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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is just the best!

I played Grizzly Ranch this year and couldn't have been more pleased. The course was beautiful... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Daniel G
Palm Desert, California
The views are worth the drive

Though a long drive from Sacramento it is worth the time. Perfect layout no matter your handicap... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Elk Grove, California
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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...more
4375 Grizzly Rd, Portola, CA 96122-5431
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

I played Grizzly Ranch this year and couldn't have been more pleased. The course was beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly, and changes have been made to make the course more playable for seniors and women. No owner Grizzly Ranch has been rated the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Though a long drive from Sacramento it is worth the time. Perfect layout no matter your handicap. Fairways are wide and well groomed. Nice restaurant and pro shop. Powerful gas golf carts. Only 40 minutes from Reno.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

It's too bad that the first review is so skewered. I've played Grizzly many times and yes sometimes it can be a little slow but not very often. If you come to the mountains to golf expect some looky loos as the panoramic views are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We found Grizzly Ranch Golf Club on tripadvisor for courses near Lake Tahoe. We wound up booking a cabin and stayed and played two rounds here. It was well worth the drive from Reno ! This place is a hidden gem. We were treated like...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the cabins with 5 other couples and played golf at Grizzly. Just a spectacular location with views to die for. The course was in great shape and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The cabins are well equipped and clean. Would highly...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Found the golf course to be amazing. In addition, the staff was very professional and pleasant. The food at the turn was great as they were cooking burgers with all the fixings. I highly recommend this golf course

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

"private" however outside play allowed on certain dates/times. Most level tees we have played on a mountain course Great turf - ball sits up nicely.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Van2013_13, General Manager at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Thank you very much for reviewing our facility and I am glad you enjoyed your day. Hope we see you again soon, Van Van Batchelder, PGA GM/Director of Golf Grizzly Ranch Golf Club 530.832.4200

Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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