1. sixpez Posted: 06/15/18 8:28p Member Since: Oct 16, 2003 From: Rancho Mirage, CA
This was the first round of my Tahoe trip this morning with ppark81. We had a 7:00 tee time (first off) and the staff was super nice. Really just us and one other twosome ready to go that early. Unfor... Continue »
This was the first round of my Tahoe trip this morning with ppark81. We had a 7:00 tee time (first off) and the staff was super nice. Really just us and one other twosome ready to go that early. Unfortunately, it was kind of weird that they also sent the maintenance guys out on the course to mow the greens right at 7:00 and we were asked not to push them too much. We watched as the poor guy frantically mowed the 1st green with a small push mower, and I should mention that the greens here are massive and undulated like crazy. We felt bad for him and there were a couple other guys out on the course ahead. Eventually they started to jump around and we didn't run into them too much after awhile. It was just strange they wait until the first tee time to start the mowing of the gigantic greens and then do them in the slowest way possible!
Otherwise, we REALLY enjoyed ourselves and still finished with a good 3:15 pace. The price we got was great with the GolfMoose voucher minus a gift certificate won at a GK Plays. Ended up being $87 each compared to the normal weekend morning rack rate of $175 during this shoulder season.
The course was in good overall condition considering it's still pretty early in the season for Truckee's mountain courses and the summer turf is really just coming in. Tee boxes, fairways and rough were mostly pretty good with some fluffy spots, some thin spots and some patchy areas. Not pristine, but pretty nice. Bunkers had great soft sand but could use a little professional raking/dragging to level out a lot of lumpy spots, animal footprints, etc. The greens were kind of the same story as the fairways. Still a little patchy, but holding shots well in the morning and rolling at medium speeds with a few little bumps here and there. In another month, I can imagine this place is super nice.
As for the layout, I fell in love with this place from the moment we pulled into the parking lot. I love mountain courses and this is mountain golf to the max. Tight, hilly and demanding, but not unfair in any way. Good scores can be had on any hole with proper strategy/execution. There are tons of trees and big boulder outcroppings, which are often integrated with some of the elaborate bunkering. The greens are huge and full of significant undulations. It's simply a stunning setting for a golf course. The long, skinny and diagonal 3-tiered 18th green is something to behold in person and it's pretty much the first thing you see when you drop your clubs off with the cart staff. Speaking of the staff, great service all around, especially the starter who was very friendly and helpful as we waited to tee off. I'd like to see their early morning maintenance plan handled better, though! That was the only minor blemish on an otherwise awesome golf experience at Coyote Moon!
2. zeppelin51423 Posted: 07/10/16 1:39p Member Since: May 19, 2008 From: manhattan beach
Played Coyote Moon, NCGA rate of 135$ including cart for a prime time 9:30AM tee time. Again, when playing at home these rates are well above what I'm willing to pay but when on vacation I really want... Continue »
Played Coyote Moon, NCGA rate of 135$ including cart for a prime time 9:30AM tee time. Again, when playing at home these rates are well above what I'm willing to pay but when on vacation I really want to experience the best golf in the area.
After playing Schaffer's Mill earlier in the week, the bar was set high. Coyote delivered equally superb conditions (except the sand traps) and we really enjoyed our round here. Coyote moon is truly a "mountain" course. 0 homes, 0 highways, an abundance of pine trees, and plenty of elevation changes throughout. Visually, this course is stunning. Striped double mown fairways and dramatic contouring. A great mix of par 4's, 5's and 3's. The course never felt boring.
Tee boxes, fairways and greens were excellent. Greens were a bit quicker than shaffer's mill. I want to say rolling around 11.5. All putts held their lines and rolled true. This course can be quite tricky. Local knowledge goes a long way here, as there are several blind tee shots over/around mountain bends. The one negative I had was all 3 bunkers I was in were in poor shape, including many larger rocks/pebbles, that definitely affected playability. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the Tahoe/truckee region. One of the more natural and beautiful courses I've played.
NOTE, there isn't a driving range, only a warm up net but this didn't bother us at all. I would say this is certainly a must play public course in the area!
this is a par 3 at 205/187yds from blue/whites,
it is about 200ft above the green so most take 2 clubs less
to play this shot, or take off about 30yds for it which makes it
175/157yds. my 6iron is about 170yds and was on the back green
from the blues.