Grizzly Ranch Golf Club

Portola, California | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 7411 yards

The green on the par-4 ninth hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club sits beside a pond.
The green on the par-4 ninth hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club sits beside a pond.

Nestled between the Sierra Nevada and the Cascade ranges, Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is surrounded by over a million acres of national and state forest. The landscape consists of rolling hills, native wetlands, and wildflower fields with ponderosas and Jeffrey pines sprinkled throughout. Grizzly Ranch Golf Club's terrain is mountainous with dramatic elevation changes and numerous valleys lined with trees. Despite the hilliness, the elevation is only 5,200 feet, which allows for warmer temperatures than most of Lake Tahoe. Although it is a challenging golf course, the absence of steep holes and soft pine straw adjoining the fairways that allow for playable lies make Grizzly Ranch forgiving enough for beginning and intermediate players.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7411 74.9 140
Green 72 6782 72.2 133
White 72 6024 69 120
White (W) 72 6024 73.9 139
Red (W) 72 5374 71.1 129

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bob Cupp
  • Type: Semi-Private
  • Built in: 2005
  • Golf Season:
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


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


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $65 - $115
  • Weekends: $65 - $115


The 18th hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is an uphill par 5 guarded by water.The 10th hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is a par 4 that doglegs left.The eighth hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is a straightaway par 4.The green on the par-4 ninth hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club sits beside a pond.The opening hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is a short and easy par 4. The par-5 third hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club requires a carry on the approach shot.Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is located in remote Portola in the High Sierra mountains. Grizzly Ranch Golf Club was designed by former Jack Nicklaus associate Bob Cupp.Unspoiled mountain backdrops are behind many holes at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club in Portola, California.The eighth hole at Grizzly Ranch Golf Club is a straightaway par 4.

250 Clubhouse Drive
Portola, CA 96122
P: (530) 832-4200
F: (530) 832-5300

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Saloyd
    on June 10th, 2014 21:53
    Beautiful , well maintained and scenic golf course, You don't want to miss the chance to play Grizzly Ranch if you are in the area! Staff is friendly and want you to enjoy the experience! The Lake house is a great setting for a drink and lunch or snack after your round! Course is fun and has a good combination of challenging and friendly holes!
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Lorri A
    on August 17th, 2012 13:50
    Well, this is difficult to rate. First let me start by saying that this is a beautiful and challenging course. This is a private course that is now open to the public. That being said, we would never play there again even if it were free. It's a great course if you have 5 PLUS hours to play a round! We were happy we had our cell phones with us as we played games while we sat and waited on every hole!!! They have no idea how to schedule or manage a tee sheet and/or the course management with lack of marshalls needs to be improved greatly. When we approached the turn to grab a snack (a bag of 1 oz doritos for $1.25)....we ran into another group that told us that they have called the Pro in the proshop to please send a marshall as it is extremely backed up and slow. After 13 holes and 4 hours of play and never seeing a marshall, we gave up and decided to leave! We stopped in the proshop to talk to the pro about our experience and he could care less. Not once did he apologize.
    Pros: Beautiful, challenging and scenic
    Cons: Very expensive, slow play, no marshalls or beverage carts, no restaurant only a snack shack and unless you're a member, don't expect to be treated very well.
    Bottom line: Don't go....Save your money and go play at Plumas Pines or Graeagle and get great courses, great course management and great customer service!!
    Very disappointed in Grizzly Ranch!
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