Rolling hills of lush green grass, towering pines, swaying palms, languidly flowing streams and serene waterfalls – Nevada is your premier golf destination. With more than 100 courses to choose from, your clubs may need replacing before you run out of options. Don’t just take our word for it. Throw your golf clubs in the trunk, hop on a plane, run if you have to, and come experience Nevada’s golf courses for yourself.
The picturesque Fallon Golf Course winds along the banks of the scenic Carson River and is generously dotted with clumps of towering cottonwood and willow trees. Ranked the number one nine-hole course in northern Nevada by Straightball Magazine, Fallon Golf Course has all the elements for a fantastic round of golf–excellent layout, beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere. Measuring a playable 3,100 yards, the par-36 course thoughtfully incorporates the Carson River and other water features into several exciting holes.
One of northern Nevada’s newest golf courses, the Links at Kiley Ranch has gained serious attention. Situated in the master-planned community of Kiley Ranch in Sparks, the nine-hole, executive link-style course was co-designed by the impressive duo Mark Miller and LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan in 2006. Shortly after its debut, the Links at Kiley Ranch played host to the annual Sparks Mayor’s Junio Cup and the PGA of America’s First Tee Program.
If there’s one course in the area where golfers are absolutely guaranteed to play their lowest rounds, it’s Furnace Creek Golf Course. Set in a lush resort oasis surrounded by the vast Death Valley National Park, the 18-hole course sits 214 feet below sea level, making it the lowest elevation course in the world. That presents playing challenges absolutely unique to the impressive golf course. In addition to the regular demands and considerations of a round of golf, players must also factor in slightly stronger gravity and barometric pressure forces.
Opened in 1987, the Painted Desert Golf Club enjoys the distinction of being one of the first desert courses in the Las Vegas Valley and it has only improved with age.
One of two impressive courses at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club, the Lakes course is the product of a brilliant collaboration between PGA champion Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III. The spectacular links-style course measures more than 7,300 yards from the tips and, true to its name, incorporates water elements on fourteen holes, including both the native wetlands and the winding Carson River. The engaging Lakes course also offers four sets of tees, lush greens, rolling fairways and charming views of the eastern Sierra Nevada.