County's golf courses are renowned for their
lush, wooded settings and spectacular
Three are located on the pristine shores of Lake
Almanor, while the others lie in the
tranquil high mountain valleys of Graeagle
and Crescent Mills.
Golfers can usually get on the course of their
choosing without much difficulty, but it's
best to make tee times in advance during the
peak summer months.
Some of the golf courses offer packages, and most have condos, vacation
homes, motels or resorts nearby. Golfers can
also choose from a variety of fine dining
establishments, some of which are located
right at the golf course.
What makes Plumas County such a rare golf destination is the plethora of
other recreation activities nearby. Fishing,
boating, hiking, history, events and
festivals abound. This combination of
natural beauty, first-rate golf,
reasonable rates and friendly communities
makes Plumas County a must for any golfer.
miles south of Graeagle on Highway 89 (530)
836-0394 or (800) 332-4295. A pristine 18-hole championship
course. Ranked 12th best course in
California. Environmental award-winning design,
set in Mohawk Valley along Sulphur Creek.
Semi-private, soft spikes required. Par 71.
Length: 6,983 yards. Rating: 72.3.
Slope: 136. Greens fees with cart and
practice facility: $65-$125
Mon-Thurs; $65-$125 Fri-Sun and holidays.
Twilight rates and off-season rates
available. Golf/dine packages. Golf shop, snack bar and
a restaurant with full bar
services. Full practice facility, four
sets of tees. Accommodations, golf lessons.
Pines Golf Resort
402 Poplar Valley Rd., off Graeagle.-Johnsville Rd., Graeagle (530) 836-1420. Beautiful
18-hole championship course situated along the Middle Fork of the Feather River.
Length: 6,504 yards from championship tees. Par 72. Rating: 71.6; Slope:
127. Greens fees with cart: $80 Mon-Fri; $95
Sat-Sun. Driving range, pro shop, lounge, grill, restaurant. Accommodations,
golf lessons, stay/play/dine packages, golf schools, twilight and off-season discounts.
Highway 89, Graeagle (530) 836-2323. A scenic 18-hole, 72-par
championship course along the Middle Fork of the Feather River. Length: 6,725
yards. Rating: 72.1; Slope: 129. Greens fees: $55 Mon-Thurs; $65 Fri-Sun
and holidays. Carts $40. Driving range, pro shop, restaurant and
lounge. Accommodations, golf lessons, twilight and off-season discounts. Tuesday
special, Sunday afternoon special.
at Nakoma Golf Resort
Nakoma Golf Resort. Seven miles east of Graeagle and three miles west of Portola on County Road
A-15 (Portola-McLear Road.) (530) 832-5067 or (877) 462-5662. Public
18-hole championship course designed by Robin Nelson. Length: 7,077 yards.
Rating 74.2 Slope 147. Par 72. Six tee positions. Greens fees: $65 Mon-Thur ($45
at 3 pm). $85 Fri-Sun ($55 at 3 pm), including cart and practice facility.
Driving range, putting course, practice facility. On site accommodations, snack
bar, restaurant. Group facilities at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed clubhouse.
Twilight and off-season specials. Stay/play/dine packages, golf schools.
River Park Resort
Highway 89 and County Road A-14, Graeagle (530) 836-2328. Set on the Middle
Fork of the Feather River, Nine holes. Length: 2,582 yards. Par 35. Greens
fees (for 9 or 18 holes): $24 weekdays, $26 weekends.
Senior discounts. Carts $18 per round. Snack bar, beer/wine, pro shop,
River Inn Golf Course
Hwy 70/89 one mile west of Blairsden
Remodeled 9-hole, par 3 course on the grounds of the historic Feather
River Inn. Length: 1582 for 18, Par 27. Greens fees: 9 holes for
$20, 18 holes $30 weekdays and $30 for 9 holes, $40 for 18 holes weekends.
Beverages available. Special rates for juniors. Lodging nearby.
Grizzly Ranch Golf Club
1.7 miles up Grizzly Road, two miles east of Portola off Highway 70 (530)
832-4200. $80 to $115, Cart Included. Twilight rates. NCGA member special
rates.18-hole course with a top forty ranking by Golf Digest. Semi-private
club with public access to reserved tee times. Standard par 72 golf course designed
by Bob Cupp. A 1,040 acre private recreational community offers new
stay and play packages, daily lunch service at the Lake House, full bar menu. Home sites available.
89, Crescent Mills (530) 284-6204. Located at the southern corner of the Indian
Valley. This is the only course open year-round (weather permitting). Nine
holes. Length: 4,638 yards (18 holes). Par 66. Rating: 61.1; Slope: 92. Greens
fees: $18 (9 holes) and $25 (18 holes) on weekdays; $18 (9 holes) or $25 (18 holes) weekends and holidays. Carts per round: $10 for nine holes, $15 for
18 holes. Twilight, RV camper discounts. Driving range, pro shop, grill,
beer/wine, RV park.
433 Durkin Dr., off County Road A-13 and Clifford Drive on the Lake Almanor
Peninsula. (530) 259-GOLF. Public 18-hole championship course designed by world
class course designer, Homer Flint. Length: 7,040 yards. Par 72. Rating: 72.8;
Slope: 129. Soft spikes required. Greens fees $30 -$69 Monday thru Thursday; $30
to $79Friday thru Sunday. Mid-day, twilight and off-season rates. Carts: included. Driving range,
practice facility, clubhouse, pro shop, snack bar, beer/wine. Golf lessons,
Highway 89, West Shore, Lake Almanor
(530) 259-4555. Nine holes. Length: 3,105 yards . Par 36. Rating:
69.9; Slope:119. $29 for 9 holes. $37 for
18 holes weekdays and weekends. Carts: $15-$25. Twilight, junior
discounts, golf/lunch specials, golf clinic,
Driving range, pro shop, restaurant, beer/
wine. Golf lessons, accommodations nearby.
Almanor Country Club
Lake Almanor Peninsula 951 Clifford Dr., (530) 259-2868. Semiprivate club near the
shores of Lake Almanor. Open to non-members
by reservation. Nine holes. Length: 2,919
yards. Par 35. Rating: 68.3; Slope: 114. $23
for nine holes, $38 for 18 holes
weekdays & weekends. Carts:
$14-$28. $180 for 10 rounds. Driving range, pro shop, lounge
and restaurant. Golf lessons, accommodations
nearby. Call for discounts.