Washoe County Gold Course | Reno, NV

Reno’s must-play course that will have you reaching for every club in your bag.

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.

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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

  • Beverage Service
  • Full-service practice Facilities
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green & Chippings Area
  • Pro Shop
  • Indoor Grill (Seats 100)
  • Barbecue Facilities (Seats 220)

Legendary Lineage

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.

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Course Scorecard

18 Holes | Par 72

The “HACK”

Wide open fairways and it’s well-established maturity make it the perfect course for beginners who spray it around and appreciate generous forgiveness. Small greens with subtle breaks challenge the lower handicappers.
Just a few dollars will cover the ride share service to and from your hotel, so you can enjoy the beers on tap, before, during, and after your round. Simple and safe!!
Washoe County Golf Course
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Max Miller
Max Miller
12:00 03 Nov 21
Brought my own golf cart. Broke down on hole 17. Left it there and walked home, they passed no judgement. Hope to play... again!read more
Alma Marin
Alma Marin
21:18 24 Sep 21
Staff was very helpful and courteous. The Pro Shop also was very attentive and helpful. Great place to golf.
Steve Diamond
Steve Diamond
19:24 08 Sep 21
Always fun to play "The Shoe" nice old school course at a fair price with an excellent staff!
Mr truck
Mr truck
03:45 30 Aug 21
Best place for last minute golf in reno. Greens good and firm
Anthony Shanx
Anthony Shanx
04:06 02 Aug 21
For the average golfer this is a gold mine. Great fairways, though some are a work in progress. The greens were... smooth-ish, more so the golfers who don't clean their pitch marks than it was the course save one hole where there was some over watering. The staff were friendly and the cart girl rolled around just in time to juice me up for the mid rounds. Great course, I'll be there again soon.Update, the course is still a great deal.read more
Henry Jung
Henry Jung
05:18 21 Apr 21
The course was open during the pandemic, so 4 stars for that! The staff is super nice and friendly as well.
Noah Merrill
Noah Merrill
19:04 16 Feb 21
Decent spot cause you won’t lose balls. Not sure how this disc golf turf war will go though.
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Reno, NV

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
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