February 1, 2007–With more than two million residents, about 39 million annual visitors, and roughly 50 new golf courses built in the last decade, the Las Vegas Valley now sprawls to every corner. Gone are the days when you could get anywhere in 15 minutes. And if you are planning a trip to play golf in Las Vegas, determining your mode of transportation should be at the top of your list. A recent study by Desert Cab of Las Vegas reveals the average roundtrip cab fare to many Las Vegas golf courses, with Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club, Stallion Mountain Golf Club, Desert Pines Golf Club and Las Vegas National Golf Club listed as the top five most affordable fares, with an average of about $31. A great option if you are looking to go in style is to use a limo or bus service from Bell Trans, a leader in Las Vegas golf transportation.
Not listed in the study are WYNN Las Vegas and Callaway Golf Center, two courses located on the Las Vegas Strip. Only guests of the WYNN Hotel can play on the course, and the Callaway Golf Center is a 9-hole, par 3 course and practice center located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Many seasoned golfers to Las Vegas will rent cars or use other transportation services as opposed to incurring the large cab fares to the golf courses that are located farther away from the Las Vegas Strip. All major rental car dealers are available here in Las Vegas.
Three of the five closest courses (Royal Links, Desert Pines, and Bali Hai) are owned by Walters Golf. Special deals on tee times and golf packages are offerred through the Walters Golf website.
Las Vegas National Golf Club is operated by the American Golf Corporation while Stallion Mountain is operated by EAGL Golf.