Summer is Right For Mountain Golf by Frank LaRosa

The only downside I find to mountain golf is that the season isn’t long enough—a concept I presume not shared by skiers! Golf the High Sierra makes it easy for you to find, learn about, and make tee times for courses from Carson City to Graeagle.


Just in the Tahoe area alone, the Golf the High Sierra group includes the fabulous Edgewood Tahoe which I’m proud to share that I played during a snowfall. It’s that good! Additionally, in the Tahoe/Truckee area you’ll find exceptional golf at Incline Village, Coyote Moon, Old Greenwood, Gray’s Crossing, Resort at Squaw Creek, and Timilick.


In the Carson Valley, Dayton Valley and Genoa Lakes provide plenty of thrills while Reno offers Arrowcreek, D’Andrea, Lakeridge, Red Hawk, Wildcreek, Wolf Run, and Somersett. Off the beaten path a bit, Graeagle is not a well kept secret any longer and a round of golf at Plumas Pines or at Whitehawk is a wonderful way to while away a summer day.


Whatever your pleasure, find the course to fit your taste at and call me if you need a fourth!

July 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

The Sunny Side of Carmel by Frank LaRosa

It’s called the sunny side of Carmel because when the fog hugs the ground on the coast, the sun is normally shining brightly in Carmel Valley…home of the extraordinary Quail Lodge Golf Club. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the tree lined 6,500 yard quail lodge is a walk able par 71 course.


With its emerald green fairways, 10 lakes dotting the course, and the Carmel River meandering throughout, the championship course is a treat to the eye and a challenge to your game. The course has garnered many well-deserved honors and awards over the years and is also home to PGA TOUR player Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf School. In fact, Quail Lodge GC features a wonderful practice facility.


I had the chance to tee it up recently and was struck by the serenity, the wildlife, and the incredible course conditioning. Fairways were immaculate and the ball sat up nicely on the lush turf. Greens were imaginative and putts rolled true rewarding me with a couple of birdies. Check out the sunny side and Quail Lodge Golf Club.


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July 20, 2010 at 11:46 am | Golf To Go by Frank LaRosa | No comment

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