Las Vegas Golf Question

Flying in and Ubering to a course. I've noticed that Rio Secco and The Revere are pretty close to the airport and strip. Are there other courses that I should consider that is a reasonable Uber ride from the airport and then back to our strip hotel?



What other courses should we consider in the $100 range? We are playing the last week of July, if that matters.



I do not want to play Bali Hai. We are not members of any other course.

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  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,629 ✭✭
    Las Vegas National is one of the closest public courses to the strip after Bali Hai. Price is not ridiculous by LV non-resident standards. Old style parkland layout. It's about 3 miles east of the strip.
  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 Members Posts: 2,768 ✭✭
    personally I would consider TPC LV....I thought it was a nice course with a lot of fun/mixed holes. while you may not get the same like we did, there are a lot of interesting things going on in the surrounding houses
  • j.b.newtonj.b.newton Members Posts: 584 ✭✭
    edited Jun 27, 2018 #4


    Las Vegas National is one of the closest public courses to the strip after Bali Hai. Price is not ridiculous by LV non-resident standards. Old style parkland layout. It's about 3 miles east of the strip.




    and site of TW's first professional win.



    TPC LV and Badlands (I think may have closed) are not bad drives from the Strip.
  • eboettneeboettne Posts: 168 ✭✭
    Matsui wrote:


    Flying in and Ubering to a course. I've noticed that Rio Secco and The Revere are pretty close to the airport and strip. Are there other courses that I should consider that is a reasonable Uber ride from the airport and then back to our strip hotel?



    What other courses should we consider in the $100 range? We are playing the last week of July, if that matters.



    I do not want to play Bali Hai. We are not members of any other course.




    If you end up at Revere, don't play Concord. I haven't played Lexington so I can't comment. However a friend and I played Concord in March and it did almost nothing for us.



    Would definitely consider TPC LV or even better Reflection Bay. We ubered to Reflection Bay from Planet Hollywood when we went and it was well worth it.
  • MatsuiMatsui Posts: 156
    I am leaning towards Rio Secco. Is that place acceptable?
  • I liked Rio Secco the best of the three I played. I also played Angel Park and LV National.
  • ccheidenccheiden Grinding Members Posts: 60
    Rio Secco is a hike from the strip, uber will be $50+ round trip. It's a beautiful course though.



    I would recommend either National, Royal Links or Spanish Trails for proximity to the strip.
  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,629 ✭✭
    ^ Yeah I forgot about Spanish Trails, I would recommend that one. It's now a semi-private club that offers some public times on golfnow with hotdeals well under $100. I played it back in February. Did the Canyon and Lakes nines first, conditions were excellent, pace was fine, numerous holes I found interesting and challenging. By the time I finished the first 18 in the afternoon, the third nine (Sunrise) was wide open and they let me play it for $20 or something, it is more of a parkland style layout on that nine and a bit easier than the other two I thought.



    It was maybe 15 minutes from MGM Grand on the south end of the strip.
  • *T**T* Members Posts: 146
    If you can go to Paiute and play the Wolf course. Probably the best conditions inn Vegas in the middle of the Summer. TPC Vegas is a great layout.
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  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Posts: 330 ✭✭
    Rio Secco is one of the best courses in Vegas, they renovated it last summer with new greens and better playability, it's one of the toughest courses in town. It's not that close to the strip but about the same length away as TPC Las Vegas.
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  • waylmanwaylman Posts: 141 ✭✭
    Can't go wrong with either Rio Secco or Paiute.
  • MatsuiMatsui Posts: 156
    Doing Rio Secco. Uber is double the cost from the airport compared to Rio Secco. I think Spanish Oaks isn't really "vegas" type golf we are looking for.
  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,407 ✭✭
    Chimera is a sweet track too.



    Reflection bay.
  • crazy8golfercrazy8golfer Unregistered Posts: 1,292
    Matsui wrote:


    I am leaning towards Rio Secco. Is that place acceptable?
    It was very nice several years ago, have not been since that time.
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,940 ✭✭
    j.b.newton wrote:



    Las Vegas National is one of the closest public courses to the strip after Bali Hai. Price is not ridiculous by LV non-resident standards. Old style parkland layout. It's about 3 miles east of the strip.




    and site of TW's first professional win.



    TPC LV and Badlands (I think may have closed) are not bad drives from the Strip.




    Badlands closed.
  • bobloblaw1978bobloblaw1978 Members Posts: 10
    By pure golf quality, Paiute is probably the best with reasonable pricing. All 3 courses are almost always in pristine condition.



    Rhodes Ranch is a good deal and really fun. A very playable course, usually in great shape.



    My favorite near the strip is Desert Pines. It's VERY tight, but it's short and really fun. Lots of birdies to be made. Warning, they don't have a grass range, just an awful double decker mat range. Many don't like it because you don't hit driver a lot, lots of 3 woods off the tee for control.
  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,940 ✭✭


    By pure golf quality, Paiute is probably the best with reasonable pricing. All 3 courses are almost always in pristine condition.



    Rhodes Ranch is a good deal and really fun. A very playable course, usually in great shape.



    My favorite near the strip is Desert Pines. It's VERY tight, but it's short and really fun. Lots of birdies to be made. Warning, they don't have a grass range, just an awful double decker mat range. Many don't like it because you don't hit driver a lot, lots of 3 woods off the tee for control.




