LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Aug. 31, 2017)–We’re all looking for destination golf courses. It’s got to be a great layout if you’re going to spend an hour on the road to get there. Well, that golf course does exist. Coyote Springs is just an hour north of Las Vegas. And with no overseeding or cart path restrictions, this is the perfect time to check out this Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Plus, there are many deals available at the course. —By Bill Bowman.
Coyote Springs may be just an hour away, but the locale is worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of life in the big city. There’s no traffic. There’s no housing (for the time being). There’s just the quiet solitude players can only dream of finding around a world-class golf course.
At this destination layout, players will find a par-72 layout that stretches out to 7,471 yards from the tips. But, not to worry…from the forward tees it plays at 5,288 making it playable for everyone.
“The course rating is pretty high,” said Karl Larcom, general manager. “If you’re a pure beginner you may struggle a little because the bunkers are pretty challenging. But, with five sets of tees, if you play regularly, you can certainly find a set of tees that will match your ability.”
Water comes into play (or at least into view) on 11 of the holes with more than 100 bunkers thrown in for good measure. Both the water and the bunkers add beauty and depth to the already vibrant course.
And while there are many breathtaking golf holes, there are two that really showcase everything the course has to offer.
The final hole on each nine will test players’ accuracy and nerve while throwing in stunning views along the way. Both of the par 4s play relatively short (the 9th is 410 yards while the 18th is just 375 yards), but both can be diabolical. The holes are mirror images of each other with the 9th being a dog-leg left while the 18th is a dog-leg right. A huge pond (of course) separates the holes and comes into play on both the tee shot and the second shot on each hole. Throw in a couple of large bunkers and these holes suddenly become very challenging and require accuracy with every shot.
“We understand guests are going out of their way to play here,” Larcom said. “We want to make it special for them.”
And to that end, there’s also a special for players. Tee it up before 10 a.m., grab some lunch after the round and then head out for an afternoon round. And the cost of that second round: It’s absolutely free. Click here for Coyote Springs tee times deal details or to book your tee time.