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10 Las Vegas Golf Courses That Are Truly Unforgettable

Las Vegas golf courses have it all, with a range of course designers from Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio to name but a few – from lush green parkland to stark desert courses this entertainment mecca has a surprisingly wide choice of golf to choose from. We did the research and here are 10 of the best golf courses to play the next time you’re in Las Vegas.
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TOP 10 BEST GOLF COURSES IN LAS VEGAS

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5.0
5/5

100.0%

Address: 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005
Year Built: 2000
Architect(s): Rees Jones, Keith Evans
Season: Year Round
Slope: 143
Rating: 74.6
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7137
Par: 72
Green Fees: $528-586

Summary: Welcome to Cascata Cascata, Italian for “waterfall,” is aptly named. A 418-foot waterfall from the steep mountainside towering above the driving range, meandering through the practice facilities, cascading into a river that roars through the clubhouse, eventually culminating in a tranquil stream. The air is pure, the silence beyond description. Welcome to Cascata — Mountain-backed golf course & a Tuscan-design clubhouse with a dining room, cigar lounge & shop.

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4.8
4.8/5

97.4%

Address: 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89124
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7146
Slope: 121
Rating: 73.9
Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Pete Dye
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Winter Rye Grass
Season: Year Round
Green Fees: $82-129

Summary: Chill out and enjoy this award-winning championship layout. Snow Mountain is Paiute’s original course and storms in at 7,146 total yards from the professional tees. The Pete Dye design is challenging but enjoyable with memorable water features, dog legs, bunkers and pure greens, our regulars feel Snow Mountain is the best of the three. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy this course with its four tee options.

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4.9
4.9/5

94.6%

Address: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Year Built: 2005
Architect(s): Tom Fazio, Logan Fazio
Greens: Dominator Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda with seasonal Rye overseed
Season: Year round
Slope: 119
Rating: 71.1
Type: Public/Resort
Yardage: 6,722 yards from the back tees, the course can play as short as 4,810 yards
Par: 70 (six par-3s and four par-5s).
Green Fees: Tee times can be made by resort guests 90 days in advance, and general public play is open with 30-day advanced bookings. But be ready to fork over the cash: green fees are $550.

Summary: Tom Fazio, original Wynn Golf Club designer and a true master golf course architect, has reimagined the famed 18-hole championship course for an entirely new golfing experience from the first drive to the last putt. Fazio, joined by his son Logan, took care to create a beautiful and unique course for players of all skill levels that captures both the luxury of the resort and the thrill of Las Vegas. As the only resort golf course on the Las Vegas Strip, the 129-acre layout features eight all-new holes and 10 revamped holes set among lush landscapes unique to desert golf that include several natural water features and streams, 100,000 shrubs, and 7,000 mature trees. Significant changes begin on the first hole, which has been rerouted from its original design to dogleg right instead of left. Highlights include a 486-yard par 4 (no. 16) and a par 5 (no. 11) that tops out at nearly 600 yards. The signature 18th hole has been transformed from a par 4 to a par 3, which can be stretched to an audacious 249 yards, culminating on the green framed by a 35-foot-tall by 100-foot-wide waterfall for a truly spectacular finish. Only steps from the resort in Wynn’s private backyard, the parkland style course features new fairways and bunkering throughout, with expansive, undulating greens complexes redesigned for all 18 holes. Water features come into play on 12 holes. Completing the experience is a professional caddie program staffed with several PGA members, new on-course culinary program, lithium powered golf carts, and an updated expansive pro shop.

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4.8
4.8/5

96.7%

Address: 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd., Las Vegas, 89124
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7604
Slope: 149
Rating: 76.3
Year Built: 2001
Architect(s): Pete Dye, Perry Dye, Joe T. Jemsek, Cynthia Dye McGarey
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Winter Rye Grass
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $100-129

Summary: Ranked in Golfweek Magazine’s 2010 “Best Places You Can Play” and 2014 “Best Resort Courses,” the newest layout howls at 7,604 total yards. Touted as the longest course in Nevada, the layout promises an amazing golf experience, due to the beauty of its natural surroundings. It was officially opened by Shells Wonderful World of Golf with Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb firing 64 and 65 respectively. Come take a bite out of the infamous Wolf by tempering the challenge with five tee options at various yardages.

