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Where is Carson Valley?

Does Lake Tahoe sound familiar? We are just a quick hop, skip & jump from South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. 
If you are still wondering 'where is Carson Valley' please, let us be your tour guide!  Officially it includes the towns of Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa and Topaz Lake.  We are in the Gardnerville part and located south of Carson City (the State Capital of Nevada) and this part of the 'Valley' offers many options for locals and visitors! 

The golf course is a very pretty 25-minute drive from South Lake Tahoe. Once a well-kept secret, the word is out, Carson Valley is a great place to live and play. Did we mention the beautiful views of the Sierras from the golf course, yes the Sierra Nevada mountains at Lake Tahoe, we get to enjoy their purple mountain majesty every day.


Opened in 1965, Carson Valley Golf Course was designed by a local architect, Red Swift.  He had a great vision when he developed the golf course and originally it included the Carson Valley Country Club restaurant, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. All very nice for 1965!  Red Swift was also the original developer of the neighboring area that is known as the Ranchos and is today home for many people living in Gardnerville.

During the early 1970s, the golf course and restaurant became separate businesses. We are Carson Valley Golf Course and the restaurant next door is Carson Valley Country Club.  This has caused some confusion over the years as we are totally separate businesses but good neighbors.  

In 2001, the current owners' Tom & Manya Brooks purchased the golf course from Tom's parents who had owned the course since 1986.  The award-winning golf course continues to rate as 'the locals favorite' and is open to the public for golf year-round.  

Pro Shop

Our pro shop is open year-round and offers the best selection of golf items in the area. We know that sounds like a standard plug for your typical pro shop, but we actually mean this one.  We are fully stocked with brand-name golf clubs, shoes, shirts, hats, belts, and accessories. Our friendly staff is always available to help you with your purchases, if there is something special that you need, we can order it for you.

Dress Code

Please dress as if you are playing at your favorite golf course! We do not enforce a strict dress code but we have a few recommendations - a collared shirt is preferred but not required and jeans are acceptable. Thank you.

Practice Facilities

A shaded driving range, (this is a recent upgrade along with new mats and a few unique targets to hit) and a putting green with a chipping area, give you plenty of space to warm up get ready for golf.


Lunch is served (most days) from April thru September from 11 am to 2 pm.
On busy days during the winter season, we serve the best hot dogs in town and we always have a large selection of snacks and drinks.

Gift Cards

Available at the Pro Shop, 1027 Riverview Dr, Gardnerville or Call 775.265.3181 or online 


  • Open 9am to 4pm daily

Check out our local Carson Valley Visitors Authority for a list of things to do while you are in town.  There are plenty of great videos to look at.

Carson Valley is about 25 minutes from South Lake Tahoe and Carson City.

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