Golfing, Las Vegas
Personally, its golfing in Vegas at its best! Pauite Golf resort has 3 courses: Sun Mountain, Snow Mountain, and Wolf. All of them have fantastic views of mountains, complete with water holes from desert springs. But more importantly, there are no homes along any of the fairways or anywhere near the resort for that matter. Why? It's out in the desert inside Pauite Indian reservation land.
If you have a a 15-18 or lower handicap, play the Wolf course and you'll be challenged, I promise. Otherwise, be smart and play either the Sun Mountain or Snow Mountain to enjoy "your game"
Equipment: Bring a sweater and a light jacket during the winter months or you'll feel the cold desert wind in your bones! In fact, call the golf shop first during windy days to make sure it's allright to play. I've backed off after seeing "white caps" on the water holes on a couple of occasions.
Measuring 6,843 yards from the gold tees and 5,639 from the forward tees, there not many flat wide fairways at this course! Also, watch out for homes lining its nice fairways!
Equipment: Use your high lofted irons at Siena and forget about hitting a lot of "bump and run" shots at this semi-hilly beautiful course.
For mid to high rollers, it's the course to play; it has georgeous mountain range views, true greens, nice fairways and the price to go with it, lol. In 2005, it cost me $140 USD to play there as a local resident and $ 240 USD for my golfing buddy from Osaka, Japan. I haven't been back there since; I can't afford it! They did have a special rate during the week (Mar 2006) recently: $ 100. USD for Nevada residents only; I still couldn't afford it!
Equipment: Be sure to bring your "high loft" clubs as you will have a few chasms (looked like "canyons" to me) and water holes to cross on this challenging course!
It's supposed to be where Tiger won his first championship. The Las Vegas National Golf Club. I heard it USED to be nice.
Well, we paid US$49 on a weekday for 18 holes, witha buggy/cart. We did not expect must, as this rate is considered the cheapest in Vegas.
The course was above average, nicely placed bunkers, neat fairways and well maintained greens. I must say that the price we paid for was pretty reasonalble. Although I believe that when Tiger played there years ago, it was even better.
Equipment: I did not bring my set of clubs, so I rented a set from Las Vegas Golf and Tennis Centre, (Just next to Hard Rock Hotel, Paradise Road)....paid US$40 for a set of callaway x-18 irons and Big Bertha Woods.
They have a par-72 course that is surrounded by stunning vistas including a 3,600-foot peak at Red Mountain.
The firways are lush, and there are lakes, and streams. The men’s and ladies’ lounges are equipped sink-side, flat-screen TVs, as well as many other amenities.
Their Tuscan like clubhouse is very luxurious, yet unpretentious. The staff is very attentitve, and eager to meet your every need. The dining room has wonderful food, and they also have an excellent collection of rare, fine tobaccos and cigars in the lounge’s custom-designed humidor.
• Take I-15 South
• Take the 215 Beltway Exit
• From Center Strip, CASCATA is 30 Miles
• Stay on 215 to 515/95 South
• Take the 515/95 South Exit
• Stay on 515/95 South toward Boulder City
• Before entering Boulder City, the Railroad Pass Casino will be on your left
• Take the next exit (Laughlin, Bullhead City, Searchlight)
• Upon exiting, go to the stop sign and turn left
• Drive under the highway and railroad overpasses. Proceed straight up the hill (past the Road Closed sign)
• You will arrive at the CASCATA gate. Call to gain access.
There are so many golf courses out here in Las Vegas. I am just going to give you a few web sites about them.
When golfing in Vegas, out of towners are going to spend a lot at any course......make sure if you go through a company to set up a vacation that you check out which course they are sending you to. A must play on everyones list are the three courses out at Paiute. They are always in perfect condition and the desert golf is fantastic. Another great course that doesn't necessarily get its props is Siena in Summerlin.......somewhat difficult with a great panoramic view of the city and mountains.....
Equipment: Bring sunscreen whenever playing in Vegas-----a hat is a must too.....