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Ginella vs. GolfNow: What are the top golf courses in Las Vegas?

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KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10: Matt Kuchar reacts after a putt on the tenth green during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)  - 

The lights shine brightest in Las Vegas, home of this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. The golf scene in Sin City can be dizzying, with courses ranging from convenient Strip splurges to mountain golf and high-end oases.

On Morning Drive, travel expert Matt Ginella named his aces in a Las Vegas Top 5 Golf Courses, which you can see in this video:

Ginella's Top 5 Golf Courses in Las Vegas: 

1. Shadow Creek

2. Cascata

3. TPC Las Vegas

4. Wolf at Las Vegas Paiute 

5. Royal Links Golf Club

So how does this ranking compare with other Vegas-area golfers? GolfNow golfers who plunked down their own cash to play throughout the area have been busy rating the golf scene all year. Golfers rate their experience in a variety of categories like conditions and value. 

To date, GolfNow's Top 10, which includes neighboring communities like Laughlin and Pahrump, has a couple similar picks to Ginella: Wolf at Las Vegas Paiute and Royal Links.

The best, according to GolfNow? That would be Mountain Falls, located just within an hour from the Strip in Pahrump. The course earns high marks for conditions, service and value. With green fees in the fall hovering around $65-75, it may very well be worth the diversion. 

GolfNow Local Leaderboard: Las Vegas

1. Mountain Falls

2. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute 

3. Wolf at Las Vegas Paiute

4. Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute 

5. Coyote Springs Golf Club

6. Primm Valley Golf Club

7. Boulder Creek

8. Spanish Trail

9. Royal Links Golf Club

10. Bali Hai Golf Club

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