Las Vegas, Nev. (May 18, 2016)–Whether it’s a quick jaunt around an 18-hole executive course or the chance to play two 18-hole championship length golf courses, the Golf Summerlin Las Vegas golf courses offer variety and a family of three distinct layouts. All were designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, and give players exactly what they are looking for in a golf destination: choices and value. –By Bill Bowman
Let’s start out with the shortest of the three courses, Eagle Crest, the executive course. The par-60 layout reaches 4,067 yards. There’s plenty of variety in the par 3s on the course as they range from 115 yards to a knee-knocking 224 yards. Add in undulating (and quick) greens and you’ve got an ideal course to work out the kinks in your short game. But don’t think this course is a pushover. Architect Casper said it best: “You can take any hole from this course, put it in the middle of a championship course, and it would fit right in.”
Highland Falls is the cornerstone of the trio, reaching 6,512 yards from the tips. Elevation changes, water and bunkering will make shot selection crucial. Highland Falls also has one of the best views in Las Vegas. Grab your camera as you head to the 206-yard, par-3 12th. The hole, with the entire Las Vegas Strip in the background, is a challenge with bunkers short and long. With a stunning view, concentrating on your shot is the challenge here. The closing two-hole stretch is a nice test, a par-3 and par-4 that both feature large, water-guarded greens.
At Palm Valley, players will find the longest of the three courses at 6,900 yards. The opening and closing holes, both par 5s, will give players the chance to open and close their rounds with a birdie (or possibly an eagle for big hitters going for the green in two). Bunkering will definitely come into play throughout the holes if players aren’t accurate.
This trio of golf courses will give players plenty of variety and challenges. And they are all budget friendly with multiple specials available as well as stay-and-play packages (coming soon so stay tuned to the website).
From different sets of tees to different wind conditions to tree-lined fairways, golfers will find golf in its purest form.