Zephyr Cove, NV 
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Uploaded By: Skwirly Hole #7 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 280ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Tee

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1    7/27/2020   7/27/2020
Review By: lucasap
Played: 153  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 15 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Beautiful lines and elevation change. Well maintained. Demand for elite shots to score but can easily par out.
Cons: Signage is out of date with distance They all pins are viewable from teepads

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/31/2019   6/5/2019
Review By: Tahoe Cowboy
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Very challenging - lots of walking in steep areas

Great views from a few of the higher tee pads

Not as busy as Bijou Disc Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe
Cons: Challenging for beginners

Bring hiking boots

Lots of shrubs - high potential to lose a disc (still worth going to this course!)
Other Thoughts: Have a scout when you drive to help spot your disc

2 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 The Most Fun I've Had in Nevada

2-4    7/4/2017   7/16/2017
Review By: droidly
Played: 33  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: * Such a gorgeous setting that you don't really care how your game is going. SO GORGEOUS!
* Universally interesting holes, with a lot of elevation change and fun obstacles.
* Really well-maintained course--as far as I know, this park is the absolute nicest place in all of Nevada.
Cons: * Pretty sun-exposed and a lot of climbing (especially if you're a low-lander--how heavy are O2 tanks?).
* Manzanita is everywhere, and you'll probably accumulate an hour of staring at it while you search for wayward discs.
Other Thoughts: I always have to re-learn how to throw, coming up here from sea level. (And the recovery on returning is worse!) Putt hard and low, and expect your drives to mysteriously stabilize. (Turns out physics actually matters? Who knew?) Better yet, shrug off all thoughts about your performance and savor the tasty vistas.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Zephyr Cove is the best course near Tahoe

2-4    8/18/2016   8/27/2016
Review By: nogginfur
Played: 62  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Great course to play, with many well thought out holes that can be played from a variety of shots. Elevated slopers make for some challenging puts too. Nice tee boxes, which the locals put a lot if work into.
Cons: A few tee boxes were not as obvious to get to first time through,. But still pretty obvious.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Amazing course! A must see!

1    5/26/2016   5/30/2016
Review By: gmgoober
Played: 16  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Great views!!!!
-Challenging but not impossibly hard shots.
-Plenty of variety
-Amazing views!!!
-Good signage
-Not crowded at all
-And did I mention Beautiful views!!!
Cons: -Very Tiring if you are not prepared
-Could use a few markers pointing to the next tee box.
-One Hole has the wrong distance by about 200 feet on the sign

Other Thoughts: Amazing course. One of if not the best course I have played. It is quite a hike, but worth the reward. Wear long pants to protect your legs from the manzanita, and pack water. But you will not regret seeing this one.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Amazing views and great golf

5+    7/27/2012   8/19/2012
Review By: Blazer530
Played: 39  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 12 Years
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Where do I start? The views of Lake Tahoe from the higher holes are magnificant. There are boulders all around the course that make it even more beautiful. The golf is phenomenal. There are shots that will test your game to it's fullest. There are no 2 shots that feel the same.
Cons: Boulders can be a little rough on discs, and there is some low growing manzanita, but other than that I can't find any flaws with this course.
Other Thoughts: Play here. Play here! PLAY HERE!!!

2 of 10 people found this review helpful.

  The Most Beautiful Course in the World!

1    8/3/2010   10/3/2011
Review By: texaspeacemon
Played: 39  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 11 Years
2 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: Beauty surrounded by difficulty that outweighs the difficulty. You dont mind your lack of ability.
Cons: I have a traveling job, I play all over the country, I dream about playing this course every time I nail a shot.
Other Thoughts: WOW

2 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Top Notch Golf!

5+    6/28/2010   1/7/2011
Review By: GVDiscr
Played: 107  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 17 Years
This review was updated on 2/5/2011
11 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Zephyr Cove is definitely one of the best courses I've ever played! It all starts with a great drive up to Lake Tahoe which is awesome in itself; driving around the lake and catching the great views always puts you in high spirits!
Most of the time the course isn't too packed, which is odd because of the caliber!
The course is laid out on the side of a mountain and has great terrain to golf in!
*Rubber Tee Pads
*Innova Discatchers
*Great Signage
are just a few of the major pluses to the course!
The fairways and versatility on each Hole makes for a great challenging round!
Tons of elevation change / blind shots / LONG bombs and can be windy at times to keep you on your toes.
This course always offers a great time for Pro/Advanced Players and avid hikers... if your not afraid of a good workout and some hard core golf! Hit this course!
Cons: Not any big cons other than it's too far away from me. Tahoe golfers.. you are truly blessed!
Hike is pretty intense - course not suited for beginner golfers!
Other Thoughts: This course alone is worth the trip there! The air is so fresh and the views are stunning! You might even forget that your golfing while your there.. I could honestly sit on Hole 15 all day and have lunch and a few cold ones and couldn't be happier!

