Not everyone goes to Las Vegas to party their pants off. For most people, the idea of vacation entails peace, relaxation, and maybe the occasional cocktail – not an all night extravagance you need two days to recuperate from. For this sort, Las Vegas is still the destination of choice, and where there’s leisure, there’s golf. Here are some of the best spots for lush rolling greens.
The Aliante Golf Club is 7,022 yards of golfing pleasure. With the Nevada badlands as your backdrop, here you’ll unwind under clear blue skies, pristine “arroyos”, and among pear and purple locust trees that complement the seemingly otherworldly landscape. Priced around $100 for a round, this is a great way to escape the strip. (3100 Elkhorn Rd., North Las Vegas)
Conversely, the Wynn Las Vegas Gold Club Facility is for the golfer who can’t get out of the city. With the Las Vegas skyline behind you, the courses stretch out in full 7,042 yard splendor before the foot of the Las Vegas Strip. Designed by Tom Fazio, the Wynn Golf Club Facility is one of the premier golfing spots in the world. Keep it in mind that green fees here are pricey (around $500 a head), but can be cheaper if you decide you want to stay at the Wynn. (3145 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas)
The Las Vegas National Golf Club has played host to more than 20 PGA and LPGA tour events since its Stardust Country Club beginnings in 1961. Many a big name champion has played here, including golfing greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. 6,815 yards from the longest tees and a par 71, this Las Vegas National Golf Club would round out the end of a great golfing trip through Las Vegas.