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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.

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., Hen­der­son, 702.565.7933.

CASCATA—

De­signed by Rees Jones and for use ex­clu­sively for Cae­sars En­ter­tain­ment re­sorts guests, the par-72 course pro­vides stun­ning vis­tas at ev­ery turn, in­clud­ing the 3,600-foot peak at Red Moun­tain, lush fair­ways, lakes, and streams. Class A PGA pro­fes­sion­als at­tend to equip­ment, fash­ion or in­struc­tion needs, and play­ers are ac­com­pa­nied on-course by a Tour-class cad­die. 1 Cascata Drive, Boul­der City, 702.294.2005.

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE GOLF RE­SORT—

This top-tier golf course boasts the only 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., about 20 miles north­west of the Strip. 702.658.1400.

PRIMM VAL­LEY GOLF CLUB—

For the great­est golf get­away in the game, there’s only one place to play: Primm Val­ley Golf Club. Here the nat­u­ral beauty of the land and ul­ti­mate chal­lenge of the game come to­gether to cre­ate one of the finest golf ex­pe­ri­ences in the world. De­signed by renowned golf ar­chi­tect Tom Fazio, Primm Val­ley Golf Club fea­tures two award-win­ning cour­ses to­tal­ing over 13,000 yards, the Lakes Course and the Desert Course. Fazio has cre­ated a lush green, golfers par­adise in the mid­dle of the desert with dis­tant moun­tains. 1 Yates Wells Rd., 702.679.5509.

SHADOW CREEK GOLF COURSE—

This course ex­clu­sively for the guests of MGM Re­sorts was de­signed by Tom Fazio. Creeks and wa­ter­falls are framed by the moun­tains, pro­vid­ing dra­matic set­tings for the holes such as #17, where golfers play down from one of sev­eral tees perched on top of a ridge to a green sur­rounded by rocks and wa­ter. 3 Shadow Creek Drive, North Las Vegas, 866.260.0069.

SPAN­ISH TRAIL COUN­TRY CLUB—

With lush golf con­di­tions and panoramic scenery, this 27-hole, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-de­signed course of­fers an ex­pe­ri­ence un­like any other in Las Vegas. The Sun­rise Course fea­tures large un­du­lat­ing greens with rolling fair­ways, end­ing with a sig­na­ture 9th-hole water­fall, lo­cated next to the club­house. The Lakes Course is ap­pro­pri­ately named as wa­ter comes into play on six of the nine holes with forced car­ried-over wa­ter on sev­eral holes. The Canyon Course is the long­est and most chal­leng­ing course at Span­ish Trail Coun­try Club, mea­sur­ing 3,576 yards from the cham­pi­onship tees. 5050 Span­ish Trail Lane, 702.364.5050.

TPC LAS VEGAS—

Lo­cated in the foothills of the scenic Red Rock Na­tional Con­ser­va­tion Area, min­utes from the fa­mous Las Vegas Strip, TPC Las Vegas is the only pub­lic PGA Tour Fa­cil­ity in Las Vegas. 9851 Canyon Run Drive, 702.256.2500.

WILDHORSE GOLF CLUB—

This 18-hole golf course fea­tures lush fair­ways set amid stun­ning desert beauty with eight shim­mer­ing wa­ter haz­ards. golfwild­horse.com. 2100 W. Warm Springs Rd., Hen­der­son, 702.434.9000.

WYNN LAS VEGAS GOLF—

This 18-hole golf course was de­signed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn. The par 70 course fea­tures con­toured fair­ways dot­ted with 50-year-old trees; mul­ti­ple streams and wa­ter fea­tures flow through­out. Wynn, 702.770.4653.

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