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Since the PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open is played at a private club (Montreaux), the premier course you can play in the region is Edgewood Tahoe, right on the water in Stateline, with its famous par-3 17th along the beach. It has hosted the US Senior Open and annually is home to the nation’s top celebrity tournament, the American Century Championship. Other top public choices around the region are Coyote Moon, Northstar at Tahoe, Red Hawk and the Dragon at Gold Mountain.
The Reno/Lake Tahoe area has more than 30 luxury golf courses that offer spectacular mountain vistas. One of the most beautiful courses in the city is Montreux Golf, the only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in Northern Nevada. The 18-hole course features elevation drops, waterfalls and meandering creeks in a pristine environment. The course has been known to trouble PGA greats, so be prepared. In addition to Montreux, you’ll find beautiful rolling greens at Northstar at Tahoe (Truckee, Calif.) and a picturesque country setting surrounded by towering peaks at Genoa Lakes Golf Club (Genoa, Nev.). The area is renowned for its championship holes and impeccably maintained greens.