You’ll Be Seeing Fireworks This Fourth of July

If there’s one place to celebrate the Fourth of July right, it’s Tahoe South. Recognized as the home of one of the best fireworks displays in the country, Tahoe South hosts “Lights on the Lake” on Monday, July 4. Be prepared to listen to the latest rock and pop hits while your eyes dazzle with visions of red, white and blue during the 9:45 p.m. show. The best viewing spots for the display include South Shore beaches like Lakeview Commons, Timber Cove and Nevada Beach among others.

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Lights on the Lake | Courtesy: First Tracks Productions

The Fourth of July isn’t the only day to celebrate the birth of America; due to the Monday holiday, there is a whole weekend of festivities before the rockets even reach the air. Check out a few of the options below.

Live at Lakeview returns Thursday, June 23. This eclectic gathering of locals with fresh beats, a beer garden and resident vendors offers a great taste of the South Shore culture and spirit. The fun kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Commons.

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Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival | Courtesy: Sean Riley Photography

For an even bigger slice of the South Shore culture pie, the Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival hosts performances at the historic Boathouse Theatre, outdoor concerts on the lawn and various events through the Fourth of July weekend. The Heifer Belles plays July 3 as part of the Music on the Lawn series and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” plays July 1-3.

Get in the Independence Day spirit with the Fourth of July Parade that honors our country’s veterans and features the UC Berkeley Marching Band. The best place to catch the parade is along Hwy 50 from the “Y” area at Hwy 50 and 89 through Bijou Community Park.

Summer Concert Venue

Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena | Courtesy: Harveys

A bevy of performers descend upon Tahoe South during the holiday weekend with the likes of Nick Swardson at MontBleu, July 1; Mark Mackay at MontBleu, July 2; Slighty Stoopid with special guests at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, July 2; Heather McDonald, July 3; Decadence – Come Away to the Cabaret at MontBleu, July 3.

The Beach Retreat & Lodge will also celebrate the Fourth with music, DJs and a very special appearance/performance by Alex Ramon, a famed magician. This beach party is open to the public.

Of course any Independence Day celebration should end with “Lights on the Lake” becuase it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks!

 

Pops is Tops! 5 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Weekend

We know Dad’s not fussy, but just because he doesn’t “expect anything” doesn’t mean he should be left on the couch this Father’s Day! Keep reading to find out a few of our recommendations for a great Father’s Day weekend.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe is a golfer’s dream | Courtesy: Brian Williams / Media West Group

A Day of Golf
What dad wouldn’t enjoy a round of 18, especially when it’s at a famous golf course like Edgewood Tahoe? Or at the mountain oasis that is Lake Tahoe Golf Course? The Ridge Tahoe is in close proximity to four courses in the South Shore, including the aforementioned, as well as Tahoe Paradise Golf Course and Bijou Municipal Golf Course. Additional courses in Carson Valley await you: Genoa Lakes offers two courses through the Lakes Course and the Resort Course and the Carson Valley Golf Course is only a short drive away in Gardnerville.

Adventure Aboard the V&T
Imagine meandering down the rails through the historic Carson Valley before snaking through the hillside to reach the Comstock-era boomtown of Virginia City. It’s a reality on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad with special Father’s Day Weekend rides for the entire family. The train departs from Carson City for a round trip and three-hour stopover in Virginia City. Tickets are currently only available for Sunday, June 19 so buy fast! This ride will sell out.

Hiking in South Lake Tahoe

Van Sickle Bi-State Park | Courtesy: Rod Hanna

Take a Hike
Take in the fresh mountain air on one of any day hikes through the Sierra Nevada. A fairly easy and centrally located area is the Van Sickle Bi-State Park, which includes land in both California and Nevada. With picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and hikes for any experience level, Van Sickle is also located within walking distance to the Shops at Heavenly Village where you can treat dad to a tasty morsel after your trek.

Other recommended hikes include the Tahoe Rim Trail, which is easily accessible by Ridge Tahoe guests from their accommodations.

