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Coyote Moon Golf Course. With towering pine trees lining the fairways and no houses to spoil the view, this course is as beautiful as it is challenging. Fees include a shared cart; the greens fee drops at 1 pm and dips again at 3. 10685 Northwoods Blvd., off Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA, 96161. 530/587–0886. www.coyotemoongolf.com. 18 holes. 7,177 yds. Par 72. Slope 139. Greens fee: $149. Closed late fall–late spring. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, golf lessons, restaurant, bar.
Northstar. The front nine holes here are open-links style, while the challenging back nine move through tight, tree-lined fairways. Fees include a cart. Twilight rates begin at 1 pm. You can play nine holes for $45; special teen rates encourage family outings. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch only. 168 Basque Dr., off Northstar Dr., west off Hwy. 267, Truckee, CA, 96161. 530/562–3290 pro-shop. www.northstarattahoe.com/info/summer/golf.asp. Course: 18 holes. 6,781 yds. Par 72. Slope 139. Greens fee: $80. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, golf lessons, restaurant, bar.
Old Greenwood. Beautiful mountain and forest views add to the pleasure of a round played at north Lake Tahoe's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The regular fees are high, but there's a $75 twilight rate beginning at 4 pm. 12915 Fairway Dr., off Overland Trail Rd., off I–80, Exit 190, Truckee, CA, 96161. 530/550–7010. www.oldgreenwood.com. Course: 18 holes. 7,518 yards. Par 72. Slope 149. Greens fees: $160/$185. Facilities: driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, golf academy/lessons, restaurant, bar.
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