Cottonwoods and willows reach toward the skies across the nine holes of Fallon Golf Course, their towering branches providing natural evidence of the course's 55-year history. Adding to the scenery is the Carson River, which runs alongside the course, providing a home to wildlife such as white egrets, cottontails, and quails. The river flows beside the third hole and cuts directly in front of the second green, while a smaller waterway cuts the fairways on holes five and seven. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at a practice green or stop by the driving range to pick up tees, dip them in bronze, and sew them into an intimidating sweater vest.
Designed by legendary golfer and course architect Arnold Palmer, the Legend Course's lush greens and fairways beautifully interlace with the surrounding desert to create an idyllic golfing experience set in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Called "Reno's Best Kept Secret" by LasVegasGolf.com, the scenic landscape provides panoramic views and challenging course play for all skill levels. Golfers will face a healthy balance of par 3s, 4s, and 5s that present accuracy-testing obstacles such as sandy bunkers, tranquil water hazards, thick desert brush, avian hecklers, and rolling terrain.
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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.
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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.