POS 08 — Las Vegas Golf
Las Vegas is best known for gaming, shows and over-the-top hotels, but it’s also a golf destination—in spades. More than 50 courses ring the city, some ranked among the best in the country. On this tour, you’ll play three notable courses.
We’ll start with a quick transfer to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Summerlin, which is slightly cooler than downtown because of its elevation 2,500 feet above sea level. The resort’s 50 acres of gardens are complemented by a swimming pool with waterfalls, a spa, 11 restaurants and a Casino.
Our first outing is to TPC Las Vegas for lunch and a round on this scenic Bobby Weed/Ray Floyd layout. A former Champions Tour venue and a favorite of visiting PGA pros, the course is also enjoyable for recreational players. There are plenty of challenges, include the par-three second hole, “Canyon” with its long carry to a green with trouble all around, but high-handicappers can opt to play from “blended” tees that avoid forced carries.
Day Two we’ll play Bear’s Best Golf Course, where Jack Nicklaus combined hole designs from some of his favorites in Arizona, Colorado, California and Mexico. The course lies at the base of the Spring Mountains, with opening holes that delve into Red Rock Canyon. Bear’s Best is a chance to play legendary holes, some from private courses most golfers cannot play.
Day Three takes us to Angel Park Golf Course, 36 holes designed by Arnold Palmer, with spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Valley. Golf Digest named the Palm Nine one of America’s Top 50 Courses for Women.
Activity level: Moderate. All courses offer tee boxes for every skill level. You’ll be riding in carts but will spend four to five hours playing golf each day.
Cost: $360 Actives; $440 Associates; $480 Alumni, Spouses (maximum: 20)