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Golf Travel Guide To Reno

An Interview With Mark Conn, Director of Sports Marketing

By Brian Weis


Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Reno? Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Mark Conn, Director of Sports Marketing who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Reno, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
Sierra Nevada climate is ideal for golfers coming to the area. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and less than 2" of rain from May-September. Bottom line is you don't have to worry about your golf round getting rained out.

The Eldorado Resorts' Reno properties allows you to choose from over 30 golf courses in the region designed by world renown architects to be included in your golf group package. Eldorado offers preferred golf course partner green fees and access to exclusive private clubs.

What are the must play courses in Reno?

Lakeridge Golf Course
Lakeridge is a premier semi private golf course offering daily fees and a competitive membership along with excellent food and terrific service-a proven winning combination. The layout of this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed facility offers breathtaking views of Reno and the surrounding mountains. Our signature hole, number 15, is a world famous par 3 set high atop Lake Stanley to an enticing island green. Lakeridge is voted "Best of Reno" year after year.

1218 Golf Club Drive
Reno, NV 89519
775-825-2200
https://duncangolfreno.com/lakeridge/

Grizzly Ranch
Nestled between the high desert and the million acre Plumas National Forest, the Bob Cupp-designed Grizzly Ranch Golf Club championship course stretches more than 7,400 yards from the tips yet has five sets of tees to accommodate every level of player. Located less than an hour from both Reno and Truckee along Highway 70, Grizzly Ranch is just minutes from Portola and Graeagle, CA., Lake Davis Recreation Area and the scenic Feather River Canyon.

250 Clubhouse Drive
Portola, CA 96122
530-832-4200
http://grizzlyranchgolfclub.com

Gray's Crossing
A Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy designed championship golf course, The Golf Club at Gray's Crossing gives golfers a premier 18-hole mountain golf resort experience.

11401 Henness Rd
Truckee, CA 96161
530-550-2000
http://www.grayscrossing.com

Edgewood Tahoe
As the only course nestled along Lake Tahoe's scenic shoreline, there's no better place to play the greatest game on Earth than at Edgewood Tahoe's revered 18-hole championship course. Home of the Home of the American Century Championship (Celebrity).

100 Lake Parkway
Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
775-588-2787
http://www.edgewoodtahoe.com/

Wolf Run Golf Club
Wolf Run Golf Club is one of south Reno's most popular courses. The course is situated amid the Sierra Foothills, tumbling across a picturesque desert landscape sprinkled with native flora. The layout has many risk-reward opportunities and the par-3 holes are especially fun

1400 Wolf Run Rd
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: 775-851-3301
https://duncangolfreno.com/wolf-run/

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?

Thursday
Day of arrival, early afternoon round of golf at Lakeridge, dinner at Brew Brother's, Reno Aces baseball game.

Friday
36 holes of golf at Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing, dinner at Roxy, poker tournament

Saturday
Golf at Grizzly Ranch, lunch at Canters Deli, enjoy an afternoon at Silver Legacy Sports Book, dinner at El Jefe, and hit the casino floor

Sunday
Day of departure, late breakfast at Madame Butterwork's Curious Cafe, golf at Wolf Run

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Laugh Factory at Silver Legacy, Broadway Showroom at Eldorado and Midway at Circus Circus!

Gambling at anyone of our casinos, oh course! Check out Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Resort & Casino.

What is the best time to travel?
Reno/Tahoe area peak golf group season Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September. Great values with a Sunday-Thursday night stay

Anything else you would like to share about the Reno?
Some great events to plan trips or golf trips around are:

THE GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL - June
AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP - July
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP, PGA TOUR GOLF TOURNAMENT - August
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS - August
THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE - September
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES - September
ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL - October

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
Research your trip at www.readysetreno.com, email renotahoegolf@eldoradoresorts.com for more information or submit your trip request to https://www.silverlegacyreno.com/form/golf-rfp-form




 

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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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