Founded in 1917, Washoe County Golf Course, affectionately known locally as “The Shoe”, has a historical and storied past as colorful as Reno itself. Originally opened as a members-only club, Washoe became public shortly after the depression.
Our Point of View
” “The Shoe” has an absolutely throwback, old school quality to it that is hard to find in golf courses built after the 1970s. The course shows it age, but in the best way! Most of the course is flat, wide open and offers the opportunity to hit drivers on most holes, and take big cuts at them. But small greens, most distinctly remnants from it early designs, make approach shot accuracy and proper club selection paramount for scoring low. The ancient age and giant sizes of the course’s elm, cottonwood, oak, and evergreen trees are impressive and in play continuously throughout your round.”
-Golf the High Sierra
This scenic venue hosted its first professional tournament in 1946 and boasts among its champions none other than the legendary Ben Hogan in the 1948 Reno Open Invitational. In the decades since, "The Shoe" has undergone many changes. But, to this day, it has held its own as one of the most beautiful, playable tracks in the Truckee Meadows, and remains a favorite for its club members, locals and visitors alike.
The Perfect Location
Washoe Golf Course is located within 10 minutes from the downtown Reno casinos and 5 minutes from Peppermill and Atlantis. It’s affordability, great practice facility, and full-service grill make it a perfect, convenient play for players of all levels.
2601 S. Arlington Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
- 5 Minutes from Peppermill and Atlantis
- 9 Minutes from Downtown Reno
- 36 Minutes from Carson City, NV
- 40 Minutes from Truckee, CA
- 52 Minutes from Minden, NV
- 67 Minutes from Stateline, NV
- 69 Minutes from Graeagle, CA