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    My girlfriend and I are going on a road trip in a couple weeks and I could use some guidance! I know which courses and where we are going to stay along the entire trip EXCEPT when we are going through the Tahoe area. We'll be spending a couple days in the Tahoe area. We will be coming through Reno and then cutting over; Tahoe, then through Grass Valley, Yuba City, Oroville, and Chico.

    Best courses in the Tahoe area?

    Best courses between Grass Valley and Chico? (There are SO many!)

    Also, we are trying to avoid bringing our camping gear, so do you have any recommendations of cheap places around Tahoe? Just want a roof and a bed... Not asking for much.

    Any advice or input will be appreciated! I'm very excited to play some courses in the Lake Tahoe area!
    Brody Cannon
    PDGA #34008

  • #2
    SWEET! there are lots of flea bag hotels on south lake Tahoe (it's called state line). they are along the main road that takes you to the casinos. the Bijou course is really nice but a bit like pier in terms of crowd. play it early. zephyr is fun and there's a newer course in emerald bay that I hear good things about. truckee course isn't worth the drive. by far the most epic is the Kirkwood course up and down the ski slopes. if I spent a week in Tahoe I would head there every day. you'll probably throw some more understable stuff there- it's at 9,000 feet. Generally as you get closer to sac the courses get a bit more crowded. i'd put auburn, grass valley and penn valley at the top of the list. as you drive west from south lake to sac along highway 50 take some time and swim in the American River. enjoy!

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    • #3
      Awesome! Thanks for all of that.
      I've been looking at Expedia and it looks like we'll have some good cheap options around South Tahoe. She wants to stay near Stateline, so that should be perfect.
      Since we'll be coming from Reno, we will probably stop at Zephyer Cove on the way down there. I definitely plan on playing the Bijou course since it'll be close.
      Not sure which route we are going to take to get back up north, but some of the course options are Trukee, Sierra College, North Tahoe Regional Park, and maybe some others. I'm really unsure of which route we should go to get up to Shasta Lake, which is our next destination. Probably only going to play 1 or 2 quick rounds between Tahoe and Shasta.
      Brody Cannon
      PDGA #34008

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      • #4
        I lived in Roseville-Rocklin for 2 years. Auburn never appealed to me as a course worth playing over and over again when there was Orangevale and Rocklin right there getting changed all the time. Orangevale and Rocklin are popular courses, play them early in the morning. Tahoe, I know nothing about since I always went there in the winter

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        • #5
          Played Zephyr and Bijou last week near Stateline.

          Zephyr Cove has a lot of elevation and great views. Almost like mountain golf really.

          Bijou has a front 9 (Mt Talloc) and a back 18 (Freel Peak), we didn't get to play them all, but, I would suggest to start on 10.




          Pic from hole 9 at ZC.
          Enjoy!

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