Nakoma Golf's Dragon Course awakens for 2024

04 June 2024

Nakoma offers an exceptional golf experience 60 minutes north of Lake Tahoe in Northern California's Lost Sierra, away from the crowded courses and wait times now the norm in Truckee-Tahoe.

With picture-postcard views from every tee, Nakoma’s 18-hole championship course, The Dragon, never disappoints. Designed by Robin Nelson, creator of the famous Dunes at Mauna Lani, The Dragon debuted as one of America’s Top 75 courses, according to Golf World.

Along with the stunning mountain course, the resort offers another singular surprise: The Lodge at Nakoma, the only building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright specifically as a golf clubhouse.

While The Dragon is still difficult to tame, it is now more friendly. To make the par-72 course more enjoyable for a broader range of players, select trees and bunkers have been removed, greens softened and irrigation improved to keep The Dragon supple through the season.

The Dragon is recognized as a player-friendly, yet challenging, course because it encourages golfers to play every club in their bag. Plus it’s designed to be female-friendly, playing less than 6,000 yards from three of its five sets of tees.

Opened in 2001, the 27,000-square-foot Frank Lloyd Wright Lodge fits perfectly with its Lost Sierra surroundings. Golfers and the public alike are invited to experience the Mountain + Modern menu in the Lodge’s FIFTY44 Restaurant & Bar, enjoy vast vistas and an adult beverage from the expansive Sky Deck, or indulge in a massage in the Spa at Nakoma.

Additionally, the Lodge features a Pro Shop featuring an array of premier golf equipment, clubs and apparel. The friendly and professional staff can help with any golf-related needs.

Round pricing is $85 in spring and fall to $140 per round in summer. Tournament and group play featuring lodging and dining packages also are available.

For more information contact


Scott Santella - Director of Golf
Nakoma Resort
Nakoma Golf Resort, 348 Bear Run,Clio,California 96106,
Tel: +1 530 897 2300