The daily fee Coyote Moon Golf Course opened in 2000 and plays at 6300 feet above sea level. Designed by former PGA player Brad Bell, is located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Truckee, California. There are no homes on the course. It is built for golf. Cut through thick forests over mountainous terrain playing Coyote Moon Golf Course is a mountain hike. Holes have large elevation changes, multiple chasms, lakes, and thick rough making challenging but entertaining shots.
Above all, thick evergreen forests provide the canvas in which this course is painted.
Hence, there are few wide open tee shots in which you can “grip it and rip it”. However, despite the visual challenges, the landing areas are often more generous than it seems. Coyote Moon Golf Course is very well maintained. This is an accomplishment in mountain environments with the change in temperatures, significant elevation and the limited growing season. The back nine is particularly sensational.
Perhaps the most interesting hole is the 227 yard Par 3 Hole #13. The required tee shot is 200 feet downhill over a small creek to a small well bunkered green with no bailout option. Furthermore, on this day the tee shot was blind as the hole location was tucked behind trees in the upper right of the green.
Coyote Moon Golf Course is a very impressive operation. As a high end public course, it is well conditioned. The layout is excellent and the scenery is spectacular. The clubhouse is well done and the service was very good. It holds its own with most of the private courses in the Tahoe area and is definitely worth teeing it up.