In the heart of the magnificent Sierra Nevada lies a hidden gem for golf enthusiasts – the Carson Valley and Carson City area of Nevada. Here, amidst the stunning backdrop of snow-capped peaks and pristine wilderness, golfers can embark on a truly divine golfing journey. It’s no wonder that Carson City, the capital of Nevada, along with the picturesque Carson Valley, is emerging as the ultimate year-round golf destination. With each of its Divine Nine golf courses, this region offers a golfing experience that is second to none. From the forgiving fairways to the tight approaches, strategic water hazards to the expansive greens, Nevada’s Divine 9 presents a golfing adventure spanning 171 holes of championship play across 70,000 yards of pristine Nevada terrain. These courses cater to both beginners and seasoned pros alike, promising a golfing journey like never before.
Join us as we explore the “Divine Nine,” a collection of remarkable golf courses that challenge your skills and immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra, all in the spirit of Sierra Rec Magazine.
A Golf Paradise with a Sierra Twist:
The Divine Nine is a group of nine exceptional golf courses strategically scattered around Carson Valley and Carson City. Each course has its unique charm, designed to cater to golfers of all levels. But what truly sets them apart is their undeniable connection to the Sierra Nevada, offering an unparalleled golf travel experience.
Carson Valley Golf Course
Shaded by ancient cottonwood trees, planted over a century ago by early settlers, and refreshed by the cool waters of the Carson River, the Carson Valley Golf Course boasts a character that is truly unique in Northern Nevada. Whether you’re a group of friends or a tournament gathering, you’ll find a warm welcome here.
Dayton Valley Golf Club
The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Dayton Valley Golf Club is a high desert classic, having hosted PGA Tour Qualifying since 1995. Awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play, it promises exceptional service for tournaments, groups, or fundraising events, courtesy of a professional and dedicated staff.
Eagle Valley — East Course
With newly renovated tees, the East Course at Eagle Valley is now even more player-friendly, ideal for both walking and riding. Its open layout ensures a fun round for all, making it a popular choice for tournaments accommodating players of all skill levels.
Eagle Valley — West Course
This picturesque links-style golf course challenges players with its emphasis on accuracy. A favorite among locals and visitors, it offers an exceptional golfing experience and breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada, making it an absolute must-play.
Empire Ranch Golf Course
Set amidst 250 acres, the Empire Ranch Golf Course is a 27-hole championship course sheltered between bluffs, overlooking the Carson River, and adorned with numerous lakes and wetlands. Enjoy plush tee boxes and fast greens in this scenic paradise.
Genoa Lakes Golf Course — Lakes Course
Luxury and performance define the Lakes Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Course. Co-designed by PGA Champion Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III, this links-style gem features rolling fairways set against the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Genoa Lakes Golf Course — Ranch Course
Carved out of the eastern Sierra, overlooking the Carson Valley below, the Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole masterpiece created by the renowned golf legend Johnny Miller and acclaimed architect John Harbottle III.
Silver Oak Golf & Event Center
Spread across 150 acres in the northwest foothills of Carson City, Silver Oak Golf Course offers an enjoyable 18-hole community golf experience with varying tees, winding its way through “Silver Oak Homes.” It’s a course designed to delight golfers of all skill levels.
Sunridge Golf Club
A par 72 course that weaves through open meadows, challenging water features, and dramatic hillside landscapes, Sunridge Golf Club in Northern Nevada has earned praise from golf enthusiasts. Complete with practice facilities and a clubhouse offering breathtaking views, it’s the epitome of a championship course.
Toiyabe Golf Club
Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Toiyabe Golf Club is a par-72 semi-private golf club known for its Robert Muir Graves-designed course. Offering extraordinary golfing opportunities, it welcomes group and outside play by reservation, with fast and true greens that test golfers of all abilities.
When it comes to golf travel destinations that seamlessly blend world-class golfing with the unparalleled beauty of the Sierra Nevada, the Divine Nine of Carson Valley and Carson City, Nevada, reign supreme. Sierra Rec Magazine invites you to embark on this golfing journey, where every fairway presents not only a challenge but also a breathtaking view of the majestic Sierra. Whether you’re an avid golfer or just looking to escape into nature, the Divine Nine promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing for more rounds amidst the Sierra’s splendor.