LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Dec. 15, 2016)–Whether it’s escaping the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or a getaway from too much time with the inlaws, there’s world-class golf opportunities aplenty that will soothe those jangled nerves at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. It’s the perfect time for players to check out how the mind of Pete Dye, one of the game’s design geniuses, works.–By Bill Bowman

Dye has put his architectural brilliance on display not once…not twice…but three times at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, just northwest of Las Vegas.

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When players think of Pete Dye, one of the first things that comes to mind is the island green at TPC Sawgrass. But there are other Dye signatures that are also evident from start to finish: railroad tie bunkering, majestic slope changes and impressive green complexes.

Well, those details are on full display right here in Las Vegas on three splendid designs: the Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf courses.

The Wolf (opened in 2001), the latest and greatest of the layouts, is home to a featured island green (the par-3 15th). Add in the fact that it is 7,604 yards from the tips and you’ve got a layout that is Dye at his best.

But what you’ll have at all three courses is solitude. It’s just you, your buddies and the golf course. There’s no traffic. There’s no housing. There’s no shopping mall. Well, you get the picture.

The Snow Mountain (the original course that opened in 1995) and the Sun Mountain (opened in 1996) have both stood the test of time–both in their beauty and challenge. These are two layouts, both just over 7,100 yards, that are filled with rolling fairways, a variety of par-3 challenges and finishing holes that will test players’ aggressiveness.

So if you’re looking for that ideal spot to lower your blood pressure and get away from it all, you’ve come to the right place: The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.

And while you’re at the resort, you can also get that last-minute shopping out of the way. You’ll find plenty of gift items in the spacious clubhouse–from stocking stuffers (sleeves of golf balls, ball markers, golf gloves) to those big-ticket items (logo shirts, jackets, clubs, shoes)–that will make that someone specials holiday just a little nicer.