Cruise the Lake
The M.S. Dixie II offers a memorable experience for the whole family aboard its giant paddlewheel boat and departs daily from the Zephyr Cove Resort. The kids will be awestruck while on the sightseeing boat during the day, but you’ll want to leave ‘em at home for the Captain’s Dinner Cruise, a magnificent sunset ride through the inimitable Emerald Bay. While cutting through the waters you’ll experience delicious cuisine, delectable cocktails and dancing. Discounted tickets for the M.S. Dixie II are available in the Ridge Market Place.

The Ridge Tahoe Resort

Take a dip at the Ridge Tahoe

Relax at The Ridge Tahoe
So if Dad really wants to take it easy, there’s no better place to hang out than the Ridge Tahoe! Hot tubs, heated swimming pools, a driving range, basketball courts, and of course great rooms with even more spectacular views await you this Father’s Day.

 

Exploring Lake Tahoe by Water

With 72 miles of shoreline, you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of exploring the beaches of Lake Tahoe, but fortunately a multitude of accessible and fairly easy day trips aboard a kayak or stand up paddle board will have you paddling without the pressure. Tahoe South offers multiple access points to get out on its blue waters to discover diverse shores scattered with bulging boulders and pristine sands. Learn about our favorite day trips via kayak and SUP below.

Tahoe South Spring Landscape Project

Emerald Bay and Fannette Island | Courtesy: Rachid Dahnoun

Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay
Best views of:
Mt. Tallac, Fannette Island
Located west of historic sites like Camp Richardson and Valhalla Tahoe, Baldwin Beach is a great launching pad for your journey to the illustrious Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed landmarks in the country. As the closest put-in to Emerald Bay, this tour is best for intermediate paddlers due to the high number of boats that will be within close proximity to your water vessel during your journey. As this bay is one of the most frequented areas of the lake, exercise caution as you maneuver into the mouth and stay close to the shores as a general rule of thumb. This tour is four to six miles round trip.

Kayaking Lake Tahoe

Kayaking Lake Tahoe | Courtesy: Dan Thrift

Sand Harbor
Best views of:
The East Shores and its famous beaches and coves
For a glimpse of some of the most beautiful coves on the lake, head to Sand Harbor on the northeast shore. This immensely popular beach offers Caribbean-like waters and the perfect location for a long, lazy day on white sands – or an invigorating tour of the Eastern shores, including Skunk Harbor, Chimney Beach and Secret Cove. It’s a choose your own adventure put-in that you’ll visit time and time again for the endless possibilities.

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Round Hill Pines
Best views of:
Waterfront mansions and Edgewood Tahoe
For a relaxed tour, head to Round Hill Pines. Its close proximity to the Stateline area allows you to paddle in to other beaches while admiring the waterfront mansions, as well as the impressive Edgewood Tahoe course. Plan to launch from Round Hill Pines during the American Century Championship for a glimpse of celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Charles Barkley, July 19-24. Pull up your kayak on the dunes of the 17th hole of Edgewood for a front row seat to all of the action. For greater convenience, rent your paddle board or kayak directly at Round Hill Pines.

More launching points for your adventure: Nevada Beach, Cave Rock, Timber Cove, Kiva Beach, Lakeview Commons, Regan Beach, Zephyr Cove Resort, D.L. Bliss State Park, Meeks Bay

 

Sizzling Events During the Sierra Summer

The heat is rising in Tahoe South and it might be due to the building anticipation for a sizzling summer in the Sierra! Mark your calendars and make a plan to experience a few of these amazing summer events.

Harveys Summer Concert Series
Feel like rocking out this? This summer it’s easy with a slew of acts coming to the Harveys Outdoor Arena. This year’s lineup includes Slightly Stoopid, July 2; Widespread Panic, July 6; Evening with James Taylor, July 13; String and Peter Gabriel, July 15; Tim McGraw, July 23; Don Henley, July 24; Keith Urban, July 27 and July 29; Steve Miller Band, Aug. 18; Sammy Hagar and The Circle ft. Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, Aug. 26; Stevie Wonder, Sept. 2.

