Favorite or favourite, the Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas undoubtedly fits the description. This 18-hole golf vacation destination is a very unique combination of some of the best and most memorable holes from the hosts of the British Open including the “Road Hole” and the “Hell Bunker” at St Andrew’s in Scotland.
This Dye International creation was, in fact, made in honor of the royal heritage of the sport. Every hole was well thought of, every feature was made to define utmost respect for the sport and its countless champions. The links-style Royal Links Golf Club plays 7,029 yards of golf from the longest tees, for a par of 72. Staying true to its Scottish heritage, many of the deep bunkers and hazards are hidden. And this is where the knowledgeable caddies are most needed. The whole game,and the entire golf vacation hereabouts is one big time warp – a journey back to the glorious roots of this well-loved sport.
Just a little beyond the greens, a stately castle stands in sight as a clubhouse cum museum. Apart from a rugged, authentic isle pub, Stymie’s, serving traditions – from food to its antique effects. The rest of the clubhouse also houses memorabilias that further tell tales of golf’s colourful past. On top of it all, the golf shop at the Royal Links Golf Club is nothing short of royal, and award-winning. And the whole course? Dubbed as Las Vegas’ best, and among the best 100 in the country. Now, there isn’t any other way to spell best right? This is sure to be one golf trip that could not be anything other than brill.