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Golf Course Opening Slated for May 16



The Tahoe Donner Golf Course officially opens for the 2014 season May 16. With early season conditions the best they’ve been in the last seven years, this is one of our earliest openings ever.

The 18-hole championship golf course will be open for play to the public and homeowners seven days a week for the season starting May 16. Tahoe Donner’s driving range opened for the season April 19 and is open daily.

Clinics and Instruction

Tahoe Donner Golf Course offers daily one-hour clinics for all skill levels throughout the season. New last season, twilight clinics are also offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Clinics are scheduled for approximately 60 minutes and the cost is $20. Clinics run from June 9-September 7.

Tahoe Donner also offers Get Golf Ready, a learning program that includes a series of five golf lessons for only $99. Instruction is targeted to the new or lapsed golfer and there is a maximum of 10 students per group lesson. The lessons cover golf basics including putting, chipping, the full swing, course etiquette and general rules of golf. Get Golf Ready starts early June. Check with the pro shop at 530-587-9443 for specific times and dates.

For junior golfers, the Tahoe Donner Golf Course offers Junior Golf Schools. Specifically catering to juniors 8-14 years old, this program teaches putting, chipping, full swing, etiquette and the rules of golf. The classes are from 8-10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the following dates: June 23-25, July 7-9; July 14-16; July 21-23, and July 28-30. To sign up or for more information call the pro shop at 530-587-9443.

Early Season Rates for Season Passes and Packages

2014 season golf passes and multi-play packs are now on sale at early season savings. Members of the public may purchase a Four Pack in advance and play for under $80 a round (including cart) – a 20% savings. Tahoe Donner members may buy rounds in advance for as low as $45 per round – a 25% savings (prices valid through April 30). Or, purchase a season pass for even greater savings. All season passholders who purchase a pass before April 30 receive vouchers to bring a friend to play for half off! For the best rates, go to tahoedonner.com and click on ShopTD before May 1.

Golf Volunteer Cleanup Days

Our golf clubs have teamed together with our golf staff to organize two golf course cleanup days. Help with the cleanup effort, then join the group afterward for some refreshments.

We Hope to See You Soon!

More information on prices, hours, clinics, lessons or golf schools is available on the golf page or at 530-587-9443.

April 18, 2014

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Annual Tahoe Donner Golf Course Volunteer Cleanup Days

The Men’s Club and both Ladies Clubs teamed together, along with direction from Kevin Kuehne, golf superintendent, and moral support from our new Head Pro, Rob Weizer, to schedule the annual Tahoe Donner golf course volunteer cleanup days for Saturday, April 19, and Saturday, May 3.

This is your opportunity to make our course more playable. We will focus on clearing out the woods on several holes. This will involve picking up pine cones and rocks, raking pine needles and debris, weed whacking the rough and weeds, trimming branches, etc.

Bring your rakes, shovels, hoes, weed whackers, trimmers, wheelbarrows and a good pair of gloves. The course maintenance department will supply trucks to haul away the debris.

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the cleanup including some appetizers and beers or non-alcoholic drinks. All participants will receive a token for range balls and will be entered in a drawing for a free round of golf and a few other prizes.

Meet in front of the golf shop at 8:45 a.m. for a briefing. We should be finished by 12 p.m., just in time for refreshments. Let us know that you are coming so we can be sure to have enough refreshments. RSVP to patgemma1@att.net.

If you have questions contact Bob Moore, bobmoore@aol.com, Ralph Shindler, renoironworks@mindspring.com, or Barb McCabe, barbmccabe@sbcglobal.net.

April 16, 2014

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Driving Range Now Open



Driving Range Open 7 Days a Week Starting April 19

Dust off the golf clubs, golf season is here! The driving range will open on Saturday, April 19. Come get some preseason training in before golf season is in full swing.

The golf course is scheduled to open mid-May.* Until the golf course is open, the driving range will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the pro shop at 530-587-9443.

*Opening date is conditions and weather permitting.

April 11, 2014

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Tahoe Donner Golf Course Welcomes New Pro



Tahoe Donner Names Rob Weizer as Head Golf Pro

Tahoe Donner welcomes Rob Weizer as PGA head golf professional at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Weizer joins the team from Auburn Valley Golf Club where he served as the director of golf overseeing the entire golf operation.

“We are very pleased to appoint Rob Weizer as the new head golf professional here at Tahoe Donner,” said Robb Etnyre, Tahoe Donner general manager. “We feel that Rob’s background and experience is a great fit for Tahoe Donner and his role here will greatly enhance the golf experience for members, guests and the public.”

