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Empire Ranch Golf Course

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Address: 1875 Fair Way, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone Number: 775-885-2100
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This 27-hole, championship facility overlooks the Carson River and is...

This 27-hole, championship facility overlooks the Carson River and is enhanced by numerous lakes and wetlands. The courses are links-style designs with water coming into play on all but three holes.

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Average golf course at best

I am used to golf courses in the Southeast and they are vastly different. This course had very little in common with the usual courses I play. It was interesting but I am not a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Levon M
Cary, North Carolina
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

They need rangers here. Today was a thursday, tee time 10:50 but we started 10inutes early. Back 9 took 3 hours. Does not matter, Friday ssturday, thursday, you are looking at a 5 hour round. Nice course but they need to keep people moving.

Thank Johnp1126
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The course does not have much elevation change and the 'character' of the course is generated by water hazards. The staff is very friendly, including the clubhouse staff. We played in hot humid weather so it was not the best test of the course for us.

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250 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a great little course, fairly wide open and with 3 different 9 holes. Sometimes the rough is a little think but is usually green and fairly quick round. When the run a significant price special it can be packed otherwise usually a 4 hour round.

Thank advcards
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My personal favorite golf course in Carson City, and the surrounding area. Reasonably priced, excellent customer service and a really nice course, all around.

Thank Ronda S
Cary, North Carolina
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414 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am used to golf courses in the Southeast and they are vastly different. This course had very little in common with the usual courses I play. It was interesting but I am not a fan of the large amount of natural sand & bushes here. It's just what you get used to I guess. There were not many golfers... More 

Thank Levon M
Lodi, California
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The greens were very difficult. The first 9 holes (Red coruse) had recently punched grees and cups that had not been re-cut for seveal days. There were areas where there were mud holes that you might expect right after a heavy rai. It hasn't rained much up here for a long stretch. The greens had dry brown spots everywhere. Rough... More 

Thank egregclark
Carson City, Nevada
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love going there for brunch. The food is always good and the views are wonderful! We also have gone in large groups and the service has always been great!!

Thank Barbara S
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Our initial impression was just another course trying to squeeze on as many people without regard to the overall experience. While the weather itself offered it's own challenges the course itself was interesting and the greens were in great shape. This is a 27 hole course so the pace of play was very nice. Some waiting but overall the flow... More 

Thank sawboston
Laguna Beach
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141 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you look carefully at the reviews that were negative regarding Empire Ranch, those that hated it were in Spring of 2012. This course has a heck of a time with winter, and recovers quite well in late June, July, and August--and I assume through October or November. I play the course almost every year in August, and have never... More 

Thank LagunaMike
Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We live in the area and golf at the Empire course about a dozen times a year or more. The course offers the best of everything Carson City has to offer. Visitors must remember we are in the desert and it is difficult to have lush greens even when watering constantly. Overall, we enjoy the water features and layout of... More 

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