Las Vegas Valley
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.
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- of-play 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.
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.
BLACK MOUNTAIN GOLF & COUNTRY 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.
DESERT WILLOW GOLF COURSE
This par 60 executive course makes for a quick but satisfing round. No holes extend longer than 350 yards, so leave the driver in the room. www.desertwillowlasvegas.com. 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson. 702.263.4653.
DURANGO HILLS GOLF CLUB
This executive-length course is no pitch-and-putt; it features a quartet of par 4s and a plethora of par 3s ranging from under 125 to 210 yards. This par 58 plays 3,780 yards from the back. www.durangohillsgolf.com. 3501 N. Durango Drive, near W. Cheyenne Ave. 702.229.4653.
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.