Las Vegas, Nev. (July 12, 2016)–When it comes to making sure golf continues to flourish, the Golf Summerlin family of three courses that make up Golf Summerlin is doing its part to make sure it’s not only fun, but that it’s also affordable. And that includes reaching out to lend a helping hand to the military. –By Bill Bowman.
The trio of Las Vegas golf courses–Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest–were designed by the legendary duo of Billy Casper and Greg Nash. All three offer their share of loyalty programs. While that’s not unusual, these courses are also reaching out to military personnel with special rates.
“We’re just trying to give back a little,” said Donny Long, director of golf at the Golf Summerlin courses.
Military personnel (with ID proof) can play for the same price of players with a loyalty card. Cost for the summer months are: $40 before 10 a.m., $30 between 10 and noon and $20 after noon.
There is also a special week dedicated to police, fire and the military. Patriot Week will run from Sept. 5-11 and tee times for those affiliated with police departments, fire departments or the military are $25 no matter the tee time.
And those prices aren’t limited to the one holiday season. “We try to do that around many of the holidays….Veterans Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Pearl Harbor Day,” Long said. “It’s just a little way of saying thanks.”
Eagle Crest is a par-60 course that plays to 4,067 yards. Players will get the chance to work on their short game, plus let the big dog come out and play a couple of times. The par 3s range from just 115 yards to a knee-knocking 224 yards so there’s plenty of challenge. Add in true putting greens and you’ve got a course that is ideal for a quick round on a scenic layout.
Highland Falls mixes in beauty (check out the gorgeous views of the Las Vegas Strip from the tee box on the par-3 14th) and elevation changes to form a stunning layout. The finishing hole is a par-4 that is short enough that players should have a wedge or short iron in their hands and can go flag hunting for a chance at a closing birdie.
Palm Valley is the longest of the courses, reaching 6,900 yards from the tips. Par 5s open and close the nines, giving players the chance to start and end their rounds with a birdie possibility (or even an eagle for the big hitters if they can avoid hazards).