Montreux G&CC, which this week hosts the Reno-Tahoe Open is a private golf club near Reno in northern Nevada.
The Montreux Golf and Country Club is a gated, private golf course community with luxury homes that surrounds a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Reno, northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe area.
This always pristine 18-hole golf course is home to this week’s US PGA Tour event, the Reno Tahoe Open which has often attracted strong fields despite its proximity to the Open and the US PGA Championships and its competition with this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
This largely because of it’s outstanding risk and reward Nicklaus layout and its beautiful setting.
Down the years this Reno-Tahoe event has played host to many top flight golfers, among them major winners of the calibre of Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, John Daly, Justin Leonard, Nick Price, Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal and Steve Elkington.
Owned by Stan Kasik and situated just off the Mt Rose Highway between Reno and Lake Tahoe, this par 72 course which plays to a long 7,472 yards off its Golden Bear championship Tee boxes, is a traditional course combining high desert and pine forest settings and making use of Pro-Cup Bent and Blue Grasses for its fairways, Crenshaw Bent Grass for its greens and a Fescue/Blue Grass blend for its rough
In the same vein as Ahmen Corner at Augusta National, Montreux’s signature “Bear Trap” is a dramatic trio of holes (15, 16 and 17) featuring shimmering lakes, breathtaking mountain views and undulating greens.
The tee elevation above the fairway on the 8th hole is all of 138 feet.
To play it you will need to be either a member or the guest of a member. It is not open to the public
GOLF COURSE FACTS:
Opened: June 28, 1997
Golf Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Yardage: 7,472 from the Golden Bear Tees
Slope: 146 from the Golden Bear Tees
Greens: Average size approximately 6,300 sq. ft
Bunkers: Approx. 70 sand bunkers using a special blend of white sand shipped from Idaho
Turf: Fairways and Tees Pro-Cup Bent Grass and Blue Grass
Greens: Crenshaw Bent Grass
Rough: Fescue/Blue Grass Blend
Lakes: holes 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 18
Waterfalls: holes 4, 6, 7, 18
Latent Water: holes 11, 12, 16, 17
For an all-the-facts, hole-by-hole tour of the course, you should click here:
The 400-yard practice facility includes six target greens and an 18,000 square foot putting and chipping green. In addition, the club offers a 160 yard practice hole designed by LPGA Pro Patty Sheehan.
Designed by Gail Richie, the Clubhouse resembles a French Country Manor and with more than 34,000 square feet inside, it is able to have three separate dining rooms, a member’s grill and lounge, elegant locker rooms, a wine cellar, and a well-stocked pro shop carrying all the major brands and offering clubs and golf carts for hire.
Just outside Jack’s Den, a popular place for members to unwind and enjoy a post-match drink, there are three tennis courts and a member’s swimming pool.
The Swim/Tennis & Fitness Centre is located adjacent to the Clubhouse.
The 5,000 square foot center offers the finest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment along with an aerobics studio.
The club offer a range of equity-based membership options.
Depending on family size, lifestyle, and interests, would-be members can choose from among three levels of golf memberships, a sports membership, and a social membership.
While most memberships are specifically for Montrêux residents, the club does offer some for non-residents on the understanding that they can be reclaimed to cater for the expansion of resident memberships.
For further information you can contact the club’s Membership Coordinator, at (775) 849-1090.
OTHER CONTACT DETAILS:
ADDRESS: Montreux Golf & Country Club, 18077 Bordeaux Drive, Reno, Nevada 89511, USA
PHONE: +1 775-849-9496
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