Best golf courses: Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Reno
Palmer, Zoeller & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Arnold Palmer (Legend course, 1999); Fuzzy Zoelley & John Harbottle III (Challenge course, 2000).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Bell, Brad

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Brad Bell
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2012)
Reno
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

(Closed in 2012)

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Keith Foster
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Flint, Homer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Homer Flint
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Jacobsen & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & John Harbottle III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Miller & Harbottle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Johnny Miller & John Harbottle III
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Jacobsen & Hardy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Original course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1969). Redesigned by Kyle Phillips (2004).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reno
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Mancour, Larry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Larry Mancour
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Reno
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Nelson, Robin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Robin Nelson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Robert Muir Graves
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Reno
Irwin & Gentry

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Hale Irwin & Stan Gentry

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reno
RTJ II

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
By arrangement
Truckee
Miller & Harbottle

Visitors?

By arrangement

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Johnny Miller & John Harbottle III
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Carson City
Duncan & Salomon

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carson City

Designer

Tom Duncan & Sid Salomon
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson & Sandy Tatum
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Truckee
Bailey, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Truckee

Designer

Dick Bailey
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reno
Fleming, van Meter & Eiguren

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reno

Designer

John Fleming, Steve van Meter and Lou Eiguren

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