Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas
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Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas

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Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas

If you’re planning a trip to the famous Las Vegas strip, remember to bring your golf clubs along. The Vegas area has some impressive courses and even PGA Tour stops. 

Shadow Creek

  • Designer: Tom Fazio
  • Yardage: Approximately 7,560 yards
  • Cost: Up to $1250

Shadow Creek started out as the private golf club of Steve Wynn, the infamous real estate magnate.  It’s technically a public course but access is limited to MGM Resorts guests. Even as a guest, you’ll pay about $1,250 a round. Shadow Creek is known for pristine conditioning, waterfalls and lakes, all in the middle of the desert. If you are a high roller and want a premium Vegas experience, you’ll have to work your way onto this one.

Bali Hai Golf Club

  • Designer: Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
  • Yardage: 7,002 yards
  • Cost: Approximately $169 to $299

Bali Hai is a tropical-themed public golf course right on the Las Vegas Strip. The tropical plants, palm trees and acres of water features help you feel like you combined your Vegas vacation with a quick trip to the South Pacific. Bali Hai always works its way to the top of the rankings for best courses in Vegas because of its visual appeal and impressive course conditions. 

Wynn Golf Club

  • Designer: Tom Fazio
  • Yardage: 6,722 yards
  • Cost: Approximately $550

The Wynn Golf Club (yes, the same Wynn) is located right behind the Wynn Las Vegas resort (ditto). This Tom Fazio design features waterfalls, streams and impressive aesthetics. If you want a high-end round in the heart of Vegas, add this one to the list. Tip: Reserve your tee time at least 30 days in advance. 

Rio Secco Golf Club

  • Designer: Rees Jones
  • Yardage: 7,313 yards
  • Cost: About $250 to $500

Rio Secco is a Rees Jones course known for its elevation changes, deep bunkers, large greens and undulating fairways. If your game needs a tune-up, stop in at the Butch Harmon School of Golf located at Rio Secco. If you like a good test of golf, beautiful views and dramatic elevation changes, try Rio Secco.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

  • Designer: Pete Dye
  • Yardage: Varies across three courses (Sun Mountain, Snow Mountain, The Wolf Course) 
  • Cost: Varies, generally around $199 to $350

If you like Pete Dye designs, head to the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. This is the only facility with three Pete Dye courses. 

The Snow Mountain Course is the  best-known as it was the original layout at the Paiute resort. It has Dye’s trademark railroad-tie bunkers along with white sand and a little water on the finishing holes. 

The Sun Mountain Course  is a little easier but a beautiful course for first-time visitors to Vegas. 

The Wolf Course is the most difficult. It has an island green on the 15th hole. Chances are you’ve seen some pictures of this one if you have done your research on Vegas golf. 

Angel Park Golf Club

  • Designer: Arnold Palmer
  • Yardage: Varies for two 18-hole courses and a 12-hole, par-3 course
  • Cost: Approximately $50 to $125

Angel Park Golf Club offers a golf experience for every player. The facility is known for its views of Red Rock Canyon. However, many golfers will tell you it’s the lighted par-3 course that really helps this one stand out. The Mountain Course and the Palm Course are 18-hole designs from Arnold Palmer. The par-3 course features replicas of some of the most well-known par-3 holes from around the world. 

Notable Private Clubs In The Las Vegas Area

You will have to know a member or get an invitation to get on some of these private golf clubs in the Vegas area. However, if you get the chance, here are a few to look out for.

TPC Summerlin

TPC Summerlin is the host of the PGA Tour Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. It’s a Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller design that stretches 7,243 yards. It’s known to be one of the nicest private clubs in Nevada and a great test of golf. 

Spanish Trail Country Club

Spanish Trail Country Club is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design with 27 holes. The club creates three different 18-hole layouts from these 27 holes so members always feel like they are playing a variety of courses. 

Reflection Bay Golf Club

Reflection is in the Lake Las Vegas community with incredible waterfront views. This one is a Jack Nicklaus design and it hosts many local tournaments and events.

Las Vegas Country Club

Las Vegas Country Club is one of Vegas’s oldest and most prestigious clubs. Started in 1967, the club has hosted 19 PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events throughout its history. It has views of the city and can accommodate all skill levels with varying tee boxes. 

Red Rock Country Club

Red Rock Country club is near Red Rock Canyon so you’ll get the full desert landscape experience. The course is part of a residential community and membership initiation fees start at around $40,000. 

Final Thoughts

Now that you have your golf courses figured out, you must pick the best time of year to go to Vegas. June, July and August are a bit warm

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Scratch golfer, business owner, and mom of two kids; Britt has spent her life on and around the golf course. Picking up a club at the age of 7, she never really put it down. She spent 15 years working at private clubs on Long Island and in Florida before turning her golf playing and teaching career into a golf writing career. When she's not writing content for MyGolfSpy, you can find Britt on the golf course, playing pickleball, running, or out on the boat.

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      David Dominguez

      1 week ago

      Boulder Creek has 3 nines and are in great shape year around! Plus priced right.

      Reply

      Ned

      2 weeks ago

      Really the average golfer isn’t going to pay $300 plus for a round of golf. Angel Park Golf Club is the only one I would even consider playing. Unless I won big at the tables LOL.

      Reply

      Richard Fahrney

      2 weeks ago

      You missed Cascata a top 100 course.

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      Dave Hamilton

      2 weeks ago

      Living in the Vegas Valley I get to experience the courses first hand.
      Your list is pretty good although I would replace Angel Park with Cascata. Also Reflection Bay is not private…open to the public, non residents typically pay $200+.

      Reply

      Trent

      2 weeks ago

      Wynn is $800 and you can only make tee times 14 days in advance unless you’re a resort guest.

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      Michael

      2 weeks ago

      I can confirm that the Wynn is $800 and that doesn’t include the caddie tip. Played it yesterday and it is definitely a beautiful course and it feels like you’re at Shadow Creek except that you’re on the strip. The Wynn is not a value golf course but if you want luxury that is the course. Definitely better value courses like Reflection Bay, Paiute, and the many other great public courses in Vegas.

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