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Trees Define Las Vegas National Golf Club Experience

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Feb. 7, 2017)–If players are looking for a great golf challenge, they shouldn’t always look at the length of a course. Case in point: Las Vegas National Golf Club. At 6,721 yards, it’s far from a brute. But, add in fairways that are lined with tall and mature 60-year-old trees and you’ve got a course that’s not only beautiful, it’s downright tough. — By Bill Bowman. Las Vegas National Golf Club was designed by Bert Stamps and opened up for play in 1961. And while it’s a par-71 design, it plays just the aforementioned 6,721 yards from the
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Jack Nicklaus Vegas Course is Worth the Drive

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Let’s face it: With more than 50 golf courses in Las Vegas to choose from, there has to be a good reason to drive a little out of the city to tee it up. Well, we’ve got two words for you: Jack Nicklaus. Located about 50 minutes north of Las Vegas is one of Jack’s newest endeavors, Coyote Springs Golf Club. — By Bill Bowman. If you’ve played Coyote Springs, which opened in 2008, chances are you’ve been back. If you haven’t made the trip, what are you waiting for? It’s a Nicklaus experience that defies
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Wolf Creek Golf Club Is One of Wildest Golf Rides Around

MESQUITE, Nev. (Jan. 16, 2017)–If you’re looking for that out-of-town golf adventure–one that is filled with challenges and dramatic views–there’s no better place to be than at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev., just an hour north of Las Vegas. But beware: Bring your ‘A’ game when you take on this beauty…it’s that challenging. — By Bill Bowman. How challenging? We’re glad you asked. Water comes into play early and often (on 10 of the holes, many times both off the tees and guarding the greens). And it’s not just a little pool of water here or there. Its monster-sized
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Golf Summerlin Offers Players Just What They Want

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 8, 2017)—There is plenty to like when it comes to playing golf at the three Golf Summerlin courses located in northwest Las Vegas. Golf there is just three pure golf experiences. From Eagle Crest (a par-60 executive course) to Highland Falls and Palm Valley (both par-72 layouts) players will find tree-lined designed fun and enjoyable courses by Billy Casper and Greg Nash. And best of all–the three courses are located within minutes of each other. — By Bill Bowman. Whether you’re a visitor to Las Vegas or a resident, these three courses should be on your play
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Saving the Best Holes for Last in Las Vegas Golf

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (January 5, 2017)–We’ve recently shown you some of the best opening holes at Las Vegas golf courses (Bear’s Best, Las Vegas National and Wolf Creek). Now it’s time to show off three of the best closing holes in the Vegas area. These are three holes that can–and will–end your round dramatically. Now, whether that’s with a birdie or par (or one of those dreaded ‘others’) is all up to you and your shotmaking skills. —By Bill Bowman. A great closing hole will force players to think their way through the entire hole. Do I need to hit
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Jack Nicklaus Coyote Springs is Finest Golf Seclusion

Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 21, 2016)–There are more than 50 golf courses in the Las Vegas area that can be part of your Vegas getaway plans. Those plans may also include shopping, gaming, sightseeing or many other activities the bright lights of Vegas have to offer. Then there is the golf course that is the getaway. There’s just the golf course…that’s it, at least until the community grows up around it. There are no rides, no shops, no malls, no outside distractions. It’s just you and the golf course. Such is the case with Coyote Springs Golf Club. — By
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Play Three of Pete Dye’s Best at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Dec. 15, 2016)–Whether it’s escaping the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or a getaway from too much time with the inlaws, there’s world-class golf opportunities aplenty that will soothe those jangled nerves at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. It’s the perfect time for players to check out how the mind of Pete Dye, one of the game’s design geniuses, works.–By Bill Bowman Dye has put his architectural brilliance on display not once…not twice…but three times at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, just northwest of Las Vegas. Click to the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort to make
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Holiday Gift Auction Features Vegas Golf Deals to Benefit SNGA

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Dec. 15, 2016)—OK, you’re running out of time and options for that perfect holiday gift. It’s for someone special so it’s got to be unique…and it’s got to be impressive…and it’s got to be golf related. Well, relax, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the chance to bid in an auction for rounds of golf at three outstanding Las Vegas area golf courses: Royal Links, Canyon Gate Country Club and Falcon Ridge. And, don’t forget, you also treat yourself. –By Bill Bowman Receiving golf-related items as a gift is always a welcome joy when opening presents. Imagine the
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TaylorMade for one-stop golf on Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 9, 2016)–It looks like you’re trying to get a lot accomplished as the holidays close in. But, you’re running out of time. You want to play a quick round of golf or maybe put in a little practice time. But, you also want to get fit for that new driver and maybe grab some lunch and a drink. And you’ve got to do some last-minute gift shopping for friends and family. Well, the good news is there’s one spot, right on the Strip, where you can get all of that accomplished in one stop. Welcome to
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Will You Hit the Jackpot or Go Bust on These Vegas Holes?

