TD Golf Course Improvement Proposal 2018

posted Jan 26, 2018, 9:54 PM by TDmens Golf

Over the past couple of months the men’s club board has been working on an effort to get the Tahoe Donner Association to consider making some updates and improvements to the golf course beyond what might be a normal preparation for the course following the winter of snow. Our perception has been that the course is in need of some major capital improvements to return it to the highest quality possible, in addition to providing some regular maintenance and preparation efforts we believe will help make the course in as good a condition as possible early in the summer. 

Details of our proposal can be found on the men’s club website at the following link:

Both the TD Women’s club and the Women’s 9-holer group have been working with us in this effort, and the result is a two-part proposal that has recently been submitted to the General Plan Committee (GPC) for consideration on behalf of all three groups. We have consulted extensively with superintendent Kevin Kuehne, Golf Operations Manager James Murtagh, and TD General Manager Robb Etnyre as we developed the proposal, and it has now been forwarded to the General Plan Committee for consideration at the suggestion of General Manager Etnyre.

This has becomes part of a larger review of the golf course maintenance and operations that Manager Etnyre has tasked by the TD Association Board to consider, and Etnyre has asked GPC to take this on. Apparently a golf task force will be formed by direction of the TD Association Board to provide a review all aspects of the golf operations. The course had a net financial loss in 2017 that was substantially larger than planned for in the budget, due to the harsh winter and late opening, and course finances will be part of the review.

This discussion of the future related to the golf course is at the beginning stages of discussion, and we will keep you informed as things progress.  Men’s club board member John McGregor is on the GPC committee, and we hope to have several representatives from the club on the golf task force that is formed.

At some point in the future we may need a vocal presence in support of maintaining the golf course at the highest level feasible from club members at TD committee meetings or TD Association Board meetings, and we will let members know when that might be helpful. We hope for a substantial investment in the golf course that we believe is sorely needed, and we also need to help make sure there are not cutbacks in maintenance and operations that would be critical to a quality golf experience for TD residents and the visiting public.

We invite any comments on the proposals and anything else you believe is relevant to maintaining the quality of the golf course – comments can be sent to the men’s club email address ( The proposals are a start to what will likely be a long process, and we can revise and update our proposal and forward new ideas and comments to the relevant task force as the review progresses.

2018 Men's Club Tournament Schedule

posted Nov 22, 2017, 1:13 PM by TDmens Golf

The men's club tournament schedule for 2018 has been set and can be found by clicking on the Tournament Schedule link in the list to the upper left. Plan your schedule now...

Membership Renewal for 2018

posted Oct 31, 2017, 1:58 PM by TDmens Golf

It's time to renew your membership for the 2018 season.  As always your membership in the men's club also includes a membership in the NCGA with bi-monthly index revisions.  The NCGA has notified us that they are increasing their dues by $3,00 next year.  This marks the first NCGA dues increase in 8 years.  In order that our men's club does not have a deficit budget next year we will be increasing our dues for renewal by $3.00. 

The application for 2018 membership can be found by clicking on the "Join Our Club" link in the left column.  If you renew by December 15th you pay only $78.  New members and current members who renew after December 15th will need to pay a $90 fee.

Please remember that our club offers a limited number of associate members. If you have a friend or two who are not property owners and who you would like to invite to join our men's club please give them an application.

TD Cup Rankings 2017

posted Oct 31, 2017, 1:47 PM by TDmens Golf   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 1:54 PM ]

The Tahoe Donner Cup scoriing for 2017 is completed, with Bob Moore and Keith Williams tying for 1st place.  Here are the ranked results: T1 Moore, B; T1 Williams, K; T3 Andrs, R; T3 Shindler, R; 5 Taylor, S; 6 Gauny, B; 7 Botto, G; 8 Gemma, P; 9 Pellegrini, T; T10 Ginsberg, M; T10 McGregor, J; 12 Tomlinson, R; 13 Ozimek, J; 14 Smith,M; ; Full results can be found on the TD Cup page (see link to the left). The top 14 scorers will go for a weekend of golf in the spring along with two of the club pros, with the site to_be_determined. If any of the top 14 cannot go, the next ranked players will be invited to substitute.

Wednesday Team/kp game - June 28

posted Jun 21, 2017, 9:06 PM by TDmens Golf

Next game - Wednesday June 28 at noon will be a team game with kps.  Sign up by 3pm on Tuesday, as the pro shop will make teams based on handicaps.

2017 Wednesday Games - Skins/Team Games

posted Jun 11, 2017, 4:10 PM by TDmens Golf

The Tahoe Donner Men’s Club Executive Board has discussed how to run the Wednesday club games, aiming to encourage participation, make the events friendly, competitive, and social.  The Board has decided to use the following format and schedule for the first six weeks of the season.  The schedule for the rest of the summer may be changed after that time based on feedback.

