Spanish Trail Country Club
Las Vegas, USA
Spanish Trail Country Club overview
Spanish Trail Country Club is recognized as one of Las Vegas’ best-golfing venues and has hosted the PGA Las Vegas Invitational five times. Founded in 1984, and one of the oldest clubs in Las Vegas, Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed three loops of nine holes (Canyon, Lakes, and Sunrise) each offering something different with Canyon/Lakes being the longest and most challenging of the 3 combinations.
Being a semi-private country club, the facilities are expansive with gyms, pools, and tennis courts in addition to a beautifully kept grass driving range and three chipping and putting greens. At the heart of the 50,000 sq. ft clubhouse is The Bar & Grill, offering gourmet cuisine and the perfect place to relax post-round.
Golf Course at Spanish Trail Country Club overview
The course at Spanish Trail Country Club is unique in the sense that it has three loops of nine available; the Sunrise Course, the Lakes Course, and the Canyons Course. It is great news for golfers who crave variety as each nine has its unique style and design which means that all golfers within a group will find something to satisfy them.
The Sunrise Course measures 3,426-yards from the championship tees and is deemed to be the most forgiving of the three with wide fairways and few out-of-bounds areas.
The Lakes Course is as the name suggests all about its variety of water features scattered across the nine holes. The standard approach to scoring well is to keep the ball left, avoid penalty strokes, and pray that you receive a flat lie on the undulating fairways.
The longest of the three nines, the Canyon Course measures in at 3576-yards from the championship tees and is the sentimental favorite of the membership at Spanish Trail. The Canyon Course offers spectacular views of the Spring Mountain Range and is very much about a risk-reward mentality.
With 27 holes to choose from it is almost an impossible task to single out one hole as being the ultimate at Spanish Trail Country Club. However, the 5th hole on the Sunrise Course is up there as one of the best, a 220-yard par-3 it is an exceptionally challenging hole that even the big-hitters will struggle with. It was also ranked as one of the most difficult holes for the pros to conquer during the PGA Las Vegas Invitational tournament.
Did You Know?
Spanish Trail Country Club has a Hole-in-One club, so be sure to take a picture of yourself and have a witness willing to testify for you IF you manage an ace. Your reward is a plaque added to the ‘Wall of Fame’ outside the Pro Shop.