August 7, 2008–Painted Desert Golf Club is seemingly a Vegas original. This golf course, designed by the esteemed Jay Morrish, was the first, true desert golf course in the Las Vegas area, and has enjoyed cool moments like hosting the Nevada Open tournament and being the site of PGA Tour star Robert Gamez' course record round of 62. Painted Desert Golf Club is 18 holes of kinder, softer desert golf with generous fairways and non-death defying carries from tee box to fairways and greens. And you can now view the holes of Painted Desert Golf Club including the official signature hole of this Las Vegas golf course. The signature hole listed at painteddesertgc.com is the par 3, 187-yard, 8th hole that plays over water to a green guarded by bunkers back and left. Other intriguing holes at Painted Desert Golf Club are the par 4, 412-yard, second hole, and the par 3, 148-yard, 16th hole. "We knew that the course was going to be a daily fee so we made sure it was user friendly by staying away from creating deep bunkers or other tough design elements," Morrish has said about the course. "We also left the front of the greens open, but also designed them so there would some tucked-away pin positions if you wanted to create a little bit more challenge."
Painted Desert Golf Club is a par 72 course that measures a modest–by today's standards–6,781 yards from the tee, but the course set-up forces golfers to implement some strategy before hitting, and not just settle for driver every time.
"I like good players to have to think when they play a golf course," Morrish has also said. "I don't want people to just go out and hit it a mile and then hit it again, without thinking."
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Painted Desert Golf Club opened in 1987 and stands the test of time. Morrish is a very accomplished designer who learned the trade under Robert Trent Jones, and then worked with George Fazio in addition to Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.
Painted Desert Golf Club is professionally managed by Eagle Golf.