When most people think of Las Vegas, they automatically assume 24-hour gambling, huge hotel complexes, and some of the best live entertainment the world has to offer. But there’s so much more to Sin City than just that. The city is home to a plethora of the best golf courses in America, so you can spend some time away from the hustle and bustle and play a little golf when you’re out there. Here are our picks for the best Las Vegas golf courses…
1. Aliante Golf Club
This golf course is one of the newest in Las Vegas, and is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular venues. The track has been designed to offer various rewards, and golfers can enjoy sand traps and a wide range of trees that you wouldn’t normally expect to find in this desert oasis. The course plays 7,022 yards from the tips, and there are 18 holes in total. With its pleasant surroundings, and wide range of facilities, the Aliante Golf Club is a must for anyone who wants to spend a few hours away from the bright lights of The Strip. Fees costs $140 during the weekend, and $125 during peak times on weekdays, but a golf cart is included in the price. The golf club is renowned for the excellent customer service it provides, and can easily be reached regardless of where you are staying in the city.
2. Las Vegas National
The Las Vegas National Golf Club is among the oldest golf courses in the city, and was originally known as the Stardust Country Club when it opened in 1961. The club has always been popular, long before its name change in 1998, and today welcomes golf enthusiasts from countries around the world. In fact, the golf course has been home to more than 20 PGA and LPGA events over the years, and its track has been used by some of the most famous names in the sport, including Tiger Woods, Davis Love, Lee Trevino, and Jack Nicklaus. Only a couple of miles away from The Strip, you’ll be able to visit the golf course with ease. Take advantage of the wonderful surroundings and tee off at the Las Vegas National. Course fees are $159 during the weekend, $129 on weekdays, and $79 during the evening. All prices include use of a cart – saving you a lot of money and hassle.
3. Wynn Las Vegas
The Wynn is one of Las Vegas’ most famous hotels, located smack-bang in the middle of the iconic Strip. In fact, this is the only golf course attached to a casino on The Strip, and its location makes it extremely attractive to visitors in the local area. Here you’ll find an 18 hole course with a pleasant terrain. Customer service is excellent, and you can even book time at the course three months in advance. The Wynn will provide you with complimentary golf clubs (Callaway), and shoes (Foot Joy) – ideal if you forgot to bring your own equipment along with you on your travels. Course fees cost between $400 and $500 during the weekend (peak season), and this price includes the services of a caddie (without tips).