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Las Vegas Trip ....where to play?


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#1 Pauly567

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:48 AM

Hey guys, I'm doing to a trip to Vegas with some buddies in a few weeks....Staying at Aria. We're thinking about turning this into a golf trip as well and playing 3 rounds. Does anyone have course recommendations that meeting the following:

- Relatively close to the strip (30 minutes or less)
- No more than $100 green fees (is that even possible in Vegas?)
- Just a decent track, we're 15-20 handicaps so we don't need anything amazing.

Thanks.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 11:40 AM

You can usually get Bali Hai for cheaper later in the day...doesnt get much closer to on the strip.  MGM has a Top Golf...

Paiute is always a good bet too...

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:27 PM

Peak season rates ... keep that in mind.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:32 PM

Paiute is great but is like the exact opposite of what the OP is looking for.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:48 PM

How is Paiute the exact opposite? 30-40 min from the strip, sub $100 for a round, and i played there with my dad (20ish HCI) and had a great time. I would check it out at least!

Edit: My bad, i didnt see the rate change -- Looks like its more in the ~$150

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:38 PM

^ The Paiute rates this time of the year are well over $100 in just about any scenario unless you are going to play so late in the day that you have near zero chance of getting in more than 9-12 holes or so, and there is no way you are getting there from Aria in 30 min or less unless it's by helicopter. Add getting out of the parking garage, etc. and traffic getting away from the Strip and through I-15, I'd plan on at least 45 minutes to get there by car unless you are leaving the hotel at like 6am or something. To be safe, I would plan on an hour from walking out of your hotel room door to getting out of the car in the Paiute lot. Getting from your room to a parked car in a big strip hotel, then getting out of the immediate area of the hotel kills a lot of time. It's not like a Super 8 in Podunkville where you are parked right outside your room.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 04:40 PM

View PostPauly567, on 15 October 2018 - 08:48 AM, said:

Hey guys, I'm doing to a trip to Vegas with some buddies in a few weeks....Staying at Aria. We're thinking about turning this into a golf trip as well and playing 3 rounds. Does anyone have course recommendations that meeting the following: - Relatively close to the strip (30 minutes or less) - No more than $100 green fees (is that even possible in Vegas?) - Just a decent track, we're 15-20 handicaps so we don't need anything amazing. Thanks.

30 minutes is a good distance.  Your best bet is to find a golfnow or teeoff deal.   It is easier to say what is too far away.   Paiute, Primm, Coyote springs,

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:35 PM

Las Vegas Country Club now allows public play and is right behind the strip.  There is so much history on that course from Old Las Vegas.  I recommend getting the Las Vegas Country Club book on eBay and reading it on the plane.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Some pics from LVCC

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:47 PM

don't care how far it is but going to vegas without a public play at paiute is just wrong. it's that good.
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:30 PM

I liked Rio Secco. Didnít care for Bali Hai. The layout is just strange to me. Course is in good condition though.
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Posted 17 October 2018 - 03:56 PM

I vote reflection bay,  bears best, TPC las vegas, as the top 3 within 30 minutes.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:49 PM

It’s not a top tier course, but it’s close and usually cheap. Angel Park in the Summerlin area. 36 holes.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 03:24 AM

I say it every time this gets asked; Reflection Bay is my favorite golf course. Not favorite in Vegas. Favorite of all time, and I've played some VERY nice courses this year. It will probably cost more than you're looking to spend, and it's a tad farther than your requested distance, but it's a pretty outstanding place.

Within your requirements; Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, Desert Pines, and Angel Park are all decent courses. AP is the cheapest of the bunch, but you can stretch your dollar quite a ways there.
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 12:55 PM

Any courses better than others (has to be one's I can get on) for singles?  I don't want to get paired up and would like to play a place that's not very crowded.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:49 PM

Coyote Spring vs Paiute.  What would you recommend?
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:11 AM

Paiute courses are fantastic but I still contend coyote is best kept secret in town. I enjoyed Rhodes ranch too which can be a good deal. Las Vegas golf club is fine if you want a cheap round
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:31 PM

View PostWildcatGolfer, on 14 November 2018 - 02:11 AM, said:

Paiute courses are fantastic but I still contend coyote is best kept secret in town. I enjoyed Rhodes ranch too which can be a good deal. Las Vegas golf club is fine if you want a cheap round