Las Vegas, Nev. (Nov. 27, 2016)–It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced: Taking on that one risk/reward golf hole that always seems to have your number. Well, fear not. You’re not alone. We’re going to guide you through the options on three of the toughest risk/reward holes in the Las Vegas area. Will you walk away with the jack pot or go bust? –By Bill Bowman If you’ve conquered these diabolical holes in the past, congratulations. If you’re still struggling, we’re here to help. Take a deep breath and visualize the best way to take on these three holes. Your success
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Highland Falls at Golf Summerlin Earns Newspaper Best of Award Again

Las Vegas, Nev. (Nov. 19, 2016)–The readers have spoken: again. Highland Falls Golf Club, one of three courses that make up the Golf Summerlin family, has been named as the readers’ best golf course for 2016 by the Las Vegas Review Journal. It’s the second straight year that the course has earned the top honor and the third time overall, the first time coming back in 2011. –By Bill Bowman “We’ve made a lot of renovations that have really improved the course,” said Donny Long, Director of Golf for the Golf Summerlin properties. “We added a brand new driving range
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Tropical Golf in Heart of the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Nev. (Nov. 16, 2016)–You’re in Las Vegas for the excitement this great city provides. From non-stop entertainment options to opulent nightclubs to world-class dining, this great city has it all. But it also has its own escapes…a chance to get away and decompress; a spot to play a little golf at one of the most awe-inspiring layouts around. It’s time to take on Bali Hai Golf Club. Best of all, it’s located right on the famed Las Vegas Strip. –By Bill Bowman. Bali Hai is a par-71 layout designed by Schmidt-Curley and owned by Walters Golf. The layout can
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Rio Secco Golf Club Takes Vegas Golf Experience to Extreme

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 7, 2016)–There are times when it’s tough to put into words how impressive a golf resort and it’s amenities are. Such is the case with Rio Secco Golf Club. Sure, there is an 18-hole golf course, but dig deeper and it’s the little things that make this golf experience one you’ll never forget. –By Bill Bowman. OK, as usual, let’s start with the golf because that’s the reason you’re on the first tee. The layout is a Rees Jones design that can stretch out to 7,313 yards from the tips. The course winds over, around and through
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Las Vegas National is Golf Solitude in Heart of City

Las Vegas, Nev. (Nov. 1, 2016)–Right smack in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle and glitz and glamour of Las Vegas sits a golfing oasis that will let players enjoy 18 holes of golf paradise. But don’t sweat it…you’re still just minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Welcome to the famed–and historic–Las Vegas National Golf Club. —By Bill Bowman. Las Vegas National Golf Club is a Bert Stamps design and one of Vegas’ older courses, opening its doors in 1961. The course is a par-71 layout that draws rave reviews from the pros as well as amateurs
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New Practice Area at Highland Falls Offers Memberships

Las Vegas, Nev. (October 27, 2016)–Practice makes perfect and the new major range renovations at Golf Summerlin course Highland Falls Golf Club will make your practice even more precise. The facility invested hundreds of thousands in the new range and it now features a ton of hitting stalls, new putting and short game greens plus a fairway bunker on the right side of the hitting area, a unique addition to a range area. — By Brian Hurlburt. To celebrate the opening, Golf Summerlin management has created several new range membership programs, including a monthly unlimited pass for all three facilities for
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Water Holes on Courses at Pauite at Dye-Namic

Las Vegas, Nev. (Oct. 26, 2016)–It’s ironic that the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort situated smack in the middle of desert landscaping, would provide some of the most impressive–and Dye-abolical–water holes in Vegas. And both of those situations come into play with several outstanding holes on each of the three 18-hole Pete Dye designs. –By Bill Bowman. The courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort offer 54 holes of Dye paradise including a par-3 on each course that is water-laden and a finishing hole on each that can be rewarding…or devastating…depending on how well–or poorly–you play them. Make your tee
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Dramatic Wolf Creek in Mesquite Offers Stunning Par 5 Holes

  Mesquite, Nev. (Oct. 21, 2016)–If players think they need a course more than 7,000 yards to make a layout a great test of golf, they need to think again. At 6,939 yards from the tips, Wolf Creek Golf Club isn’t long by today’s standards. But what it lacks in yardage, it more than makes up for in challenges–especially on the par 5s–and overall dramtic shot values. –By Bill Bowman. The course, located in Mesquite just an hour north of Las Vegas, mixes severe elevation changes (some more than 150 feet), deep-blue water features, bunkering, desert landscaping and undulating greens to
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Royal Links is a Vegas Open Championship Golf Experience

Las Vegas, Nev. (Oct. 12, 2016)–Las Vegas has more than its share of replicas. You’ve got an Eiffel Tower, a pyramid, the New York skyline and a sphinx right on the Strip. But, just off the Strip is one of the best replicas a golfer can find–links-style golf replicating courses used in the Open Championship rotation at Royal Links Golf Club. –By Bill Bowman Now, you may ask how realistic can this golf course be? Well, the answer is simple: You’ll be impressed and challenged. You will take on holes on this Dye International layout that are inspired by some
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Black-Sand Bunkers at Bear’s Best Add to Las Vegas’ Uniqueness

Las Vegas, Nev. (Oct. 8, 2016)–Just when you thought you’d seen it all in Las Vegas comes something so unique and so visually stimulating, you can’t believe your eyes. No, it’s not the Eiffel Tower, Luxor pyramid or New York New York replicas on the Las Vegas Strip. What we’re talking about are Bear’s Best Las Vegas and its eye-catching black-sand bunkers. –By Bill Bowman Click now for Bear’s Best Las Vegas tee times. Bear’s Best Las Vegas is a 7,194 yard, par-72 layout designed by Jack Nicklaus. While Nicklaus has about 350 courses worldwide in his design portfolio, this one
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Pete Dye’s Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Features Par 3 Madness

Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 28, 2016)–When it comes to challenging golf holes, especially par 3s, the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, the home of three Las Vegas golf courses, has more than its share of beauties–both in the scenic sense as well as daunting to play. So if you’re looking for a few do-or-Dye par-3s that will test nerves as well as shot-making prowess, these three courses certainly fit the bill. –By Bill Bowman The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort features three Pete Dye masterpieces. There’s the original course, the Snow Mountain design which opened in 1995. Then came the
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