The ski areas are closed, the snow is rapidly melting and the Masters tournament has come and gone. This means that it is time to play golf in Truckee/Tahoe!

Gray’s Crossing has opened for the season and they are offering an incredible rate of $90 all you can play golf. Get out and enjoy the sunshine this week as the special expires on Sunday May 18th. Spring golf is one of my favorite times of the year as the Sierra Crest is still holding snow and offers incredible views once you reach hole # 5 a par 4 that will not disappoint.

If you don’t have the time to tee it up, or you just want to loosen the muscles on the range, you can pay a daily fee for range use at Old Greenwood to knock of the rust and get the swing lubed back up for the season. Don’t forget about the world class Old Greenwood Gold Academy with Keith Lyford, a top 100 Golf Teacher by Golf Magazine every year since 1998 that offers just about every program you could dream of for golf instruction and game improvement. Keith has an incredible staff with class A PGA professionals such as Andre Gust that are offering private lessons, clinics, group packages, 5 minute tune-ups, corporate golf weeks and much more.

Along with the opening of the golf course PJ’s Bar & Grill will be open and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in what I believe is the best outdoor dining in Truckee. After the round enjoy a beverage around the fire pit and event lawn while taking in the alpenglow and breathtaking views of Mt. Rose and the Carson Range. PJ’s offers something for the entire family with indoor/outdoor seating, sporting events on the multiple televisions, an event lawn for the kids to stretch their legs and a classic bar top to have a pint and good conversation with friendly Bartender’s.

If you are a homeowner or landowner you will most likely find yourself soaking in one of the private his/her sanctuary hot tubs after a gym workout or golf round. The Gray’s fitness center remains open from 7 am to 7pm daily, while the pool, sun deck, and outdoor spa will be opening on May 16th.

Keep an eye out for the Gray’s Tuesday concert series that are free to attend with great drink and dinner specials. The concerts will be kicking off in mid to late June and the calendar of events will be posted on the Gray’s Crossing website soon. Gray’s also has some fun upcoming charity golf events with the 4th annual High Fives tournament on May 15 and the 6th annual Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic July 13th – 14th.

You can view rates and book tee times or golf lessons for Gray’s Crossing and The Golf Academy at

I look forward to seeing you on the links soon!