You have many attractive choices for golf in Las Vegas.
As a third year resident, I’ve found an abundance of postcard golf courses at reasonable rates. Las Vegas weather is marred by hot summers and the occasional winter cold snap or windy day. Most of the year, however, Vegas weather is perfect for golf.
Approximately 50 golf courses dot the Vegas metro area map, which doesn’t include 8 Mesquite and 4 Laughlin courses. Nearly all of the courses possess the classic, beautiful desert look with carved fairways framed by bunkers. Most courses offer remarkable views of both mountains and the strip from at least a few holes. And most offer affordable green fees with even better deals for twilight and off-peak tee times.
4 of the 50 courses are expensive: Shadow Creek, Wynn, Cascata, and Bali Hai. Shadow Creek justifies its high green fee with an overall experience that is difficult to duplicate anywhere. The Wynn gives you impeccable course conditions, the famous Wynn elegance, and a convenient strip location on the Wynn Resort property. Cascata uses caddies and sits in the foothills with large elevation changes and views of the valley.
There are relatively few private country clubs in Vegas and most of them are accessible via special events, tournaments, or seasonal offers at certain times. You won’t have to worry about accidentally stumbling onto a course with a muni feel because such a course really doesn’t exist in Vegas.
I’ll mention a few courses that are memorable for me. Shadow Creek heads this list and is described here. Paiute has three wonderful courses on the Paiute Reservation north of Vegas. Your 360 degree view is comprised entirely of mountains with no houses or signs of habitation. On the opposite end of town the southern foothills in Henderson is home to the Revere Golf Club with two courses, Concord and Lexington. The clubhouse and both courses provide some of the best views of the strip and entire valley. Badlands is the most severe version of target golf I’ve played in my life. Conditions are excellent, but you must be prepared for this style of golf.
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