The daily fee Coyote Moon Golf Course opened in 2000 and plays at 6300 feet above sea level. It’s one of the finest mountain courses you’ll ever play.
Designed by former PGA player Brad Bell, is in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Truckee, California. There are no homes on the course to spoil the dramatic scenery. Cut through thick forests over mountainous terrain playing Coyote Moon Golf Course is like a gentle mountain hike. Holes have large elevation changes, multiple chasms, lakes, and thick rough making for entertaining shots. Wildlife sightings are commonplace at the Coyote Moon Golf Course.
Hence, there are few wide open tee shots in which you can “grip it and rip it”. However, despite the visual challenges, the landing areas are often more generous than it seems.
Coyote Moon Golf Course is well maintained. This is an accomplishment in mountain environments with the change in temperatures, significant elevation and the limited growing season.
The back nine is sensational. Perhaps the most interesting hole is the 227 yard Par 3 Hole #13. The required tee shot is 200 feet downhill over a small creek to a small well bunkered green with no bailout option. On this day the tee shot was blind as they tucked the hole location behind trees in the upper right of the green.
The layout is excellent, the scenery is spectacular. A ‘mountain lodge” clubhouse and patio is relaxing and excellent service is notable.
It holds its own with the higher end public access courses and most private courses in the Lake Tahoe area
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