Great greens, wallet-friendly rounds, and rich history — whether you’re a golf enthusiast or are new to the turf, Carson City boasts quality courses coveted for its picturesque valley. At all of these golf courses, you have the opportunity to play while experiencing the mesmerizing views northern Nevada has to offer.
Carson City presents a variety of un-FORE-gettable experiences (see what we did here?) within easy driving distance — everything from member-for-the day rounds with friends to simpler courses for families and beginners. Even at the height of the summer tourist season, the Carson City golf courses serve as tranquil places to spend the day.
There’s no bad choice when selecting a golf course in Carson City. Whether you opt for the Comstock/River or Sierra/Comstock at Empire Ranch Golf Course, East or West at Eagle Valley Golf Course, Sunridge Golf Club, Silver Oak Golf Course or The Club at Clear Creek you’re bound to have a fun-filled day in one of the nation’s most historically rich capitals.
The Sunridge Golf Club features the longest hole in the scenic high sierras region, while the Empire Ranch Golf Course offers options for both beginners and pro golfers with 27 holes of golf that overlook the Carson River. On the other hand, the Eagle Valley (East and West) and Empire Ranch (Comstock/River and Sierra/Comstock) golf courses are divided up into regions offering a variety of choices depending on experience. If you’ve been on the hunt for a members-only club, look no further. According to Forbes, The Club at Clear Creek is considered a private club bargain and the best golf course in Lake Tahoe, Calif. sitting at the edge of Carson City. There’s no denying that these locations offer beautiful scenic views that players of all levels will enjoy.
One fairway stands out above the rest: the Cadillac Ranch Driving Range at the Silver Oak Golf Course, with its inspired approach featuring buried vintage cars hand-painted by students of the National Art Education Society from Doral Academy Red Rock. The Silver Oak Golf Course designed the range using vintage cars that have been collected since 1974. The art on the cars at the range was inspired by Carson City’s deep history, with the addition of a ‘Vegas Strong’ dedication car in memory of the 58 victims lost at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017.
Carson City’s hidden golf gems are some of the many activities visitors can enjoy when they explore the silver state. Simply put, Carson City is the best-kept secret for recreational golf in the West for its unbeatable prices and mesmerizing scenic backdrop.