Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 16, 2016)–Face it, for many people there’s nothing better than staying and playing in Las Vegas and enjoying Las Vegas golf packages. That also includes locals who like to get away and experience life on the Strip as well. And when you add in a little golf (a valuable part of the ‘playing’ portion of your getaway), you’ve just upped the entertainment value. And there’s no better time than right now to experience a Las Vegas stay-and-play that includes golf outings at the Arroyo Golf Club and Siena Golf Club. –By Bill Bowman
The Arroyo GC (an Arnold Palmer design) and Siena GC (a Schmidt/Curley layout), offer players a great chance to tee it up on a pair of golf courses located about a driver and 7-iron apart in Summerlin.
“Both of the courses are very playable and that’s a big factor,” said Tony Lenzie, General Manager and Director of Golf at Siena. But, there are also plenty of challenges. “You’ll definitely use every club in your bag,” he added.
The courses offer 2-night, 2-round packages where golfers can play one course twice or both courses once. The packages, which are valid from Sept. 18, 2016-Nov. 20, 2016, start at $299 per player (for weekdays, depending on the resort chosen) and go up to $549 (for the upper end resort stays and on a weekend). But no matter your taste in golf courses or resort stays, there’s a package that will fit your needs and your budget. Two nights and rounds not quite enough? There is also 3-night, 3-round packages starting at $399 and topping out at $749–again, depending on your resort choice.
Booking the package is simple. “It’s definitely one-stop shopping,” Lenzie said. “The software we use lets players seamlessly book their hotel and golf in one transaction.”
And if you’ve already got a hotel and just want to play a round of golf, they have that covered as well. “We have Dynamic Pricing online for single-round pricing,” Lenzie said. “It’s supply and demand…the slower the course, the better rate you’re going to get.”
At Arroyo, players will find a course that stretches out to 6,883 yards from the tops. Tranquil water features, brilliant bunkering and lush surroundings await players. One of the visually stunning holes–as well as one of the toughest–is the par-3 7th. Playing 215 yards from the tips, the elevated tee looks down at the green some 30 feet below. A pond on the right and a large bunker on the left are ready to claim errant shots. It’s a tee shot that will test nerves and aggressiveness.
Over at Siena, golfers will take on a course that reaches 6,843 yards from the back tees. The bunkering and water hazards will challenge players from start to finish. Hit fairways and greens and there are definitely scoring possibilities. The third hole, a 562-yard, par-5, is reachable for the big hitters, but those pesky bunkers will catch errant shots off the tee bringing higher numbers into play. Play it as a three-shot hole and leave yourself a wedge in and a chance to put a birdie on the card.
Now there’s just one dilemma left–deciding whether to play just one course or play them both.