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Destination: Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra

Northern California's High Sierra makes for some of the world's most spectacular natural mountain wonders. It's home to Yosemite National Park, home to mighty waterfalls and marvelous glacial rock formations. To the north, sparkling Lake Tahoe sits at an elevation of over 6,000 feet and provides one of the West's great winter and summer escapes, home to skiing in the winter, and boating, mountain climbing and plenty of golf in the warmer months.

A setting worthy enough for the epic Godfather II and a bigtime celebrity golf tournament each summer, Lake Tahoe has a short golf season compared to the east side of the mountains into Nevada. But when July hits, few spots are better for dry, sunny mountain golf. On the Nevada side just a few drives from the state line, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is the only course with lakefront holes. While on the California side towards the casino-free, more laid-back North Shore, there are pockets of golf, including Incline Village and even a historic nine-hole course in Tahoe City.

The 1960 Winter Olympic Games were held just north of Lake Tahoe, but the area has also become a hotbed of new golf course development. Truckee is an old mining town that was discovered back in the 1800s and now has a collection of resort and semi-private mountain courses.

For a vibe even more remote than Truckee, Graeagle in Plumas County remains rustic in most spots, and has more laid back accommodations in lodge and cabin settings, plus a handful of it's own mountain and
valley golf designs - always scenic, always quiet.

Getting to the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe is easily accessible by flying into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, which has direct air service from many carriers to most of the west's larger cities including Seattle and Phoenix. The airport is about a 30 minutes drive from Lake Tahoe's North Shore.

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Plumas Pines Golf Resort
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Graeagle $45
Nakoma Golf Resort - The Dragon
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Clio $40
The Links at Everline
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Olympic Valley $40
The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing
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Truckee $75
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $36
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $10
Tahoe City Golf Course
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Tahoe City $25 - $40
Coyote Moon Golf Course
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Truckee $45
Ponderosa Golf Course
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Truckee $10
Old Greenwood Golf Club
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Truckee $75
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
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Truckee $50
Northstar California Golf Course
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Truckee $45
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $18
Lahontan Golf Club Truckee $135
The Par-3 Course at Lahontan Golf Club Truckee N/A
Old Brockway Golf Course
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Kings Beach $35
Graeagle Meadows Golf Course Graeagle $40 - $55
Grizzly Ranch Golf Club Portola $65 - $110
Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club Truckee $95 - $175
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch Clio $69 - $129
Martis Camp Club Truckee $155
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Feather River Park Resort Blairsden $44
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