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Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Nevada - Review

All-in-One Pristine Golf Experience

by Alain Gayot

The 18th hole of the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Nevada
The 18th hole of the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Nevada

Surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, and nestled amongst the peaceful seclusion of pines and fir trees, the emerald fairways of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course sit along Lake Tahoe’s crystal blue waters. The scenery alone makes it easy to see how it can be considered one of the top golfing destinations.

For more than 40 years, Edgewood Tahoe has provided a golfing sanctuary for celebrities and visitors alike. This simple and elegant 18-hole par 72 is the unique creation of former PGA professional George Fazio and top course designer Tom Fazio. For 21 years, the course has played host to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship — a made-for-TV celebrity golf event benefiting charities such as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and featuring celebrities, including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Donald Trump and Don Cheadle.

While the course is in Nevada, the 9th hole is actually in California. The best part about the course, though, is the end — saving the best for last. Hole 16 is a par 5 that drives straight toward Lake Tahoe with a green surrounded by a circle of sand traps, leading to Hole 17 where you can test your short game on a picturesque par 3 along the beach. The 18th hole, a 591-yard par 5 with a water feature on one side and the shoreline on the other, is considered one of the Top 500 Holes in the World by Golf Magazine. Although the course is public, the $4,000 annual membership is a worthwhile investment, delivering $8,000 in value.

Pro shop at Edgewood Tahoe in Nevada Golf course view from Brooks' Golf Bar & Deck at Edgewood Tahoe in Nevada
Pro shop at Edgewood Tahoe
Golf course view

Only a few steps away from the 18th hole is the property’s sports bar — Brooks’ Bar & Deck. The bar serves as a neighborhood-style watering hole where golfers and spectators mingle, while imbibing quality local beers and cocktails. But the real epicurean treat is found at the Edgewood Restaurant, with breathtaking views and two graduated levels of seating to offer an unimpeded view of Lake Tahoe. While the view delights, the menu is equally satisfying, offering the best local produce and seafood in a blend of high-end dining with an appreciation for simplicity.

What better way to end a day of golf and an evening of exceptional dining than to curl up in a shore-side cabin? Lodging options come in the form of two homes on the property — Twin Pines and The Beach House at Edgewood Tahoe. Both featuring more than 3,500 square feet of lounging space as well as private beaches, these homes offer seclusion and homey accommodations right on the lake. Make the most of your stay by taking advantage of the full-service hotel from a professional and service-oriented staff.

Although the course is only open from early May to mid-October, the restaurant and homes are open year-round — in winter, Edgewood Tahoe even has a snowmobile program. The property is constantly expanding and improving, including an upgraded irrigation system and environmentally-friendly features like solar power.

Whether you’re teeing off or reminiscing back at home about the course’s spectacular vistas, there’s an iPhone application complete with a webcam feature, so you can follow the course as you play or even recall that sunset over the water. So, as you drive away, the lake view never has to vanish.

Read our reviews:
Edgewood Restaurant
Brooks' Bar & Deck
Twin Pines and The Beach House at Edgewood Tahoe

For more information, visit www.edgewoodtahoe.com

Edgewood Tahoe
100 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV 89449
775-450-4073

www.edgewoodtahoe.com


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(Updated: 07/11/12 BH)

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