Las Vegas is known for the hosting some of the largest and the best in entertainment. Constantly the city is growing with themed resorts like the lavish Bellagio and the up-and-coming $7 billion City Center Project. In an effort to keep pace with these mega resorts, the Las Vegas golf courses are turning into multi-golf course resorts that often include hotels on-site or very near the property.
Most golfers who venture to Las Vegas choose to play multiple rounds of golf on a single visit. There are many benefits to playing at a facility that has several golf courses on-property. For starters, you won't have to lug your clubs from the golf course back to the hotel. Often, if you are playing on consecutive days the golf course will store your clubs for the next day's play, so be sure to check with the individual facility to see if this service is offered. Secondly, you will be familiar with where the facility is located. There is nothing more frustrating than getting lost and not being able to find the golf course when you have a tee time coming up. If the resort happens to include a hotel close to the facility, this will greatly reduce any transportation headaches.
The Lake Las Vegas Resort is the best example of a multi-golf course facility that offers hotel and resorts on site. Built around the man-made Lake Las Vegas, this resort features three golf courses and numerous options for lodging, including the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and the Ritz-Carlton.
Jack Nicklaus opened the first two golf courses at Lake Las Vegas. Reflection Bay a public golf course and host to the Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge, and Southshore an exclusive private club.
The Falls Golf Club, designed by legendary golfer Tom Weiskopf, opened more recently. This desert layout has numerous holes that weave through canyons and the back nine features several dramatic elevation changes. The best view of the entire resort can be found on the 12th green, so be sure to take your camera for this Kodak moment.
Just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the beautiful Primm Valley Golf Resort. Primm Valley offers two equally stunning golf courses and three hotels nearby in Primm, Nevada. The golf courses were built on the California side of the border and were designed by Tom Fazio.
The Lakes and Desert Golf Courses are both brilliantly designed and can test the games of any level of golfer. The wide fairways and large greens allow for mis-hit shots but put a premium on accuracy off the tee. Unusual for a desert golf course, the Lakes Course is surrounded by large pines and other trees that can be a distraction to the golfer. These Las Vegas golf courses are usually in great shape and have greens that are some of the fastest in the area.
The hotels at Primm are located about 10 minutes from the golf courses. There are three hotels at this site including Primm Valley, Buffalo Bills and Whiskey Pete's. If you are planning a trip out to Primm be sure to see who is playing at the Star of the Desert Arena. This arena features some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry including Reba MacIntyre, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Rick Springfield.
Although not located next to a major hotel the Paiute Resort has the most golf courses open to the public in one location. This resort is locates about 30 minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip. As you are driving through the barren desert it is hard to believe that anyone would consider building a golf course in this arid desert climate. The serenity that surrounds the Las Vegas Paiute Resort places the golfer in a world of their own. Free from the bright lights and high action that Las Vegas is known for, the Paiute Resort is a perfect golf get-away.
The task of sculpting three golf courses was left to Pete Dye. Known for his innovative use of terrain and railroad ties, Pete Dye has produced some of the most scenic and demanding golf courses in Las Vegas. The Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf golf courses are always in top condition and you will need to bring your "A" game to master these golf courses.
All three golf courses have wide fairways with greens that are protected by bunkers and water hazards. This is a great resort if you are planning a multi-day golf tournament for a large group of players. The variety of the golf courses will allow all players a chance to win but also keep the entire group interested. The ability to play three different golf courses at one facility can make for a memorable experience.
These are some of the great choices for you next golf trip to Las Vegas. Although Las Vegas is host to other multi-golf course facilities, these properties have distinguished themselves as the cream of the crop.