Now that South Lake Tahoe is starting to safely reopen, we thought we’d talk about one of our favorite safe and socially-distanced outdoor activities — golf! From Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course to Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort and everything in between, there’s no shortage of gorgeous and challenging courses to explore in the Tahoe area. Since we’ve previously shared insights into some of the world-class golf courses to visit in Lake Tahoe, we thought today we’d focus on a few ways you can improve your golf game, stay safe, and have fun while venturing back out onto the greens.
- Do core and balance exercises. When you’re not out on the course, there’s no better way to improve your golf game than to exercise. Like any sport, it requires muscles, strength, and endurance to perform well. Focusing on strengthening your core and increasing balance will help improve your swing and reduce the likelihood of injury to your back, neck, and shoulders. Scheduling a yoga session with Lake Tahoe Yoga is a great way to limber up and challenge your body in new ways. Plus, the instructors come right here to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel or you can experience the beauty of Tahoe in new ways with beach or paddleboard yoga sessions.
- Always warm up before your round. Many golfers don’t warm up properly. Golfers of any skill level can benefit from a structured warm-up, rather than rushing through it. Practice swings and working through the irons allows you to loosen your muscles, gain focus, and get the feel of the course. You should also take some time to focus on your breathing and even do some visualization/meditation exercises.
- Schedule lessons. If you really want to expand your golf skills, schedule a time to work with a professional. We’re lucky that many of the courses in the area, like Lake Tahoe Golf Course, offer instruction for all skill levels with PGA professionals and expert golfers You can work one-on-one, with a group, or even check out the club’s practice facilities before heading out to the course.
- Wear sun protection. Even on cloudy days, the sun’s UV rays can still have a big impact — especially when you’re in areas with higher elevation. Opt for sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to keep yourself protected while you enjoy the course.
- Stop the spread of germs. Coronavirus is still very much a risk, so take other precautions to protect yourself and others when visiting. That includes social distancing and wearing a mask when interacting with a course employee or other golfers who aren’t part of your group. While most of the area’s golf courses have safety and sanitation guidelines in place, you can also do your part by wiping down shared gear with disinfectant wipes, cleaning your hands frequently with soap and/or sanitizer, and staying home if you’re not feeling well.
- Stay hydrated. When you’re enjoying the course, it’s easy to forget to keep your body hydrated. Be sure you’re drinking plenty of water, especially on hot days, to mitigate any heat-related issues and improve your overall health.
- Explore the area. While our scenic golf courses are incredible, there’s so much to do and see in Tahoe. If your desired tee time is full or you’re looking for some activities off the golf course, we recommend hiking or biking around Emerald Bay or kayaking when the water is calm. Check out our tips for responsible recreation during this time and enjoy the sights, sounds, and beauty of Tahoe in new ways.
Of course, after a long day of golf and Tahoe adventures, there’s no better place to kick back than right here at Lake Tahoe Resort. If you’re looking for a hotel in Lake Tahoe, we’re conveniently located just a few miles from Edgewood and some of the other top courses in the area. Plus, our suite-style hotel rooms, indoor pool, dining options, and knowledgeable staff will make this a golf getaway to remember. What are you waiting for? 18 holes are calling your name!