Lake Almanor West Golf Course – Beautiful Views, Views

and More Views! Golf, Dining and Pro Shop

This Challenging, 

Picturesque Course


   Welcome to Lake Almanor and one of its truly best kept secrets, Lake Almanor West Golf Course and Almanor West Grill. Come enjoy an amazing game of golf amid neighbors and friends, old and new. The 615-acre community sits on the gorgeous and quiet west shore of the lake. The golf course, pro shop and Almanor West Grill are open to the public. 

   Just a few miles from the town of Chester, this seasonal course offers magical views of Mount Lassen on this beautiful 9-hole course with its 6318-yard, par 72, forest-lined fairways. The nine-hole course also offers two distinctively different sets of tee boxes, causing many to choose the full 18-hole experience. The course boasts giant pine trees, fresh, fluffy sand and a community that feels like family. Wildlife viewing is a bonus at Lake Almanor West, where bald eagles and osprey soar above and at times you may even have to wait for the deer to move along before continuing your game.

   Many locals and visitors to the area enjoy this course as a first choice for golf in the area, as much for the great course as for the friendly people and comfortable atmosphere.

   My trip around the course on a golf cart revealed tall pines and plenty of picturesque beauty around every corner, surrounding this well-designed course. 

   It was a pleasure to meet Brandie DeRuiter, returning again as Pro Shop Manager, who, as all can see, really enjoys her job and the golfers she meets there throughout the summer. She also really enjoys keeping the Pro Shop well stocked with golf equipment, supplies and apparel for men and women. 

   She said it is really great to see the regular golfers return with their families for a round of golf or a little fun on the driving range. She asked that I remind readers, whether they’re new to the game or not, to come on out and hit a bucket of balls on the range. It’s great fun for all. Lessons can also be arranged at the course. 

   As far as the course goes, Brandie said she gets compliments every day on the pristine condition and playability of the course. She credits the great staff for that. Lake Almanor West’s efficient irrigation system also gives them great control over managing the greens while conserving water.

Almanor West Grill


   If you haven’t tried the delicious food at Lake Almanor West, be sure to come out for a great meal this year. People are raving. They serve great food and the result has been plenty of satisfied customers.

   This year the Grill will be open for breakfast too. From 7 am to 11 am June through August, you can enjoy his specialty omelets, a quick breakfast burrito or a full breakfast of eggs any style along with great choices for pancakes and waffles. I can’t wait to try the breakfast fare because his lunches are great, from Chef’s Classic B.L.T. to his scrumptious Hot Pastrami Sandwich. The Gobble, Gobble features sliced turkey, cheddar and crispy bacon served with fresh lettuce, tomato and red onion, served hot or cold. The Big Bird is a chicken breast sandwich served battered and fried crispy or char-broiled as you choose. His summer salads are sensational and are offered in two sizes, depending on your appetite. Fish and Chips is also a great choice. Kids are welcomed with a special children’s menu with entrees from $6.00. They serve breakfast from 7 to 11 and lunch 11-5, Wed. through Sun. 

 There will be new changes to the Almanor West Grill for the 2019 season!
​Antonio Mejia is the Grill’s new chef! Visit Their Website for more information and updated menu as available.