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Can you all please list you top 10 in the area, I don't mind driving a little if needed.

I'm coming from New Zealand and will be in the area late August/ September.

My list so far:

 

Las Vegas national

TPC Las Vegas

TPS Summerlin

Wolf creek

 

I would like to hear expert opinions from all who have played or locals of the area.

Thanks I advance guys and gals.

 

 

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Can you all please list you top 10 in the area, I don't mind driving a little if needed.

I'm coming from New Zealand and will be in the area late August/ September.

My list so far:

 

Las Vegas national

TPC Las Vegas

TPS Summerlin

Wolf creek

 

I would like to hear expert opinions from all who have played or locals of the area.

Thanks I advance guys and gals.

 

 

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Wolf Creek is an awesome course! Some people find it a little gimmicky, but I absolutely loved playing it. There aren't too many courses like it..

 

As for courses not on your list, Paiute is a great course as well. They have 3 18-hole courses on property. I only have experience playing the Wolf course though. I would definitely go play there again.

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There is the Bears Best Course, Cascata, and another Jack Nicklaus course Reflection Bay.

 

If you want a more moderately prices course, I really enjoy Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, and Siena. I don't know what conditions are like in the late summer. but they were all courses i would play again in a heartbeat.

 

There really is a lot of courses in the Vegas area. Good luck, and have fun

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I've played a bit in Vegas. I wouldn't say LV National is in the top 25, but I personally love the course. It's close to the Strip, and has a lot of “Old Vegas” cool vibe to it. Not always maintained the best, but many of the holes have great shot values. I would have loved to have played there 35-40 years ago.

Paiute is fantastic!! Long ways out of town. You will think you are lost. Three Pete Dye courses. All excellent!! Staff at both of these courses are great.

West part of town, Angel Park has always been good. On the way to Summerlin.

South of town in Henderson, Rio Secco is a great course. I think they have recently redone the course, so I am sure it is perfect. This is also the home of Butch Harmon's teaching school, so you never know who you'll run into.

If you've never been, I would at least run by Top Golf, even if you only wander around with a beer and check it out. Very cool, IMO.

Enjoy! Great town; lots of great golf, restaurants & shows, plus “other” activities...

 

 

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I've played a bit in Vegas. I wouldn't say LV National is in the top 25, but I personally love the course. It's close to the Strip, and has a lot of “Old Vegas” cool vibe to it. Not always maintained the best, but many of the holes have great shot values. I would have loved to have played there 35-40 years ago.

LVN is the only place I've played in Vegas. I was at CES with a guy that couldn't break 100 and two non-golfers, and LVN looked like the only course that wasn't desert target golf. It had definitely lost some of its luster, but we had a blast.

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LVN is the only place I've played in Vegas. I was at CES with a guy that couldn't break 100 and two non-golfers, and LVN looked like the only course that wasn't desert target golf. It had definitely lost some of its luster, but we had a blast.

Yeah I played LVN just for the fact that was TW first PGA tour win a few years ago and I was not impressed. Much better choices out there.

 

 

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Yeah I played LVN just for the fact that was TW first PGA tour win a few years ago and I was not impressed. Much better choices out there.

 

 

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Won't disagree. I still like the layout & the “old school” vibe, but it's seen better days.

 

 

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Yeah I played LVN just for the fact that was TW first PGA tour win a few years ago and I was not impressed. Much better choices out there.

I'd have loved to play one of the more iconic desert-style courses, but with the crew I had, we'd still be out there looking for balls.

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Won't disagree. I still like the layout & the “old school” vibe, but it's seen better days.

 

 

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Yeah layout was cool and it has potential to be a gem if they cleaned up some of the homes on property and took care of the course.

 

 

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I've played a bit in Vegas. I wouldn't say LV National is in the top 25, but I personally love the course. It's close to the Strip, and has a lot of “Old Vegas” cool vibe to it. Not always maintained the best, but many of the holes have great shot values. I would have loved to have played there 35-40 years ago.

Paiute is fantastic!! Long ways out of town. You will think you are lost. Three Pete Dye courses. All excellent!! Staff at both of these courses are great.

West part of town, Angel Park has always been good. On the way to Summerlin.

South of town in Henderson, Rio Secco is a great course. I think they have recently redone the course, so I am sure it is perfect. This is also the home of Butch Harmon's teaching school, so you never know who you'll run into.

If you've never been, I would at least run by Top Golf, even if you only wander around with a beer and check it out. Very cool, IMO.

Enjoy! Great town; lots of great golf, restaurants & shows, plus “other” activities...

 

 

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Thanks for your help

 

 

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Top golf WILL happen almost daily...

Thanks for your help

 

 

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3rd time in Vegas, first time golfing..

Thanks for all the feedback sounds like there's ALOT of choices..

I have reciprocal access to the TPC courses with my membership at my home club and heavily discounted to rates so hard to pass that up...

But Pete dye courses sound fantastic!!

 

 

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Definitely hit Wolf Creek. Supposed to be a crazy fun course.

 

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I live here in Henderson, I play golf several times a week and have played most courses out here. 

Reasonable priced courses--and first courses off the plane...

Chimera is a course that is golfer friendly and not long.  6757 from the tips.  Usually in great shape.

Rhodes Ranch again not a long course but golfer friendly not too many required long carries about 6700 from the tips

 

Medium priced courses--

Revere--two courses desert style....Lexington is more target golf, Concord is more traditional golf with some shot making required.

