My sis retired in Incline and I have been 20 times in the last three years. I will be there again in two weeks. BiL is a golf junkie, the type who hits into a net with golf channel on for hours. North Tahoe makes for a pricey but awesome golf trip. The championship course in Incline is spectacular. It is a must. I've played it a half dozen times and watched a couple tourneys there (followed Steph Curry and Aaron Rodgers for 18 last summer). The mountain course is also a nice time. It is so stunning on that hill. The Old Brockway Course in Kings Beach is a simple 9 hole track in the heart of north lakes biggest tourist trap. Fun history and great time. Favorite restaurant nearby is Garwoods (just go). Northstar course is hit and miss. Sometimes a little brown. Sometimes the back 9 needs work (fairways impossible and greens like fringes). I've played it twice and experienced both. BiL is done with it. Tahoe City is another 9 hole track that can't match the mountain course in Incline, but it's still spectacular if the winter didn't rip it up too much. Cheap, fun. But just a click up the 89 is Squaw Creek in THAT valley. Just an awesome Robert Trent Jones championship ride. Go. So stunning.There's a cluster of courses 25 min down the hill near Truckee. Martis Camp is probably the only one worth driving for and it is a very special course and community. We tubed the truckee, caught wild rainbows in a little stream, shot 18 glorious holes and promised to go back but haven't.
Casinos are at Stateline, 4 of them I think. Can't miss them. Usually a pretty good band is playing. But we use the Hyatt in Incline for just about everything, SUP, kayak, boat, food, and gambling. Can't wait to go. PM for more. I hate long posts.