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Golfing Northern California

by Tandy Bozeman

Looking to golf in Northern California, Plumas County’s golf courses are renowned for their lush wooded settings and spectacular mountain backdrops. Two of Plumas County’s golf courses were named in the top 11 courses in Northern California by Visit California. The region has ten golf courses—both nine- and 18-hole courses.

Extraordinary Northern California Golf Courses

Compared to other golf destinations in Northern California, Plumas County has an endless number of other outdoor activities nearby. Come for the golf but be sure to add an extra day for fishing on one of the local lakes or streams or rent a boat to explore one of the many local lakes. Plus there’s unlimited hiking options near all the golf courses!

Plumas County has a variety of lodging choices, including vacation homes located on or near golf courses.

The combination of natural beauty, excellent golf pros, reasonable rates, and variety of courses make Plumas County one of the best places to golf in Northern California.

Plumas County Golf Courses

(530) 259-4653
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Lake Almanor’s only 18-Hole Championship Golf Course Designed by Homer Flint, this 18-hole golf course is the crown jewel of the Lake Almanor basin.

(530) 836-2323
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With spectacular mountain views and 6,725 yards of “extreme golf”, with lofty pines, lots of water and elevated tees that offer the ultimate golf expe

(530) 832-4200
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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club was voted top 100 in the nation and top 10 in California. Visit our website for more information.

(530) 259-2868
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Semi Private golf club, open to the public. A challenging 9-hole layout with two sets of tees and views of Lake Alamanor and Mt. Lassen.

(530) 259-5545
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Lake Almanor West Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole course with two distinct sets of tee boxes, creating the feel and challenge of an 18 hole course.

(530) 897-2300
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Designed by Robin Nelson, with picture-postcard views from every tee, Nakoma’s 18-hole championship course, the Dragon, never disappoints.

(530) 836-0394
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Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club is operated as a public golf facility, offering one of the finest golfing experiences in California’s High Sierra.

Golfing in Plumas County

Something for everyone!

Know Before You Go

  • Some golf courses offer packages, including lodging. Be sure to ask about packages when making reservations.
  • The courses usually open in mid-April and close toward the end of October and mid-November but dates vary depending on the weather
  • All courses suggest calling ahead to determine opening day in the spring

Bring the Kids

Several Plumas County golf courses not only offer instruction for adults but also hold golfing summer camps for kids each year

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Places to stay in Plumas County
Lake almanor

Lakefront condominium on the Lake Almanor Peninsula with boat slip.

Lake Almanor

Wonderful Lake Almanor Cabin on a deep water parcel with gently sloped lawn to sandy beach, waters edge, and dock.


Quincy Feather Bed Inn is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mt. range, in the heart of historic downtown Quincy. Steps to restaurants & watering holes.