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course in Tahoe

1    9/23/2010   9/25/2010
Review By: coldshark
Played: 12  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 12.5 Years
12 Helpful / 4 Not
Everything. Seriously.

-Spectacular setting. Unbeatable views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains.

-Tons of elevation change. Come to think of it, I don't think there is a single hole that's flat.

-Challenging options at every hole. Countless high risk/reward opportunities. You can/will use every throw in your arsenal.

-Primarily a Disc Golf park. I played in the late morning and didn't see another sole until just before I left.

-Excellent signage. Current pin locations are marked with tape on the signs. I found all but one or two pins from the tee boxes.

*Bonus: for some of the less obvious holes, there were markings pointing to the next tee.

-Well laid out, great use of the space.

-Excellently maintained tee pads w/ alternate pads on some holes.

-Alternate pin locals for variety if you play here often.

-Easy to find. Just off Hwy 50, simply follow the directions on the main description page.
-None for me.

-If you'd have any, they'd be personal.

-Even the Manzanita bushes weren't very hindering. Not much risk for eating discs. I was fine in shorts, but if you're a whimp about scratches on your legs, wear long pants.
Other Thoughts:
I'd have to say one of the premiere courses I've played, period. Not just in Tahoe. I LOVE the elevation change on each hole. This course makes no effort to hide it either. The first three holes are straight up the mountain--a quick break on 4, then right back up the next three holes to 9's tee at the top.

Some of the tee's can be a bit tricky to find, but only the first time through--and nothing absurd like I've experienced elsewhere. The path is usually pretty clear if you look for the long logs on the ground that line it.

I like to hike, as well as play disc, so this was the best of both worlds for me. But even if you're not an avid hiker, don't let Zephyr's uphill climbs keep you away. It's not ridiculously grueling. Plus the view is so spectacular that stopping for a break to look around is something you'll want to do regardless. Bring plenty of water, the air can be dry. And pace yourself, especially if you're not used to playing/hiking at high elevations.

On my road trip I played here, Bijou, Turtle Rock, and Kirkwood. All fun courses, but Zephyr was clearly the cream of the crop. Consistently interesting and challenging holes, elevation change galore, and the unbeatable setting. Play them all if you can, but if I had to pick only one, it'd be Zephyr Cove, hands down.

12 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 Tahoe's Ultimate Course

2-4    6/20/2010   8/22/2010
Review By: JHern
Played: 82  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 14 Years
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is it, folks. Think you've got game? Think you're tough? Think you're in decent physical shape? Do you have what it takes for real mountain golf, holes that demand huge arms, accuracy, and versatility? Holes that require wisdom in the ways of your disc in the wind?

Zephyr Cove is beyond any doubt the most beautiful course I've ever played. This place is perfect! Stately pine forests rise up into rocky ridge lines, whirring in the constant wind that blows off that gorgeous deep blue lake, and framed by snowy peaks all across the horizon. Simply stunning!

This course has so many epic shots, and makes you work for par on every hole. Huge bombs over wooded canyons, big uphill hucks into rocky coves, putter tee shots off steep ridge lines in extreme wind, 400'-500' drives through some of the tightest and most tantalizing tunnels this side of the Mississippi, and a handful of top-of-the-world-esque downhill gut shots...what more can you ask for? I think I emptied my entire bag about 5 times during just my first round, that's how much fun these holes were!

The tee pads are very nicely maintained. There are nice bathrooms near the 1st tee, the course is super clean, the tee signage is spot on, and there is even a little wooden lean-to after one of the holes to sit inside and enjoy the fine ambiance of the surroundings. The trees provide lots of shade, and there is always a wind to keep you cool.
Cons: The only cons I can think of are the handful of wimps complaining about having to hike up and downhill. Get in shape, tubbies! Sheesh.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the world's most challenging and fun disc golf courses, for sure. It definitely rates a 5/5 for me, there is no question in my mind this time. No doubts at all. The course was set up in the long tournament configuration when I last played it (this was just before King of the Lake), so other set-ups might not rate as high...but definitely you must play this course!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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