Las Ve­gas Val­ley

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AN­GEL PARK GOLF CLUB— Fea­tures night play on the Cloud Nine course—12 holes that are repli­cas of the most chal­leng­ing par-3 holes in the world. 100 S. Ram­part Blvd., 888.446.5358.

BADLANDS GOLF CLUB— In the heart of Sum­mer­lin lies one of Las Ve­gas’ finest golf­ing venues: Badlands Golf Club. Set against the ma­jes­tic Red Rock Canyons, Badlands fea­tures three unique 9-hole lay­outs; Desperado, Di­ablo and Out­law. For those who won­der what “tar­get golf” is all about, the an­swer can be found at Badlands, a Johnny Miller- de­signed course that asks a sim­ple ques­tion from the first swing: Pin­point ac­cu­racy or OB? Rec­om­mended for low- to mid­hand­i­cap­pers and masochists. 9119 Alta Drive. 702.363.0754

BALI HAI GOLF CLUB— Lo­cated just south of Man­dalay Bay on Las Ve­gas Blvd., this trop­i­cally themed course has earned praise as one of the coun­try’s top re­sort tracks. Thou­sands of palm trees line the fair­ways with tran­si­tion and out- of­play ar­eas ac­cented with Au­gusta white sand. The golfer’s paradise also has seven acres of wa­ter fea­tures and 100,000 trop­i­cal plants. The course plays 7,002 yards from its back tees. 5160 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S. 702.728.2001.

BEAR’S BEST— Re­flects 18 of the Golden Bear’s fa­vorite holes that are ex­act du­pli­cates, cap­tur­ing the feel and chal­lenge of each hole in its orig­i­nal state. Ex­pe­ri­ence the chal­lenges of Cabo del Sol, Cas­tle Pines, Bear Creek, La Paloma and Desert High­lands in the same round. Forecad­dies avail­able. 11111 W. Flamingo Rd. 702.804.8500.


CLUB— Black Moun­tain of­fers a per­fect 18-hole com­bi­na­tion to chal­lenge golfers of all play­ing abil­i­ties. The 6,579 yard lay­out gives play­ers great scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties with well- placed ap­proach shots. Pro­tect­ing the course’s length are its small, fast, un­du­lat­ing and el­e­vated greens that will test a player’s skill and nerves. 500 Green­way Rd. in Hen­der­son, Nev. 702.565.7933.

CHIMERA GOLF CLUB AT TUS­CANY— This ad­di­tion to South­ern Ne­vada’s golf scene was de­signed by Ted Robin­son and is lo­cated about 15 miles east of the Strip. The beau­ti­ful par-72, 18-hole course chal­lenges play­ers of all skill lev­els. The sur­round­ing com­mu­nity looks sim­i­lar to a Tus­can vil­lage, and wine bar­rels are used as sig­nage on the course. 901 Olivia Pkwy. in Hen­der­son, Nev. 702.951.1500.

DESERT PINES GOLF COURSE— Plen­ti­ful wa­ter haz­ards that come into play on half of the holes and ma­ture pine trees—thou­sands of which line the fair­way— bring the feel of the Caroli­nas to a par-5 spot just east of down­town. 3415 E Bo­nanza Rd., 702.388.4400.

EA­GLE CREST— A 4,067-yard, par- 60 ex­ec­u­tive course built along some of the high­est points in Sum­mer­lin, which of­fers panoramic views of the Las Ve­gas Strip. 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd., 702.240.1320 HIGH­LAND FALLS GOLF CLUB— An­other of the pop­u­lar Casper/Nash cour­ses in Sun City Sum­mer­lin area, this one has fast greens, a peak el­e­va­tion of more than 3,000 feet and ex­cel­lent play­ing con­di­tions. Ide­ally suited for those whose best drives carry like a pro’s three iron. 10201 Sun City Blvd., 702.254.7010.

LAS VE­GAS GOLF CLUB— The oldest course in the val­ley, this golf club of­fers up a fun test of the tra­di­tional golf that plays homage to the “good ol’ days” in Las Ve­gas. It’s also lauded as one of the best golf val­ues in Las Ve­gas. 4300 W. Wash­ing­ton Ave., 702.646.3003.

LAS VE­GAS PAIUTE GOLF RE­SORT— This top-tier golf course boasts three golf cour­ses per­son­ally de­signed by Pete Dye. Golf Digest chose Snow Moun­tain as the No. 1 pub­lic ac­cess golf course in Las Ve­gas. All three of the cour­ses—Snow Moun­tain, Sun Moun­tain and Wolf— are par 72, al­though many would un­der­stand if a few ex­tra strokes were added to the 7,604-yard Wolf. 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd., 702.658.1400.

PAINTED DESERT GOLF CLUB— The first true desert links-style course in Las Ve­gas, this track was de­signed by award-win­ning ar­chi­tect Jay Mor­rish and fea­tures scenic desert land­scap­ing and wildlife. Nar­row fair­ways and lit­tle grass on ei­ther side of them make ac­cu­racy off the tees a ne­ces­sity. 5555 Painted Mi­rage Rd., 702.645.2570.

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