If golf is your game then look no further than Las Vegas – home to over 40 golf courses in every price range and difficulty.  Here are six of the top favorites in the area:


Anthem Country Club – 1 Club Side Drive, Henderson, NV, 89052

This 7,267-yard championship golf course was designed by Keith Foster and Hale Irwin.  It features dramatic elevation changes, six lakes, waterfalls, canyons and natural desert terrain.  This is a high-end golf experience for the discriminating golfer.

Bali Hai Golf Club – 5160 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89119

This 7,002-yard Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt championship course is right on the Las Vegas Strip.  It features seven acres of water, over 4,000 trees and 100,000 tropical plants and flowers.  Its signature island green is unique to this desert oasis course.  Caddies are available should you need one and lessons are available from Mike Davis, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher.

Cascata Golf Course – 1 Cascata Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005

Ranked #58 on Golf Magazine’s top 100 courses, this Par-72 Rees Jones designed course is the ultimate in luxury and service.  Located 3,200 feet above the Las Vegas valley, the course has exquisite fairways and stunning views throughout including Red Mountain.  Tour-quality caddies are required.  Be sure to check out the river that runs through the 37,000 square foot clubhouse.

Reflection Bay Golf Club – 75 Montelago Blvd., Henderson, NV, 89011

This Jack Nicklaus designed course located at Lake Las Vegas is host to the televised Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  With moderate elevations and beautiful fairways, this course is perfect for a great day’s outing.

Rio Secco Golf Club – 2851 Grand Hills Drive, Henderson, NV, 89052

Rio Secco is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the Las Vegas area.  Designed by Rees Jones, this 18-hole course of gorgeous greens is home to the Butch Harmon’s Golf School and certainly worth considering for your next golf outing.

Royal Links Golf Course – 5995 E Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142

If British Open courses are of interest, check out architect Pete Dye’s Royal Links golf course.  Not only will you play the famous British Open Championship course holes such as Troon’s “Postage Stamp” and St. Andrews’ “Road Hole”, you will encounter eleven others that will make you feel like a pro.  As you play, you will be educated as well with informative plaques at each tee box.  Just a stone’s throw away from the strip’s Eiffel Tower and Caesar’s Palace you can experience Scotland at its very best—on the golf course.  

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