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South Shore golf courses get off to a green start

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com
The 18th green at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course overlooks Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe is set to open May 9.
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Other Tahoe-area golf course projected opening dates

Incline Village Mountain Course: Mid-May

Incline Village Championship Golf Course: Mid-May

Tahoe Donner Golf Course: Mid-May

Tahoe City Golf Course: Open

Resort at Squaw Creek: Mid-May

Ponderosa Golf Course: Open

Old Greenwood: Early or mid-May

Northstar California: May 20

Old Brockway Golf Course: Open

Coyote Moon Golf Course: May 13

Even before the 2015-16 South Shore ski season came to a close, the golf season was already underway.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course in Meyers fully opened to the public Monday, April 18; Tahoe Paradise Golf Course is scheduled to open this Friday, April 29, and additional South Shore courses will soon follow.

Most courses are reporting rough, fairways and greens in excellent shape. Early snow that stayed on the ground through much of the winter protected courses, and relatively mild temperatures following the snowmelt have also contributed to a verdant spring, according to course operators.

“The course is in incredibly good shape,” said Kevin Sommerfeld, general manager at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, adding that about 100 people made it out for opening day last week.

The course will continue to offer footgolf, which combines soccer with golf concepts, after 5 p.m. daily, and Sommerfeld said he expects to hold family nights with footgolf, live music and a pasta bar on Fridays during the summer. The course will also offer discounted greens fees in April and will hold a locals’ day May 11.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, which is set to the open to the public Monday, May 9, will also offer area residents special early season deals. Edgewood will provide local discounts on its first three days of operation, said Randy Fox, the course’s director of golf.

Edgewood’s 18 holes made it through winter ready to play.

“Oh, it’s in great shape,” Fox said of the Stateline course. “Last year was the best ever, and this year might be better than that.”

Construction of a new lodge at the course won’t impact golf this summer, Fox added.

David Beeman, general manager and co-owner of Tahoe Paradise, echoed Fox and Sommerfeld’s statements about conditions on the links to start the season.

“It’s really good,” Beeman said of the Meyers course. “It’s probably the best it’s come out of winter in a long time.”

The City of South Lake Tahoe has not announced an opening date for the city’s nine-hole Bijou Golf Course.