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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 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 23, 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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Amenity Hours

Alder Creek Campground

Office Hours: 9 a.m – 5 p.m., daily
Season closing date: September 16

Beach Club Marina

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily
Season closing date: October 7


Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily
Season closing date: September 9

Equestrian Center

Closed for the season starting September 4.

Golf Course

Hours: September 3 – 9, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily.
September 10 – 23, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily.
September 24 – October 21 (conditions permitting), 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., daily.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily
Dinner Hours: 5 – 9 p.m., daily

Northwoods Pool

Closed for the season starting September 4.

Pizza on the Hill

Hours: 5 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday – Monday

Recreation Information Hut

Closed for the season starting September 4.

Trout Creek Recreation Center

Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., daily

Trout Creek Recreation Pool

Tuesday, September 4 – Sunday, September 30
Hours: Monday – Friday, 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Trout Creek Rec Pool Lap Hours: Friday – Sunday, 7:30 – 10 a.m.
*September 17 – 21, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Trout Creek Lap Pool

Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., daily
*Closed September 17 – 21

Tennis Center

Court Hours: 7:30 a.m. – dusk, daily
Pro Shop Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m, daily
Season closing date: Sunday, October 14 (conditions permitting)

September 3, 2012

Welcome to Golf Month

Tahoe Donner is excited to be a part of June’s Welcome to Golf Month and is offering a variety of complimentary clinics throughout the month as well as special events and discounted golf options for members and guests.

Complimentary golf clinics start at 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 7
The short game with Charlie Lyon (meet at chipping/pitching green)

Tuesday, June 12
The full swing (irons) with James Murtagh (meet on driving range)

Thursday, June 21
Putting with John Hamilton (meet on the putting green)

Tuesday, June 26
Hitting the driver with Joe Stakoe (meet on driving range)

Group and Family Instruction

Tahoe Donner will also introduce Get Golf Ready and Get Your Family Ready group instruction this month.

Get Golf Ready includes five lessons with instruction on the course for $99. Three separate five week sessions will begin on June 11, 12 and 13, respectively, and run through the last week of July. Lessons run from 5 – 6 p.m. each day.

Parent & Child Get Golf Ready is group instruction for parents and children with Me & Dad and Mom & Me groupings. Includes instruction on the course, plus two 9-hole rounds of golf with cart for both parent and child following the conclusion of the five week program. Cost is $199 inclusive for both. Parent and Child Get Golf Ready begins Saturday, June 23, from 5 – 6 p.m. 

Register for Get Golf Ready and Parent & Child Get Golf Ready or call (530) 587-9443.

Special Promotions June 1 – 15

Due to current conditions, we are extending our current discounted pricing and promotions through June 15. All paid fees include a complimentary cart and your choice of a complimentary range token, beer or soft drink. Tahoe Donner passholders will also continue to receive a complimentary cart.

Rates through June 15:
TD Members and accompanied guests: 18-holes before 12 p.m. – $40
TD Members and accompanied guests: 18-holes after 12 p.m. – $30
TD Members and accompanied guests: 9-holes all day – $25

Public: 18-holes all day: $43
Public: 9-holes all day: $30

Last Light – TD homeowners and accompanied guests teeing off after 6 p.m. pay only $15. Kids under 18 play free with each paid adult.

June Events

Friday, June 8 – Happy Hour Putting Contest and Golf Town Hall Meeting* 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 – US Open Olympic Club Pro-Am Sweepstakes. Blind draw a player competing in the final round of the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco and add their score to your net score to determine your Pro-Am team score.

Monday, June 18 – TD 9-hole Couples Scramble at 4:30 p.m., shotgun start, with dinner after.

Friday, June 22 – Golf Town Hall Meeting* at 5 p.m.

Monday, June 25 – TD Couples Golf Tournament 1 p.m., shotgun start, with dinner after.

*Learn about the ForeTees online reservations system, golf course etiquette and policies, and general course information. This event is an opportunity for homeowners to become better acquainted with our golf instructors and learn about opportunities to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment that is also affordable. The Get Golf Ready lesson program will be showcased at these meetings. This forum is also an opportunity to share your valuable feedback about the golf course with staff.

Sign up for your tee time today

As always, members may book 14 days in advance of their round and the general public may make reservations 12 days in advance. Click here to reserve your tee time today, or call (530) 587-9443.

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June 4, 2012

Golf Course is Open

Every spring, our challenge is getting golfers out on the course as early as possible without damaging the course and affecting it for the rest of the season. There’s a reason Tahoe Donner is known for having the best greens in Tahoe, and sometimes that means giving a little more time for the grass to grow.

Striking that balance between access and course quality, we’ve decided to open half of the course on May 25. That’s the first time the course has been open for the Memorial Day weekend since 2009 and four weeks earlier than last year. While several holes will be off limits for a bit longer, you’ll still be able to play a full round of golf. Here’s the plan:

May 25 – 29
Nine holes available for play (1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18). Two daily shotgun starts, scheduled at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Golfers will have the option to play either nine or 18 holes.

May 30
Regular tee times available, with the same holes open for play.

May 31
The same holes will be available. 8 a.m. shotgun start for Women’s Golf Club and 12 p.m. shotgun start for open play.

In early June, we expect to have more holes open and transition quickly into normal operations.

During this early season period, special pricing and perks are available. All following prices include greens fees, cart, and choice of range token or beer / soft drink

Tahoe Donner homeowners and guests:

Morning 18 holes – $40
Morning 9 holes - $25
Afternoon 18 holes -  $30
Afternoon 9 holes – $25

General public:

18 holes – $43
9 holes – $30
Same price regardless of tee time

Driving range

The driving range is currently open every day, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

We are excited to open the course early this year, and hope you can take advantage of it! Please keep an eye on for more updates. If you have any questions, drop us a note at or call (530) 587-9443.

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May 16, 2012