Tahoe Donner has announced the reopening of the beloved 18-hole Tahoe Donner golf course under the new management and new golf pro. To read the full story click here, below are the highlights that you need to know!
Beloved Tahoe Donner Golf Course
The course originally opened in 1975 surrounded by towering pines, creeks, and granite formations. This is the second play since the renovations that started in 2020. This summer season of 2022 will be the reopening under new management.
In 2021, Tahoe Donner hired Ramiro Sena as its new golf superintendent. He has nearly 30 years of turf and golf course management experience. Sena spent the last two decades in California as turf director for Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, turf director for Coyote Moon Golf Course in Truckee, and project and renovation superintendent at Apple Mountain Golf Resort. (Source)
New Golf Professional
Tahoe Donner hired Jeff Hwang in early 2022 as the new golf professional. Having grown up in the Tahoe Donner area, he spent roughly a decade in Southern California. There he earned the President’s Award upon graduating from the Golf Academy of America in Carlsbad. He became a golf and teaching professional at PGA West and Indian Wells Golf Resort in Palm Springs. Most recently. Hwang was the first assistant and head golf professional at Red Hawk Golf Resort and Petaluma Golf and Country Club. (Source)
“For nearly 50 years, we’ve prided ourselves on being one of the unique and pristine high-elevation courses in Lake Tahoe for our members and the public to play”- Jeff Hwang
The Renovations of the Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Starting in 2021 and moving into 2022 there were over $2 million of changes and additions to this already amazing golf course. Some of the major changes include
- Replacement of all greens
- Completely new putting and chipping green
- Tee and fairway improvements
- Expansions of forward tees
- Tee box improvements
- Relocation of cart paths
- Revamped pro shop
Source: reports, Staff. “Tahoe Donner Golf Course Opens under New Management.” SierraSun.com, SierraSun.com, 9 June 2022, https://www.sierrasun.com/news/tahoe-donner-golf-course-opens-under-new-management/.