Date and Time: every Wednesday - tee times starting at noon, alternating two formats of play:

1) Skins/KP:     June 21, July 5, July 19 (signups close Wed. 10am)
2) Team Game w/Skins & KPs:     June 28, July 12, July 26 (signups close Tues. 3pm)

    1) Skins/KP:     $10 buy-in for skins & low gross
        $10 buy-in for 4KPs & low net
             -    buy-ins are optional
             -    sign-ups close at 10am the day of play
             -    full handicaps allowed for skins & low net
             -    handicaps adjusted for Silver or Combo tees
             -    players can request to play together at sign-up or by calling Pro Shop

    2) Team Game    $10 buy-in for team game
       w/Skins&KPs:    $10 buy-in for skins & KPs
             -    buy-in required for team game; optional for skins/KPs
             -    sign-ups close at 3pm the Tuesday before. After 3pm call the pro shop to see if slots are available.
             -    team game will vary across weeks
             -    full handicaps allowed for team game & skins
             -    handicaps adjusted for Silver or Combo tees
             -    pro shop will form team foursome to make them equitable, with blind draws as necessary

- If a player must cancel it is important that they let the pro shop know as soon as possible so that adjustments in   teams can be made before the first team goes out at noon.
-Late additions accommodated as is feasible.
-Latest starting tee time will depend on number of participants each week.
-Coordinator for days involving Team Games will be in last foursome to make sure all buy-ins can be collected prior to last group teeing off.
-Players need to indicate which tees they will play from when signing up.
-Full handicaps will be allowed for both skins and team games.
-Unless otherwise noted, the max score on every hole is net double bogey to facilitate time of play. Golfers are expected to keep a reasonable pace of play (<4-1/2 hours).
-If individual skins are not possible in team games (scramble, shamble), team skins will be awarded.
-Any money won by players who have to leave early will be held in an envelope in the Pro Shop, and winners will be notified by email.

Revised Dates for 1st three tournaments

posted May 15, 2017, 11:49 PM by TDmens Golf

Due to the late opening of the course, the first three tournaments have been pushed back one or two weeks. The complete tournament listing is in the 2017 Tournament tab. New dates for the first three tournaments are:

6/16/2017, Friday NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship Qualifier (8:00 AM Shotgun)

6/18/2017, Sunday  Ice Breaker (Shotgun at noon)

6/25/2017, Sunday  NCGA Four-Ball Net Championship Qualifier (tee times starting at noon)

2017 Membership Renewal Due

posted Nov 28, 2016, 2:49 AM by TDmens Golf

It is time to renew your membership in the Men's club for the 2017 season.  Click on the "Join Our Club" link to find the 2017 application.  If you renew by Dec.15 the cost is $75, and $90 after Dec. 15. If you want to invite a friend to join our men's club who is not a property owner please feel free to do so and give them a copy of the application.  Our by-laws allow for a limited number of associate members. To see the tournament schedule for 2017, click on the 2017 Tournament Schedule link in the sidebar on the left.

10/2/2016, Sunday Chapman (12:00 Noon Shotgun):

posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:06 PM by TDmens Golf

FORMAT - Two man team with a modified scotch format using 40% of handicap.  Silver Tees will be used. Each player tees off, then each player hits his partner's ball, you then select the ball you want to play and finish the hole playing alternate shots.  Men's club sponsored tournament, but open to all Tahoe Donner property owners, perpetual trophy since 2000.  Tahoe Donner Cup points qualifier.
            Entry Due: Thursday before.
            Entry Fee: $25.00

9/25/2016, Sunday - Memorial (12:00 Noon shotgun):

posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:05 PM by TDmens Golf

 Honoree EJ Tegner
 FORMAT – Two man scramble using 60% of handicap. Men will use Combo Tees Ladies Blue Tees. Perpetual trophy since 1978. Tahoe Donner Cup points qualifier. Weekday Pass honored. All Tahoe Donner homeowners are welcome along with the public for this tournament. Teams will be formed as twosomes.  Prizes will be distributed at the end of the game.  There will be two flights with the guests playing in one flight and the TDMGC members playing in another flight.  If a guest and member play together they will be in the guest flight. If you need a partner please let the pro shop know and they will team you up with another golfer.  All players will pay green fees unless they have a pass, guest fees will be $50 which includes cart, plus $30 for prize money and a donation if they are so inclined.  This tournament will count for the TD Cup for members. The TDMGC will make a donation to a charity to be determined.
            Entry Due: Thursday before
            Entry Fee: $30.00

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