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Top Las Vegas golf school vacations

The Ledges: Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf;  named a Top 25 golf school by Golf Magazine

Butch Harmon School of Golf;  Tiger's former teacher runs this school for you - and several touring pros

TOUR Academy TPC Las Vegas;  one of the PGA Tour network of golf schools, set at the TPC Las Vegas

Bird Golf School;  set at the Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas Golf Schools;  mid-market school headed by former PGA Tour player; flexibility and convenience match performance

 

Las Vegas golf courses and resorts

Las Vegas

Arroyo Golf Club;  amazing views of the Strip;  Arnold Palmer Signature course

Siena Golf Club;  highly enjoyable, well-bunkered course with great service

Rio Secco Golf Club;  home of Butch Harmon's Golf School and the "T-Mate" caddie program - look into it

Cascata;  "8th wonder of the golf world," says its own designer, Rees Jones;  waterfalls, bighorn sheep, and money falling through the hole in your pocket grace this expensive, but beautiful treat

Las Vegas National Golf Club;  hang-out of the old Rat Pack, local's favorite, but also host of high-quality events from the various Tours

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort;  54 holes of Pete Dye

WOLF course - the headliner at 7600 yards

Sun Mountain - the "most playable" of the three

Snow Mountain - the first course at the resort; considered by many to be the most difficult

Bali Hai Golf Club;  on the Strip just south of Mandalay Bay; overhyped a bit, but for golf and casino within reach, it's great

Royal Links Golf Club;  tribute to great courses; features replicas of the "Road Hole", the "Postage Stamp", and "Hell Bunker"

Desert Pines Golf Club;  created to mimic a Carolinas golf experience, complete with pine trees and water

The Revere Golf Club

Lexington course - 4.5 stars by Golf Digest

Concord course - 4.5 stars also

Badlands Golf Club;  voted the best desert course in Las Vegas by Vegas Golfer Magazine

Boulder City Golf Club;  "a golf course where you are treated like an old friend";  "Best Bargain Course in Southern Nevada"

Boulder Creek Golf Club;  beautiful course opened in 2003, host of multiple local tournaments

TPC Las Vegas;  part of the TPC network; "desert elegance" and "playability", but a challenge

 

Mesquite / St. George, Utah

Wolf Creek Golf Club;  mesmerizing fantasy-like course rated Top 25 in US

The Ledges Golf Club;  a Top 5 Best New Course of 2007;  Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School set in dramatic red-rock landscape

Oasis Golf Club;  hosted Big Break Mesquite on Golf Channel

Palmer Course;  a golfer favorite for its challenge and sheer beauty

Canyons Course

Coral Canyon;  breathtaking red-rock course with views of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

 

Coyote Springs

The Chase at PGA Club Coyote Springs;  Jack Nicklaus Signature design at center of an unbelievable, but yet to get started, development plan that will host the PGA's western headquarters;  get there now while the economy is down

 

Secrets and Tips for Las Vegas golf vacations

Best Alternatives to "The Big Three"

Some people pay $500 to play "The Big Three" Las Vegas golf courses at Shadow Creek, Cascata, and Wynn Golf Club.

Did you know you can have a great experience for much less?  There are at least six Las Vegas golf courses with an elite vibe like "The Five Franklin Club," but cost much less (for now).

This includes the The Chase at PGA Golf Club at Coyote Springs, a remote 30 miles from The Strip. Its 18-hole Jack Nicklaus design is the first of 15 Las Vegas golf courses (yes, 15) for the PGA's Western headquarters.

The course is excellent, but traffic is slow and, if it weren't the PGA's baby, we aren't sure it could survive today.  Therefore, the golf traveler (you) wins!  Green fees are down, making a round with a forecaddie and other perks a great bargain at $105-$175 and a great part of your Las Vegas golf vacation.

Click here to read about the other great Big Three alternatives for your Las Vegas golf vacation

 

The "Other" Course to Play on a Mesquite Golf Vacation

Most people who are vaguely familiar with Mesquite, Nevada golf have heard of Wolf Creek Golf Course, which is target golf at its extreme.

While Wolf Creek Golf Course remains the “must-play” in the Mesquite area, it’s not the only game in town. We recommend hitting the Palmer Course at the Oasis Golf Club.

This Mesquite golf course has a wild streak and is one of the most exhilarating “Arnies” we’ve ever played. The biggest rush begins at the sixth hole, a dogleg right with a green backed against an imposing canyon wall.

Then you’re hit with the uphill, par-three seventh, requiring a formidable carry over a ravine.

Click here to read more on this great Wolf Creek alternative for your Las Vegas golf vacation

 

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