Las Vegas, Nevada (March 28, 2010)–South Shore Golf Club was the first Las Vegas golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and is also one of the best courses in the Las Vegas Golf Region. And now guests of Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort can play and experience this Las Vegas golf legend on a Las Vegas golf vacation.–Staff report.
This Las Vegas golf course has withstood the storm surrounding the resort, which has seen plenty of challenges since the economy has dipped, but this comes as great news for Las Vegas golfers in addition to Lake Las Vegas Resort as a whole. And because the course was formerly private until re-structuring, this is the first time that resort guests have had the opportunity to play this Nicklaus design. Loews is located on 21 acres of lakefront property, and is the centerpiece of the 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas community. There are 493 guest rooms and suites which feature sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The hotel has four restaurants, a 9,000-square-foot spa, and a kids club. Click now for all information and Las Vegas golf packages. South Shore Golf Club is one of more than 50 golf courses located in the Las Vegas Golf Region.
LPGA Tour star and Lake Las Vegas Resort resident Natalie Gulbis loves the area, and is a fan of South Shore, which has played host to the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge in past years. “The partnership between Loews and South Shore Golf Club is an amazing opportunity for visitors,” said Gulbis via press release. “Every time I describe the experience to a friend and they stay, their experience actually supersedes everything I had told them. It’s just a beautiful place and an indescribable experience—and I always host my meetings there and make sure my guests have a drink on the Lotus Court at sunset so they can see the lake." Gulbis plays and practices at SouthShore in addition to Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, where her coach, Butch Harmon, is located.
The course was named by Golf Digest as one of the new “Top 10 Private Golf Courses in America” when it debuted in 1996, and is known for sweeping views of Lake Las Vegas. The Par 71 6,917-yard course is located within a chip shot of the hotel, and features generous Bermuda fairways that frame gently rolling Bentgrass greens, 88 strategically-placed bunkers and numerous forced carries over canyons and water creating both an exhilarating challenge and a visually stunning backdrop for golf. The layout’s unique topography includes course elevations ranging from 1,410 feet to 1,750 feet. While challenging enough to test the mettle of scratch golfers, five sets of tees on each hole help new and less experienced golfers enjoy the subtle nuances and design elements that have made Jack Nicklaus one of the most revered golf course architects in the world.