February 4, 2009–It's no secret that the economy is causing difficulties for all industries, and Las Vegas golf is no different. But one advantage to the tough economy is that many Las Vegas golf courses offer deals and incentives to play golf here in Las Vegas. One disadvantage is that Tom Weiskopf's The Falls Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort has closed, but Jack Nicklaus' Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas Resort is open and ready for play, even offering certain Las Vegas golf deals of its own.
Reflection Bay Golf Club features five holes played along the shoreline of Lake Las Vegas, and holes directly crafted from Nicklaus' brain. This Las Vegas golf course has been the host course for the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, and has collected many awards over the years including recognition on the list of America's Top 100 golf courses compiled by Golf Digest, and recent recognition for excellence by readers of Golfweek. You can click now to reserve your Las Vegas golf tee times or Las Vegas golf packages at Reflection Bay Golf Club.
The Falls Golf Club opened in 2002 and is/was a Tom Weiskopf design that plays in the hills overlooking the resort property. The Falls closing is a disapointing blow for the Las Vegas golf community, but golfers looking for the Lake Las Vegas Resort experience can still play the thriving Reflection Bay Golf Club and stay in such resorts as Loews and the Ritz. Lake Las Vegas Resort golf managers were mum on future plans for the The Falls, but the course opening under different ownership and/or conditions isn't out of the realm of possibility. A court recently ruled that the course could be closed despite protests.
About Lake Las Vegas Resort from the official website: Reminiscent of the towns in northern Italy, Lake Las Vegas Resort is tucked into the desert’s mountainside less than 25 minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Descending from the mountains to the serene water’s edge, Lake Las Vegas Resort is a spectacular residential and resort oasis offering both guests and residents alike an unparalleled experience centered around the 320-acre private lake.
The 3,592-acre premier, Tuscan-inspired destination highlights world-class resort hotels, including the AAA Four Diamond-rated The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and the charming MonteLago Village Resort. All of the resorts are fully-operational and welcoming guests on a daily basis. Inclusive Lake Las Vegas Resort golf packages include unlimited golf daily and unlimited range balls prior to the round.