Golf Facts

Golf courses in the area (within 50 km)
Famous golf courses
TPC Summerlin, Shadow Creek
Best time to travel
March through May; September through November
Green fee rates
CHF 45 to 495
Flight connections
Timetable Las Vegas

Edelweiss recommendation

A mecca for gambling and partying, Las Vegas is also a great golfing destination with a wide choice of superb golf courses on offer. However, this comes at a price, with green fee rates set at the high end. A more affordable option is to take advantage of the twilight rates (afternoon) or to visit Las Vegas during the off-peak season.

Golfing in Las Vegas

Golf history

The 1990s ushered in the era of Las Vegas as the family-friendly “City of Entertainment”. Since then, Las Vegas has added another attraction to its ample list of pastimes: golf. Some fifty golf courses are within a 30-40 minute drive of the Las Vegas Strip and range from standard public courses to highly exclusive facilities. The latter are designed to cater to high rollers, i.e. gamblers who can afford to wager very large sums of money in a single night.

Our top three golf courses in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (USD 69 to 199): Three 18-hole courses situated just 30 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. Serenely peaceful with awesome panoramic views and boasting a particularly accomplished design. Paiute will have you itching to return for a second round!

Reflection Bay Golf Club (USD 99 to 225): Exciting course along Lake Las Vegas designed by Jack Nicklaus. Includes a large number of water hazards; so be sure to pack some extra golf balls.

Bali Hai Golf Club (USD 69 to 239 USD): The only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip and oozing with the city’s unique ambience. A jaw-dropping 4200 palm trees were planted on the course. With the airport located nearby, the noise of helicopters and airplanes flying above the course is constant, so things can get loud and hectic at times.

When money is no object: Cascata and Shadow Creek Golf Club

On average, green fee rates in Las Vegas are among the highest in the US – second only to Hawaii. That being said, the courses are high quality and have plenty to offer. Though situated in the midst of the desert, Cascata features several (man-made) waterfalls. Green fee prices are between USD 295 and 399, plus an additional USD 50 for a caddie.

Shadow Creek Golf Club is where Matt Damon and George Clooney spent many hours playing golf when in Las Vegas to shoot Ocean‘s 11. Access to the golf course requires a stay at an MGM casino hotel and costs a whopping USD 500 in green fee charges. These courses take care to preserve their exclusivity. The fees charged are not necessarily for ground-breaking course layouts, but chiefly so that players can enjoy beautifully kept, uncrowded fairways and tees. Caddies are compulsory.

Other recommended golf courses

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