Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 7, 2015)–OK, so you missed out on this year’s Golf Channel Amateur Tour’s Duel in the Desert Golf Tournament at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The 432-player event was the fourth-straight sell-out. The timing is always perfect as the event takes place three days before Super Bowl Sunday. The two-person tournament allowed the resort to show off the only three Pete Dye signature Las Vegas golf courses to the world. It was just one more event in a long list that choose to make Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort home. –By Bill Bowman
“The competition level is always very high,” said Chad Gunier, general manager of the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. “There were 12 flights of two-man teams. It is handicapped and they play each course once. And every year, everyone has a great time.”
And why not. As Gunier points out, his facility has an edge. “We’re built for tournaments,” he said of the 54-hole resort. “We do have an unfair advantage because we have the three courses and an all-grass practice area. It’s a no-brainer. It’s another feather in our caps.”
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is 54 holes of Pete Dye splendor. The Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf courses offer stunning panoramic views, rolling fairways, beautiful bunker and water features and, best of all, a pure golf experience. It’s just you and the golf courses. There’s no housing, there’s no traffic.
The Snow Mountain course is the original 18 holes. The layout plays 7,164 yards from the tips. The par 3 holes on this design are some of Vegas’ best.
At the Sun Mountain, the middle child if you will, is the shortest of the trio at 7,112 yards. It’s very player-friendly but there it also has its share of challenging holes. Many golfers choose the Sun as their personal favorite.
The Wolf Course, the state’s longest golf course at 7,604 yards, has enough tee box choices to make it playable for everyone. The par-3 15th hole, complete with an island green, is the resort’s signature hole and with good reason. It will test your shotmaking skill as well as your nerves.
If you missed this tournament but want to experience Pete Dye golf in Vegas, check out this deal. If 18 holes isn’t enough, the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort also offers GolfaPalooza. It’s your chance to play another 18 holes for free with lunch and 50% off range balls, whether it’s on the course you just played or one of the other two layouts.
For a look back at this year’s event as well as contact information for the Golf Channel Duel in the Desert, click here.
If you are interested in hosting your own event at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, click this link for Las Vegas tournament booking information.