The 25th Annual American Century Championship returns to Edgewood Tahoe July 15-20.  Photo: tahoecelebritygolf.com

American Century Championship | Courtesy: Brian Williams / Media West

American Century Championship
Star-studded and heart-pounding are just some of the adjectives we’d use to describe the weeklong action at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. American Century Championship features over 90 celebrities duking it out on the greens. With the likes of Charles Barkley and Justin Timberlake, you know you’re in for some entertainment. American Century Championship comes to Edgewood Tahoe July 19-24.

Live at Lakeview
One of the locals’ favorite hangouts on Thursday evenings starts June 30 and continues through Aug. 25. Live at Lakeview offers free music, local vendors, a beer garden and a great place to watch the sunset on the steps of Lakeview Commons. Try out fare from a homegrown restaurant or find unique wares, clothing and jewelry from the talented artisans.

Beach, beers and live music in Tahoe South - there is nothing better. Photo: Lauren Lindley

Live at Lakeview | Courtesy: Lauren Lindley Photography

“Lights on the Lake” Fireworks
The 4th of July means fireworks. And we’re serious about out 4th of July fireworks in Tahoe South (it was on NBC’s Today Show as one of the country’s best displays). Snag a spot on a beach like Zephyr Cove’s for a stellar display that will have you seeing stars. The soundtrack will be broadcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.

Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series
Offering free concerts throughout the summer, the Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series offers family friendly tunes with the likes of Decoy, Gotcha Covered, Mr. Wonderful, Take Out, Hit Parade, Audiobox and many others. Make a night out of it by visiting one of the many restaurants in the Village before the music starts.

Other events that you can’t miss this summer: The Temptations, MontBleu, June 11; Alex Ramon’s IMPOSSIBLE, June 14-Sept. 10; Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail, June 16; The Bacon Brothers, MontBleu, June 17; Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, June 18; Music on the Lawn at Valhalla, July 3; Heather McDonald at the Loft, July 3; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, July 8-Aug. 21; Annual South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic, July 29-30; Great Gatsby Living History Festival, Aug. 13-14. Find more events on Tahoe South.

Kick Off Summer This Memorial Day Weekend

You can feel it in the air – summer, that sweet, sunny time in the Sierra Nevada that brings warm, cloudless days full of new adventures. The official kick start to summer in Tahoe South is this Memorial Day Weekend, which promises to get the summertime party going with tons of sensational events.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Lake Tahoe Summer Kick Off Car and Bike Show at the Heavenly Village
Starting on Friday, May 27 and continuing through the weekend, the Lake Tahoe Summer Kick Off Car & Bike Show will showcase vintage rides and impressive hogs.  Sidewalk sales and a poker run is free courtesy of the Good Samaritans Safe Ride.

Pasta Buffet at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Want a different dining experience? Lake Tahoe Golf Course will host interactive pasta buffet on Friday, May 27. Pick your pasta, your sauce and all of the add-ins you’d like before their chefs whip it up in front of you. Dinner includes salad bar, breadsticks and dessert bar.

Tahoe Bikes

Tahoe Games in 2015 – Courtesy: Dave Clock

Tahoe Games Bike Nights at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course
The 2016 Tahoe Games Bike Night Series begins May 27 with additional events on June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, and Sept. 30. The 2nd Annual Tahoe Games Bike Night Series returns to the Lake Tahoe Golf Course and offers family-friendly x-country bike races on an illuminated course.

 

MUSIC
Arty the Party at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Find Arty every Friday and Saturday night beginning at 9:00 p.m. in Harrah’s. Groove along to disco, dance, R&B and soul while mingling with locals and visitors.

Killer Dueling Pianos at Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Every Friday and Saturday night you can find the Killer Dueling Pianos at MontBleu. This special brand of entertainment will get you on your feet and singing along to their vast catalog of music, including songs by Elvis Presley to Lady Gaga. This free event begins at 9 p.m. and continues until 12 a.m.

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ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience – Courtesy: Drew Stawin Photography

ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Did you miss seeing Led Zeppelin in concert? Relive the glory of and talent of Led Zeppelin on Saturday, May 28 at Harrah’s. You’ll have to look twice to make sure you’re not experiencing the real deal. The show starts at 7:30 pm.

