Spring Hill Cottage is within walking distance from the Nevada Country Country Club – and its a great place for beginners to learn and more experienced golfers to spend a day on the greens.
Golfing at Nevada County Country Club

Golfing at Nevada County Country Club

Nevada County Country Club
1040 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6436 •

Dating to 1926, this is one of Northern California’s oldest golf courses. A challenging 9-hole layout with a 400-yard, par-4 8th hole once described as among the toughest in the north state.

  • Semi-Private
  • 9-Hole Course
  • Par 68 (70 for women)
  • 5,475 yards
  • Rating/slope: 65.5/117
  • Putting green (no driving range)

Public hours: After noon Mon., Thurs., Fri., 2 Tues., Wed. 10:30 a.m. Sat., all day Sun.
$25. $15/9 holes
Multi-round discounts avail.
Cart: $18/$12
Location: Just north of East Main Street between Hughes Road and Sierra College

In addition to the Nevada County Country club there are many other choices in Nevada county:




Alta Sierra Country Club
11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-2010 •

Opened in 1964, Alta Sierra is a classic foothill golf course with uphill and downhill terrain that makes it seem to play longer than it is. Full practice facility w/range, banquet facilities\
Semi-Private 18-Hole Championship Course.

  • Par 72 (73 for women)
    5,774-6,535 yards.
  • Rating/slope (blues): 71.1/128

Public hours: After 1 or 2 p.m. Limited public play.

$59-76 incl. cart and range balls
Location: In Alta Sierra off Highway 49 seven miles south of Grass Valley.

DarkHorse Golf Club
13450 Combie Road, Auburn, CA 95602
(530) 269-7900 •

Opened in 2003, DarkHorse has been rated a top public course by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. The course is described as challenging but fair. Full practice facility, driving range, golf academy.


  • Public 18-Hole Championship Course.
  • Par 72
    4,978-7,096 yards.
  • Rating/slope (blues): 70.9/130

Open daily. $59-$79, incl. cart. Reduced afternoon, junior, senior rates.
Location: Four miles off Hwy. 49 via Combie Road at Lake of the Pines.

There are also golf course at Lake of the Pines and Lake Wildwood ( link to follow)


For those interested in learning to play – watch this 10 minute video as a place to start

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