Hey there my fellow travel enthusiasts and welcome to my post where we will check out my 10 best golf courses in Nevada to chase those birdies on this year. My name is Paul and I am the owner and founder of The Traveller Guru. I have been lucky enough to visit many countries and locations around the world and have played many a course in the Silver State.

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Now, when it comes to golf in Nevada, we tend to think of the many, many great golf courses within the city of Las Vegas. However, there are some others outside the city boundaries that are just as magical and worth a visit as well.

  1. Shadow Creek Golf Course
  2. Wynn Golf Club
  3. Cascata Golf Course
  4. TPC Las Vegas
  5. Wolf Creek Golf Club
  1. SouthShore Country Club
  2. Coyote Springs Golf Club
  3. Reflection Bay Golf Club
  4. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
  5. Championship at Incline Village Golf Resort

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Map Of Nevada’s Best Golf Courses

Check out the map below to find the locations of the best golf courses Nevada has to offer as listed in the post.

Best Golf Courses in Nevada

Ok, so here are some of the best, some I have been lucky enough to play, and others not – but anyway, let’s have a look:

1. Shadow Creek Golf Course

Shadow Creek Golf Course is a premier golfing destination located in North Las Vegas. Owned by MGM Resorts International, this public course was designed by Tom Fazio and established in 1990 and spans 7,560 yards with a par of 72, offering a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers.

The course is notable for its exclusivity, originally serving as Steve Wynn’s private club before opening to a limited number of MGM hotel guests. With a history of hosting prestigious events, including The Match: Tiger vs. Phil and the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup, Shadow Creek is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts.

Course Details

  • Length: The course measures 7,560 yards (6,910 meters), making it one of the longer courses available to the public.
  • Design: Redesigned in 2008 by Tom Fazio, the course now includes a 7-acre short game facility, enhancing the playing experience.
  • Signature Holes: The entire course is known for its meticulous design and the challenge it presents to golfers.

Amenities

Shadow Creek offers top-notch amenities, including a state-of-the-art short game facility added during the 2008 redesign. As part of MGM Resorts International, golfers can expect exceptional service and facilities beyond the golfing experience.

Green Fees and Access

  • Green Fees: Historically, Shadow Creek was known for its $500 green fee, positioning it among the most expensive public courses.
  • Access Requirements: The course is open to a limited number of guests from MGM hotels, reflecting its exclusive nature.

To be honest, this is one that I couldn’t afford – even though I was staying at a MGM resort. The concierge did tell me how spectacular this course is so I guess I will have to take his word for it.

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2. Wynn Golf Club

Wynn Golf Club, located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, offers a unique golfing experience that contrasts sharply with the desert landscape of Nevada. This 18-hole championship course, redesigned by the legendary architect Tom Fazio and his son Logan Fazio, stands as the only casino resort course in Las Vegas.

The course, originally designed in 2005 and later revisited, spans 6,722 yards and is a par-70, designed to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Course Details

  • Length: 6,722 yards
  • Par: 70
  • Design: The course features dramatic elevation changes, over 8,000 trees (including 1,200 from the Desert Inn Golf Club legacy), and water on 12 of the 18 holes. Two marshland areas are fed by natural groundwater, adding to the course’s beauty and challenge.

Signature Holes

The course’s design incorporates elements that make each hole memorable and the presence of mature trees, some over 70 years old, and the strategic use of water hazards create a diverse and engaging golf experience.

Amenities

Wynn Golf Club offers a range of amenities to enhance the golfing experience:

  • Caddie Program: Includes professional caddies, with PGA-member caddies available.
  • Locker Rooms: Full-service locker rooms for men and women.
  • Golf Carts: Electric carts fully stocked with beverages.
  • On-course Culinary Choices: Offering refreshments during your round.
  • Pro Shop: An expansive shop with a wide selection of gear and apparel.
  • Practice Facilities: Includes a new putting green and a netted full-swing warm-up area.
  • Club Rentals: Callaway loaner clubs provided at no additional cost.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

  • Dress Code: Golfers are required to wear a shirt with a collar, soft spikes and golf-appropriate pants (no denim). Shorts are permitted if they are no higher than mid-thigh.
  • Booking: Golfers can book tee times directly through the Wynn Golf Club website or by contacting the club.
  • Club Rentals: Available, with top-of-the-line equipment to ensure a premium golfing experience.

