Nevada, Lake Tahoe / Reno Area Golf Course Reviews
Wolf Run Golf Club Review
72.6 rating; 130 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2013
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Wolf Run Golf Club Overview : Although I was told at the pro shop this golf course is not officially associated with the University of Reno, the flag stick positions were labelled U, N, and R, so I'm not sure what I believe on that front. However, the golf course itself, located in the foothills above Reno, is a pleasant experience, with holes ranging from wide-open and simple, to those that are rather tight and difficult. See below for golf hole descriptions:
Wolf Run Hole 1: The starting hole is a straight, slightly uphill par four with an easy drive. The second shot, however, must fly a pesky little creek in front of the green. There is a bunker right of the green but plenty of room to miss long or left if needed..
Wolf Run Hole 3: This short par four has a pleasantly shaped fairway and the tee shot must just avoid the hillside to the right. There are large bunkers short and long of the green, so distance control is key on the approach.
Wolf Run Hole 4: This par four features a creek that crosses the fairway. The golfer can layup and leave a mid to long iron to the uphill green or try to give it a ride and clear the creek from the tee, but that takes a pretty strong effort, especially with OB to the right of the hole. The green has a bunker long and two large and deep bunkers short left and right.
Wolf Run Hole 6: Essentially the reverse of hole 4, this tee shot is elevated and plays back across the creek to the fairway. This one, however, is much easier to cross as the hole is shorter. The green is long and narrow.
Wolf Run Hole 14: This par three features a deep fronting bunker and a creek that makes a "U" shape below the bunker and awaits and shots that come up short. The green slopes from back to front and anything long will leave a ticklish chip back down to the surface. If the tees are back, it is a long, tough shot.
Wolf Run Hole 15: The classic "cut the corner" par five dogleg left gives the player the gutsy option to make it a par five to reach in two. However, there is so much room to miss right with no trouble, the player can certainly lay up or bail out to the right with full confidence. The green is on the other side of a little creek and has an undulating surface and a few bunkers to contend with.
Wolf Run Hole 17: The green on the 17th is shallow and guarded like a treasure trove. Lots of bunkers surround the surface and a high, soft shot is required to get near any front pin placement.
Wolf Run Hole 18: The last hole of the day is a downhill par five that affords a good view of Reno. The real danger off the tee is left but a mammoth drive can also find danger long and right. The green has a big bunker to its front left, but otherwise, this hole provides a good scoring opportunity.