Boulder Creek--27 holes.  Several sets of tees could play to 7300 yards some desert and some traditional looks....Open so wind blows everyday

Las Vegas National--Best time of the year to play there is February through May and October through November.  When it dries out a tough course

Senia is a nice course--not long but some blind shots and some holes that require no drive on par 4's

Spanish Trails--27 holes short with fast greens not a desert course

Arroyo at Red Rock--layout a little confusing but if you play with someone who knows the course it is a very playable course

Coyote Springs--A Jack Nicklaus course--Can play from 7500 down to about 5500 yards.  Large landing areas--but the greens are really difficult.  Expect to buy a new putter after playing.

 

Higher price courses

Reflection Bay--Great course--7200 down to 5400--Bent grass greens, some carry over desert but fair and a good test of golf--A Jack Nicklaus signature course

South Shore--7100 down to 5500--A Jack Nicklaus signature course--dramatic elevation changes.  Great views

TPC Las Vegas 7400 down to 5500--one of the most demanding courses in the desert

TPC Summerlin  7255 down to 5850--long, wide fairways--better courses in Vegas to play for the money

Dragon Ridge--My favorite course in Las Vegas--some length and some short holes but in the best shape of most of the courses in the LV valley.

Southern Highlands--A great championship golf course--private club but out here money talks and you can get on.  Home course for UNLV golf teams...

Cascata--A very high priced golf experience.  Great course.  Tough to play and caddies required.  A great golf experience.

Rio Secco--A re-done golf course--Really interesting golf holes with dramatic elevation changes and again a great golf experience.

Shadow Creek--Michael Jordan has an annual charity event here and it was a Steve Wynn Course--high dollar and again a great golf experience.

Wynn---Was desert inn now closed--December 2017

 

If you go up to Mesquite to play Wolf Creek and once in a life time adventure--and great fun other courses to play there...

Conastoga is a good course to play, priced well below Wolf Creek

Falcon Ridge is another good course that is very affordable.

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Shadow Creek

Cascata

Southern Highlands

TPC Summerlin

LVCC (for nostaglia)

 

I spent the last seven years traveling in and out of LV developing a casino on the strip.  I played all over out there and the above would be my top 5.

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I liked:

 

Pauite - Wolf Course

TPC Las Vegas

Bali Hai

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I live here in Henderson, I play golf several times a week and have played most courses out here.

Reasonable priced courses--and first courses off the plane...

Chimera is a course that is golfer friendly and not long. 6757 from the tips. Usually in great shape.

Rhodes Ranch again not a long course but golfer friendly not too many required long carries about 6700 from the tips

 

Medium priced courses--

Revere--two courses desert style....Lexington is more target golf, Concord is more traditional golf with some shot making required.

Boulder Creek--27 holes. Several sets of tees could play to 7300 yards some desert and some traditional looks....Open so wind blows everyday

Las Vegas National--Best time of the year to play there is February through May and October through November. When it dries out a tough course

Senia is a nice course--not long but some blind shots and some holes that require no drive on par 4's

Spanish Trails--27 holes short with fast greens not a desert course

Arroyo at Red Rock--layout a little confusing but if you play with someone who knows the course it is a very playable course

Coyote Springs--A Jack Nicklaus course--Can play from 7500 down to about 5500 yards. Large landing areas--but the greens are really difficult. Expect to buy a new putter after playing.

 

Higher price courses

Reflection Bay--Great course--7200 down to 5400--Bent grass greens, some carry over desert but fair and a good test of golf--A Jack Nicklaus signature course

South Shore--7100 down to 5500--A Jack Nicklaus signature course--dramatic elevation changes. Great views

TPC Las Vegas 7400 down to 5500--one of the most demanding courses in the desert

TPC Summerlin 7255 down to 5850--long, wide fairways--better courses in Vegas to play for the money

Dragon Ridge--My favorite course in Las Vegas--some length and some short holes but in the best shape of most of the courses in the LV valley.

Southern Highlands--A great championship golf course--private club but out here money talks and you can get on. Home course for UNLV golf teams...

Cascata--A very high priced golf experience. Great course. Tough to play and caddies required. A great golf experience.

Rio Secco--A re-done golf course--Really interesting golf holes with dramatic elevation changes and again a great golf experience.

Shadow Creek--Michael Jordan has an annual charity event here and it was a Steve Wynn Course--high dollar and again a great golf experience.

Wynn---Was desert inn now closed--December 2017

 

If you go up to Mesquite to play Wolf Creek and once in a life time adventure--and great fun other courses to play there...

Conastoga is a good course to play, priced well below Wolf Creek

Falcon Ridge is another good course that is very affordable.

thanks for the lowdown, it's very helpful!

how much do you see greens fee for wolf creek August-sept?

 

 

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Shadow Creek

Cascata

Southern Highlands

TPC Summerlin

LVCC (for nostaglia)

 

I spent the last seven years traveling in and out of LV developing a casino on the strip. I played all over out there and the above would be my top 5.

Are these playable?

I'm not a millionaire and don't really know anyone.

Are these available to pay a fee?

 

 

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I've played Desert Pines multiple times (good value vs. other courses and nice layout). They have a lot of fun with some talented cart girls. Its quick and easy to get to/from from the strip and downtown.

 

Bali Hai was an absolutely Incredible resort course.

Paiute - The Wolf was a great desert layout.

Angel Park and Rio Secco are next on my list to try.

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Wolf Creek is a really cool course.  I went on a golf trip with a group for 10 years and this was always in rotation.  Never got tired of it. 

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