Everything else about the Snow Mountain Course at the Paiute Golf Resort is as pure a desert golf vacation destination as it can get except for one thing: water. The water hazards on the course are an ample and screaming reminder to the golfers that this is not their ordinary desert golf course. This is something so out-of-the-box, it could only be a Pete Dye creation. The caliber of this Las Vegas golfing spectacle is arguably the best one can have in Sin City; its only contender for the spot is its sibling Wolf Course, a Dye creation too, no less.
As mentioned earlier, what sets this course apart are its water features. Water plays on 7 of its 18 holes, with the last three being close to submerged. A little bit overrated a description, but the challenge that water poses on the closing holes make it seem so. The Snow Mountain Course measures 7,146 yards from the longest tees, playing for a par of 72. The greens are quick, mostly guarded by deep bunkers, with wide fairways. The holes here are an eclectic but fun mix of long and short ones, with the last three being the most heart stopping ones anyone would ever expect to come across in the desert. The railroad-tie bunkers – a signature Dye feature – add attitude and beauty to this already incredible course. There’s no reason to expect golf vacations here are going to be anything less than that.
The Snow Mountain Course plays with four sets of tees, making it enjoyable for golfers of all handicaps. The level of challenge vary from tee to tee; only one thing is constant: there is challenge here from whichever hole, whichever angle. Golf trips here bring a totally different face to desert golfing.