Golf News for Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Courses

Coyote Moon, set to open May 16, offers an abundance of natural appeal for a golf experience unlike any other

TRUCKEE, Calif. -- Opening day of the 2014 golf season at Coyote Moon is set for Friday, May 16 (weather permitting). Known as one of the top courses in the Western United States, this nationally ranked golf course offers a relaxed playing environment set amongst pristine natural surroundings.

In 2012 Golf Week ranked Coyote Moon the 16th Best Public Course in California. To add to the course's recognitions, the April 2011 edition of Golf Odyssey: The Insider's Guide to the Best in Golf Travel awarded Coyote Moon the highest rating of all courses in the Tahoe region. Golf Odyssey is dedicated to honest and unbiased evaluations; editors travel anonymously to golf destinations around the world.

Challenging, yet fair greens qualify this Brad Bell designed 18-hole course as one of the most desirable golf experiences in the Tahoe region. Coyote Moon Golf Course plays 7,177 yards from the tips.

Spring Special green fees welcome golfers, from May 22 until June 5; to experience early season golfing in the Sierra for only $100 from opening until 1 p.m.; $75 from 1 p.m. until close.

Regular green fees are $155 until 1 p.m. and $125 midday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Twilight rate is $100. Fees include a practice station, practice balls and golf cart. Special NCGA Member Rate is $130 until 1 p.m. and $100 after. For tee times and information about group rates visit or call 530.587.0886. Coyote Moon is also on Facebook.

Coyote Moon prides itself as a premier course for tournament groups. Special discounted rates are available during May, June, and October and during "off peak" days and times throughout the season. Tournament groups may make reservations up to a year in advance. To book a tournament group, please visit, or call 530.587.0886.

The allure of Coyote Moon Golf Course is not only its abundance of natural appeal, but also its top tier service. PGA General Manager, Ed McGargill continues to build upon his solid managerial career and passion for golf at Coyote Moon. Truckee native, Jarrett Bower, remains the facility's PGA Head Golf Professional and Dixie Diede returns as the Restaurant Manager for Coyote Moon Bar & Grill.

Diede joins Coyote Moon Golf Course for the 2014 golf season as its Restaurant Manager. With over 13 years of experience in Food and Beverage, she understands that golfers like quick and easy food, so she's not going to "play" with the menu too much. The focus will be on the fresh, locally sourced ingredients for each new menu item. A different take on the wedge salad will include homemade pita chips, and other summer highlights will include buffalo chicken wraps and beer brats and the use of organic beef. House made bread, cookies, muffins and waffles will be a few sweet treats to taste this season.

"We are really focused on ensuring a top notch experience for all our guests. Our location on Northwoods Boulevard makes us a perfect spot for those in Tahoe Donner to stop for lunch, along with for those just looking for a new place to enjoy a simple lunch, beer or snack," said McGargill. "Now we offer healthier options, too, in addition to our typical bar items."

Coyote Moon Bar & Grill offers Happy Hour from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday with beer and food specials. In addition, for 2014, the Bar & Grill will highlight daily lunch specials, an item that is not typically on the menu.

Coyote Moon's open-air restaurant is as secluded as its pristine course with French doors leading to a brick patio boasting views of Mt. Judah, Truckee and the Sierras. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and appetizers. The dining facility is a unique find for a special occasion whether it's a wedding, reception, corporate lunch or 50th wedding anniversary. The privacy, natural beauty and dramatic vistas are awe-inspiring to most any guest. For more information about booking an event, call 530.587.0886.

Lodging and restaurants partners include (but are not limited to): Hampton Inn Truckee; Tahoe Luxury Properties; Exclusive Resorts; Village at Squaw Valley; Squaw Valley Lodge; Tahoe Getaways; Christy Hill; El Dorado; Moody's Bistro and Graham's restaurant along with select hotels and casinos in Reno, Nev.

Wilson Golf Management oversees Coyote Moon in addition to Apple Mountain in Camino, Calif. and Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, Calif.

To learn more about Coyote Moon and most recently updated specials, please visit:

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Coyote Moon is located three miles west of downtown Truckee and 40 minutes west of Reno off Interstate 80. From Reno, take exit 184, Donner Pass Road. Turn right onto Donner Pass Road. Turn left at Northwoods Blvd. Coyote Moon is .5 miles up the hill on the right. From San Francisco/Sacramento, Take I-80 east to exit 184, Donner Pass Road. Turn left and cross over the interstate. Turn left at Northwoods Blvd. Coyote Moon is .5 miles up the hill on the right. For additional information, visit:, or call 530.587.0886.