The Dragon Golf Course at Nakoma Resort is a 18 hole golf course located in Clio, California, in near proximity to Truckee California, and Reno, Nevada.
Nakoma Golf Course first opened for play in 1998. The course was designed by Robin Nelson.
The course is nestled in the majestic peaks and tall pines of Plumas County (just north of Truckee California and Lake Tahoe). Nakoma Golf resort offers scenic alpine beauty,
This 18 hole, par 72 championship course features multiple sets of tees with course yardage varying between 4,611 to over 6,749 and slope ratings between 123 and 147.
The 23,000.00 square foot clubhouse was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and hosts a restaurant, bar, and golf shop. If an overnight stay is desired, the Villas designed by Frank Lloyd Wright proteges are and available for nightly or weekly rental.
Golfers in the know say that this is one of the better values in the area, up there with courses that charge two or three times as much in the Truckee area.
(cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2013 at 8am
Great course and super value.
$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2013 at 8am
This was a very difficult course, especially the greens, but I would definitely like to play it again...For someone who wants a challenge, this is the course for you! The views are spectacular and the clubhouse is beautiful!
$76 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2012 at 6am
A beautiful course that is not usually very busy, however a bit too expensive at $85 on weekends. Warning...a very challenging layout, easy to get into trouble. I like to play this course when I think I'm playing well, just to see if I really am or not. Also, no yardage markers of any kind, and for some reason the course isn't on my Garmin S1, so yardage wise you're on your own. A course you should try at least once, if for nothing else but the scenery and the clubhouse. You'll either say it's too hard and never play it again, or you'll accept the challenge and want to come back and try to do better.
Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2011 at noon
We did the stay and play package at Nakoma, 2 nights, 4 rounds of golf for $420, I thought it was a great deal. Accomodations were great. Only negative about the course was sand in the bunkers. Very challenging course, if you spray it, you'll lose some golf balls.
$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2011 at 2pm
I prefer the Grizzly or Whitehawk to the Dragon however they are much more expensive. Dragon is extremely punishing for shots just slightly missed. Also, a few of the greens (#1 & #9) are nearly impossible. The dragon is definitely a shotmaker's course with risk/reward on almost every shot. The Dragon has still not recovered from the two years it was closed. The bunkers are mostly in poor shape but the greens and the fairways are very nice. The tee shot on #10 is one of the best on any par 4 I have ever played.
$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2010 at 10am
This course has financial problems right now so the course is not in that good of condition. However the biggest thing this course has going for it is the challenge it presents. If you play it with knowing it's going to beat you up then it is enjoyable because of how challenging it is.
$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2008 at 8am
This course has been renamed "Nakoma Golf Course" now and has been softened since it first opened. (There are plans for further renovations in the next couple of years). It's not nearly as tough as it was a few years back -- trees have been removed, the greens are much softer and receive the ball much better. You will still, however, find a tremendous golf challenge, one that will punish your mistakes. What you won't find are a lot of crowds -- it's rare to see another foursome in front of or behind you except on the busiest days. Whitehawk is twice as much to play, but Nakoma is every bit the golf course. The only real negative is the clubhouse -- tacky and ugly.
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