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I'm going to be in LV in a couple of weeks and plan to get a few games in. Someone told me that when playing golf courses around the city of Las Vegas, all the greens slope away from the mountain. Not sure if it's true or not, any LV local golfers here can provide me with some tips and tricks of the greens, or tips for playing desert golf?

Some courses that I'm considering to play:  Rhodes Ranch, Chimera, Angel Park, Badlands, Coyote Springs

Thanks

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I posted my question below in the wrong forum, I'm looking for tips and tricks for playing golf in courses around Las Vegas. Thanks

 

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Google "golf courses in las vegas" and take your pick. Call for pricing if you need to. 

Also, if you are staying at one of the major strip resort properties, call them and see what types of golf packages they might have. Depending on your status with the resort, they can offer some sweet deals for their guests. 

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15 minutes ago, Patch said:

Google "golf courses in las vegas" and take your pick. Call for pricing if you need to. 

Also, if you are staying at one of the major strip resort properties, call them and see what types of golf packages they might have. Depending on your status with the resort, they can offer some sweet deals for their guests. 

Actually I'm not looking for course recommendations.  My buddies and I have found the courses that we want to play.  I'm looking for tips and tricks playing golf on courses around LV.

I can't recall where I heard from that greens of all courses around Las Vegas city are deceiving because they slope away from the Mountain even if they don't look it.  I was hoping someone local in LV can confirm this info, and providing more tips and tricks like that.

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My mistake. I have also heard that most golf courses, anywhere,  generally slope a way from the mountains. I cant confirm that info.

I have found that most greens with water hazard near by will slope towards the water. 

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Most putts will generally break towards the strip.  If you're not set on a schedule, I would drop Angel Park. Don't travel that far to play a municipal course.  I would play Reflection Bay, Rio Secco or any course at Paiute. 

Let me know if you need help booking.  My company has a great connection out there and can save you a little bit of money.

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I play there a lot and unless you are up by the mountains I don't think there are any tendencies you can hang you hat on. Grain maybe but even then it can vary.

For me I hate the desert type layouts. When i get out in the junk I refuse to hit out of it unless I am in tournament conditions. Just hate banging up my clubs on those stones. I don't like not being able to see my landing area and it seems most desert course designers love to do that too. So i take less club a lot and just make sure I am on grass. 

Other thoughts. And I am assuming you haven't played in Vegas much if at all.

 

Bring balls. Except for a few parkland layouts most are some sort of desert course and a lot of target golf. 

There is also more water than you would think. Serves double duty as irrigation storage and aesthetic element.

Bring your wind game just in case. It can be brutal or completely calm. 

No real need for rain gear. If it rains it really, REALLY rains and it will be unplayable. For about an hour.

There may be some elevation changes to your distances. Although I think this is mostly over hyped.

Hydrate. A lot. It is pretty dry. Not as much as you think due to all of the civilization. But drink a lot water. Makes the night's festivities better anyway if you start with a full tank.

Don't schedule early T-times. It just plain hurts to have the alarm go off and look over and still see ice cubes in the glass. Don't ask how I know!

Enact a no cameras allowed policy.

 

Thats all i can think of.

 

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17 hours ago, GolfExecutive said:

Most putts will generally break towards the strip.  If you're not set on a schedule, I would drop Angel Park. Don't travel that far to play a municipal course.  I would play Reflection Bay, Rio Secco or any course at Paiute

Let me know if you need help booking.  My company has a great connection out there and can save you a little bit of money.

Those are certainly nicer courses than Angel Park.  However to the op, I CAN confirm that putts on the Angel Park Mountain course do break away from the mountain more than they appear.  So if you don't play there you've wasted that valuable knowledge. ;-)

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6 hours ago, ev780 said:

I play there a lot and unless you are up by the mountains I don't think there are any tendencies you can hang you hat on. Grain maybe but even then it can vary.

For me I hate the desert type layouts. When i get out in the junk I refuse to hit out of it unless I am in tournament conditions. Just hate banging up my clubs on those stones. I don't like not being able to see my landing area and it seems most desert course designers love to do that too. So i take less club a lot and just make sure I am on grass. 

Other thoughts. And I am assuming you haven't played in Vegas much if at all.

 

Bring balls. Except for a few parkland layouts most are some sort of desert course and a lot of target golf. 

There is also more water than you would think. Serves double duty as irrigation storage and aesthetic element.

Bring your wind game just in case. It can be brutal or completely calm. 

No real need for rain gear. If it rains it really, REALLY rains and it will be unplayable. For about an hour.

There may be some elevation changes to your distances. Although I think this is mostly over hyped.

Hydrate. A lot. It is pretty dry. Not as much as you think due to all of the civilization. But drink a lot water. Makes the night's festivities better anyway if you start with a full tank.

Don't schedule early T-times. It just plain hurts to have the alarm go off and look over and still see ice cubes in the glass. Don't ask how I know!

Enact a no cameras allowed policy.

 

Thats all i can think of.

 

Thanks for all the recommendations.

23 hours ago, GolfExecutive said:

Let me know if you need help booking.  My company has a great connection out there and can save you a little bit of money.

Thanks, unfortunately we did all the course bookings a couple of weeks ago. I'll try to connect with you on our next trip.

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2016 at 10:50 PM, GolfExecutive said:

Most putts will generally break towards the strip.  If you're not set on a schedule, I would drop Angel Park. Don't travel that far to play a municipal course.  I would play Reflection Bay, Rio Secco or any course at Paiute. 

Let me know if you need help booking.  My company has a great connection out there and can save you a little bit of money.

My buddy and I are heading out to Vegas from 4/19-4/23 and are looking for packages.  I've gotten some quotes that seem pretty decent, but not sure.  I've never put together a Vegas trip, so I'm not educated on the price range that I should look for.  We got a quote of $1349/golfer.  It's for Aria, check in 4/19 with check out on 4/23, single occupancy.  It includes 3 rounds, resort fees, and all taxes.  The rounds will be at Bear's Best, Reflection Bay, and Rio Secco.  Is this a good deal?  Thanks for the help! 

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24 minutes ago, GolfExecutive said:

That's a pretty good price for single rooms at Aria.  Those 3 courses are all 3 GREAT courses. If that's within your budget, you won't be disappointed. 

Definitely within our budgets, thank you!

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I figure I would add to this thread instead of starting my own on the same topic, I will be in Vegas April 22-25 for a long weekend and am looking for a course to play on the Friday that I am there. Any recommendations for a lower-ish budget, around or under $50 if possible? (Not including clubs obviously) Preferably something that is fairly close to the strip as well. I know google will bring a ton of results but firsthand experience and direction of a couple courses to consider is always nice too. 

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for the past couple of years, I have only played Las Vegas Country Club. Mostly because my gal can get comp'd. Years ago, I played the Sahara a few times. I have visited Bears' Best, but never actually played a round. There are a number of inexpensive courses these days that I have yet to play. I will probably take up Red Rock Casino's offers on nearby courses and maybe go out to Cimmarron.

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Have you checked the GolfNow app? Or swing by swing?  I know some Henderson courses but not sure about close to the strip. Desert Pines is 1 I would check out.  Las Vegas country club was just ok. Not worth the price. 

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I just booked a round for this coming Friday at the Las Vegas Golf Club, looks to be just North of the strip. Using their rental clubs too the website says they are Taylormade Clubs. Has anyone golfed here before? If so, how was it? Most of the reviews I can find online are from 3+ years ago. The pictures on their website look pretty good but I know that can be deceiving. 

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