Highland Falls is one of three Golf Summerlin courses February 9, 2010 (Las Vegas, Nevada)–It’s the one word that golfers want to hear, especially when Las Vegas golf course tee times are involved: Value. And at Golf Summerlin, which consists of three golf layouts among the 50-plus Las Vegas golf courses, players can tackle 54 holes that will test even the best players. “These are just great value Las Vegas golf courses,” Director of Golf Joe Kelly says. “No matter which course you play, you’ll walk away knowing you got your money’s worth.” —By Bill Bowman

No matter the choice, the value is high and the cost is low when you make a tee time at Golf Summerlin. At these prices, you can tee it up at two courses the same day for about the price of one round at some other area courses with prices as low as $42 for 18 holes for locals and as low of $55 for visitors. Golf Summerlin is the home to Highland Falls, Palm Valley, and Eagle Crest and all three courses provide playable layouts for golfers of every ability with enough length to test even the best players in your group.

Highland Falls, a 6,512-yard, par-72 layout; Palm Valley, the 6,580-yard, par-72 track and Eagle Crest, the 4,067-yard, par-60 executive design, offer golfers all the challenge and scenery they can handle on their next trip to Las Vegas. Highland Falls features a rolling layout with a wide variety of shot-making challenges including the par-3 14th, stretching to 206 yards from the tips, which offers one of the best views of the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip. Play this hole near sunset and the Strip comes to life right before your eyes. “There are a lot of challenges here with the elevation changes,” says Kelly, of the three Golf Summerlin Las Vegas golf courses that are all designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash. “And all three courses are in great condition.”

Palm Valley was the first course in the Golf Summerlin family, opening in 1989 and is the toughest of the three with par 5s opening and closing the round to give players a chance to start and finish with a birdie. But, with both holes reaching more than 530 yards, both can be tough to handle. On the other hand, every par 3 hole is a lengthy experience. The third hole plays 177 yards and is the shortest of the four while the 16th stretches to a jaw-dropping 229 yards and comes complete with an elevated green and bunkers to add to the difficulty.

Eagle Crest may be an executive course, but it’s no pushover. The 12 par 3s range from a wedge-esque 112 yards to a wood-hybrid 224 yards so the variety is there from start to finish. Kelly adds a player’s putting skills will ultimately make the difference in his round. And Kelly has a tip to help out. “These greens are tricky to putt,” he says. “Everything goes from the mountains to the city, but you’ve also got to make sure whether you’re putting uphill or downhill and take the speed into consideration.”

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