Thompson Square at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Coming to MontBleu on May 28, Thompson Square is a husband-wife country music duo that has been climbing the charts since they signed to a major record law in 2010. Listen to hits like “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You” live when they take the stage in Tahoe South.


EXPLORE
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tours
Explore the decadence of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion during tours beginning Saturday, May 28. Built by I.W. Hellman in 1903, a San Francisco financier, the home was a popular summer retreat for his friends and family. The property is now owned by the State of California.

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion – Courtesy: Tim Hauserman

Historic Vikingsholm Castle Tour
One of the most breathtaking architectural wonders in Lake Tahoe, Vikingsholm is a Scandanian mansion located in Emerald Bay. Tours are offered on a daily basis and include knowledgeable guides that will offer fun Tahoe trivia.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Fit in Exercise During Your Getaway

For many people vacation is the only time they can truly relax. Whether it’s through spa treatments, delicious meals or hot tubbing, your getaway should be about indulging in your every desire.

Once you get home, however, you may find that you brought home more than souvenirs, photographs and great memories – you might have brought home some extra weight.

Fortunately, when you vacation in Lake Tahoe you have an abundance of activities to keep the pounds at bay and work off those morning mimosas or curly fries. The following activities will help you stay fit on vacation while also exploring the amazing Tahoe region.

Get Out on the Water
When you visit Lake Tahoe, you must plan an adventure on the lake. With crystal clear shores, cobalt blue waters and miles to explore (the lake’s surface area is 191 miles), Lake Tahoe is the ultimate way to stay in shape while on vacation.

SUP - South Lake TahoeExplore Big Blue on a paddleboard. Credit: Rachid Dahnoun

Choose from kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or swimming to burn calories while having solo or group fun. While kayaking works your upper body, including your arms and core, stand up paddle boarding offers a full body workout. Paddle boarding for one hour burns approximately 350 calories and up to 700 without stopping.

If you’re brave enough to dip into the cold waters (water temperatures range from 50 to 60 degrees during early summer and 65 to 70 degrees in August and September), you’ll find a whole new underwater world to explore. We recommend heading to Sand Harbor for some interesting underwater adventuring.

Take a Hike or Ride a Bike
Some of the most popular activities in Tahoe include hiking and mountain biking. Our favorite hikes typically involve waterfalls and lots of wildflowers, but there are many hikes that bring you to new heights while providing exhilarating views. For an easily accessible hike from your accommodations at the Ridge Tahoe, you can begin on the 165-mile long Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). The TRT shares segments with the famous Pacific Crest Trail and promises beautiful vistas of Lake Tahoe.

Mountain Biking at Lake TahoeSee Tahoe differently on your mountain bike. Credit: Ben Fish

If you prefer to travel by two wheels, there are also a number of trails designed for mountain biking. The Flume Trail is one favorite, as is Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which is accessible via Big Meadow, and Corral, a true Tahoe classic that features jumps, logs and rocks. Read more about the top mountain bike trails in South Lake Tahoe here.

Stay Active at The Ridge
In addition to easy access to the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Ridge Tahoe has facilities for tennis, basketball, racquet ball, Wallyball and even golf. Practice your swing before hitting any one of the great local golf courses or join us for one of our scheduled activities, including water aerobics, dance off challenges, pilates and rock climbing.

Check the weekly Ridge Guide for a list of all activities.

 

Make a Date to Experience Tahoe’s History

Tahoe may seem like all sunshine, clean air and an abundance of nature, but there’s hundreds of years of history as deeply rooted as its towering trees. Take a journey through history by visiting the following sites located in the Tahoe Basin.

South Shore
Tallac Historic Site:
Containing the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla, Tallac Historic Site is a haven of beautiful and original architecture from the the golden age of the 1920s. These impressive structures were owned by some of the most powerful families in Tahoe and have been restored to their former glory for the public’s enjoyment. Sites include the Tallac Resort, formerly known as the “Greatest Casino in America,” the Baldwin Estate Washoe Exhibit and the impressive Valhalla Estate, built in 1924 to entertain guests of the Heller family. Tallac is also home to the Gatsby Festival, which celebrates the height of 1920s decadence with fashion shows, tea parties and more.

