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“Beautiful Wedding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tahoe Donner Golf Course

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Tahoe Donner Golf Course
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Oakley, California
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

If you're thinking about getting married in the area, I reccomend doing it here!! We attended a wedding reception that was stunning!!

Visited August 2012
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arizona
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145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Expensive muni”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My husband and I played this course for the first time today and were disappointed. Tahoe Donner is a beautiful resort area but this course does not make the grade. The negatives of this course are: the fairways are in very poor condition, the rough is very tall and unkept, some of the tee boxes have no grass, the greens are ok but could use some TLC. Expect to play a 4 1/2 to 5 hour round. In the condition this course is in the rack rate of $125+ is not worth the price; go to golfnow.com and look for a reduced rate.

For a resort course it is very challenging, and the fairways are narrow and not forgiving. There are elevation changes but most of the holes play uphill.

The positives are this course is in a beautiful setting in the Sierra's among towering pines, meandering streams (when there is a snow melt or rain), granite rock formations.

This course was remodeled in 2006 and received a Golf Digest award when it reopened. Unfortunately, the course needs a lot of work to get it in resort playing condition.

Visited July 2012
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Reno, NV
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Mountain Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

Tahoe Donner is a true gem of a course. Very much a scratch golfer's course with awesome mountain views wherever you look.

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San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
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“Truckee/Tahoe's Best Pure Golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

I'm a scratch golfer and have played all the new, expensive courses in Tahoe (Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing, Coyote Moon, Martis Camp etc.) and Tahoe Donner remains my favorite course! No goofy holes and by far the purest greens in the area. If you're under a 12 index you'll love it - if not I'd head over to Coyote Moon for a resorty five-hour round. Bonus - if you stay in a home in Tahoe Donner you can play for just $75 - 50% off the guest rate (by contrast other courses are $150+ up there) One of my favorite places to stay is redbearlodge.com located directly on the course near the clubhouse.

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Sacramento
1 review
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“Forgotten Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

This is a terrific course. It requires accuracy off the tee and an affinity for the woods. Several holes with great views and the 18th hole is stunning. I think people have forgotten about Tahoe Donner with the arrival of some more glamorous newer courses like Coyote Moon and Old Greenwood and that has worked out well for those of us that love Tahoe Donner.

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