Best golf courses in Las Vegas
From Chimera to the desert hills of Southshore Golf Club, we explore the very best golf in Las Vegas...
With more than 50 courses within a 40-minute drive of the Strip, Las Vegas has plenty of golf to offer, and with a huge range of price points.
Our list of recommended options below covers the higher end to the bargains. Whatever you choose, rest assured that a golf trip to Las Vegas will be filled with plenty of excitement on and off the course!
TPC Las Vegas is located 20 minutes to the north-west of the Vegas Strip and is nestled in the footsteps of the Red Rock National Park. With Red Rock Canyon as the backdrop, the scenery is spectacular and desert wastelands, arroyos and canyons all come to play, especially on the back-nine. Host venue of numerous PGA TOUR events, TPC Las Vegas should be part of every Las Vegas golf vacation.
Owned and operated by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, this was the first multi-course facility built on native American land. A tranquil oasis away from the Strip, all 3 courses were designed by Pete Dye and rank in the Top 15 of "Best Courses You Can Play" in Nevada. Whilst it gets windy, which makes the golf extra challenging, the experience and views when playing either of Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain or the WOLF are stunning.
A private Jack Nicklaus Signature design, which Golfbreaks can get you on as part of a Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort package, SouthShore ascends from the shoreline of Lake Las Vegas to the desert hills. With dramatic elevation changes of over 300 feet that provide jaw-dropping views of the rugged terrain and neighboring Lake, SouthShore is always in immaculate condition and a very fair test of golf.
Formerly known as ‘Tuscany’ and designed by Ted Robinson Jr. in 2003, Chimera offers unparalleled views of the Strip and snow-capped Mt Charleston. A classic desert layout, and known for being in great condition with well-kept fairways and greens, Chimera is a ‘hidden gem’ and offers really good value for money. Beware of the Vegas winds though, as they can turn this gentle track into a beast!
At almost 3000 feet in elevation, Angel Park offers spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Valley. Offering two courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, The Mountain is slightly longer than The Palm with both known for their challenging putting surfaces and well-positioned bunkers. The illuminated 9-hole par 3 course that replicates some of the toughest short holes in the world, and an award-winning practice facility provide fun nighttime entertainment. Who needs casinos?!
Cascata is an unforgettable Las Vegas golf experience. Designed by Rees Jones and opened in 2000, the 3600-foot peak at Red Mountain creates a spectacular landscape, with deep canyon walls framing each hole. Cascata means waterfall in Italian, and from the highest point of the property water cascades down and through the elaborate Tuscan-styled clubhouse, creating a thunderous roar which is truly breath-taking.
Built in 1997 and having won numerous awards and accolades, this immaculate Rees Jones design provides both stunning scenery and challenging play. With 6 holes through steep canyons, 6 holes on a plateau overlooking the city and 6 holes in a broad desert wash, Rio Secco offers great variety and is so much fun to play. Also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf.
Located less than 10 minutes from the Strip, Las Vegas National is a classic and traditional style golf course with thousands of trees, well-positioned sand bunkers and a few water hazards that protect lush fairways and manicured greens. Designed in 1961 by Bert Stamps, Las Vegas National has a rich history having hosted a number of LPGA & PGA events, and with Tiger Woods capturing his first PGA Tour victory here in 1996.
A Dye Design layout reminiscent of golf in the Carolinas, with plenty of pine trees, railroad ties, and smaller greens surrounded by strategically placed bunkering. Desert Pines is just 15 minutes from the Strip and has the only two-tiered, climate-controlled practice facility in Las Vegas. A great value option, transporting golfers from the glitz and glamour of the casinos to the timeless Carolina sand hills.
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