Looking to play a round of the “Greatest Game on Earth” during your visit to Lake Tahoe? We are fortunate to have some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses right here in Tahoe. Both the north and south shores offer many breathtaking courses, as well as some of the neighboring Tahoe areas. Most courses open in the late spring and stay open into October. The summer season offers the best playing conditions with consistently sunny and warm weather, and both late spring and early autumn offer cooler temperatures (often with discounted rates).
South Lake Tahoe Golf Courses
Our most famous golf course in Lake Tahoe would most definitely be Edgewood Tahoe. Famed for its the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament where celebrities (sports players, Olympians, musicians, and actors) come to play for charity every July; locals and tourists alike flock to this event to catch a glimpse, or even snag an autograph, from their favorite sports player or celebrity. Edgewood is also famed for its beautiful lakeside course; with the upscale clubhouse and restaurants, views of the lake, forest and surrounding mountains, it’s easy to see why people from all over the globe come to play a round here.
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tucked in a small valley among the mountains near the Lake Tahoe Airport is the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. This course prides themselves on their reputation for outstanding course conditions, responsible environmental practices, and best-in-class services. The Upper Truckee River winds throughout the course and comes into play on seven holes, with lakes and streams in play on six others. An enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities!
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Just four miles from South Lake Tahoe in the town of Meyers, Tahoe Paradise Golf Course offers affordable rates, scenic forest and mountain views, and a full service course with a pro-shop, practice facilities and a snack bar.
Bijou Municipal Golf Course
Centrally located in South Lake Tahoe, this golf course is the smallest of the south shore’s four courses offering only nine holes. But it is also a historic course; it was built in 1920. Set on a gorgeous meadow with breathtaking mountain views, the layout consists of five par 4’s and four par 3’s, and no water hazards on the whole course.
North Lake Tahoe Golf
Links at Squaw Creek Golf Course
“Challenge yourself in California’s most beautiful valley!” just a short drive from Tahoe City. Links at Squaw Creek is a championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course that rests serenely at the base of Squaw Valley. Designed to preserve the unique beauty, natural wetlands, and wildlife habitat, the spectacular result is a natural golf course that blends in with its beautiful mountain surroundings.
Northstar California Golf Course (Seasonal)
Located in between Kings Beach and Truckee, tucked up in the mountains, overlooking the Martis Valley is the Northstar Golf Course. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Muir Graves, this par-72 course set high in the Sierras offers scenic vistas and panoramic lookouts, with immaculately kept greens and fairways.
Incline Village Mountain Course
An amazing mountain layout with old growth trees and elevation changes, this 18-hole Incline Village golf course is fun and affordable. The Mountain Course is the highest elevation golf course in the State of Nevada and the Tahoe Basin. Incline Village Mountain Course offers two courses, Championship Course and Mountain Course.
Old Brockway Golf Course
Historic Old Brockway Golf Course, located just off the shores of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, is a family-owned and operated 9-hole golf course rated one of the best in America. Enjoy more than 3,400 yards of quality golfing experience, including two par-5 holes, and classic golf course architecture from a bygone era featuring small greens and rewards accuracy.
Golfing in the Surrounding Tahoe Areas
Genoa Lakes Golf Resort
Just a short 20-minute drive from the south shore over Kingsbury Grade (State Route 207), at the foot of the Sierras, lies the small town of Genoa — Nevada’s oldest settlement. In the heart of Genoa, you will find Genoa Lakes Golf Club, which offers two courses: The Lakes Course, and The Ranch Course, both offering beautiful views of the Sierras and Carson Valley.
Carson Valley Golf Course
Home to “affordable and friendly golf”, Carson Valley Golf Course is located in the heart of Gardnerville, Nevada, just a 40-minute drive from the south shore. The cool rush of the Carson River and the shade from the giant cottonwood trees give this course a very unique character.
Ponderosa Golf Course
This beautifully maintained nine-hole course is nestled in the city Truckee, California, and was originally developed by the townspeople in 1961. The course features include: club and cart rentals, chipping and practice greens, driving nets, pro shop, and snack bar.
Offering a wide range of golf courses with breathtaking views of the surrounding forest, mountains, valleys, and even the lake, Lake Tahoe is the perfect playground for every golfer, at every skill level. Combined with a stay in a Lake Tahoe vacation rental, you’ll be sure to create some truly unforgettable Tahoe mountain memories!