Golfing among the pines, shores, meadows, and mountains of Lake Tahoe is definitely the way to do it. For an incredibly relaxing and rewarding time, Tahoe has some excellent golf courses, and at 6500 feet, you’ll be soaring like that Titleist ball you just drove.
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Rated by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses”, Edgewood Tahoe is a world-class destination for golfing, dining, weddings, and special events like the Celebrity Golf Tournament. The course is challenging yet fair, and with four sets of tees to choose from, stretches from 5500 to 7379 yards. Arguably one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, Edgewood was designed by legendary architect George Fazio in 1968. Equally notable, the Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant has remained unparalleled in Lake Tahoe fine dining for over forty years and Brook’s Bar and Deck was voted one of Golf Digest’s “Best 19th Holes in America” for 2008. Edgewood also provides a beautiful wedding venue. The golf course is open for the season from June 3rd to October 9th. For further information, rates and tee times, visit the website – Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, or call (800) 761-4653 for reservations.
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Lake Tahoe Golf Course is located in a mountain meadow surrounded by the High Sierras, and is Tahoe’s best championships golf value. The spectacular 18-hole course will challenge golfers of all levels, from beginning to accomplished player. The facility features 6,685 yards of golf, from the longest tees for a par of 71. There are practice facilities and a driving range for players looking to hone their skills, and group events are sure to be flawless with help from the Tournament Staff. Lake Tahoe Golf Course specializes in group tournaments, and handles green fees, cart fees, contests, tournament services and private banquets. The golf course also plays host to weddings and special events. For rates, reservations, and information call (530) 577-0788 or visit their website – Lake Tahoe Golf Course Rates. The season runs from May 1st to October 31st.
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is nestled in the majestic pines of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and was established in 1960, making it Tahoe’s first executive course. It’s 18 holes of fun and challenging play, and very affordable. The staff is friendly and helpful, and specials are offered throughout the day for a great golf value. They also offer a Pro Shop, practice facilities and a snack bar for refueling with great hot dogs, drinks, and more. If you’re in the mood for enjoying a relaxing day regardless of your skill level, this is the course for you. For green fees and rates, visit the Tahoe Paradise Golf Course website or contact the Pro Shop at (530) 577-2121.
Bijou Municipal Golf Course
The Bijou Municipal Golf Course was the first of the Tahoe golf courses, built in 1920 by Virgil Gilcrease. The historical course is set in tranquil Alpine Meadows with views of the Heavenly ski area and Freal Peak. It is a 9-hole regulation course, and the short layout promises to provide a fun golf outing for the whole family. This 32 par, 2002 yard course rewards good shots, and tee times are often offered at a discount. Bijou Municipal golf course includes a driving range, Pro Shop, rentals, a snack bar, and also does weddings and receptions. It’s inexpensive, scenic and fun, and is open from May 13th to October 30th. For rates and information, call (530) 542-6097 or check out the Rec Center website here – Recreation in Tahoe.
Take advantage of our Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways Golf Specials.
American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament 2011 Info Coming Soon!
The American Century Championship is considered by many to be the highlight of their summer vacation in South Lake Tahoe. The event, held annually at scenic Edgewood Golf Course, sees wide ranging star quality that other events can’t rival. Fans come from around the world to brush elbows with the favorite celebrities and to watch them compete in this charity tournament set against the incomparable backdrop of Lake Tahoe.
This year’s 21 annual 54-hole, $600,000 tournament features competing celebrities including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Ray Romano, Tony Romo, Taylor Hicks, Don Cheadle, John Elway, Marcus Allen and Ray Allen. The list of challengers is more talented than ever. The past two years, Romo has finished runner-up and third, Dan Quinn and Billy Joe Tolliver are previous champions, and Elway has been aspiring to win the event for the past two decades.
The event helps raise funds for needy causes such as Autism Speaks and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Combine the beautiful atmosphere of the lake with the chance at meeting over 75 sports and entertainment celebs and you’ve got one starry-eyed vacation.
Here, you can view the Complete Player Roster.
The event tees off July 13th through 18th at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Additional information and tickets are available at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf website, or call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority at (530) 544-5050 ext. 224. Tickets can also be purchased daily at the front gate, starting at 7 am.
TUESDAY, JULY 13
7 a.m. -3 p.m. — Celebrities and sponsors practice rounds
9 a.m. shotgun start — Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Celebrity-Am
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 AMERICAN CENTURY GUESTS
8:40-9:10 a.m. — First tee, practice rounds
8:45-9:15 a.m. — 10th tee, practice rounds
12:40-1:50 p.m. — First tee, Harrah’s Celebrity-Am Tournament
12:35-1:45 p.m. — 10th tee, Harrah’s Celebrity-Am Tournament
4-5 p.m. — KORBEL California Champagne media putting contest
THURSDAY, JULY 15
AMERICAN CENTURY CELEB-AM TOURNAMENT
7-9:10 a.m., 12:05-2:15 p.m. — American Century Celebrity-Am Tournament, first tee
7:05-9:15 a.m., Noon-2:10 p.m. — American Century Celebrity-Am Tournament, 10th tee
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. — Korbel Celebrity Spray-Off competition,
FRIDAY, JULY 16
8:35-10:35 a.m., first tee — ACC first round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC first round
4:15 p.m. — Korbel Long Drive competition, driving range
SATURDAY, JULY 17
8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC second round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC second round
SUNDAY, JULY 18
8:25-10:25 a.m., first tee — ACC final round
8:30-10:30 a.m., 10th tee — ACC final round
2010 Player Acceptance List
|This Official Players List for the American Century Championship will be updated regularly right up to the tournament. And as a reminder, last-minute business or personal conflicts could affect your favorite player’s ability to attend, so check back here often.|
|As of 7/2/2010Those whose names are bold are first year participantsItalicized names are still active players|
The Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is situated a mere 4 miles from the attractions of South Lake Tahoe and sits amidst tall pines and every one of the 18 fantastic holes has magnificent views of the high Sierra. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course has long been recognized at being one of the most beautiful and affordable golf courses anywhere in the Lake Tahoe region. The course is a full service 18 hole layout that challenges even the most tested golfers. The proper use of the irons in your bag will definitely be tested throughout your round! At the turn or after your round enjoy some of the best Hot Dogs on the west coast…reminds me of the the dogs in Manhattan! A cold beer will round the day off perfectly.