A Golfer’s Guide to the Best Golf on the Strip

There is perhaps no other place in the world more synonymous for night life and entertainment than Las Vegas. Tons of golf courses adorn the desert making this adult amusement park the perfect destination for your yearly golf trip. Many of these world class facilities charge a premium to play, but deals are abound as competition among courses has never been stiffer.

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Photo courtesy of Shadow Creek Golf Club

Thursday

Set in the heart of the strip and built from empty desert flatland for a reported cost of $60 million, Shadow Creek stands out from the rest of the competition. Legendary architect Tom Fazio moved over three million cubic yards of dirt, pushing it to the perimeter of the property to create a berm blocking any view from the outside. An estimated 21,000 trees were planted around the sides of the course providing an intimacy in the middle of the Vegas strip. Featuring lakes, waterfalls, and rolling hillsides this golf course is without a doubt an experience like no other. Some of the signature holes include an island green with a waterfall backdrop, a 622 yard Par 5 with an elevated tee box, and a 483 yard Par 4 – where you’ll hit back into the mountains with a creek running along the left side of the hole.

Rates: $500 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: Contact the Golf Shop for tee time availability

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Photo courtesy of Cascata

Friday

Designed by Rees Jones, many of Cascata’s holes are framed by deep canyon walls resembling the sand dunes in Scotland. You’ll also find natural rock outcroppings and ancient stream-beds running throughout the property. Upon entering the property, the private gates open to a spectacular landscape that forms a dramatic backdrop for a tremendous golf experience. There’s stunning vistas at every turn, making this par 72 layout a perennially powerhouse that’s ranked in the top 100 hundred courses in America and is a must play while in Las Vegas.

Rates: $295 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: Contact the Golf Shop for tee time availability

Saturday

Owned by the Paiute Tribe, this championship 54 hole resort is the first master planned, multi-course facility of its kind built on Native American land. With three distinctive Pete Dye designs, Paiute Golf Resort is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a break from the strip. Opening in 2001 and still retaining the crown as Nevada’s longest course (7,604 yards), the Wolf is without a doubt the signature course of this trifecta. Consistently recognized for its undulating design with steep slope changes, Dye’s famous rail road ties, and the 15th hole which features an island green. The Wolf not only has world class playing conditions, but is a remarkable testament to the raw beauty of the Las Vegas desert.

Rates: $179 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: Up to 120 days in advance

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Photo courtesy of Rio Secco Golf Club

Sunday

Designed and built in 1997 by Rees Jones, Rio Secco lays 13 miles from the strip in the foothills of the Black Mountain range. From the tips, Rio Secco measures 7,400 yards featuring 6 holes playing through steep canyons, 6 holes on a plateau overlooking the city, and 6 holes in a broad desert wash. Owned and operated by Caesars, Rio Secco provides a world-class golf experience coupled with stunning vistas and a challenging group of holes.

Rates: $199 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: 90 days in advance

Other Notable Courses

Wynn Las Vegas
Rates: Contact the Resort for rates
Tee Time Booking Policy: 8 days in advance

Coyote Springs
Rates: $125 per player
Tee Time Booking Policy: 14 days in advance

Top Private Clubs in Las Vegas

Looking for more golf guides? Check out our guides featuring Palm Beach, Pinehurst, and Miami!

Kevin Bender, PGA

Kevin has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2009 and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Business Administration. He has 7 years of experience at two of South Florida’s most prestigious clubs, Coral Ridge Country Club and the Broken Sound Club. Prior to Global Golf, Kevin was the Lead Professional at the Hasentree Club in Wake Forest, North Carolina for 4 seasons. Kevin has an extensive knowledge in club fitting along with a tremendous passion for golf course architecture and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe playing many of the world’s top courses.

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