Grizzly Ranch Golf Club

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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club
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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is the #1 Ranked public-accessible golf course in the Sierra Nevada (Golf Digest 2014). Established in 2005, this is a Bob Cupp-designed championship course that can stretch out to 7400 yards but with five sets of tees can provide challenge and enjoyment to every level of player. Located in Northeastern California just 45 minutes North of Reno, NV and Truckee, CA, Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is everything a mountain course should be .. majestic views, impeccable conditions, tough but fair. Director of Golf, Van Batchelder, strives to make every guest's visit a memorable and enjoyable experience. Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is not to be missed.
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RenoFoodie
Reno, NV14 contributions
Grizzly Ranch is hands down my favorite course in all of Reno/Tahoe (I've lived in Reno since 2003). In the summer of 2020 my family and I bought a second home on the 9th hole and it was the best decision we've ever made. Having a home that is outdoors and on a golf course, yet is still only 45 minutes away from Reno where we call home, is absolutely amazing.

The golf course, though challenging, is very forgiving for the average golfer, which makes it fun every single time I play. Prior to purchasing my home I regretfully had never played the course before. After playing that first time I think I was able to play 15+ more times throughout the rest of the season. I have 3 small children, so being able to introduce them to golf and having them learn how to play at Grizzly is something I am very much looking forward to. Every single person I have brought along with me for the weekend is absolutely blown away that this magnificent course is right in our backyard. The course layout, the amenities, the staff...everything is absolutely amazing!

For anyone considering getting a place up in this area...do it! I promise you won't regret it.
Written March 12, 2021
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Alan N
Concord, CA421 contributions
Solo
A very well manicured and mowed course. The tee boxes were in Outstanding condition. Greens were in fantastic shape. Even the places on the course that were “dry” looked great. Minor bald spots on some of the greens but greens still looked very good and rolled true. Two short Par Fours in the back was different but I was okay with it. Played from the Cooper tees as it was my first time here. Green tees are doable😎. I would come and play here again………..no doubt!!!!
Written July 9, 2021
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Gene G
Brentwood, CA11 contributions
Best course in the area. We felt like we were at a country club from the time we pulled up to the bag drop. Everyone was so nice, and accommodating. The course is in great shape, they have 6 tee boxes to choose from. My wife and I loved this course, lots of elevation changes, the greens were fast and smooth. text in your food order while on the tee box of #9, and our fabulous burger was ready when we were done with #9. Great place for an after round drink, and food if you like, overlooking the 18th. hole. Highly recommended, we will play here again
Written July 7, 2020
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Lorrigolf
Goodyear, AZ3 contributions
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Well, this is difficult to rate. First let me start by saying that this is a beautiful and challenging course. This is a private course that is now open to the public. That being said, we would never play there again even if it were free. It's a great course if you have 5 PLUS hours to play a round! We were happy we had our cell phones with us as we played games while we sat and waited on every hole!!! They have no idea how to schedule or manage a tee sheet and/or the course management with lack of marshalls needs to be improved greatly. When we approached the turn to grab a snack (a bag of 1 oz doritos for $1.25)....we ran into another group that told us that they have called the Pro in the proshop to please send a marshall as it is extremely backed up and slow. After 13 holes and 4 hours of play and never seeing a marshall, we gave up and decided to leave! We stopped in the proshop to talk to the pro about our experience and he could care less. Not once did he apologize.
Pros: Beautiful, challenging and scenic
Cons: Very expensive, slow play, no marshalls or beverage carts, no restaurant only a snack shack and unless you're a member, don't expect to be treated very well.
Bottom line: Don't go....Save your money and go play at Plumas Pines or Graeagle and get great courses, great course management and great customer service!!
Very disappointed in Grizzly Ranch!
Written August 24, 2012
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This review is over five years old. We regret the reviewer had a bad experience in 2012 but that was an anomaly. Please check out our later reviews for a more accurate assessment of what you can expect to experience at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club. You won't be disappointed.
Written August 20, 2017
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Denise B
Raynham, MA42 contributions
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While vacationing in Tahoe for the first time and staying at the Northstar Village, my husband and I decided to make the hour and 10 minute drive to Grizzly Ranch to golf. We are average golfers ( he's a 14 and I'm a 20). We were told it was great. Wow, we were not disappointed! We've golfed at many courses in many places and can say that this course was not only in superior condition and challenging - but fair, but the views were amazing. We played on a Thursday and were allowed to go out as a twosome. We never waited and in fact, felt like we owned the course! The staff here was so friendly and Sam Bonnett was just great as was Dennis. We did not want our round to end! But afterwards, we sat in the chairs outside of the bar enjoying a drink with an unbelievable view. Apparently they have "cabins" to rent ( sure didn't look like your typical cabin to me- more like a house). This place was well worth the drive and the price. We will definitely come back out here (we're from Boston) just to stay at this course and golf. Don't miss this place.
Written September 18, 2017
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Michael D
Boston, MA17 contributions
Couples
This course is such a treat!! Excellent conditions, challenging layout and the views / venue is breathtaking!!! The staff is always super friend and helpful. Highly recommended!!
Written June 14, 2020
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Rsbabcock
6 contributions
Great course in great condition. The disappointed reviewer is probably often disappointed. If you can't have fun at Grizzly Ranch, you need a new attitude.
Written July 20, 2016
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Don F
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I drove up from the Bay area to visit a friend who lives in the area. He took me over to play the course. I live in a golfing community so I play a lot of golf in very good conditions. This course was in fabulous shape with majestic views. It is one of the best courses I have played in years. Some of the holes require unique strategic decisions and others require length and control. The greens were a challenge, but very fair and in great shape. The staff was very friendly, as were the other golfers. The crisp clean mountain air, the abundant sunshine and the wildlife were just added pluses. The surrounding facilities are top notch. I hope to come back and play again.
Written July 28, 2014
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Dale B
Danville, CA1 contribution
Friends
If your playing the Tahoe courses don't miss out on this one it is fantastic. Great challenge with picturesque views! We loved it!
Written June 10, 2014
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121dennisj
Indianapolis, United States7 contributions
Friends
Our group of 3 stayed in one of the cabins and played golf every day. Gorgeous course, which is challenging but still fun for high handicaps like our group. Have played this course many times and it remains one of our favorites. Great staff, very comfortable accommodations, and fun course. We will be back!
Written August 2, 2017
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