Las Vegas, Nevada (March 3, 2014)–Royal Links Golf Club is a themed Las Vegas resort golf course that honors the history and intrigue of The Open Championship. Each of the holes at Royal Links were crafted to emulate holes played during golf's oldest championship. And now the course has been recognized by Golfweek Magazine editors with the "Best Courses to Golf" award which honors layouts in each state. The award is one of many earned by Royal Links over the years. Click now to reserve your Las Vegas golf and/or tee times in Las Vegas at the official course website. –By Brian Hurlburt
“We’re excited to be a unique part of the Las Vegas golf landscape," said General Manager Chuck Bombard, a member of the PGA of America. "This award re-enforces what we have been working hard to do; offer unsurpassed customer service, great conditions and a memorable golf experience our guests will rave about.”
The Golfweek award factored in layout, price per round, and overall experience to determine the best courses to play around the country. The total number of courses awarded in each state varies depending on course supply, the state’s population and the level of play. Previous awards for Royal Links Golf Club include Four-Star Recognition for "Places to Play", by Golf Digest from 2009-2013, the Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence", and numerous local accolades.
Royal Links Golf Club is designed by Dye Designs, and replicates holes featured on British Open Rotation, including hole no. 8 from this year’s Open at Royal Liverpool, Royal Troon’s No. 8 “Postage Stamp” and St. Andrews Old Course’s No. 17 “Road Hole”.
Bringing golf from the British Isles also means bringing a unique style of golf called “links play”. Links play favors a running game where golfers opt to hit the ball low and have it roll or bounce great distances, often onto large greens. Tiger Woods holds a course record 67.
Royal Links Golf Club is owned and operated by Walters Golf, which has two additional courses in Las Vegas, Desert Pines Golf Club and Bali Hai Golf Club. Royal Links is situated on the East side of Las Vegas approximately 8.9 miles from the Strip. They are open to the public year round, and early booking is encouraged.