Montreux Golf & Country Club is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course in Northern Nevada. These 18 holes wind through nearly 7,500 yards. It features drops in elevation, quiet meandering creeks and towering pines. Keeping your eye on the ball may be the biggest challenge when playing a round of golf.
The course has Approx. 70 sand bunkers using a special blend of white sand shipped from Idaho Water Hazards. Montreux golf is a traditional course layout in a combination high desert and pine forest setting. The signature “Bear Trap” is a dramatic trio of holes 6, 7 and 8, which feature shimmering lakes, breathtaking mountain views and undulating greens. Also, the tee elevation above the fairway on the 17th hole is 138 feet.
Opening hole : This downhill Par 4 features a large driving area and plays shorter than you think. After a driver or possibly a fairway wood off the tee, you face a middle-to-short iron shot to a two-tiered green that runs away from you in the back. The green is well protected by the two bunkers and the lake on the right as well as a large, free form bunker which carves around the left-hand side of this challenging putting surface.
The best hole for us : Hole #14. The Par 4, 14th hole is a true risk/reward hole. This narrow, slightly downhill, tree shot requires great accuracy and forces the player to make a choice. Either lay up off the tee with a long iron, or try to drive the green with a left to right trajectory. The green is narrow, but deep, and is softly undulating. If the wind picks up, it makes for an interesting decision
Golf Course Facts
Opened: June 28, 1997
Golf Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Yardage: 7,472 from the Golden Bear Tees
Slope: 140 from the Golden Bear Tees
Turf: Fairways and Tees Pro-Cup Bent Grass
Greens: Crenshaw Bent Grass/Poa
Rough: Blue/Rye Grass Blend
Bunkers: Approx. 70 sand bunkers using a special blend of white sand shipped from Idaho Water Hazards
Lakes: Holes 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 18
Waterfalls: Holes 6, 7, 18
Latent Water: Holes 11, 12, 16, 17