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Sparks offers four golf courses
by Steve Mikkelson
Apr 30, 2010 | 2024 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Course: D’Andrea

2900 S. D’Andrea Parkway

Sparks, NV 89434

(775) 331-6363 (775) 331-6363

Designer: Keith Foster

Par: 71

Yards: 6,501

Slope: 130

Rating: 69.5

This course is a nice course at the base of the mountains with some great views of the Sierra Mountains and Reno valley. The designers did a good job of making the course challenging. The course has plenty of elevation changes, and the greens are fast and challenging due to the many slopes and angles. The key to this course, without any doubt, is your approach shots into the greens. D'Andrea is not the typical course where just hitting the green is good enough. You will have to know the pin placement and hit your ball to the correct part of the green in order to give yourself an opportunity to score. D'Andrea allows the more advanced golfers to test their ability, as the course challenges you with the many elevation changes and has fast greens with various slopes and angles. The course is in great shape. The greens are fast and have plenty of elevation changes, even on the greens.

Rate: $69 ($59 with Northern Nevada Resident Player’s Club Membership)

Twilight Rate: $59 ($39 with Northern Nevada Resident Player’s Club Membership)

Northern Nevada Resident Player’s Club Membership: $49 

Course: Red Hawk Lakes

6600 North Wingfield Springs Parkway

Sparks, NV 89436

(775) 626-6000

Designer: Trent Jones Jr.

Voted Best Public Golf Course 8 times by Nevada Magazine

Par: 72

Yards: 6,653

Slope: 131

Rating: 70.7

Rates: Monday-Thursday $75

Friday-Sunday $85

Talon Club Rates: $55

Course: Red Hawk Hills Course

6600 North Wingfield Parkway

Sparks, NV 89436

(775) 626-6000

Award Winning Private Golf Course

Designer: Hale Irwin

Par: 71

Yards: 6,244

Slope: 119

Rating: 68.9

Red Hawk Hills course is great course set in the Pah Rah Foothills of Wingfield Springs. The designer did a great job in laying the course out through the foothills, with plenty of elevation changes throughout. The fairways are open off the tee, yet challenging as you approach the green, making for accurate approach shots. The greens are smaller than usual and in great shape, above average speed and true. This course has nice elevation changes and a wide variety of holes so that it requires the use of all of the clubs in your bag. Red Hawk Hills offers a beautiful course that is extremely fair and challenging, that all levels of golfers will enjoy. In conclusion, The Resort at Red Hawk offers the complete golf package with two championship golf courses in the Hills and Lakes courses in addition to a full practice facility and great food.

Resident Membership Deposit: $12,000

Course: Wildcreek

3500 Sullivan Lane, Sparks, NV 89431

(775) 673-3100

Designer: Brad Benz and Dick Phelps

Host site for three separate PGA Senior Tour Events

Par: 72

Yards: 6,650

Slope: 129

Rating: 71.3

Wildcreek Golf Course is a nice course set on the north side of town with great views of the Sierra Mountains. The designers did a great job in creating some very unique and challenging holes. The fairways are fairly open but still require accurate shots. The greens are not too fast with too much break. This course has several challenging and unique holes. The tee boxes are spaced nicely to allow all abilities to enjoy the course.

Rates*: Mon-Thu $49 Fri-Sun $59

Twilight (after 11 a.m.) Mon-Thu $43 Fri-Sun $49

Twilight (after 2 p.m.) Mon-Thu $30 Fri-Sun $39
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