With the most amazing resorts, great weather year-round, and great golf courses everywhere, Las Vegas is a tremendous golf destination. There are many fantastic golf courses in Vegas proper, but if one is willing to make a short drive out of the city there is some truly amazing and scenic golf to be experienced.
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is a short 25 minute drive northwest of the Las Vegas strip in the desert of Southern Nevada. With the Spring Mountains as a backdrop, this facility offers three Pete Dye designed courses. Pete Dye is one of golf’s all-time greatest architects, perhaps most famous for his design at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, home of the PLAYERS Championship and the #17 “Island Green.”
Snow Mountain Course
The par-72 Snow Mountain is a very challenging course, rated at 73.0 with a slope of 126 from the Black tees (the tips). The total length of Snow Mountain plays to 7,146 yards.
Water comes into play on seven of the holes, while other hazards and hole shapes provide as much challenge as they do beauty.
“Pete Dye” style railroad ties abound.
The par-72 Sun Course comes in at 7,112 yards. Course rating is 73.4 and a slope of 140, making it statistically tougher than the Snow Course. That said, most consider this course to have a little less of a bite to it due to some forgiveness in the fairways and greens.
The Sun Course features some fun stretches of holes, including their own version of Augusta National’s Amen Corner, holes 11-13.
By far the toughest course of the trio is the Wolf. The Wolf clocks in at an astounding 7,604 yards. This par-72 course rating is 75.5, about as tough as a course can be legally rated, with a slope of 145. With ratings like this, PGA Tour pro’s would be happy with rounds in the mid-70’s.
The Wolf definitely has a bite, but with five sets of tees golfers can decide how much course they want to bite off.
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