There are few cities in the world that can rival Las Vegas and its entertainment offerings. While Vegas is known for its bright lights, casinos, and glitzy lifestyle, but you’ll be happy to know it has plenty to offer golf enthusiasts. Here is a preview of recommended options for some of the best golf courses in Las Vegas.
Angel Park Golf Club
At about 3000 feet in elevation, Angel Park Golf Club offers fantastic views of the Las Vegas Valley and Red Rock Canyon. This golf club was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and offers two courses, the Palm Course, and the Mountain Course.
The Palm course is not a long layout, but offers complex putting surfaces and well-positioned sand bunkers, posing challenges to golfers. The Mountain Course is slightly longer than the Palm Course. It also has some difficult putting surfaces, and golfers need to focus on making putts. Angel Park Golf Club’s Cloud Nine Short Course and the Putting Course are both lighted and, along with its award-winning practice facility, provide great entertainment.
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
The Paiute Golf Resort, located 25 miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip, offers three magnificent golf courses, the Snow Mountain, the Sun Mountain, and The Wolf. Pete Dye has designed this international golf destination, and it aims to be an oasis in the desert. The Wolf holds the record for the longest course in Nevada, and it marries raw beauty with great length.
Bali Hai Golf Club
Bali Hai Golf Club is the only championship golf course that remains on the Las Vegas Strip. This golf club was designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 2000. With its 4000 trees, 2500 stands of towering palms, and more than 100,000 Balinese tropical plants, it seems like a tropical golf oasis.
With its lush surroundings, including seven acres of opulent water features, and a unique vibe, this golf club aims to create a memorable golf experience for its guests.
Royal Links Golf Club
At Royal Links Golf Club, golfers can experience the soul of Scotland with the adventure of Vegas. This golf club was built to honor the legacy and tradition of golf. The golf club has a links-style course and features holes inspired by eleven different Open Championship rotation courses. Some of the famous names are ‘Road Hole,’ ‘Hell Bunker,’ ‘Postage Stamp,’ ‘Turnberry,’ ‘Royal Liverpool,’ ‘Royal Birkdale’, etc.
Shadow Creek Golf Club
Shadow Creek is a part of MGM Resorts International. The famed architect Tom Fazio sculpted this legendary golfing destination from the Nevada desert. It is ranked no. 26 in the Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2019-2020. This classic golf course is known for its breathtaking beauty yet gives golfers a chance to challenge and test their skills.
Cascata Golf Club
Cascata, designed by Rees Jones, offers an unforgettable regal golfing experience. It is located about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The 3600-foot peak at Red Mountain creates a fantastic landscape, as deep canyons frame each hole. The word Cascata means waterfall in Italian, and this par-72 course with its lush fairways, streams, and lakes offers its guests some stunning views.
Las Vegas National Golf Club
The Las Vegas National Golf Club is located less than ten mins away from the Vegas Strip. The 18-hole championship golf course has a classic and traditional design style. It features thousands of trees, strategically positioned sand bunkers, and water hazards. It is designed by architect Bert Stamps and has hosted several LPGA and PGA events. Tiger Woods captured his first PGA victory when he played here in 1996.
Desert Pines Golf Club
If you’re looking to get away from the casinos and the crowds and enjoy the calming scent of real pine trees, then head over to the Desert Pines Golf Club. Designed by Pete Dye, the golf course features more than 4000 mature pine trees that line the fairways. It is located 15 minutes from the Vegas Strip. It has a two-level climate-controlled practice facility which is perfect for a warm-up or practice session.
Are You Ready to Challenge Yourself?
Whether you’re a skilled golfer or an amateur, Las Vegas has options for everyone. It’s all about finding something to suit your tastes and budget. Golf is a great way to connect with the family or friends. Whatever you choose, rest assured your golf outing in Vegas will be an exciting one.
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