Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 4, 2015)—One of the top 100 courses in the golf world, Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas, re-opened its fairways late in 2014 after being closed for five years. The course, a Jack Nicklaus design, spent most of its existence in the Golf Magazine and Golf Digest Top 100 lists. And now, sporting several hands-on updates by the Golden Bear himself, the course is blossoming back to life. –By Bill Bowman
Reflection Bay first opened in 1998 and was the driving force behind the popularity of life at Lake Las Vegas. The par-72 layout stretches to 7,184 yards from the tips. Dramatic elevation changes, doglegs and perfectly-positioned bunkers highlight the layout. And the two finishing holes, the par-3 17th and the par-5 18th, both bring the deep-blue water of Lake Las Vegas into play.
“We welcome back all of those who enjoyed playing golf at Reflection Bay in the past,” said Greg Brockelman, Director of Golf. “And to those who have never had a chance to play the course, we ask, what are you waiting for?”
Preparing for the re-opening, Nicklaus lent a helping hand in updating the course. A dozen bunkers were removed from the original design while 20 other bunkers were moved or re-shaped. The 7th green, said to be Nicklaus’ personal favorite, was extended closer to Lake Las Vegas, making approach shots even more intimidating.
And it’s not just the course that has been updated. The 32,000-square-foot clubhouse is now glass-enclosed and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Add in a mouth-watering menu and you’ve got an ideal spot for that special meal whether it’s for a romantic getaway, family gathering or a corporate or group outing.
The impressive updates on and off the golf course along with stay-and-play Lake Las Vegas golf packages with resort accommodations at Westin Lake Las Vegas are sure to put Reflection Bay back on everyone’s must-play list, whether they are visiting our city or call Vegas home.
“The golf course is in excellent condition and is set in an absolutely beautiful setting,” Brockelman said. “It is a memorable experience.”
A memorable experience that is wonderful to have back as part of the Las Vegas Golf Region.