With nearly as many golf courses as ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is a duffer’s paradise—not to mention that the views are alpine knockouts. Courses snake through glacially carved valleys, trim the edge of the lake, and meander links-style through tall conifers.
The North Shore boasts six championship golf courses designed by legends of the sport (Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones). Serious golfers can test their game at the challenging par-71 The Links Golf Course at Squaw Creek, on Tahoe’s northwest side. Tall peaks give way to the wide-open Martis Valley at Northstar California’s 18-hole, par-72 course. Post game, relax with a signature Bloody Mary at the Martis Valley Grille. On the South Shore, swing your clubs at the all-levels-welcome Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Families and beginners will enjoy Bijou Municipal Golf Course—no hidden obstacles or holes longer than 350 yards here.