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Grizzly Ranch Golf Club

Ranked #1 for Public Courses in the Sierra Nevada (Golf Digest); Ranked #11 for all Public Courses in California (Golf Digest); Those in the top 10 are all located in and around Northern and Southern California (not in the mountains). (i.e. Pebble Beach)

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(530) 832-4200

250 Club House Dr, Portola, CA

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Set within a million acres of national and state forestland lies Grizzly Ranch, a community endowed with an expanse of natural beauty – glistening alpine lakes, wild rivers, wondrous valleys, wildlife, trails, and quaint towns. Grizzly Ranch is just one of the many marvels of the Lost Sierra, a region only an hour north of Lake Tahoe.

Milder winters than most mountain towns and more pleasant summers than the central valley make Grizzly Ranch a place to enjoy year-round outdoor recreation.

Located 4 miles from Portola, Calif., Grizzly Ranch is less than an hour drive from Truckee and Reno and approximately a four hour and thirty-minute drive from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Absent Are Crowds & Congestion

The “Lost Sierra” greets travelers with vast valley landscapes of ranches, livestock, and an expanse of vistas peaking through craggy peaks and rolling mountains.

“When I go to the Lost Sierra, it’s like I’ve escaped California altogether. It’s much quieter than Tahoe and it’s bigger, so people are more spread out,” Julie Brown, Welcome to the Lost Sierra

“…with an average of only six people per square mile in the Lost Sierra – compared to Los Angeles County’s 2,138 people per square mile-most likely you and your friends will be the only ones around,”

Homesites and homes showcase stunning mountain, valley and golf course views. Grizzly Ranch is a low-density gated community meticulously orchestrated to complement the region less than an hour from Truckee and Reno.

You’ll find no more thoughtfully planned real estate value anywhere else in the Sierra Nevada.

Golf: A Course Nestled in Nature 

This stunningly beautiful course is nestled between the high desert and the million-acre Plumas National Forest.

 Designed by renowned architect Bob Cupp, Grizzly Ranch is the #1 ranked public accessible course in the Sierra Nevada and #9 of all California public access courses (Golf Digest).

Neighboring the million-acre Plumas National Forest, the course features a sprawling par-72 layout with five sets of tees, generous fairways with wide landing zones, and a mountainous landscape with elevations ranging from 4,800 to 5,400 feet. From the black tees at 7,411 yards, to the forward tees at 5,374 yards, golfers of all levels can enjoy playing a seemingly endless combination of shots.

The Community

Grizzly Ranch is a private gated community thoughtfully developed to maintain the expanse of land and natural beauty of the “Lost Sierra” region. Set within a million acres of national and state forestlands and close to numerous year-round outdoor recreational activities, festivals, dining and explorations, Grizzly Ranch’s on-site amenities include a full recreation/fitness center, pool, spa, bocce, badminton courts, and an award-winning golf course, along with miles of trails for running and hiking. 

Free guest WiFi is available on-site at the Golf Shop, Lake House and Outpost.

Grizzly Ranch sits at an elevation of 4,860 feet making it a four-season resort community. Each year residents welcome fall’s falling leaves in addition to blossoming flowers in spring, snow fun in winter, and lots of sunshine in summer!

Outside the gate, a sprawling year-round outdoor recreational mecca awaits with over 100 glistening alpine lakes ready to be explored, rivers, mountain-biking trails, charming restaurants, festivals – all without crowds and congestion.

Explore the Lakes Basin Recreational Area with over 50 glacier lakes and the Sierra Buttes with 8,500 foot peaks all in the Lost Sierra.

“The Lost Sierra is what Tahoe used to be,” so we’ve been told, time and time again.

Escape Crowds and Congestion – Enter the “Lost Sierra”  

The Lost Sierra spans the northern part of the Sierra Nevada crest, and its expanse of land gives Grizzly Ranch residents and guests the opportunity to live and explore without crowds and congestion. The 1,040-acre community is bordered on two sides by protected federal lands and is set above the Sierra’s largest alpine valley and the headwaters of the “wild and scenic” Feather River.

“The Lost Sierra is much quieter than Tahoe, and it’s bigger…The beauty and the charm make it obvious why word is spreading about the Lost Sierra,” Julie Brown, SFGate

There’s an overall sense that the region is remote, but it’s simply removed by less than an hour drive from Reno and Truckee.

Free guest WiFi is available on-site at the Lake House, situated at hole 18, the Golf Shop, and Outpost.

“Everyone is top notch and helpful. They are some of the nicest most genuine people you will ever meet. Highly highly suggested for any event or getaway you are planning.”

The Climate   

The spring and autumn seasons bring a blaze of colors from wildflowers and fall foliage. Mild winters welcome residents to enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice-skating, and summer abounds with trips to glistening alpine lakes, hiking, mountain biking, golf and so much more! Here you’ll find year-round activities for the entire family and friends.

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