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Clear Creek Tahoe Golf Club
Tahoe, NV – Opening 2009 (18 Holes)
The dry and varied terrain on the eastern edge of the Sierras provides a picturesque backdrop for Clear Creek. Bill and Ben’s routing cleverly maneuvers through rock outcroppings and rugged topography on this mountain plateau. The course is, nevertheless, walk-able. Playing corridors are relatively narrow, due to the open, spacious character of the Jeffrey Pines which dominate the site. The ground is blanketed with pine straw. A sparse combination of sage and bitterbrush litter the forest floor and lend their soft contrasting hues to the landscape.
The broad thirteenth green rests precariously short of the mountain plateau’s edge, with a view of the Carson Valley in the background. While the task at hand is approaching the proper side of the green the real trouble lies short and in back of this green.
The fifteenth fairway tumbles down along a wash which wraps abruptly in front and to the right of the green. A broad slope allows one to run the ball in from the front left, while the green plunges into a lower back section that evolved from Bill’s wish to make it feel as if “someone dropped a cannonball back here.”