gem

Great course, greens need a couple weeks to get really good. Mountain golf at it's finest. Tips for play on the scorecard were very helpful as some tee shots are deceiving. Not easy to get to, but well worth the effort.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time , but young lady who check us in was not have friendly service. Actually lousy service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not bad for spring conditions

First time at the Dragon since COVID.
Overall, course is in pretty good shape.
Greens were slow and a bit spongey, but for a mountain course in May, you have to expect some of that.

If you are playing the Dragon for the first time, buy the guidebook, and use a GPS system like Swing U or similar. Playing this course without those aids is just asking for trouble.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Great course with work

Staff were great. Layout is fun with picturesque holes. Greens were shaggy and bumpy, many with fungus patches. Most bunkers were hardpan. Would be superb course if greens and the many bunkers were maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE WHOLE AREA!!!!

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Every hole is just simply AMAZING. Not like any other course in the whole Northern State..... Better bring your A game because the dragon isn't forgiving. Bought a hot deal and was the only one on my card with NOBODY in front of me. Needless to say the pace of play was no issue. Finished in less than 3 hours. Will DEFINITELY be back playing early here again!!! Do YOURSELF A FAVOR and go check out the Dragon!!!! You will NOT regret it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phenomenal views!

Views and tee shots are spectacular. Course is in pretty solid condition for the value. Very hard course…+15 on top of my handicap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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