Nevada being the most arid of locations in the United States of America is an excellent place for a golf vacation. Having the geography of almost entirely within Basin and Range Province, the state is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges. Having an estimated population of 3 million in 2009, 85% of its current population has been residing in metropolitan areas such as Las Vegas and Reno. With only a few percentage of its population living in its provinces, the “Silver state” has enjoyed an exceptional growth in its golf courses.
Within the past several months, outstanding golf courses have opened and the growth of it does not seem to diminish. Las Vegas has incalculable hotel rooms making it an ideal place to be booking that golf vacation package you have been planning.
Referred to as a turning point in the history of Las Vegas golf, the Revere is a unique golf course that offers both pristine beauty as well as a challenge to amateur and advanced golfers. The exactness of positioning its tees, the draping of greens and fairways over the rugged desert has transformed the meek Las Vegas foothills into an evergreen golf paradise. The course being located 15 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip provides golfers an awe-inspiring view of the city below and the countless mountains beyond.
Discover Angel Park – the world's most complete golf experience as it is located 3000 feet in elevation. This top-notch golf course has fantastic views of the Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Valley. Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, the 36 holes championship golf club gives players the finest experience in desert golfing.
Recently added as the latest addition to the Paiute family, the theme of the golf course is “long” which is being measured to be 7511 yards from the back tees – intimidating even for the seasoned golfer. Aside from the length being the main worry, players have to hit long and accurate shots from the tee boxes to clear the ravines and land on the short grass. Dye made sure big hitters would be hard pressed as he utilized the natural desert wash around the entire facility for this challenge. Having only little room for error, players should expect to find Paiute Wolf course a challenging golf vacation.
The original of the Paiute courses that opened in 1995 has continued to receive excellent reviews from major publications. Awarded by Golf Digest with 4 ½ stars, the Snow Mountain course has been the top golf course in the state of Nevada. Located in the Indian Paiute Reservation, the course allows absolutely no other developments other than golf courses themselves.
Having opened a year after the Snow Course, the Sun Mountain course is considered by visitors to be a gentler Peter Dye design. This course is as tough as its predecessor from the back tees and gives golfers its same challenges. This golf course will be seen as a good challenge for those skilled players that seek a tough match.
What once was a desert, Arnold Palmer turned the place into lush green fairways, cascading waterfalls and swaying palms. Having a new special daily rate from January up to May 2010, this timeless design by the master offers an exhilarating golf experience in Las Vegas. With towering mountains and panoramic views of the city, the Arroyo Golf Club course incites competition and camaraderie in your golf vacation.
The TPC Las Vegas has been hosting the Senior PGA Tour's Las Vegas Classic in the past years and has played an integral part in the nation's largest master-planned community, Summerlin. Natural elements in the area are impossible to not notice as it includes a view of Red Rock Canyon as well as the abounding dramatic scenery.
The most fascinating and probably frustrating for golfers is its landscape as some of the indigenous vegetation were transplanted by Weed and Floyd, taking great care in considering the natural drainage of the irrigation.
The exciting and challenging 7,000 yards layout of the Aliante Golf Club course has tested every golfer’s skill level. The meandering arroyo that comes into play within the 14 holes creates a slightly elevated feeling and provides interesting contours as well as unique playing lies. Panks also placed the Pear and Purple Locust trees to create a fashioned golf course that will challenge even the experienced players.
The three variations on the SilverStone Golf Club course have provided Las Vegas Celebrity Players Tour exciting rounds of unforgettable golf. Three challenging 9-hole layouts, bentgrass greens, and the Ryegrass fairways is part of Robert Cupp’s design to create a more unique golf experience. The layout’s hole #3 is considered as Nevada’s longest hole and the 28th is dubbed as the “Decider Hole.”
This tropical golfer’s paradise is the only championship course that is located right in the heart of Las Vegas Strip. Bali Hai Golf Club is highlighted by 7 acres of water features, thousands of tropical plants, trees, and towering palms. The black volcanic rock outcroppings and the Augusta white sand that accents the transition zones has provided a unique experience for golfers of all abilities. The course was recognized as one of the “Best Course in Las Vegas” by VegasGolfer Magazine.
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