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Best golf courses near Lake Tahoe, CA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Lake Tahoe, CA. There are 21 courses within a 15-mile radius of Lake Tahoe, 15 of which are public courses and 6 are private courses. There are 16 18-hole courses and 5 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Martis Camp
Private
Martis Camp
Truckee, CA
Back in the 1960s, a forest south of Truckee served as a location for the filming of the popular TV western “Bonanza.” Now it’s the locale for three diverse residential courses, Schaffer’s Mill by Johnny Miller and the late John Harbottle, Lahontan by Tom Weiskopf, and Martis Camp by Tom Fazio. Fazio has called this site one of the finest natural pieces of property on which he’s ever created a golf course. It has pines, firs, hemlocks and rocky outcroppings on nearly every hole, particularly the 18th, where the clubhouse sits atop a 70-foot-high wall of granite behind the green. Fairways are broad, though hazarded by squiggly bunkers in certain spots, and some greens have trunks of tall Ponderosa pines uncomfortably close. So gorgeous is Martis Camp Golf Club that one critic called it, “a private-gated national park experience.”
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Clear Creek Tahoe
Private
Clear Creek Tahoe
Carson City, NV
One gets the feeling Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw looked long and hard at this mountain property on the east side of Lake Tahoe before agreeing to take the job. On one hand the site is gorgeous, an elevated evergreen forest with views of the surrounding Sierra Nevadas and distant valleys. One the other, it was far more rugged than they prefer and would prove challenging to link up 18 well-connected holes on such vast terrain. Ultimately, beauty won out and they were able to find enough calm ground—especially from holes ten through 15—to make the journey around it seem meditative and not a lurching, adrenaline-filled rush. The boulder-strewn site recalls parts of Rock Creek Cattle Company in western Montana, currently no. 56 in the ranking, and the off-site views and the way fairways and greens blend into the native grasses and conifers brings to mind Gozzer Ranch, ranked no. 37. Pretty good company.
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Tahoe Mountain Club: Old Greenwood
4
29 Panelists
Old Greenwood is one of two 18-hole courses at Tahoe Mountain Club, and since 2020 the Jack Nicklaus signature design has hosted the PGA Tour’s modified stableford event, the Barracuda Championship. Winding through pine forests, meadows, and hilly terrain, Old Greenwood is both a challenging and aesthetically pleasing course.
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Lahontan Golf Club
Private
Lahontan Golf Club
Truckee, CA
4
29 Panelists
Situated a few miles north of Lake Tahoe, Lahontan is a Tom Weiskopf design that weaves through the densely forested landscape. Weiskopf balanced playability and challenge, presenting narrow corridors off many tees that open to forgiving fairways and large greens. Lahontan is an aesthetically pleasing layout, playing among towering pines and wispy fescue set against a mountain backdrop.
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Coyote Moon Golf Course: Coyote Moon
3.9
9 Panelists
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Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Public
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Stateline, NV
Edgewood Tahoe is one of golf’s most televised courses as the annual host of the American Century Championship. It also holds the distinction of being the only course in Nevada to have held a USGA championship, hosting a U.S. Senior Open and a U.S. Amateur Public Links in the 1980s. Once a member of Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Courses, Edgewood Tahoe is as telegenic as they come with fairways framed by stately pines, greens flanked by sparkling ponds and several holes positioned on Lake Tahoe, including the final three. At over 6,000 feet elevation the ball flies roughly 10-percent farther than at sea level.
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Gray's Crossing
Public
Gray's Crossing
Truckee, CA
3.8
10 Panelists
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Incline Village Championship Course
Public
Incline Village Championship Course
Incline Village, NV
3.5
19 Panelists
In the mid-2000s, Kyle Phillips renovated this Robert Trent Jones Sr. design just as he did at Spain’s famed Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup. Make sure that you’re in control of your start line on your tee shots, as stately pines guard many of the tees and fairways. The course features a blend of doglegs moving in each direction, often severely. At over 6,000 feet elevation, the ball flies roughly 10-percent further than at sea level.
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Tahoe Donner Golf Course: Tahoe Donner
3
1 Panelists
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Schaffer's Mill
Private
Schaffer's Mill
Truckee, CA
0
1 Panelists
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Incline Village Mountain Course: Mountain
Public
Incline Village Mountain Course: Mountain
Incline Village, NV
0
1 Panelists
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Toiyabe Golf Club: Toiyabe
Public
Toiyabe Golf Club: Toiyabe
Washoe Valley, NV
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