Laurie Johnson

PGA Tour and Celebrity Golf Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is well known for world class skiing, but in the summer, it also offers world class golfing. We have many communities that feature golf courses designed by renowned golf pros. Be sure to check out my previous blog that showcased Truckee’s Luxury Golf Communities!

As Lake Tahoe opens with restrictions and health guidelines for safe distancing, our two big golf events this summer will be held as planned. However, both will be televised events without spectators. This is the case for most sporting activities taking place across the country. Below you will find details on how you can still watch these events.

Lake Tahoe has many golf courses that blend beautifully into the natural setting. The clear Lake Tahoe air makes our sky exceptionally blue, and stunning against the endless greens. Each course also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Golfing in Lake Tahoe is truly awe inspiring. You will find prestigious and pro courses like Lahontan, Old Greenwood and Schaffer’s Mill and also, other public courses that are perfect for beginners.


Old Greenwood, Truckee

July 27 to Aug 2nd 2020 marks the 22nd edition of the Barracuda Championship and the first to be held at Old Greenwood in Truckee. Last year, Collin Morikawa, in his sixth PGA Tour event, captured his first tour victory.

In December, tournament officials announced that the Reno-Tahoe area’s only PGA Tour stop was moving. It was changed from being held at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno to Old Greenwood in Truckee. The tournament was originally set to get underway sooner, but was moved to the end of July due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Barracuda Championship officials, citing current state and Nevada County guidelines, announced Monday that the tournament, scheduled for July 27-Aug. 2, will be limited to players, caddies and essential personnel.

The PGA Tour will host this event at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Golf Course, but spectators will have to catch the action on the Golf channel. Tournament Director Chris Hoff said in a news release. “We remain very excited that a global audience will continue to be able to see the beauty of our region through the telecast on Golf Channel.”

The Barracuda Championship is operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It has a significant economic impact for the Reno/Tahoe region. It highlights our stunning region as a world-class golf destination through national and international media coverage. We are super excited that the PGA Championship will go on as planned.

Watch it on the Golf Channel:

Thursday, June 30 | 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. PST / 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. EDT

Friday, June 31 | 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. PST / 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. EDT

Saturday, August 1 | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, August 2 | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT



Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe

At South Lake Tahoe, The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship will bring golf, celebrity and community service together for the 31st time July 8-12 on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This is another event that is so important for our community

A few of the celebrities that will play include Stephen Curry, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Barkley, and two-time defending champion Tony Romo. This event will include 80 sports and entertainment stars. They will be competing to fund raise for charity over nine hours of live NBC Sports coverage.

In accordance with governmental and health guidelines – and similar to major sporting events throughout the country – the American Century Championship will return as a live television event without spectators.

Tune into NBC and the Golf Channel:

Friday, July 10 –
2-5PM PT – NBCSN (live)
7-10PM PT -  Golf Channel (encore)

Saturday, July 11 –
Noon-3PM PT – NBC (live)
7-10PM PT – Golf Channel (encore)

Sunday, July 12 –
Noon-3PM PT – NBC (live)
7-10PM PT – Golf Channel (encore)

If you are looking for the perfect retreat that offers easy access to golf, I would love to show you around. There are numerous choices and we can find a golf setting with amenities for the entire family. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling your golf property at Lake Tahoe, I specialize in this market.

Contact me today for a free property analysis or to set up a safe showing of available homes and lots!



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