Las Vegas, Nev. (Sept. 20, 2016) –Sometimes you’re just looking for that luxurious getaway. And there may be no group better equipped to dole out top-notch elegance than Caesars Entertainment. Whether it’s an over-the-top resort stay (Caesars, Rio, Paris Las Vegas, etc.) or an out-of-this-world golf outing (Cascata, Rio Secco), Caesars has you covered. So grab your golf clubs and get ready for a life of pampering even if it’s just for a weekend. -By Bill Bowman
We’ll start out at the properties. From Caesars Palace (3,960 rooms and suites) to Rio (2,520 rooms and suites) to Paris Las Vegas (2,920 rooms and suites) to any one of a dozen others (such as Harrah’s, Ballys, The Flamingo and more), you’ll find a spot to call home during your trip. And with hundreds of great food options (such as Nobu Restaurant at Caesars, VooDoo Steak at the Rio or Mon Ami Gabi at Paries), your dining options are unlimited. And then there’s the entertainment. We’ll just start with The Coliseum at Caesars. How about Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John…and the list goes on. There’s comedy as well as Jerry Seinfeld and Jeff Dunham also take center stage. And we haven’t even talked about the gaming options, which are plentiful.
During the day we’ll take on the golf courses. That’s right, plural as in two great layouts: Cascata and Rio Secco. Both are Rees Jones designed courses that leave nothing to the imagination.
Cascata is perched atop the world, nestled in Boulder City atop a mountain. Elegance starts from the moment players arrive to this masterpiece. The par-71 course winds over and around mountains with brilliant fairways and greens, lush water features (including a spectacular waterfall that flows from high above the practice facility down and through…that’s right THROUGH…the clubhouse), and bright white-sand bunkers.
The locker room facilities are fit for a kind and each player will find a locker with his or her name engraved on a plaque players can take with them as a keepsake.
The course features 18 memorable holes, probably none finer than the par-4 14th. This picture-postcard hole has players hitting from an elevated tee to a brilliant green fairway with a deep-blue pond on the right that runs from the fairway to the green.
And then there are the caddies. They are mandatory, but once you’re on the course you’ll be thankful they are alongside. Their knowledge is invaluable and they will definitely save players a stroke or two during the round (especially reading the greens).
Last, but certainly not least, is Rio Secco Golf Club. Located south of the Las Vegas Strip, the course plays over, around and through canyons. With severe elevation changes and gorgeous Strip views, Rio Secco is elegant as well as challenging. The par 3s on this course are very dramatic. Shots over water, over canyons and from elevated tees will test players’ nerves as well as their shot-making skills.
Both courses offer players tremendous golf experiences to add to your Vegas getaway…whether you’re visiting here or live here.