I booked a tee time at CS in early Dec.  $83 for out-of-towner.  Not a bad price.  Looking forward to some action.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM

Played Coyote Springs in March for the 1st time and really enjoyed it despite less than ideal weather. Greens are a trip though, roller coaster putts. By the end of the round the other guy and I subscribed to the hit the putt and pray method.  If I had to rank my courses I've played in and around Vegas:

Wolf Creek
Reflection Bay
TPC LV
Coyote Springs
Falcon Ridge
Las Vegas Golf Center Par 3 Course
Concord at Revere
A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

Played Coyote Springs in March for the 1st time and really enjoyed it despite less than ideal weather. Greens are a trip though, roller coaster putts. By the end of the round the other guy and I subscribed to the hit the putt and pray method.  If I had to rank my courses I've played in and around Vegas:

Wolf Creek
Reflection Bay
TPC LV
Coyote Springs
Falcon Ridge
Las Vegas Golf Center Par 3 Course
Concord at Revere
A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

thanx for the advice. Wolf Creek is #1 on my all time list.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:15 PM

 flushem, on 14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

Played Coyote Springs in March for the 1st time and really enjoyed it despite less than ideal weather. Greens are a trip though, roller coaster putts. By the end of the round the other guy and I subscribed to the hit the putt and pray method.  If I had to rank my courses I've played in and around Vegas:

Wolf Creek
Reflection Bay
TPC LV
Coyote Springs
Falcon Ridge
Las Vegas Golf Center Par 3 Course
Concord at Revere
A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

thanx for the advice. Wolf Creek is #1 on my all time list.

I'll defend that course to the death against the design snobs. Most fun I've ever had on a golf course!

Edited by eboettne, 14 November 2018 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:21 PM

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

You thinking about Legacy?

Good track, last I played there though their greens were patchy and terrible. They are probably having some issues with the grass on the greens
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:55 PM

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 04:15 PM, said:

 flushem, on 14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

Played Coyote Springs in March for the 1st time and really enjoyed it despite less than ideal weather. Greens are a trip though, roller coaster putts. By the end of the round the other guy and I subscribed to the hit the putt and pray method.  If I had to rank my courses I've played in and around Vegas:

Wolf Creek
Reflection Bay
TPC LV
Coyote Springs
Falcon Ridge
Las Vegas Golf Center Par 3 Course
Concord at Revere
A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

thanx for the advice. Wolf Creek is #1 on my all time list.

I'll defend that course to the death against the design snobs. Most fun I've ever had on a golf course!

Absolutely amen to that.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:25 AM

 BrandonDunes, on 14 November 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

You thinking about Legacy?

Good track, last I played there though their greens were patchy and terrible. They are probably having some issues with the grass on the greens

That's the one! I remember seeing one of the bigger houses I've ever seen framing a par 3 hole.  Hearing they closed the next year had a feeling those homeowners weren't too pleased.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:25 PM

 eboettne, on 15 November 2018 - 11:25 AM, said:

 BrandonDunes, on 14 November 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

You thinking about Legacy?

Good track, last I played there though their greens were patchy and terrible. They are probably having some issues with the grass on the greens

That's the one! I remember seeing one of the bigger houses I've ever seen framing a par 3 hole.  Hearing they closed the next year had a feeling those homeowners weren't too pleased.

IMO, The Legacy is decent track.  Good course overall except the thick carpet-like green.  Sad to see it will go following Badland.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:18 PM

 flushem, on 15 November 2018 - 01:25 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 15 November 2018 - 11:25 AM, said:

 BrandonDunes, on 14 November 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

 eboettne, on 14 November 2018 - 03:05 PM, said:

A course that closed and reopened whose name I'm failing to remember

You thinking about Legacy?

Good track, last I played there though their greens were patchy and terrible. They are probably having some issues with the grass on the greens

That's the one! I remember seeing one of the bigger houses I've ever seen framing a par 3 hole.  Hearing they closed the next year had a feeling those homeowners weren't too pleased.

IMO, The Legacy is decent track.  Good course overall except the thick carpet-like green.  Sad to see it will go following Badland.

It's not, but in comparison to the others I've played in that area it's definitely last. Conditions were not good and when I heard it ended up closing it wasn't much of a surprise.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:31 AM

Best Course for $100 or less....Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City. Plays similar to Paiute.
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Posted 27 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

How did you get a tee time at LVCC?


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