Surrounded by towering foothills and nestled next to the waterways of scenic Carson Valley, Sunridge Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,914 yards of picturesque vistas and challenging course play. The layout demands confident swings from the first tee box—the beginning of a 575-yard par 5—where errant shots will find an aquatic abyss to the right of the fairway. Tight fairways and intervening creeks supply the bulk of the challenge throughout the round, requiring golfers to summon sound course management, deft club selection, and one flutist versed in charming pond monsters. A relatively difficult course, Sunridge’s five tee options and photo-op-worthy topography make for an enjoyable round for golfers of all abilities. Players can warm up their swings prior to the round at the driving range, which offers both grass and synthetic-turf hitting surfaces, allowing players to choose whether to infuriate Mother Earth by tearing divots into her cherished dirt or by favoring her inorganic doppelganger.
Course at a Glance:
Majestic views of the Eastern Sierra Nevada and local rolling foothills greet tee-tackers from the get-go at the scenic Eagle Valley, where their winding spread of two 18-hole courses present various challenges for all skill sets. Their 50 Mile Club pass affords linksters a bevy of benefits including a round of golf with a cart on their picturesque West Course or East Course, ideal places to reenact the east vs. west golf battles seen on MTV in the 1990s. An additional bonanza of four drink tokens, four driving range tokens, advanced tee times, and discounts on lessons, future rounds, merchandise, are all available, as are discounts at the range (see full description and pricing here and daily golf rates here.
Ranked one of the best courses to play in Nevada by Golfweek, Dayton Valley Golf Club's par 3, 4, and 5 course captivates golfers of all ball-whacking potency by placing four sets of tees at each hole. Nestled amid the gently undulating rise of the eastern Sierra Nevada and dotted with tree shadows, the Arnold Palmer-designed course challenges orb strikers with shot-encumbering obstacles such as sprawling bunkers, severe slopes, and pressure from treehouse homeowners' associations. Limber up latent clubs on the driving range and putting green before tackling the championship golf course, which hosts a PGA Tour qualifier each October and boasts a USGA course rating of 63.8–74. Arms recharge at the 15,000-square-foot clubhouse, which features a large bar-and-grill area and outdoor patio.
Essential Kneads Wellness Spa Inc.’s owner and proprietor, Billie Jo Stokes, first learned the subtle arts of holistic healing from her Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna’s teachings opened the door to what would become Billie Jo’s life calling: to help clients heal with therapies such as Reiki and without the use of drugs or invasive medical therapies. She welcomes her clients into a realm of relaxation, where an Oriental motif of wall-hung fans and bedspreads combines with abundant plant life, wooden fixtures, and soft rugs. In these spaces, Billie Jo helps clients completely let go of the outside world and all of the anxieties and humanoid robots from the future that reside there.
In between educating patients on ways to prevent tooth decay and plaque build up, Dr. Ronald West likes to chat about outdoor activities or the latest mystery novel. His philosophy is to keep visits casual and comfortable, and keep patients well informed. Trained in both surgical and cosmetic dentistry, he accomplishes nearly everything in-office, from a teeth whitening treatment to a root canal or dental implant. For patients nervous about dental visits, he can also make them comfortable through use of nitrous oxide, which can numb any discomfort and even let the patient sleep through the procedure.