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Near Graeagle, only a short drive from Reno and Lake Tahoe is a stunningly beautiful and bold golf course design, The Dragonİ.   The Dragonİ is a Robin Nelson designed championship golf course, with a great name and a great slogan, "Send Me Your Heroesİ," that instills an element of challenge and mystery to it's 7,100 yard layout that intrigues golfers even before they arrive at the course.

Among the amenities of the resort is the clubhouse, named Nakomaİ by Frank Lloyd Wright when he designed it in 1924. Nakomaİ houses the Dragon'sİ proshop, which was listed in the top 25 resort proshops in the country last season by Golf World Business. Peggy Garner, the resort's owner, assigns full credit for this accomplishment to PGA Professional and Director of Golf, Matt Ochs and his excellent staff.  Other proshops in the top 25,  include Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and Green Briar. The Northern California PGA also honored Peggy Garner recently as, “Resort Merchandiser of the Year." The Nakomaİ includes three dining rooms, a 19th hole piano bar and what has become the Tahoe region's most talked about day spa.

Course architect, Robin Nelson solicited the assistance of LPGA Hall of Fame member Patty Sheehan in designing the Dragonİ.  Sheehan, a Reno resident, provided input on playability, and as an acclaimed player, added a strong perspective of what a true championship golf course needs in order to challenge the best golfers.

From the moment you step onto the dramatic elevated first tee and take in the panoramic view of distant mountain vistas, deep valleys and rolling pine-forested terrain, you know an experience awaits that you will remember forever. You know that here is a golf course like no other you've ever played, a golf course that dares you to bring your best.  The Dragonİ provides a challenge for all golfers through the use of several strategically placed tee positions.  Whether you are a tour player, a casual golfer, a woman golfer, a junior, or senior player, you will have the opportunity to test your game against one of the world's best courses.

The symbiotic design work of Robin Nelson and Patty Sheehan has created a golf course that presents this challenge in the boldest of terms, "Send Me Your Heroesİ!"  It is a course so strong, so bold, that all golfers who have accepted the challenge agree, there is only one Dragonİ.

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