Where to golf in Las Vegas?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I'm going to Vegas in a few weeks (August). Are there any good inexpensive golf courses in the area? When I've been there before I've only seen expensive ones (around $200 and up). Any help would be appreciated.

    /Mike
     
  2. Shawn C

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    You can play the Callaway Divine 9 on Las Vegas Blvd and Sunset. THey have night golf there as well. It might have changed owners since the last time I was there, but I believe the course is still there.
    There is a brand new course south of the Manadalay Bay on Las Vegas Blvd. I just don't know how much it costs.
    Angel Park up in Summerlin is VERY nice but pretty expensive, depending on the season. It should be reasonable in August.
    The municipal course is O.K. and it is on Decatur & Washington.
    Here is a listing:
    http://www.vegas.com/golf/courseguide/
     
  3. Jimmie Lee

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    Mike,

    I was in Vegas three weeks ago. The daytime temp was in the 105 to 108 degree range. Evening temps were around 95. Too hot for me to play golf. I saw several courses from on top of the Stratosphere, but I didn't see any golfers on them.

    I have played golf in Vegas during the cooler months, and I can highly recommend Black Mountain, Painted Desert and the Legacy. The Painted Desert was my favorite, and the cost was reasonable. Avoid the Desert Rose. It sucked!

    If you want to drive out of town for about an hour, you can play the Oasis in Mesquite. It is awesome, but pricey. However, this time of year I'm sure that you can get deep discounts, as it is too hot for most golfers.

    Check with the hotel/casino where you are staying. They may have golf discounts.

    Good luck.
     
  4. MickeS

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    Not for me, I'm used to that, living in Tucson. [​IMG] That's when the courses have a lot of specials, so I was hoping that maybe some Vegas courses have specials now too.
    Shawn & Jimmie, thanks for the link and the course names. Anyone else have any suggestions?
    /Mike
     
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    Drive for about 1/2 hour to Henderson. There is a public course that is very nice, and about $50.
     
  6. MickeS

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    I tried to find Henderson courses online, but no luck so far. Any links?

    Right now, it looks like we're going with Las Vegas National. Is that a good course?

    /Mike
     
  7. MickeS

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    OK, change of plans here, LV national is out and Rio Secco in Henderson is in. Any opinions about that course? I've driven by it before and it looks really good, but it was really pricey. It was $100 now, still a little more than I was planning on, but it seems like a great course.
     
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    If you want to piss away some money (which I know you don't, but bear with me[​IMG]), go to Royal Links. I got tired of losing money at blackjack and figured that dropping $375 on a round of golf would actually be cheaper than what I was losing at the tables.
    The concierge at Mandalay Bay made this course sound wonderful. All 18 holes were supposedly exact replicas of famous holes from around the world. In reality, however, the holes were only "inspired" by famous holes (and poorly at that). The grass was burned up (as if the sprinklers hadn't been used in weeks) and by the time I had dropped about $600 ($375 greens fees plus club rental, glove, shoes and balls) I was ready to go back to the blackjack tables.
     
  9. Trey Fletcher

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    I'll second Shawn's Angel Park recommendation. I played there in January '01 during a friends bachelor party weekend. Rates were $140 at the time, but I'm sure they're quite a bit less in the summer. A bit of a ride from the strip (~30 minutes), we had the hotel's concierge set up a shuttle van for us so we could avoid the time, expense, and logistics of a cab. As for the heat, it will be only slightly worse than Tucson. Good luck!
     
  10. MickeS

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    Brian, thanks for the recommendation, I'll check that course out! [​IMG] Sorry to hear about it.
    I have set my greenfee max to $100, so Rio Secco managed to qualify. I don't think I'd ever pay >$150 to play a golf course, except for maybe Pebble beach or St Andrews. [​IMG]
    Going to vegas always reminds me of that scene in "Mafia!" where they're spoofing "Casino" and the VO says "The smart ones just sent us the money, saved on the airfare" while they show a bunch of people opening envelopes full of cash. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     

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