Vikingsholm

“Tahoe’s Hidden Castle” – Courtesy: Curtis Simmons

Vikingsholm: Any trip through Emerald Bay is incomplete without a moment to appreciate the beauty of Vikingsholm and Fannette Island. Vikingsholm, also known as “Tahoe’s Hidden Castle,” was built by Lora Josephine Knight in 1929. The unique Scandinavian building hosted Knight and her many guests during Tahoe summers until Knight’s death in 1945. The property was acquired by the State of California in 1953 and can be seen either by boat or up close after a hike from the Vikingsholm parking lot. Its counterpart, Fannette Island, includes a tiny home that was previously used by Knight and her guests for afternoon tea. It is accessible by boat.

West Shore
Fleur du Lac Estates:
Many know of Fleur du Lac because of its prominent role in “The Godfather II.” Its role in cinematic history notwithstanding, the estate was originally built for Henry J. Kaiser as a venue to celebrate the completion of the Hoover Dam. Heads of powerful companies including the Pacific Bridge Company, J.F. Shea Co., which built the Golden Gate Bridge, and Utah Construction were among the many gatherings that would occur at Fleur du Lac. Fleur du Lac can be seen by boat.

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Thunderbird Lodge – Courtesy: Thunderbird Lake Tahoe

East Shore
Thunderbird Lodge:
Another gorgeous estate on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Thunderbird Lodge was constructed by George Whittell, Jr., an heir to a wealthy San Francisco family. In addition to the Lodge, Whittell owned 95% of the Nevada shoreline on Lake Tahoe. After Whittell’s death in 1969, Jack Dreyfus of Dreyfus of Dreyfus bought the property and the adjacent 10,000 acres, subsequently selling the majority of land to the U.S. Forest Service. Currently the Lodge hosts dinners, weddings and other special events. Tours are available.

The Mother of All Weekends in Tahoe South

Mothers, where would we be without them? Mothers do so much, they put up with a lot and they’re officially recognized only one day a year. Remedy this injustice by treating mom to a weekend’s worth of celebrations to honor her endless patience and grace. Special Tahoe South events are scheduled with moms in mind.

Give the Gift of Song
Begin the weekend with a performance by the Tahoe Choir and Lake Tahoe Community College chorus when they present “A Special Mother’s Day Gift of Song” on Friday, May 6 at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available prior to the performance.

Matriarchs that prefer more rock in their music can head to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa for the Marshall Tucker Band on Saturday, May 7. Blending rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country and gospel, the band is sure to liven up your Mother’s Day celebrations.

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All aboard with smiles for Mother’s Day! Courtesy: V&T Railroad

Visit the Old West
The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is offering a pre-season special just for mothers and their families during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8. Hop aboard the diesel train in Carson City for a wild west ride to the Comstock-era boomtown of Virginia City. With tons of historic landmarks, sights and shopping, Virginia City is a great place to spend the afternoon. Every Mom receives a long stem rose as part of her journey. Buy tickets.

Celebrate with Bubbly at The Hungry Bear Restaurant
The Ridge Tahoe is popping bottles for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8. The Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch features several courses of delicious foods as sweet as mom.

The first course includes sweet ricotta and mascarpone stuffed creeps with spring berry compote followed by a second course of your choice: herb crusted Alaskan halibut, sweet potato and wild mushroom hash, spring peas and citrus jus; crab cake eggs benedict with cottage potatoes and Old Bay hollandaise; New York steak and eggs with cottage potatoes; or huevos rancheros with shrimp, refried beans and corn tortillas.

Heather’s Heavenly Dessert Buffet will cap off an eventful brunch.

Brunch is $40 per person and served 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Treat Mom this weekend to treatments at Elevation Spa.

Finish Off Strong
Regardless of what you choose for Mother’s Day, the Ridge Tahoe can take care of mom with spa packages, facial treatments and massage options. They’re great as a surprise and the perfect ending to a weekend just for mom.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Ridge Tahoe!

Summer Lovin’ at The Ridge Tahoe

There are few things more romantic than a wedding… Except for a summer wedding in Lake Tahoe. Regardless if you’re looking to say “I do” on the beach, on a mountain or in a beautifully decorated event space, the Ridge Tahoe has summer lovin’ on lockdown.

wedding-gardenWedded bliss on top of the world.