Now, this is a course that quite surprised me as to be honest, I was expecting it to be a little Bali Hai like in that I would be paying for the location and name. All I can say is forget all that an

Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas - Wynn

3. Cascata Golf Course

Cascata Golf Course, located in Boulder City, just outside Las Vegas, is often ranked among the top golf courses in the United States. Designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones, Cascata offers a luxurious and exclusive golfing experience that is unmatched in the Las Vegas area.

The course is known for its dramatic landscape, challenging play, and pristine conditions.

Course Details

  • Length: Cascata stretches over 7,100 yards from the back tees.
  • Signature Holes: The course features several signature holes, with dramatic elevation changes, rugged terrain and water features, including a river that runs through the clubhouse and alongside several of the holes.

Amenities

  • Clubhouse: The 37,000-square-foot Tuscan-style clubhouse offers luxurious locker rooms, a full-service pro shop and fine dining.
  • Practice Facilities: Cascata provides extensive practice facilities, including a driving range and putting greens, allowing golfers to warm up before their round.
  • Caddie Service: Every group at Cascata is accompanied by a professional caddie, enhancing the golfing experience with expert advice and personalized service.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

  • Green Fees: Cascata’s green fees are among the highest in the Las Vegas area, reflecting the exclusivity and luxury of the course. Fees can range from $300 to $500, depending on the time of year and day of the week.
  • Booking: Tee times can be booked in advance through the course’s website or by contacting the pro shop directly. Due to the exclusivity of the course, it is recommended to book as early as possible.

I tried to play this one a couple of times, but found that it was either very expensive, or booked out for weeks in advance meaning it is probably well worth the effort to get to it. For me, it is another to add to the bucket list I guess.

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4. TPC Las Vegas

TPC Las Vegas, formerly known as TPC at The Canyons, is a prestigious 18-hole golf course nestled in the Summerlin community of western Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 1996, this public course was designed by Bobby Weed with consultation from tour professional Raymond Floyd.

As part of the PGA Tour’s Tournament Players Club network, TPC Las Vegas has hosted the Las Vegas Senior Classic on the Champions Tour from 1994 to 2001 and is recognized for its challenging layout. It has also been featured in video games, such as the PS1 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001.

Course Details

  • Length: The course spans 7,063 yards, offering a par of 71. This length presents a challenging yet fair test to golfers of all skill levels.
  • Design: The collaboration between Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd has resulted in a course that blends seamlessly with the natural desert landscape, providing stunning vistas and a unique golfing experience.
  • Signature Holes: TPC Las Vegas is known for its scenic beauty and challenging holes that require strategic play.

Amenities

TPC Las Vegas is equipped with a range of amenities to enhance the golfer’s experience. These include a well-appointed clubhouse, practice facilities and dining options. The course is part of the TPC Network, ensuring high standards of service and facilities consistent with PGA Tour venues.

Green Fees and Access

  • Green Fees: Typically, TPC courses offer a range of pricing depending on the time of day, season, and availability.
  • Access Requirements: As a public course, TPC Las Vegas is accessible to golfers who book a tee time in advance. Membership options or special promotions may also be available for frequent players.

I have played this one and it is a really top class course. It is a little forgiving for my drive and all in all, a lot of fun for golfers of all levels.

Best Golf Courses in Las Vegas - TPC

5. Wolf Creek Golf Club

Due to the fact that it is literally carved out of the desert landscape, This course is so spectacular that I had to include it here. And as with TPC Las Vegas, it has also been featured in a video game highlighting the fact that the course is a masterpiece that has received widespread acclaim, making it a must-visit for golf enthusiasts.

Signature Holes and Course Experience

After playing all eighteen holes, golfers (including me) often find it challenging to single out just one signature hole, thanks to the course’s overall beauty and design. The picturesque landscape and the strategic layout leave a lasting impression, often overshadowing the scores.

From personal experience however, I will say that standing on the top tee box of the third hole will literally take your breath away.

Amenities

The course features a driving range and fully stocked pro shop as well as a bar and restaurant.

Green Fees

  • Green fees: Range depending on day and time ranging from around $130 to $300 per round
  • Titleist Rentals: $80 per set
  • Twilight Rounds: Offered at a discount, with the understanding that players may not finish all 18 holes.

