Golfing in Truckee, CA

A real town with an unreal backyard, Truckee offers access to world-class adventure right from your doorstep. Truckee’s authentic vibe and welcoming spirit have truly made it “Base Camp for a Big Life.” This California mountain town’s rich history and vibrant concentration of arts and culture are widely celebrated, and its sophisticated cuisine and thriving craft beverage scene are defining new epicurean experiences for those looking for memorable mountain town experiences.

Famed golf course architect Cary Bickler at the 4th hole. Photo courtesy of Tahoe Donner Golf Course

Yes, Truckee is well known for all of these things, but we also boast world class golf courses that even the most discerning golfer can enjoy. In fact, Tahoe Donner Golf Course, which recently underwent a $2 million renovation to its 18-hole championship golf course, is one of the premier public courses in the Sierra Nevada, and is located only 35 miles from Reno and 18 miles from Lake Tahoe. Opening in 1975, Tahoe Donner was designed to provide players a true and rare mountain golf experience. Set among towering pines, meandering creeks and stunning granite formations, the 18-hole, par-72 championship course offers 7,002 challenging yards from the longest tee.

Old Greenwood Golf Course

Nestled among 600 acres of towering pines in the mountains lies Old Greenwood Golf Course. 18 holes of perfection courtesy of Jack Nicklaus. As a Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Course, Old Greenwood has received Jack’s highest level of personal attention, and it shows. Old Greenwood was rated among the 10 Best New Public-Access Courses in the Country by Golf Magazine, and rated number four among America’s Finest New Upscale Public Courses by Golf Digest.

The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing

The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing, also nestled in Truckee, offering golfers a premier 36-hole mountain golf resort experience. At Gray’s Crossing, golfers will experience “a return to tradition”, as the course meets golf enthusiasts’ demands to play a course with a traditional private club feel. Fast greens and tournament-like conditions await golfers every day. Demanding a combination of creative club choices and tactical strategies, the traditional Jacobsen design reveals his passion for fun, yet challenging play. Towering Lodgepole and Jeffrey Pines line the fairways as the course weaves through a natural mountain surrounding with Mt. Rose as its backdrop. When calculating each shot, the environment plays as much a role as the course.

There are several golf courses to choose from in Truckee, CA, and with the Truckee Tahoe Airport located just two miles out of town, you can fly in for a day or weekend of golfing, shopping, relaxing, mountain biking, or anything else you would like to do to enjoy the good life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With many lodging options available, from luxury hotels to cabins by the lake and everything in between, craft a golf trip to remember in Truckee, CA.