Northstar California™ Resort to Open All 18-Holes of the Golf Course May 18

25 April 2012
Featuring Two Distinct Nines, Northstar Course Tees up Tahoe’s Best Resort Golf Experience
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Summer 2012 –The Northstar golf course anticipates an early season with all 18-holes scheduled to open Friday, May 18, 2012, weather and conditions permitting. The par-72 golf course incorporates Tahoe’s wooded and mountainous landscapes into two distinct 9-hole settings that will both challenge a golfer’s skills and appeal to his and her senses. With a variety of multi-pay, season pass options, and group and vacation packages available this season, Northstar offers a premier golf experience for enthusiasts of every level.
“The mild weather we’ve experienced so far this spring has been great for preparation of the course,” said Pete Smith, Northstar’s director of golf. “All 18 holes are scheduled to open May 18, however the driving range and the meadow nine may open earlier if conditions permit.”
Golf 3-Paks are one of the most affordable ways to get out on the course this season. For less than $57 per round, the 3-Pak includes 18-holes and use of a shared cart. When compared to the greens fees at other North Shore resort courses, Northstar’s 3-Pak is an obvious choice for resort play value.
For those interested in improving their game, personalized golf instruction will be offered throughout the season by Northstar’s golf pros. Private instruction is offered by the half hour and hour, as well as weekly group clinics that run June 12 through August 2012. Group clinics are priced between $20-40 per person and include Adult Full Swing, Adult Short Game, Women’s Full Swing, Women’s Short Game, a Family Clinic and a Juniors Clinic for ages 12 and under. Reservations are not required, and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
New this summer, the resort is offering a group golf “PAR-TEE” package priced at just $51 per person from opening through June 28, and $71 per person from June 29 through September 16. This offer is valid Sunday through Friday after 12 p.m. and includes either nine or 18 holes of golf, a warm up bucket of balls, use of a shared cart, on course contests, a beer/wine coupon or $5 retail coupon, $17 lunch voucher and a personal event planner.
Visitors can also Stay & Golf Free with the resort’s special summer lodging package, which includes one night of accommodations and one round of golf with a shared cart for play after 12:20 p.m.  The offer starts at $75 per person, per night based on a two-night minimum stay and double occupancy. Golfers are also invited to purchase their golf season pass by June 28 to receive two 50 percent off vouchers for friends and family.
Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the Northstar golf course is a vibrant and exciting course with features that create a flow of movement that seamlessly moves in and over the natural terrain. The Meadow Nine (holes 1-9) opens to a links-style course, allowing golfers to “grip it and rip it” down the fairways. The Mountain Nine (holes 10-18) demands precise and tight play through tree-lined narrows and across technical greens. Playing up to 6,781 yards, the Northstar golf course offers four tee locations and carries a rating of 72.4 from the Northern California Golf Association.
Northstar’s strong support of the local environment carries over onto the golf course. The Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary System designated the course as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This coveted environmental honor recognizes developments that have merged wildlife conservation, habitat enhancement, resource conservation, and environmental improvement with the economic agenda associated with the development.
For more information about the Northstar golf course, clinics and programs, or to schedule a tee time, call 530.562.3290 or visit .
2012 Greens Fees Including Cart – 18-Hole Play
Opening of 18 holes – 6/28/12
6/29/12 – 9/23/12
9/24 – Closing
Before 1 p.m.
$60 (10:30am shotgun start)
(after 1 p.m.)
Late Afternoon

(Play after 4 p.m.)
(Play after 4 p.m.)
(Play after 3:30 p.m.)
Three Pak
* Northstar California Resort’s twilight rates are the earliest in the North Lake Tahoe area.
2012 Golf Season Pass Rates**
Junior (17 & Under)
Afternoon Limited (Mon-Thu Only)
** The Unlimited pass includes greens fee and use of a shared cart, with unlimited play all season long. The Value pass includes greens fee, use of a shared cart and unlimited play during the spring and fall seasons and play after 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and after 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during the summer season. The Afternoon pass is valid for play after 12 p.m. during the spring, after 3 p.m. during the summer season, and after 10:30 a.m. during the fall shotgun season. The Afternoon Limited pass is valid for play Monday through Thursday only after 12 p.m. during the spring season, after 3 p.m. during the summer season, and after 10:30 a.m. during the fall shotgun season. Listed season pass prices are valid through June 28, 2012.

About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit

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