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4.6
4.6/5

91.7%

Address: 2851 Grand Hills Dr., Henderson, NV 89052
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6992
Slope: 138
Rating: 73.7
Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Rees Jones, Keith Evans, Steve Weisser
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $298

Summary: Open for public play since 1997, the Rees Jones-designed layout at Rio Secco Golf Club quickly earned acclaim as a player’s course routed through steep canyons, desert washes and high plateaus overlooking Las Vegas. In 2017, the “U.S. Open Doctor” returned to refine his original creation to enhance playability for leisure golfers, while improving the legendary test celebrated for two decades by low handicappers worldwide. Speaking of handicaps, Golf Digest’s #1 instructor, Butch Harmon teaches everyone from tour pros to amateurs at the Butch Harmon School of Golf, located at Rio Secco.

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4.6
4.6/5

93.5%

Address: 11111 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7229
Slope: 147
Rating: 74.0
Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $89-289

Summary: Bear’s Best Las Vegas is a public golf course that is only 20 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Jack Nicklaus designed this course to resemble many of features from his great golf course designs around the world including Scottsdale, Spain, and Mexico. With black sand bunkers and holes that fit into the natural surroundings, Bear’s Best establishes itself as a unique and fun experience. Home to excellent clubhouse and off-course amenities, visitors looking to work on their game can either take lessons at the Paul Wilson Golf School or practice on their own at the three-tiered facility on site.

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4.5
4.5/5

89.1%

Address: 9851 Canyon Run Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yardage: 7080
Slope: 136
Rating: 73.4
Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Bobby Weed, Raymond Floyd, Ed Ault, Tom Clark
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $195-215

Summary: Located in the footsteps of the scenic Red Rock National Park, minutes from the famous Las Vegas Strip, TPC Las Vegas is the only public PGA TOUR Facility in Las Vegas. As either a host or co-host to PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events for the past decade, TPC Las Vegas is highlighted by superb conditioning, a beautiful layout, excellent customer service and the overall “Highest Standards in the Golf industry.”

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4.4
4.4/5

86.4%

Address: 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yardage: 7002
Slope: 130
Rating: 73.0
Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Brian Curley, Lee E. Schmidt
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $149-299

Summary: Not far from Las Vegas, Bali Hai Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Bali Hai Golf Club difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Bali Hai Golf Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Las Vegas.

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4.4
4.4/5

92.2%

Address: 901 Olivia Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89011
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6757
Slope: 124
Rating: 71.8
Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Jr.
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $50-139

Summary: This Ted Robinson Jr designed par-72 course opened in 2003. The 6,906-yard layout boasts forgiving fairways and a playable desert landscape which provides a fair challenge from any set of tees. The natural terrain and unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip make Chimera Golf Club an incredible place to enjoy a round.

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4.3
4.3/5

90.9%

Address: 2600 Hampton Road, Henderson, NV 89052
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 7034
Slope: 126
Rating: 72.8
Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Billy Casper, Greg Nash
Season: Year round
Green Fees: $100-130

Summary: The Revere presents a blend of beauty and challenge unlike any other in southern Nevada. Draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills, The Revere Golf Club offers unending, awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Skyline and mountains beyond Our first 18-hole championship Revere golf course, The Lexington, opened on April 17, 1999. (The same night Paul Revere made his famous ride). Our second 18-hole championship golf course, The Concord, opened June 1, 2002. On the night of his famous ride, Paul Revere began in the town of Lexington and rode on to Concord. Just as we began our journeys with our first 18-holes, we have dubbed our current golf course “The Lexington” and as we continue our journeys, our new golf course is “The Concord”. Our practice facility “The Battlefield” offers all grass areas and unlimited balls. We also offer two separate practice putting areas as well as a pitching/chipping area to practice your short game.

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