Lakeridge Golf Course is one of the oldest and most acclaimed courses in Reno, Nevada. Located just 4.5 miles from both downtown Reno and the Reno-Tahoe Airport, this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design from 1969 remains a very popular tee time for local and visiting golfers thanks to its gorgeous views of the Reno skyline and the surrounding mountains, its playable but challenging layout, and its unforgettable signature hole. Lakeridge Golf Course is a par-71 test that extends from 5,156 yards to 6,715 yards from four sets of tee markers. This layout embodies Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 's design philosophy that par on any hole should be hard to achieve. Even so, ordinary golfers can take heart that Lakeridge Golf Course is manageable for players of wide-ranging skill levels. When you play here you ll appreciate Jones s skillful mastery of golf course architecture. The collection of holes is full of variety and strategy. Though the round actually starts out with a few relatively easy holes, the tree-lined playing corridors gradually become narrower and the challenge ramps up. Besides steering clear of the towering trees at Lakeridge Golf Course, you'll want to avoid the thick rough around the trees, the thoughtfully-placed bunkers, and the water hazards that come into play on several holes. Jones's putting surfaces are medium-large and undulating, but they present nice targets and aren t crazy fast. Thanks to its trees, Lakeridge Golf Course boasts a pleasing, traditional parkland ambiance that contrasts with Reno s newer, desert-style courses. The most memorable moment of the round at Lakeridge Golf Course is the thrill of playing the 15th hole a big-drop par 3 that descends 140 feet from a ridge-top tee to a natural island green in Lake Stanley. Good luck hitting the green when the wind is blowing. This signature hole perennially rates as one of the great par 3s in the western United States. Practice facilities at Lakeridge Golf Course include a chipping green and a putting green. New housing development recently forced the closure of the driving range. The clubhouse is home to a well-stocked pro shop and the 19th Hole Bar & Grill, which is open for breakfast and lunch. With its wonderful views and its exhilarating signature par 3, Lakeridge Golf Course is a tee time you must make when you are in Reno.