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The Old Brockway Golf Course
One of the Top Ten 9-Hole Golf Courses in the State of California

The golf course was built in 1924 by Harry Comstock, as a recreational amenity for his celebrity friends and his socialite guests at the Brockway Hotel. Harry purchased the old hotel in 1928, with money from the silver mines of Virginia City. Comstock formed a partnership with Robert O. Sherman, only son of General William T. Sherman, called Brockway Land and Water Company, R.O. Sherman was a developer from Southern California who had just completed developing Sherman Oaks, California. He used the proceeds from that project to enter into partnership with Comstock. The Old Brockway Golf Course was their project.


Comstock and Sherman hired renowned Scottish architect John Duncan Dunn in 1922. Dunn was one of the premiere golf course architects of his era. He designed and built many famous courses in his day, one being the Shinnecock Hills, NY, site of the 1995 US Open.

In 1934, Old Brockway was home to the first Bing Crosby Golf Tournament. Unofficial at the time, Bing would invite his group of friends for a week of fun and gold while he was entertaining at Cal-Neva. After two years at Brockway, Bing moved his tournament to Rancho Santa Fe and then up to Pebble Beach.

In addition to Crosby, other regulars at the course included Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Joe Kennedy, Dean Martin, Dean Witter and Lucille Ball. In fact, holes one, two, three, eight, and nine are collectively know as the "The Loop" or "The Whiskey Run" after Martin's drinking escapades on the course. Legend has it, after playing one, two, and three, he would need to head in, so he'd then play eight and nine to finish his game.


At more than 3300 yards including two par 5's, Old Brockway meanders through towering Jeffery pines with majestic mountain and Lake Tahoe Views. It's no wonder this Tahoe gem has been been rated as one of the top ten 9 hole golf courses in Northern California by Golf Today Magazine. However, the charm and character of the Old Brockway remains the same today, much as it did in the 1920's and 1930's. The tight fairways and the postage stamp greens are reminiscent of golf in an era gone by.
9 Holes 18 Holes Twilight
(After 4:00 pm)
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(9 Holes)
$38 $65 $28 $17
9 Holes 18 Holes Twilight
(After 4:00 pm)
Cart Rental
(9 Holes)
$30 $50 $24 $17

Old Brockway Golf Course Information

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Championship 414 376 203 503 368 178 553 346 373
Mens Regular 388 360 180 439 302 145 528 325 360
Handicap 3 5 9 7 15 11 1 17 13
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4
Ladies 349 324 109 429 240 111 396 207 297
Handicap 3 5 17 13 7 15 1 9 11
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4



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