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#1 mattj

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

Hey guys,
Headed to Vegas 3/29 for the weekend with two others. Never golfed in Vegas. Would like to hear about your favorite courses? We will probably play one higher end course, not Shadow Creek, and then mix in some other more affordable. We are looking at Airbnb homes but will also look into resort packages. Two like to gamble but golf is the main reason we are going. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:27 PM

Cascata! That should be your high end course it is simply amazing!

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

View Postkrzeczowskimatt, on 24 January 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

Cascata! That should be your high end course it is simply amazing!

Thanks guys. Recommendations on affordable courses?

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

Just played Cascata on Tuesday. If youíre looking for high end look here. It was phenomenal. I would definitely play here

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:46 PM

Paiute is a bit of a drive but my favorite I played while I was there.
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Posted 25 January 2018 - 02:07 AM

I live in Vegas and Reflection Bay is my favorite course ever. I'll be there tomorrow as a matter of fact! The course is always in good shape and it's the perfect mix of challenging (but not overly penal), and beautiful (but not gimmicky). If I wasn't losing my job next week I'd play it constantly.

Other than that, I always recommend making the drive to Wolf Creek if you can, do a double round day at Paiute, and hit Rhodes Ranch (or maybe Angel Park) for your budget course. Avoid Royal Links and those "dancers" that come to your room (they are not alone).

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:59 AM

View PostNoCaution, on 25 January 2018 - 02:07 AM, said:

I live in Vegas and Reflection Bay is my favorite course ever. I'll be there tomorrow as a matter of fact! The course is always in good shape and it's the perfect mix of challenging (but not overly penal), and beautiful (but not gimmicky). If I wasn't losing my job next week I'd play it constantly.

Other than that, I always recommend making the drive to Wolf Creek if you can, do a double round day at Paiute, and hit Rhodes Ranch (or maybe Angel Park) for your budget course. Avoid Royal Links and those "dancers" that come to your room (they are not alone).

Cheers-

Love Reflection Bay! Stayed there last year.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:22 PM

Appreciate the feedback. Like the idea of double round at Paiute. Have been searching previous posts in this forum and seems to be not much love for Royal links. Cascata, Reflection Bay and Coyote Springs definitely in the running. Angel park looks good too. Again thanks.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

I did the Paiute golf-a-palooza deal over the summer, and it's really hard to beat.  Played Sun and Wolf, and both were great. Food was terrific at the turn as well. The "snake club" they include with the rental set was funny too.

I've also played Angel Park, which was a decent, fun course, Rhodes Ranch I wasn't a fan of. I did like Bear's Best too.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:53 PM

Paiute. All the courses are really fantastic. You will need a rental car to get out there, but I liked the scenery and being away from town the most.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

Cascata for the high end round. It is a world class experience.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:58 PM

View Posttwjames72, on 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool

TPC Summerilin is private and LVCC is mostly private.  I got on LVCC when I stayed at the Westgate.  Also:

The storied Las Vegas Country Club has a new, seemingly unlikely owner: a Korean musical-instrument manufacturer.
Real estate brokerage CBRE Group announced Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of South Korea’s Samick Musical Instruments Co. bought the member-owned country club.

Don't know what this will mean to gaining access to LVCC.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

Didnít Discovery buy LVCC?  Did they back out?

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:05 PM

View PostAC168, on 29 January 2018 - 03:36 PM, said:

Didn't Discovery buy LVCC?  Did they back out?

Members voted in 2016to sell the club to developers Discovery Land Co. and The Wolff Co., but the deal fell through last year.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:10 AM

Interesting!  Thanks for link!  Surprised they paid that much.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

View Posttwjames72, on 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool


I have to ask, why not Royal Links?

And I ask almost out of concern.  I head out with a group every year.  I couldn't go last year, and they played RL, and I guess liked it.

This year we are playing Shadow Creek, Rio Secco, Reflection Bay and they all wanted to play Royal Links on the last day.   I am now concerned about RL and almost want to sway them away if its not doing to great.

Thanks for any input.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:40 AM

I was out there playing in an event at Piaute when the shooting happened.

It's a pretty fun golf course, but a bit of a drive. If you don't mind that, I'd say it's worth it.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

I would highly reccommend Cascata, the entire experience is beyond top-notch.  Well worth the cost and slightly cheaper than what I hear Shadow is so if you can talk your buddies into that, I'd definitely recommend.

I've played Bali Hai and if you're on the strip with no rental car it's worth it, even if GFs are slightly more expensive than other places, you'll pay the same getting out to them with uber or taxi. No more than $10 uber ride or you can take the bus and if you're far south enough you can just walk.

I've heard great things about Reflection Bay and Rio Secco. Caddie at Cascata told me that the next course I play in Vegas better be Reflection Bay so take that for what it's worth

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:16 AM

View PostJohnnyb17, on 31 January 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

View Posttwjames72, on 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool


I have to ask, why not Royal Links?

And I ask almost out of concern.  I head out with a group every year.  I couldn't go last year, and they played RL, and I guess liked it.

This year we are playing Shadow Creek, Rio Secco, Reflection Bay and they all wanted to play Royal Links on the last day.   I am now concerned about RL and almost want to sway them away if its not doing to great.

Thanks for any input.

It's not that it's a bad course, it's just that there are SO MANY better options for equal or less money... and you don't have to drive through bullet alley to get to them. As a local, it's the most I've personally paid to play golf here, and it couldn't hold a candle to Reflection Bay or Paiute, by a HUGE margin. I'd also rather play Angel Park, Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, or about a dozen or so other courses 2-3 times each, versus driving through the ghetto to play a course that had about five customers and two staff members (who seemed annoyed by my presence) when I went there last spring.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

Been reading Vegas threads. I get in Monday .. and yes .. staying at the Aria. Me & Phil have a few games we are going to.

