Best Places to Play Golf in Las Vegas

Best Places to Play Golf in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is not just about casinos and nightlife, it’s also a golfer’s paradise. If you’re a regular at Stone Eagle Golf Club and would like to continue playing while you’re on holiday in Vegas, there are numerous courses you can go to:

Shadow Creek

Designed by Tom Fazio, Shadow Creek is one of the most expensive courses in America, with a reported cost of $47 million. The course is a product of total site manipulation, featuring rolling hills and canyons created from the flat desert floor, and lots of water. Shadow Creek is a once-in-a-lifetime dream design, with numerous imitations.


Built on a rocky and steep mountain hillside, Cascata is one of the great engineering feats in golf. The barren areas are akin to Wolf Creek in Mesquite, while the turfed areas are planted with ironwoods, date palms and willows, crossed by babbling brooks. The course plays mostly uphill on the front and downhill on the back nine.

Wynn Golf Club

Located in the heart of the Vegas strip, Wynn Golf Club features interesting changes in elevation created by moving over 400,000 cubic yards of soil. The Tom Fazio design has six par 3s, including the much-talked about 18th with a green perched at the base of a roaring waterfall. The course was renovated in 2019, creating eight new holes and refurbishing the other 10.

Reflection Bay Golf Club

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this former member of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses sits along the Lake Las Vegas edges, less than 20 miles east of the strip. The routing features a variety of hole directions, effectively using the natural landscape to create a balance of downhill and uphill shots. The 5 holes they’ve built along the water will give any player an unforgettable finish.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort: Wolf

This Pete Dye design is surrounded by barren desert and jagged peaks, less than 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. The course provides plenty of risk-reward holes, including the split fairways at the par-5 sixth and the par-4 17th. The island green at the par-3 15th closely resembles Dye’s signature 17th at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course.

Rio Secco Golf Club

Designed by Rees Jones, this golf course provides exciting views of the Strip and elevation changes. The course was renovated in 2017 to enhance playability for the average golfer, creating many new greens and tees. You can also find Butch Harmon School of Golf here.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort: Sun Mountain

The strategically placed bunkers and undulating fairways are the defenses of this Pete Dye design. The fairways’ edges tend to pitch toward the center, making them more forgiving than they appear. The course provides impressive views of the Sheep Mountain range throughout.

Snow Mountain

The most playable of Las Vegas Paiute Resort’s 3 courses, Pete Dye’s Snow Mountain offers generous landing areas and a lot of challenges. The course offers magnificent views of Sheep Mountain on the 16th, Dye railroad-tie bunkers on the 17th, and on the 18th expect a stern test with water down the entire left side.

Here’s a bird’s eyeview of Snow Mountain golf course:

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