Living in Las Vegas certainly has its perks, especially when it comes to leisure and entertainment. Golfing is one of the most popular pastimes in Vegas for locals and tourists alike, thanks to our abundance of beautifully maintained courses and greens. One of the city’s most popular golfing spots is Golf Summerlin, a large outdoor golfing complex with three distinct courses, each of which has its unique features.
If you’re interested in learning about your golfing options in the Las Vegas area, you’ve come to the right place. Our team members at De Castroverde Personal Injury & Accident Law Office have put together this guide to the Golf Summerlin property, with detailed descriptions of each of the three courses and their features.
What is Golf Summerlin?
Golf Summerlin is an outdoor golfing complex in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, making it popular with both locals and tourists. Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper and course-planner Greg Nash collaborated to design this state-of-the-art golfing facility. Its location on the Strip makes it easy to access for those in and around the Vegas metro area, and the lack of rainy days and abundance of warm weather makes this the perfect golfing spot.
This property has three golf courses, each challenging in their own way but attainable enough that beginners can still enjoy their time out on the green thanks to their challenging but user-friendly designs. The three courses are named Highland Falls, Palm Valley, and Eagle Crest, respectively. Here are more details about each:
The first course we’re going to discuss from the Golf Summerlin complex is the Highland Falls course. With the distinction of being a two-time winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas award, it’s no secret why tourists and locals flock to this course throughout the year. Golf Summerlin established this course in 1993, and it gets its name from its impressive elevation of over 3,000 feet. The panoramic views from the 14th hole will impress even the most skeptical of city visitors, with a gorgeous day or nighttime perspective of the entire Las Vegas Strip.
Experienced golfers can enjoy some of this course’s challenging holes, partly because of the various elevation changes along with the greenery. If you don’t have your own golfing equipment, you can rent some at the course for a fee of $55 per set. The course also has practice facilities for those that want to warm up or improve their skills, including a large driving range, two putting greens, a fairway bunker, a greenside bunker, and chipping green. Just coming along for the ride? Not to worry, as non-golfers can join their loved ones with a $20 fee.
Established in 1989, the Palm Valley course at Golf Summerlin is the longest and, arguably, most challenging course on the property. While all are still welcome to play on the course, this one may be a better match for those with some form of golfing experience. With 68 bunkers, this course provides a challenge for even the most confident of golfers. A line of scenic pine trees elevates the style of this course, transporting you away from the Vegas desert with its lush foliage that’s reminiscent of areas with cooler climates across the United States.
Just like the Highland Falls course, you can rent Callaway equipment for a fee of $55 per set. Palm Valley also has its own practice facilities, including a driving range and two putting greens, which are especially helpful for those wanting to warm up before attempting the challenging course. This course also permits non-golfers to join for a $20 rider fee. All courses at Golf Summerlin abide by a strict dress code, which means they expect visitors to wear traditional golfing attire, including slacks, collared shirts, golf dresses, and tennis shoes.
The final course on the Golf Summerlin property is their most recent Eagle Crest course. This course has a distinct design, as it’s built into the side of a mountain overlooking the greenery. Eagle Crest is what’s known in the golf world as an executive course, meaning it’s designed intending to keep games relatively short, usually because of low-par holes. Executive courses are popular with people who golf for leisure and business people who use the golf course as a meeting room. Despite this distinction, Eagle Crest still puts up a challenge for beginner and experienced golfers alike.
Even though it’s technically an executive course, Casper and Nash designed Eagle Crest so that players could use every club in their set throughout their game. Practice facilities at Eagle Crest include a driving range, large putting green, sand bunker, and chipping green. Rentals are slightly cheaper for this course at $45 per set. It’s important to note that all courses at Golf Summerlin require golfers to cancel their tee times 24 hours in advance if they’re unable to make their scheduled slot to avoid a credit card charge. You can easily alter your reservation on the Golf Summerlin website.
So, there you have it. That’s our detailed guide to the Golf Summerlin property’s three courses. Your next trip to Summerlin will surely be a fun time, thanks to your newfound knowledge of the courses and their layouts. Hopefully, this article can be helpful the next time you’re looking for a scenic and challenging location to play golf along the Las Vegas Strip. Whether you’re looking for panoramic views of the city or a landscape filled with foliage, Golf Summerlin has a course to fit your standards.
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