I was going to play .. but I think I am just gonna bring the sticks and hit the TaylorMade range a couple times. I just like banging balls there

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

View PostNoCaution, on 01 February 2018 - 05:16 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyb17, on 31 January 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

View Posttwjames72, on 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool


I have to ask, why not Royal Links?

And I ask almost out of concern.  I head out with a group every year.  I couldn't go last year, and they played RL, and I guess liked it.

This year we are playing Shadow Creek, Rio Secco, Reflection Bay and they all wanted to play Royal Links on the last day.   I am now concerned about RL and almost want to sway them away if its not doing to great.

Thanks for any input.

It's not that it's a bad course, it's just that there are SO MANY better options for equal or less money... and you don't have to drive through bullet alley to get to them. As a local, it's the most I've personally paid to play golf here, and it couldn't hold a candle to Reflection Bay or Paiute, by a HUGE margin. I'd also rather play Angel Park, Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, or about a dozen or so other courses 2-3 times each, versus driving through the ghetto to play a course that had about five customers and two staff members (who seemed annoyed by my presence) when I went there last spring.


Which would you suggest between Rhodes and Angel Park?

Thanks for the insight. I think i have swayed the group to not go to RL. Trying to possibly have them play one of those two as none of us have played them.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:00 PM

Angel Park over Rhodes.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

View PostJohnnyb17, on 03 February 2018 - 02:17 PM, said:

View PostNoCaution, on 01 February 2018 - 05:16 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyb17, on 31 January 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

View Posttwjames72, on 24 January 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not Bali or Royal Links.
TPC Summerlin is solid
Las Vegas Country Club is cool


I have to ask, why not Royal Links?

And I ask almost out of concern.  I head out with a group every year.  I couldn't go last year, and they played RL, and I guess liked it.

This year we are playing Shadow Creek, Rio Secco, Reflection Bay and they all wanted to play Royal Links on the last day.   I am now concerned about RL and almost want to sway them away if its not doing to great.

Thanks for any input.

It's not that it's a bad course, it's just that there are SO MANY better options for equal or less money... and you don't have to drive through bullet alley to get to them. As a local, it's the most I've personally paid to play golf here, and it couldn't hold a candle to Reflection Bay or Paiute, by a HUGE margin. I'd also rather play Angel Park, Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, or about a dozen or so other courses 2-3 times each, versus driving through the ghetto to play a course that had about five customers and two staff members (who seemed annoyed by my presence) when I went there last spring.


Which would you suggest between Rhodes and Angel Park?

Thanks for the insight. I think i have swayed the group to not go to RL. Trying to possibly have them play one of those two as none of us have played them.

It's a toss up. I play them both regularly. RR is the "easier" course (shot my personal best here). I'd say it's also more scenic and in better condition. AP has more options with the awesome par-3 course and putting course. The Mountain side is more challenging for sure, but the Palm has more "unique" holes. If you're gonna make a day of it, play AP and play the par-3 course after the full round. Both of them are my go-to courses when I don't want to spend a fortune.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

We are looking into playing AP now!

Going to play.  Have some beers and then play the par 3 I think.

Thanks for the help!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:15 AM

Personally, I like Royal Links.  It's a fun course with some good challenges, such as a greenside bunker with stairs into it.  But I also agree with the negatives.  It's in a pretty bad location and they tend to be overpriced.

Reflection Bay is excellent, I've only played there twice, but it is a nice course.  Bali Hai I've played twice as well, and while it's nice, it is typically way overpriced.  All 3 courses at Paiute are always in excellent shape, but 95% of the time it's gonna be windy there.  Still, one of the best courses in town for the price.  If you have a rental, I can't suggest Coyote Springs enough.  Prices are usually good, and the course is kept in superb shape.  It's a challenging course, I typically play it around once a month to bring me back down to reality that I'm not that good.  Speaking of drives, I'm heading out to play Wolf Creek for my first time today, so I'll let you know how that goes!

For cheaper courses, Chimera is my favorite.  They had a rough patch back in August, but it's back up to conditions and looking great!  Just played Angel Park mountain course yesterday and it is pretty good as well, though the greens were ridiculously fast.  Revere is another fun one that lends some great views of the city.  Also, the large amount of downhills make you feel like a beast, lol.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:23 PM

View PostDysfunkshun, on 10 February 2018 - 09:15 AM, said:

  Just played Angel Park mountain course yesterday and it is pretty good as well, though the greens were ridiculously fast.

Agreed!

Played there Tuesday after a forced, weather induced month long hiatus and 3 putted the first three greens.

A lot of people don't know this, but I hate to 3 putt!

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:34 PM

View PostHateto3Putt, on 10 February 2018 - 12:23 PM, said:

View PostDysfunkshun, on 10 February 2018 - 09:15 AM, said:

  Just played Angel Park mountain course yesterday and it is pretty good as well, though the greens were ridiculously fast.

Agreed!

Played there Tuesday after a forced, weather induced month long hiatus and 3 putted the first three greens.

A lot of people don't know this, but I hate to 3 putt!

It's kind of trite, but when people say that "everything breaks away from the mountains" on this course, it's soooooo true. The greens that appear to slope towards the mountains are basically flat, and if it looks like it slopes away, it's way more than you think. I've played there a ton, but somehow forget this rule more often than not, cause they are so deceptive.

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