Golf may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas, so you may be a little surprised to know that there are over fifty courses within a 40-minute drive of the strip.
When you consider the myriad attractions that Vegas has to offer from theme parks and circuses for the kids, restaurants to suit every palate and pocket, world-class entertainment featuring global superstars, shopping malls to make your head spin and of course the gambling it is easy to understand that pre-pandemic in 2019 it attracted over forty-two million visitors.
With a plethora of locations available it would be far too long winded to list them all so instead we will offer you an insight to the options available from super luxury to a family fun day.
SHADOW CREEK: Widely considered to be the premier course available to guests of many of the leading hotels and listed at 27 in the top 100 courses and 5 in public courses in America this really is a sight to be seen.
Designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn (of Wynns Luxury hotels), with pristine greens, landscaped surroundings complete with waterfalls this course has a different vista from every tee.
The hotels will arrange a private limousine to transport you from the lobby to be greeted by your caddy and then return when you’re ready. You can even order drinks to be delivered whilst you play.
Without question, it will be a unique and breath-taking experience, but this kind of luxury comes with a price to match. Expect to pay a minimum of $600 for a round!
DESERT PINES: Just a fifteen-minute drive from the strip this Dye Designed course may not have the exclusivity or cache of Shadow Creek but is nevertheless highly rated at every level, with a host of awards and accolades to match.
Eighteen holes, some of which are copies of famous holes at other tournament courses. Covered two-tiered driving range, chipping and putting areas and PGA coaching staff this is the ideal destination for golfers at any level.
With a stunning clubhouse, comprehensive Pro shop all this can be yours for less than $100 per round.
TOPGOLF: Sometimes it should just be all about the fun and this incredible facility located just off the main strip will deliver more fun than you can shake a putter at.
Provided youngsters are accompanied by an adult the whole family can compete for bragging rights. Each group is assigned a bay from there you’ll be able to drive, chip or putt in a totally realistic virtual experience.
You can choose from about a dozen different games ranging from novice to experienced player, they even have some themed options with the likes of Angry Birds or full 9 or 18 holes at simulated courses such as Andrews, Pebble Beach and others.
There are in-house pros to help you improve your game, a large swimming pool area, excellent restaurant and bars and unique events and promotions.
Opened from ten in the morning until midnight seven days a week it’s bound to be a memorable day for everyone.
So, there you have it. From unadulterated indulgence to virtual reality and not forgetting fifty other courses Las Vegas is a tick to be had on your golfing bucket list.
With regular international and internal flights to McCarran International Airport there is no excuse, and remember even if you play your worse golf ever “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”