Genoa Lakes Golf Club - Ranch Course

Genoa, Nevada | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 7290 yards

Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club puts the challenge into Reno-Lake Tahoe golf. The co-course architect is Johnny Miller and you may think you hear the caustic golf announcer reviewing your shots when you try to go to bold at Ranch Course. Located in Carson Valley, an easy drive to both Reno and Lake Tahoe, Ranch Course is a big course with elevation changes and bunkers galore.

Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club is a Johnny Miller co-design that's a short drive from its sister Lakes Course. The two courses will never be mistaken for each other though. Ranch Course is a pumped up course that's big in almost every way. There are over 300 feet of elevation changes and in excess of 100 bunkers around the course.

Miller and his design partner John Harbottle III put together a course that plays as bold and showy as Las Vegas. Only it's located in Carson Valley, halfway in-between the more nature resort towns of Reno and Lake Tahoe.

The bunkering can be severe on Genoa Lakes' Ranch Course and the mountain scenery can be even more striking. Even though it's not far from the Lakes Course, the Ranch Course is definitely set up in its own world.

Miller gives golfers a fighting chance though and often the latitude to decide their own fate. Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes is full of risk-reward holes. Most notable might be No. 18. This 561-yard par 5 gives you not one, but two shots (minimum) where you must decide how much lake you want to try and cut.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7290 75.3 137
Gold (W) 72 7290 82.3 149
Green 72 6797 72.9 132
Green (W) 72 6797 79.1 142
Blue 72 6277 69.7 129
Blue (W) 72 6277 75.7 135
Forward 72 5249 63.4 112
Forward (W) 72 5249 70.5 124


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: John Harbottle III, Johnny Miller
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1998
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:


2901 Jacks Valley Rd
Genoa, Nevada 89411
Douglas County
P: (866) 795-2709, (775) 782-7700
F: (775) 782-5899

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