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Top 25 Las Vegas Golf Courses

Top 25 Las Vegas Golf Courses

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My first visit to Sin City, many years ago, did not include the Las Vegas golf courses. Like everyone else, I went for the casinos. Today, it's different. Las Vegas has become one of the most exciting and popular golf destinations in the world. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Las Vegas golf courses offer the best of the best. With an average mean temperature of 80 degrees, and 320 days of sunshine, it's a safe bet your golf trip to Las Vegas will be a winner. There’s plenty to choose from: parkland, mountain or valley courses. Some... a little expensive but, as one wise sagebrush once said: you get what you pay for.

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1. Aliante Golf Club, Las Vegas

Photograph of The 17th at Aliante Golf Club, Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Aliante Golf Club, Las Vegas
The Aliante Golf Club Course plays a testy 7,022 yards from the back tees, and is highlighted by often tortuous bunkering. The bunkers have been strategically placed bunkers to compliment the rocky arroyo that comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes. Go to my full review of Aliente Golf Club.

2. Angel Park Golf Club Mountain Course

Photograph of Angel Park Golf Course, Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Angel Park Golf Course, Las Vegas
The Angel Park Golf Club Mountain Course snakes through stark, rolling terrain and native high-desert vegetation and Arnold Palmer took full advantage of it as he put together this creative design. His use of natural hazards presents an aesthetically pleasing though challenging test of golf. Go to my full review of Angel Park Golf Club Mountain Course.

3. Angel Park Golf Club Palm Course, Las Vegas

Photograph of Angel Park Golf Course, Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Angel Park Golf Club
The 18-hole Palm course at Angel Park plays 6,530 yards from the longest tees for a par of 70, a course rating of 71 and it has a slope rating of 129. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Palm golf course opened for play in 1990. Go to my full review of Angel Park Golf Club Palm Course.

4. Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas

Photograph of Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Photograph Courtesy of Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
With the opening of the Arroyo Golf Club to the public, you can now experience Arnold Palmer’s magnificent Signature golf course, a layout that twists and turns through the rugged desert and mountain terrain. The Arroyo Golf Club is nestled between the spectacular landscapes of Red Rock Canyon, one of Las Vegas' most famous natural landmarks, and panoramic views of the Las Vegas cityscape. Go to my full review of Arroyo Golf Club.

5. Badlands Golf Club, Las Vegas

Photograph of Badlands Golf Club, Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Badlands Golf Club
The Badlands Golf Club is beautiful golf course set among some of Nevada’s most amazing desert scenery. It offers an exciting day out for everyone from the novice golfer to the low handicap player. The Badlands is also home to one of David Leadbetter’s Golf Academies. Even better, you can stay cool at the Badlands.... Go to my full review of Badlands Golf Club.

6. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas

Photograph of Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Bali Hai Golf Club
Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, features more than seven acres of water, 2500 palm trees, more than 100,000 tropical plants; it even has the obligatory an island green. The course is a vast tract of sugar white sand and black volcanic rock outcroppings. Go to my full review of Bali Hai Golf Club.

7. Black Mountain Golf and Country Club

Photograph of Black Mountain Golf and Country Club
Photograph Courtesy of Black Mountain Golf and Country Club
The 27-hole layout at the Black Mountain Golf & Country Club facility in Henderson, Nevada features three separate 9-hole courses: the Desert, Founders and Horizon.

8. Cascata Golf Club, Boulder City

Cascata Golf Club, Boulder City, Nevada
Photo Courtesy of Cascata Golf Club
Cascata derives its name from the Italian word for "waterfall," which is appropriate because a 418-foot waterfall cascades into a thundering river. A magnificent championship course set among dramatic scenery and a backdrop that includes the 3600-foot peak of Red Mountain.

9. Legacy Golf Club Las Vegas

Photograph of Legacy Golf Club Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Legacy Golf Club
Designed by Arthur Hills, the 18-hole Legacy course plays 7,233 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.9 and it has a slope rating of 136. Go to my full review of Legacy Golf Club.

10. Desert Pines Golf Club Las Vegas

Photograph of Desert Pines Golf Club Las Vegas
Photograph Courtesy of Desert Pines Golf Club
Already considered by many to be one of the best courses in Las Vegas, Desert Pines Golf Course features more than 4,000 mature pine trees that line the fairways, water in play on nine of the 18 holes, and huge, undulating greens.
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