The rest of the world know Las Vegas for the casinos and the parties that happen here and “stay” here. But the avid golfers know that there is more to Vegas than that. The Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson is known to give the best golf experience this side of the country. And this is one of those Sin City activities that they more than gladly share to friends. Well, not that it needed more advertising. Its name itself is synonymous to epic golf vacations.
The Rio Secco Golf Club opened in 1997 and was designed by no less than the legendary Rees Jones. It measures over 7,400 yards from the longest and most difficult tees; its four sets of tees, however, give it a different flavor and make it more enjoyable for more golfers of lower handicaps. The whole golf course is spread on three different grounds, making it as versatile as it is interesting. Golfers are treated to six holes served on steep canyons, another six on a plateau with an overlooking view of Las Vegas, and another six sit on a desert wash. What makes it all the more unique is that, this golf vacation destination has all the classical elements present in any Las Vegas desert golf course, but it offers quite an experience like no other.
It is this unequaled quality of golfing that merited the Rio Secco Golf Club all its colorful accolades throughout the years. It has been named among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest and voted No. 1 Public Access Course in Nevada (Las Vegas PGA). And that is just among the many reasons why this place is popular. This is the golf trip counterpart of the city’s best casino.