Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills 50 miles northwest of Reno, Grizzly Ranch is getaway, escapist golf and a refreshing trek through nature. When given such serenity and untouched natural beauty, it’s important not to overcook the design. The late architect Bob Cupp didn’t. He layered the holes onto a basin of forest floor with minimal buildup, directing them easily up and down the tilted property and positioning the greensites in ways that mingle thoughtfully with creeks and dry washes.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked 95th, 2021-'22.
Best in State: Ranked in the top 40, 2011-'14.
2023-'24 ranking: 55th.
Previous ranking: 42nd.