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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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Uplift Foundation of Nevada Golf Tournament Helping Area Youth Programs

Las Vegas, Nev., (Sept. 23, 2016)–There may be no better feeling in life than reaching out to help out those who may be a little less fortunate–especially kids. Well, here’s your chance to help out and get the opportunity to play a little golf in the process. It’s time to check out the Uplift Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament at Las Vegas’ Desert Pines Golf Club on Oct. 29, 2016, which is set to host its 10th annual tournament. –By Bill Bowman The Uplift Foundation of Nevada www.upliftfoundation-nv.org/ was started in 2002 by members of the Kappa Xi Chapter of Omega Psi
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Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Golf Packages Offer Luxury

  Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 20, 2016) –Sometimes you’re just looking for that luxurious getaway. And there may be no group better equipped to dole out top-notch elegance than Caesars Entertainment. Whether it’s an over-the-top resort stay (Caesars, Rio, Paris Las Vegas, etc.) or an out-of-this-world golf outing (Cascata, Rio Secco), Caesars has you covered. So grab your golf clubs and get ready for a life of pampering even if it’s just for a weekend. -By Bill Bowman We’ll start out at the properties. From Caesars Palace (3,960 rooms and suites) to Rio (2,520 rooms and suites) to Paris Las Vegas
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Arroyo, Siena Las Vegas Golf Packages Offer Great Values

Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 16, 2016)–Face it, for many people there’s nothing better than staying and playing in Las Vegas and enjoying Las Vegas golf packages. That also includes locals who like to get away and experience life on the Strip as well. And when you add in a little golf (a valuable part of the ‘playing’ portion of your getaway), you’ve just upped the entertainment value. And there’s no better time than right now to experience a Las Vegas stay-and-play that includes golf outings at the Arroyo Golf Club and Siena Golf Club. –By Bill Bowman The Arroyo GC
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Loyalty Program a Hit At Golf Summerlin’s Vegas Golf Courses

Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 9, 2016)—If you’re loyal to the golf course you love to play, it only makes sense that your golf course should be loyal to you. Well, at Golf Summerlin’s three golf courses, all designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, loyalty is the name of the game along with variety and value. –By Bill Bowman. For just $20, players can join the Loyalty Membership program at Eagle Crest, Highland Falls and Palm Valley. The membership card pays for itself right from the start with special low rates each and every round on the three courses (hence the
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Rio Secco Golf Club Offers VIP Executive Players Program

Las Vegas, Nev. (Aug. 25, 2016)–If you’re looking for that country club atmosphere on a luxurious golf course–one without the hidden costs and fees–Rio Secco Golf Club has a program that fits the bill. It’s time for golfers to check out the EPH (Executive Pass Holder) Program at the Rees Jones course located in the hills above Las Vegas. –By Bill Bowman. The EPH Program costs $5,000 and gives players unlimited golf for a 13-month period. And the better news is there are no cart fees or other added costs. Email wrightk@caesars.com  for more details or to sign up today.
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Tee Properly at Stunning Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nev. (Aug. 23, 2016)–It’s an easy question: How’s your golf game? We will help you answer that question once and for all as you tee it up at the stunning Wolf Creek Golf Club, a jaw-dropping golf experience located in Mesquite, Nevada, 77 miles north of Las Vegas. If you think you’ve got enough game to play on the Tour, this is the perfect course for you from the tips. If you think you’re a good player, but still want to be challenged, move up a couple sets of tees and this layout is still one that will challenge
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VIDEO: Las Vegas Golf Courses Bali Hai, Royal Links

Las Vegas, Nev. (Aug. 7, 2016)–Two themed Las Vegas golf courses, Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club, are featured in this video from Walters Golf. Bali Hai is a South Pacific-themed course on the Las Vegas Strip while Royal Links was built to honor the great courses played during The Open Championship. Both are worth the play. –By Brian Hurlburt. From WaltersGolf.com: “Las Vegas is a golf mecca. Two of the best courses to get golf deals at while in Nevada for Golf are Royal Links Golf Club and Bali Hai Golf Club. Bali Hai Golf Club
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Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Courses Are Dye-Namic

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 25, 2016)–Take your pick of phrases: Whether it’s Dye-abolical or Dye-namic, it’s easy to get caught up in praise for the man behind the three amazing Las Vegas golf courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort–world-renowned golf course architect Pete Dye. — By Bill Bowman. No matter the superlatives players may heap upon the resort, there’s no doubt about one fact: the 54 holes of championship golf at the resort are impressive and memorable. Oh, and don’t forget they are playable…for everyone. The golf courses– the Snow, Sun and Wolf courses–will challenge players as well
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Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Best Las Vegas Lives Up to Name

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 20, 2016)–If you’ve been playing golf for any amount of time, chances are you’ve played a Jack Nicklaus golf course or two. But, there is one layout that is one of Jack’s best–and most distinctive–courses. In fact, it’s not your ordinary golf course by any stretch of the imagination. It’s Bear’s Best Las Vegas and it’s a one-of-a-kind layout that players won’t soon forget.  –By Bill Bowman Nicklaus has designed more than 350 courses world-wide including three others in the Las Vegas area: Reflection Bay and the private SouthShore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas along
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Hidden Gem is Best Way to Describe Las Vegas Golf Course Cascata

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 15, 2016)—There are times where the phrase ‘hidden gem’ is thrown around too much. Well, at Las Vegas golf course Cascata, both terms, hidden and gem, fit perfectly. And this Rees Jones designed masterpiece is hidden in plain sight … on the top of a mountain. –By Bill Bowman. From the time players wind their way up to the 27,000 square foot clubhouse that is Cascata until they leave the property, they will be pampered. The course is a par-71, 7,137-yard jewel located high atop mountains just outside of Boulder City. And once players drive through
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Bali Hai Golf Club is Sweet Golf on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 6, 2016)–Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour. Whether it’s the posh hotel/casinos, the elegant dining establishments or the world-class shows, expect over-the-top experiences every day and night. It’s the same with some of its finest golf courses…like Bali Hai Golf Club.–By Bill Bowman Bali Hai is a Schmidt/Curley designed layout. Reaching 7,002 yards from the tips, the course is a tree-lined, lush masterpiece. And the ambience in and around the course is just as impressive. Start with seven acres of water features, add in 4,000 trees along the fairways and top things off
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SNGA Triple Crown Amateur Features DragonRidge, SouthShore, Southern Highlands

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 30, 2016)—If you’re not a member of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, you’re missing out on great golf on great courses with great camaraderie. Well, there’s no time like the present to get involved, especially with the 2016 Triple Crown Amateur Championship right around the corner. This amateur tournament will be played on three of the top golf courses in Las Vegas. –By Bill Bowman. The three-day event is scheduled for July 17-19 at three area golf courses. And these aren’t your ordinary courses. Here’s your chance to play rounds of golf at DragonRidge Country Club, SouthShore
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