Planning a summer wedding in Tahoe can be overwhelming: there are countless options for venues, accommodations and group preferences in addition to a slew of coordinators available to plan your special day. Forgo the confusion and endless questions by working with one of the Ridge’s trusted wedding coordinators. You’re guaranteed to find your wedded bliss in Tahoe South with exclusive packages and stress-free options at a top twenty mountain venue.

“Planning a wedding from the East Coast, I needed something that was a ‘one stop shop’. They made my planning easy, stress free, and they were very efficient. Absolutely great experience.” -Karly Hile, married 10/9/15

Nestled on what feels like the top of the world, you’ll experience a similar feeling during your nuptials at the Ridge. Couples can choose from a comfortable indoor ceremony or an outdoor ceremony set against a breathtaking backdrop at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Your options aren’t limited to on-property; lakefront and beach ceremony sites are also available if you’d like to feel the sand between your toes. Very fitting for a summer wedding, wouldn’t you say?

In addition to a variety of sites, the Ridge has catering and wedding packages that fit anyone’s budget. Basic ceremonies include an officiate, bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, one hour of professional edited photos, cake cutting with fresh flowers and a celebratory bottle of champagne. For the discerning bride or groom, you can include wedding coordination, a cupcake display, hair and makeup for the bride, dessert station and much other features that will only serve to make your day more memorable.


8 The Ridge Tahoe Dessert BarInclude a dessert bar for your wedding.

The best of planning your summer wedding at the Ridge Tahoe? You’re steps away from your hotel room after the ceremony. Accommodations are available for groups in our fully equipped suites and deluxe hotel rooms.

Ready to say “I do” to the Ridge for your wedding? Contact us today!

GOLF SEASON IS ABOUT TO BE IN FULL SWING

The Tahoe Reno area may be known for its winters, but spring and early summer offer a wide array of activities at the mountain, the lake and everywhere in between. There are unbelievable waterfall hikes during spring and it’s the opportune time to get out on the water with glassy mornings and warm afternoons. It’s also the season when golf courses reveal their groomed greens to the eagerly awaiting masses.

The region has an abundance of beautiful, but equally as challenging, golf courses. Check out our short list of renowned regional golf courses that are also conveniently located to The Ridge Tahoe.

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Edgewood Hole No. 18 – Credit: Rod Hanna

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, NV
Home to the American Century Championship on July 19-24, Edgewood Tahoe is regularly ranked in Golf Digest’s Top 100 golf courses. Experience manicured fairways as you wind your way through pine forests and open meadows. There is water on 14 holes and lightning fast greens may present a fun challenge. To sweeten the deal, the golf course is set on the shores of Lake Tahoe with breathtaking scenic views of the surrounding mountain range.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Set in a natural mountain meadow in the Lake Valley State Recreation Area, Lake Tahoe Golf Course is a hidden gem that many say is some of the best golf in Tahoe South. Its spectacular championship layout with extensive amenities and attentive service make it one of Tahoe South’s best public golf facilities.

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Genoa Lakes – Lakes Course, Hole No. 18 – Credit: Rod Hanna

Genoa Lakes – Lakes Course, Genoa, NV
A close option for Ridge guests, this links style course was rated number four in Golf Digest’s Best New Public Course in North America and number three in Golf Digest’s Best Course in the State. Be careful, though, you may get wet with 14 of its holes on water and the course’s border with the Carson River! More info.

Resort at Squaw Creek, Truckee, CA
Take the ride to the North Shore to experience this magnificent, links-style course that features natural wetlands and wildlife native to Squaw Valley. Squaw Creek intentionally preserved the natural habitat around it so it perfectly blends the beauty of Tahoe with the majesty of an expertly designed course.

golfnetssummerPractice your swing at The Ridge Tahoe.

Before you hit any of the abovementioned courses, practice away at The Ridge Tahoe. With a putting green and a golf driving net, you can perfect your putt and swing only moments away from your accommodations.  (And for the kids – or just the kid at heart – we offer mini golf, too!)