Where to play in Las Vegas during the Shriners
- Mike Bailey
- Sep 29, 2011 2:42 PM ET
LAS VEGAS -- The PGA Tour's Fall Series is amongst us, and kicking things off is the increasingly popular Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, played at the TPC Summerlin.
It's an ideal time to watch a PGA Tour event in Las Vegas and perhaps an even better time to play golf here.
So if you're attending the event or are visiting Las Vegas for other reasons, bring your golf clubs. Golf course conditions and weather aren't likely to be better than they are this time of year.
Here are a few suggestions you can play in Las Vegas.
There's more than one Las Vegas TPC course
As you might guess, the TPC Las Vegas, which is located in the shadows of Red Rock National Park, boasts tour conditions, having hosted PGA Tour and Champions Tour events itself in the last decade. The Bobby Weed-designed course has plenty of natural desert features interspersed by water, forced carries and outstanding conditions through multiple sets of tees. Just as impressive are the practice facilities, befitting a tour-caliber course, as well as first-class clubhouse and restaurant and customer service.
One of the more impressive 36-hole facilities in the area is the Revere Golf Club. Both the Lexington Course and the Concord Course have memorable holes. They also have memorable views that include the surrounding mountains and the great views of the Las Vegas Strip.
You might also want to check out Siena Golf Club, another course that's always in great condition, a favorite among locals and often one of the better bargains in the area. This Lee Schmidt-Brian Curley design winds its way around water features, a few desert carries and 97 white-sand bunkers. After the round, enjoy a drink and great appetizers at the club's Tuscany-style clubhouse.
And speaking of Tuscany and good values, you might want head over to nearby Henderson to play Tuscany Golf Club, which has a terrific, 6,900-yard Ted Robinson design. Or make your way back over to Red Rock Canyon to experience the 27 holes of the Badlands Golf Club, which is one of Johnny Miller's best designs.
More uniquely Vegas venues
Walters Golf offers some of the more unique golf courses in Las Vegas, including the enjoyable Bali Hai Golf Club, which is located right on the Strip right next to the Mandalay Bay Resort.
This South Pacific-themed, resort-style course is somewhat premium-priced, but it is always in championship condition with its pure-white sand bunkers, bentgrass greens, imported palms and exceptional customer service.
Other Walters Golf offerings include the Pete Dye-designed Desert Pines Golf Club -- which features thousands of imported Carolina pines -- and Royal Links Golf Club, which pays tribute to the venues of the British Open. The castle-style clubhouse, where you can get a pint of your favorite brew, is especially enticing after a round.
Another great option is Angel Park Golf Club, conveniently located just 20 minutes from the airport. Not only does Angel Park offer two exceptional Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole courses, but it also has a terrific putting course, perfect for a day where you want to get in a quick golf experience.
And if you’re looking to play a little old-school golf in Las Vegas, be sure to book a time at Las Vegas National Golf Club, where Tiger Woods got his first PGA Tour win back in 1997.
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