Access Requirements

  • Booking: Golfers can book tee times online or by contacting the Wolf Creek Vacations staff.
  • Location: 403 Paradise Parkway, Mesquite, Nevada 89027
  • Contact: Phone (Toll Free): 866-252-4653, Fax: 702-346-9094, Email: reservations@golfwolfcreek.com

Look, the last time I played it was post-pandemic and the club house and outside facilities had definitely experienced the toll of the absence of maintenance staff. The course however was still immaculate and really an amazing spectacle to play on.

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6. SouthShore Country Club

SouthShore Golf Club, nestled in Henderson, Nevada, near Lake Las Vegas, is a celebrated golf course recognized for its excellence and challenging layout. The course has received numerous accolades over the years including:

  • Golfweek’s Best Private Courses: Ranked #3 in Nevada from 2015 to 2019.
  • USA Today’s Best Private Courses: Ranked #3 in Nevada in 2019.
  • Golf Digest’s Best Courses: Ranked #4 in Nevada from 2017 to 2020.
  • Golf Digest’s Best New Private Courses: Ranked #6 in the Nation in 1996.
  • Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses: Ranked #45 in the Nation.
  • Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses: Ranked #88 in the Nation.

Course Features

SouthShore Golf Club is set against a backdrop of desert, hills and generous trees, offering a layout that challenges golfers to shape shots and choose options strategically. The course’s high points, towering upwards of 350 feet, provide stunning views of the rugged terrain and neighboring Lake Las Vegas.

The course has also been a venue for the former Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge, where players from the LPGA, PGA, and Champions Tour competed together.

Signature Elements

The course is known for its spectacular finishing holes, which have become a favorite spot for bighorn sheep spectators, adding a unique element to the golfing experience. The challenging layout and natural beauty of the course make it a memorable experience for all golfers.

Contact and Membership Information

  • Location: 100 Strada Di Circolo, Henderson, NV 89011
  • Contact: Main: (702) 856-8400, Membership Information: (702) 856-8458, Email: Membership@SouthShoreCCLLV.com

This course is exclusive beyond exclusive and allows members and select guests onto its tees only – which sadly, I was not one of. If you have the contacts, let me know how it plays below.

Best Golf Courses in Nevada - SouthShore Country Club

7. Coyote Springs Golf Club

Coyote Springs Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, is another recognized as one of the premier golfing experiences in the Las Vegas area. Since its opening in 2008, it has been celebrated for its challenging layout, pristine conditions and stunning desert landscape and is often mentioned among the top golf courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Course Details

  • Length: The course plays to a par 72 and ranges from 5,349 yards from the forward tees to 7,471 yards from the championship tees.
  • Signature Holes: Eleven lakes come into play throughout the course, which is considered one of Nicklaus’ finest desert creations. The layout is known for its diversity, incorporating the natural desert landscape to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Amenities

  • Practice Facilities: One of the largest and most diverse practice facilities in the world, measuring 22 acres. It features more than 100,000 square feet of tee area, 13 target greens, a short game green for pitching, chipping and bunker practice, and a 10,000 square-foot putting green.
  • Mitch’s Bar & Grill: Offers dining options for golfers looking to enjoy a meal before or after their round.
  • Golf Packages: Available for groups, with special rates and services for a comprehensive golfing experience.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

Coyote Springs offers competitive rates for Nevada residents and visitors, with special deals and packages available throughout the year. Guests are encouraged to book tee times through the club’s online booking system or by calling directly.

I have played this one – all I can say is WOW! And as above, the practice facilities alone are worth the visit.

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8. Reflection Bay Golf Club

Reflection Bay Golf Club, nestled within the luxurious Lake Las Vegas resort community of Henderson, is a prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course and the only one of its kind in Nevada, offering golfers a unique blend of challenge and beauty.

The course has gained recognition for hosting the Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge PGA event and has received numerous accolades from industry-leading publications like Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

Course Details

  • Designer: Nicklaus Design, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
  • Establishment: 1998, offering a rich history of golfing excellence.
  • Location: Situated in the high-end resort residential community of Lake Las Vegas.

Signature Holes

Reflection Bay is known for its strategic layout that incorporates the natural desert landscape and the stunning Lake Las Vegas. The course’s design emphasizes precision and strategy, with narrow fairways and quick greens that challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Amenities

Reflection Bay Golf Club provides a comprehensive golfing experience with top-notch amenities, including:

  • Practice Facilities: A state-of-the-art practice area for golfers to refine their skills before hitting the course.
  • Clubhouse: A luxurious clubhouse offering dining options and a pro shop stocked with the latest golf gear and apparel.
  • Events: The club is an ideal venue for golf tournaments, weddings, and other special events, providing a picturesque backdrop for any occasion.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

Reflection Bay Golf Club offers competitive green fees, with special rates available for Clark County residents, making it an affordable option for local golfers. The course encourages bookings from both residents and visitors, providing a memorable golfing experience for everyone.