As head golf professional, Weizer will be responsible for the implementation, administration, policies and fiscal practices of the golf course operations. Weizer will ensure that Tahoe Donner’s Golf Course delivers a superior level of customer service by a knowledgeable and professional staff. Additionally, Weizer will see to it that Tahoe Donner offers excellent golf instruction and clinic programs that meet the needs of the community. He will also oversee group, club and tournament events to be sure they are well organized and run efficiently.

“I am excited for the opportunity to build on Tahoe Donner’s reputation as the premiere golf destination within the region,” said Weizer. “I am really looking forward to working with the various clubs, members and public to ensure the quality of service they deserve and provide an exceptional golf experience.”

In addition to Weizer’s experience as director of golf at Auburn Valley Golf Club, he previously worked as the general manager and executive partner at Morton Golf in Sacramento and was also the head professional at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa where he was heavily involved with tournament operations and corporate outings as well as VIP tours and lessons. Weizer also spent several years as the golf professional and golf shop manager at Timber Creek Golf Club, a community association in Roseville, where he helped structure and revitalize the men’s and ladies’ club invitationals into premier events and was also influential in the redesign of the golf shop and club offices.

Among many accomplishments, Weizer is a recipient of the Northern California PGA (NCPGA) award for clubfitter of the year. He has served as the NCGPA examiner and rules official for section playing ability testing and served on the Sacramento Golf Council. Additionally, he has won multiple NCPGA section tournaments and was a multiple quarter finalist in the NCPGA match play.

As a PGA Class A professional and nationally recognized certified clubfitter, Weizer can show golfers how important the proper equipment can be. His work with some of the best golf professionals in the United States has helped him to develop and refine an easy to understand question-and-answer approach to learning golf. He believes every student has his or her own personal swing that is somewhat unique and he works with each individual’s strengths and limitations to help build solid, core fundamentals in order to achieve a winning combination.

Weizer was born and raised in San Jose, Calif., and spent time vacationing in Incline Village, Nev., at his family’s summer home every year while growing up. Though he spent most of his youth as a soccer athlete, he comes from a lineage of golfers. His grandfather was a Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) champion and his father played collegiate golf; his mother was an avid golfer as well. It was only natural that his first job out of college was at a municipal facility in San Jose, and thus was the beginning of a lifelong career.

When Weizer is not out on the golf course he is busy being a dad coaching his daughter’s soccer team, cooking, barbecuing or working on his yard. He can be reached at 530-587-9443, or rweizer@tahoedonner.com.

Join us in welcoming Weizer to our team and be sure to stop in and say hello next time you come out to golf Tahoe Donner!

April 11, 2014

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Golf Season Passes and Multi-Play Packs Now On Sale



Tahoe Donner Golf Course 2014 season passes and multi-play packs are now on sale with early buy discounts available through April 30. The golf course is expected to open mid-May with some of the best conditions in years and potentially the longest golf season ever experienced at Tahoe Donner!*

With very few exceptions, 2014 golf passes, packs and daily green fees remain the same as 2013 rates. Members of the public may purchase a Four Pack in advance and play for under $80 a round (including cart) – a 20 % savings. Tahoe Donner members may buy rounds in advance for as low as $45 per round – a 25 % savings (prices valid through April 30).

Buy a season pass for even better savings! Those who buy a season pass before April 30 will receive vouchers to bring a friend to play for half off. And for those who live in the lower elevations, a season pass at Tahoe Donner means you can beat the summer heat. Bonus: see how much farther your shots fly in the higher elevations.

Don’t delay; rates go up May 1! Take advantage of early-season pricing now (starting April 1). Members can take advantage of great savings and benefits including the following if purchased by April 30**:

  • 20-play pack for $45 per round,  a 25% savings!
  • 10-play pack for $50 per round, a 17% savings!
  • 5-play pack for $55 per round, an 8% savings!
  • Member packs are transferable between members family!

**Savings are based on comparison to core season prime time member daily play rate of $60.
*Opening date is subject to change and conditions permitting.

Following such a mild winter, Tahoe Donner golf management anticipates opening the golf course by mid-May, if not sooner, with perhaps the earliest opening to date. It’s also likely that the driving range may open even before May. The upside to a light snow year is that the golf season may turn out to be the longest and best golf season ever experienced at Tahoe Donner. Don’t miss out; get your pass or packs before May 1. Go to ShopTD to take advantage of the early season discount.

April 9, 2014

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