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Carson Valley Golf Club
By Tom Landers | Published  10/26/2005 | California , West Coast | Unrated
Family Golf in Northern Nevada


Tucked away on the gracefully flowing Carson River, this challenging course offers a blend of opportunities, for children, for moms, and for the golfing dad.  Construed as a relatively benign course because of its length, it is not to be taken lightly as double bogeys lurk on almost every hole.  Beautiful rock bottomed streams line and criss-cross this clever little Red Swift layout.  The fairways and the greens are set in among large old-growth cottonwoods, water and big trees, only two of the many challenges that face golfers on this tricky little layout.  Water comes into play on 13 holes, so it is not your basic muni round.  Besides the water and trees, you will find small poker chip greens that hold but are relatively quick, and have masterful undulations.  A favorite hole on the course is the 10th, a slight dogleg right, O.B. right, and at 446 yards, it will take two terrific shots to get there.  Protected by two bunkers, a birdie creates great satisfaction, par being pretty darn good too!  Overall, the greens are in very good shape, and the overall synopsis: Fun course, and great for the whole family.

FAMILY GOLF:  Carson Valley Golf Course is a terrific family venue.  Dads, moms, and the kids can all enjoy this layout, and all at the same time.  C.V.G.C. has been designated by national recognition as a U.S. Kids “family course,” one of only two in the country.  If you are interested in creating a bond through golf, you should plan on this area for vacation.  This destination is within minutes of tourist spots such as Virginia City, and Lake Tahoe.
Captivating views of the eastern Sierras, quality hotels within a few miles, with R.V. resorts, and of course, Nevada gambling, this truly should be your next vacation getaway. 

The green tees, (the farthest advances tees for kids) are the youth tees that are from 40 to 165 yards out.  Bunkers and other hazards that do come into play challenge players from any of the tee boxes selected for play.

Advancing to the yellow tees normally requires seven good holes out of nine.  This “mastering” of the green tee boxes, creates the enjoyment and satisfaction of progression.  Moms and dads may play with their children, and the speed of play is not hampered by slow play, while at the same time, the kids develop their skills, and learn the discipline and integrity of the game.  Since instituting this youth golf program, neighborhood pride and respect has become the norm, with the game of golf galvanizing this beautiful community.  The whole family will have fun at this facility.  Head golf professional Alan Hoover relishes the opportunity to continue to develop this youth golf program.  In the past two years  the program has escalated, bringing the whole family together for quality time, creating the bonding, developing the integrity of the game, as well as learning some valuable life lessons.  Plan your family vacation to this destination.  Youth golf clubs are available with a full bag available in the clubhouse, through the U.S. Kids program.  Your family will love it.