  • Booking: Golfers can book their tee times directly through the club’s website or by contacting the club via phone or email.
  • Cashless Facility: Reflection Bay operates as a cashless facility, enhancing convenience and efficiency for guests.

I haven’t actually got out to this one and to be honest, don’t know much about it. However, if I go from the reviews online, then it is definitely worth a round.

Best Golf Courses in Nevada - Reflection Bay Golf Club

9. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, designed by George Fazio in 1968 and later renovated by his nephew, Tom Fazio, is a premier golfing destination located on the shores of America’s most majestic alpine lake, Lake Tahoe. At an altitude of more than 6,200 ft., the course offers a unique and breathtaking golfing experience, blending natural beauty with challenging play.

Course Details

  • Length: The course plays to a par of 72, ranging from 5,349 yards from the forward tees to 7,471 yards from the championship tees.
  • Signature Holes: Edgewood Tahoe is known for its stunning lakeside holes and challenging greens, offering golfers unforgettable views and strategic play.

Amenities

  • Practice Facilities: Edgewood Tahoe boasts one of the largest and most diverse practice facilities in the world, featuring a 22-acre area with more than 100,000 square feet of tee area, 13 target greens, a short game green and a 10,000 square-foot putting green.
  • Dining: The course offers exquisite dining options, including Edgewood Restaurant for an intimate epicurean experience and Brooks’ Bar & Deck for refined comfort food with stunning lake views.
  • Learning and Improvement: Golfers of all levels can refine their skills at Edgewood, with professional instruction available in a setting that treats every enthusiast like a pro.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

  • 2024 Green Fees:
    • Daily $250 – $350,
    • Twilight (3:30 PM) $175 – $275
  • Booking: Tee times can be reserved up to 60 days in advance through the course’s online booking system. The Golf Shop operates daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM starting May 1st.

This is another than I haven’t really had time to get to however again, reviews suggest it should be on everybody’s list for a good Nevada golf course.


10. Championship at Incline Village Golf Resort

The Championship Course at Incline Village is a renowned public golf course located in Incline Village, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., this classic 18-hole course is celebrated for its challenging layout, breathtaking alpine scenery, and pristine conditions.

Having undergone a complete renovation, the course offers a par-72 layout that stretches across a meticulously maintained landscape, providing golfers with a memorable experience that combines natural beauty with strategic golfing challenges.

Course Details

  • Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
  • Renovation: The course was completely renovated to enhance its playability while preserving its original design integrity.
  • Rankings: The Championship Course has received numerous accolades, including top rankings on GolfPass Golfers’ Choice lists and recognition from Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines for its layout, conditions and overall golfing experience.

Signature Holes

While the entire course offers a compelling layout, it is known for its spectacular par-3 island green, which provides golfers with both a visual treat and a challenging test of skill. The course’s design takes full advantage of the natural terrain, offering stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains.

Amenities

  • Practice Facilities: Includes a driving range with top-of-the-line hitting mats, a chipping green and a putting green.
  • Golf Shop: A fully stocked shop offering the latest in golf apparel and equipment.
  • Dining: The Grille at The Chateau, located within the clubhouse, offers dining options with views of the 18th green and Lake Tahoe.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging: Two ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations are available for guests.

Green Fees and Access Requirements

  • Rates: Vary by season, with prime time rates starting from $146 to $247, twilight rates from $110 to $185, and super twilight rates from $68 to $119. Special rates are available for 9-hole rounds after 5:30 p.m.
  • Booking Policies: Tee times can be booked two weeks in advance without a pre-booking fee. Booking outside of this window incurs a non-refundable pre-booking fee of $15 per golfer, which does not apply towards the green fee. IVGID Recreation Pass holders are exempt from pre-booking fees.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to avoid fees. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the tee time will incur full green fees charges.
Best Golf Courses in Nevada - Incline Village Golf Resort

Conclusion

And there they are, my 10 best golf courses in Nevada this year. As usual, let me know of your experiences here or if there are any other courses that I should be adding.

Also, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, concerns, or corrections, or would like me to check anything else out for you.

Until next time.

Have fun

Paul

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