When you imagine the destination for a golfing holiday, what springs to mind? Scotland – the ‘home of golf’ and location of the famous St Andrews? Hawaii – where there are more golf courses per acre than anywhere else in the world? Florida, where the sun always shines and the grass is always green? How about Las Vegas?
Whilst it may not be the first location that springs to mind when planning a golfing holiday, Las Vegas is gaining quite the reputation for its golf – there are at least as many golf courses as there are casinos! Whether you’re a beginner looking for a simple course to get you started, or a seasoned professional searching for your next challenge, Vegas is home to some of the world’s best courses and there will undoubtedly be a golf club to suit you.
Desert Pines Golf Club is just a few minutes from the infamous Vegas Strip, but occupies its own little tract of desert, tucked away in privacy. As the name might suggest, pine trees are a huge feature on the course, with more than 4,000 of them lining the greens and fairways. Half of the 18 magnificent holes feature a water element and the course can be enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities. Amenities at the club include a restaurant, a two-tier practice centre to perfect your putt and golf cart rental included in the course fee, so you can get from hole to hole with ease.
Golf course architect Rees Jones designed the Cascata Golf Course and it is largely agreed among experts that it is one of his finest designs to date. The visually stunning course is just a short drive away from The Strip in Boulder City is home to a 418-foot flowing waterfall cascading down the mountainside, making for a spectacular distraction – but the nuances and challenges along the course will soon catch your attention again. Sports Illustrated has called Cascata ‘one of golf’s hidden treasures’ and it regularly tops ‘favorite Las Vegas golf course’ lists.
The Bali Hai Golf Course is a championship course located right on The Strip. With an Indonesian theme that sees the course embellished with tropical plants and water features, the course is a distraction from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, even though it is just a stone’s throw from the casinos and shows of Sin City. Designer Brian Curley said, “We want to give guests an opportunity to loosen up and enjoy their surroundings before we begin challenging their skills.” – which is why the holes get more difficult as the course goes on.
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