Here in South Lake Tahoe, we are fortunate to live in a year-round playground. When things become blanketed in snow, we have downhill mountains, nordic trails, snowshoeing and snowmobiling trails to keep us busy. Once the snow starts melting, trails clear and become available to hikers and mountain bikers. We have lake activities, and various on-mountain activities at Heavenly Mountain Resort. One of the favorite warm-weather activities to both locals and visitors is golfing. The demand for this sport in Tahoe is clear, as we have four courses just in the South Shore area alone. If you are looking to play a round or two while on your next vacation to South Lake Tahoe, here are some places to play!
You can’t get a much better location than Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Located just past the casinos in South Lake Tahoe and right on Lake Tahoe the views are unbeatable. You might know of this course because it hosts the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament every July. When that is not going on, the course is open for play and comes highly recommended. Rates range from $170 – $220 during the summer months. Call ahead to book at tee time with the Golf Shop: (775) 588 – 3566 or book online
This 9-hole golf course is the oldest course in South Lake Tahoe. It is located right outside of town and the perfect course for the whole family. If you are looking to play an easy low key game, or it is your first time – this is a great course to try it on. No frills, just golf! Prices range from $15 dollars for a twilight game for nine holes to $30 if you want to play 18 holes (a bit cheaper for locals). Call for more information or to book a time: (530) 542 – 6097
This William Bell designed course is located near the town of Meyers, just fifteen minutes from the state line. This course is committed to protecting the environment and is the only Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, and the peace and quiet that Meyers is known for. $29 will get you 9 holes early in the morning or play a full 18 holes during the week for $65. Rates on the weekend increase up to $85 for 18-holes. Call to book a tee time: (530) 577 – 0788 or book online
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is located in Meyers off highway 50. This is a full service course with practice facilities, Pro Shop, snack bar and gorgeous views of the Sierra Mountains. Enjoy a laid-back attitude while playing on this 18-hole golf course. Rates range from $20 for super-twilight with a cart to $55 for a full 18-holes with a cart. Call to book a tee time: (530) 577 – 2121 or book online
If you have played them all, and want even more options head down to the Carson Valley and explore the courses in the valley!