Also known as the World’s Entertainment Capital, Las Vegas is home to the array of casino resorts and hotels that offers gambling, fine dining, and upbeat shopping. Aside from the glitz and glamour that the downtown area brings, Las Vegas also serves as a quiet refuge for both the nature lovers and adventure buffs seeking for endless outdoor opportunities that the city’s vast outdoor offers. With the year-round of sunshine, Las Vegas is also a known golf Mecca where golfers from around the globe flock to experience one of the world’s best. Some of the best golf courses in the city include the Royal Links, the Bali Hai Golf Club, the Desert Pines Golf Club, the Legacy Golf Club, and the Silverstone Golf Club.
The Royal Links Golf Club is a British Open rotation inspired layout that features the deep and hidden hazards and bunkers. Being home to a rich golfing heritage, the course has numerous monuments erected at the layouts various points to indicate the spots of the British Open’s great moments. Names of the British Open Champions are also embed on an erected wall near the practice green. With the challenging holes and majestic sceneries, Royal Links was voted among the “Top Ten You Can Play” by Golf Magazine in 1999.
Recognized as the “Best Course in Las Vegas” by VegasGolfer Magazine as well as among “America’s Top 40 Resort Courses” by Golfweek Magazine, the Bali Hai Golf Club serves as every golfer’s tropical golf vacation paradise. The course features the vast acres of signature island green, water features, stands of towering palms and trees, and the thousands of tropical flowers and plants. The holes were perfectly designed to provide golfers an experience that is beyond compare.
Also dubbed as Las Vegas’ own rendition of “The Pinehurst”, the Desert Pines Golf Club was a Dye designed layout. The course features the undulating greens with white sand bunkers and water on the 9th and 18th holes. The fairways are also lined by thousands of well-grown pine trees which give the course the “Pinehurst” feel. The course was also cited as one of “The Best New Upscale Courses in the Country” by Golf Digest.
The Legacy Golf Club was desert jewel designed by Arthur Hills, a famous golf course architect. This 18-hole layout stretches at 7,233 yards with the large undulating greens and the multi-tiered fairways. The course also features the huge landing areas and well-spaced tee boxes as well as the famous Devil’s triangle comprised of the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes. The Legacy was cited by Golf Digest as among Nevada’s “Top Ten Courses You Can Play”.
Designed by Robert Cupp, the Silverstone Golf Club is home to the Celebrity Players Tour of Las Vegas. This magnificent layout features 3 challenging 9-hole layouts with bent grass greens and Ryegrass fairways. The layout three variations – the Valley, Mountain, and Desert courses have been catering to all kinds of golfer who wants to experience Las Vegas’ five-star golf.