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Las Vegas - in the summer

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#1 RB24

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

What are the course conditions in the summer July-Aug?

We are looking at mid to high end courses: Paiute, Cascata, Coyote Springs, Wolf Creek, TPC.

I know it will be extremely hot but assuming we are prepared to deal with the heat, I wanted to know whether the courses are in good shape or not.

Planning a golf trip this summer and are just considering our various options.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:40 PM

Have been to Vegas 4 summers in a row and played several of the mid - to high-end courses out there.

All the course wherein fantastic shape for 90% of the course. There might be some small brown areas here and there. But the greens are firm and fast and most courses are green and lush.

I have played two of the three Paiute courses, TPC Las Vegas, Coyote Springs, Bear's Best, Wolf Creek, Reflection Bay, Rhodes Ranch and Conestoga.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

I played Paiute last August. The courses were in fantastic shape (played Sun and Wolf), and the golfapalooza deal is hard to beat. I started around 7 AM, so the first 18 wasn't bad, but after lunch on the second 18, it hit pretty hard around the turn.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

Play as early as you can!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

100 in Vegas feels great compared to the summer humidity in my town (KC).
Played in 118 degree temps last Summer and it was like you'd imagine, just awful.

Pauite Wolf is my favorite in Vegas.
Course is always in perfect shape.
The other two courses there are great and really cheap (Sun, Snow, I believe).

Cascata is impressive, too....worth doing once but not sure it is worth the price, particularly compared to Pauite.
Haven't played Shadow.

Bear's Best is a great value play (GolfNow).
I thought Reflection Bay was really overrated compared to everything else I've played there.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:16 AM

July-August is monsoon season.  It sucks.  Tee off at 6:30 to 7:00 ... no later.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

View PostAC168, on 16 February 2018 - 12:16 AM, said:

July-August is monsoon season.  It sucks.  Tee off at 6:30 to 7:00 ... no later.

Thanks for the feed back.

I don't think there will be much of an appetite for playing at 7 am for three/four days in a row.

Looks like Vegas might not be the move.

Most of us are in Vancouver, BC. We are going to look at a golf trip to either Bend, Oregon or Gamble Sands/Coeur D'Alene. Of course we will consider Bandon, but we just went in November 2017 and the price in July-August may be too high.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:01 PM

View PostRB24, on 16 February 2018 - 01:37 PM, said:

View PostAC168, on 16 February 2018 - 12:16 AM, said:

July-August is monsoon season.  It sucks.  Tee off at 6:30 to 7:00 ... no later.

Thanks for the feed back.

I don't think there will be much of an appetite for playing at 7 am for three/four days in a row.

Looks like Vegas might not be the move.

Most of us are in Vancouver, BC. We are going to look at a golf trip to either Bend, Oregon or Gamble Sands/Coeur D'Alene. Of course we will consider Bandon, but we just went in November 2017 and the price in July-August may be too high.

I'm a fair skinned Minnesotan played last june. no bugs not much humidity just drink 4 or 5 waters during round with plenty of sunscreen and you will be fine. i was surprised it was not bad at all

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

I was playing Cascata in July last summer and it was 117*.  It was hot but as crazy as this sounds it wasn't that bad.  Lots of water, pace yourself, we had carts so it was all good

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

they key is hydrate yourself the night before.  the dry air isn't that bad and stay in the cart.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

June is potentially ok ... July to August is more consistently miserable.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

Ave high is around 105.  My advice is to get lucky and have a cool week at 95 degrees.  Paiute seems to be able to water enough.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:52 AM

Twilight rates start around 11am to 1pm in Vegas that time of year.  

A course that might cost $150 at 8am can drop to $60 or even lower at noon.   I don't mind the heat so I'm out there in the afternoon.  

Conditions are usually great.  It's later in the summer or early fall when they over seed that it gets ugly.

Edited by LeoLeo99, 18 February 2018 - 12:53 AM.


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