    You thought it was tight? Seemed like a fine course to me. Is that the course where the first tee is practically on the practice green? There is a par 3 where you can bet that you'll hit the green. Bet $20 and won $40 in pro shop credit. It's a lot closer to the strip than Pauite.
  • fsuspfsusp Members Posts: 909 ✭✭


    By pure golf quality, Paiute is probably the best with reasonable pricing. All 3 courses are almost always in pristine condition.



    Rhodes Ranch is a good deal and really fun. A very playable course, usually in great shape.



    My favorite near the strip is Desert Pines. It's VERY tight, but it's short and really fun. Lots of birdies to be made. Warning, they don't have a grass range, just an awful double decker mat range. Many don't like it because you don't hit driver a lot, lots of 3 woods off the tee for control.




    I’ve played Desert Pines as well. Good little track.



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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭
    I m planning weekend trip to Vegas in early October with my inlaws. Looking for a budget local gem (sub $100). Any suggestion? Siena, Chimera or LV National?



    I have been to Rhodes, Revere, Legacy, TPC LV, Reflection Bay, Desert Pines, Rio Sec, Bear's, and Angel Park.
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  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Posts: 330 ✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #21
    Siena, Chimera, LV National all good options. Only others I would add would be Stallion Mountain or Boulder Creek. Stallion Mountain has some pretty good rates for non residents.



    Courses usually overseed in September so it should be in prime conditions. But, can't hurt to check with the pro shop before you book.
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  • troublelovetroublelove Members Posts: 354 ✭✭
    flushem wrote:


    I m planning weekend trip to Vegas in early October with my inlaws. Looking for a budget local gem (sub $100). Any suggestion? Siena, Chimera or LV National?



    I have been to Rhodes, Revere, Legacy, TPC LV, Reflection Bay, Desert Pines, Rio Sec, Bear's, and Angel Park.




    Paiute
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭


    Siena, Chimera, LV National all good options. Only others I would add would be Stallion Mountain or Boulder Creek. Stallion Mountain has some pretty good rates for non residents.



    Courses usually overseed in September so it should be in prime conditions. But, can't hurt to check with the pro shop before you book.




    Thanx for the info. I had been to BC years ago. Fun course. How about Arroyo and Highland Falls?







    flushem wrote:


    I m planning weekend trip to Vegas in early October with my inlaws. Looking for a budget local gem (sub $100). Any suggestion? Siena, Chimera or LV National?



    I have been to Rhodes, Revere, Legacy, TPC LV, Reflection Bay, Desert Pines, Rio Sec, Bear's, and Angel Park.




    Paiute




    Paiute is on my bucket list but out of my budget area. Too hard for my father-in-law.
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  • 4rheel4rheel OC, CaliforniaMembers Posts: 1,796 ✭✭
    Just returned from from Vegas and played Siena and Bears best. Stay away from Siena for now, their fairways got some fungal thing and/or being replaced (given both explanations). We practically had to play lift, clean and place. Bear's Best had plush green fairways and their greens rolled true. Probably my favorite course in Vegas although I haven't played Paiute and heard nothing but good things. BB was 20 min from the strip.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #25
    4rheel wrote:


    Just returned from from Vegas and played Siena and Bears best. Stay away from Siena for now, their fairways got some fungal thing and/or being replaced (given both explanations). We practically had to play lift, clean and place. Bear's Best had plush green fairways and their greens rolled true. Probably my favorite course in Vegas although I haven't played Paiute and heard nothing but good things. BB was 20 min from the strip.




    BB is my favorite place too.



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  • leejohnkiehleejohnkieh Posts: 536 ✭✭
    TPC LV and Paiute would be my choices.
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  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Posts: 330 ✭✭
    I've never played Arroyo but I'd assume its a nice track. It's neat to be that close to the mountain and they probably have some good strip views.



    I've played Highland Falls once and it was nothing to brag about.
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  • troublelovetroublelove Members Posts: 354 ✭✭
    flushem wrote:



    Siena, Chimera, LV National all good options. Only others I would add would be Stallion Mountain or Boulder Creek. Stallion Mountain has some pretty good rates for non residents.



    Courses usually overseed in September so it should be in prime conditions. But, can't hurt to check with the pro shop before you book.




    Thanx for the info. I had been to BC years ago. Fun course. How about Arroyo and Highland Falls?







    flushem wrote:


    I m planning weekend trip to Vegas in early October with my inlaws. Looking for a budget local gem (sub $100). Any suggestion? Siena, Chimera or LV National?



    I have been to Rhodes, Revere, Legacy, TPC LV, Reflection Bay, Desert Pines, Rio Sec, Bear's, and Angel Park.




    Paiute




    Paiute is on my bucket list but out of my budget area. Too hard for my father-in-law.




    They do some very good deals on golfnow and other last minute booking sites. All 3 courses are very playable if you pick the correct tees. Big open fairways and big greens with very playable rough.



    It is one of the best golf experiences in Vegas. Not a house in site, great views down the valley and always in great condition as they have their own water supply so don't have to over-seed.
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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,445 ✭✭

    flushem wrote:



    Siena, Chimera, LV National all good options. Only others I would add would be Stallion Mountain or Boulder Creek. Stallion Mountain has some pretty good rates for non residents.



    Courses usually overseed in September so it should be in prime conditions. But, can't hurt to check with the pro shop before you book.




    Thanx for the info. I had been to BC years ago. Fun course. How about Arroyo and Highland Falls?







    flushem wrote:


    I m planning weekend trip to Vegas in early October with my inlaws. Looking for a budget local gem (sub $100). Any suggestion? Siena, Chimera or LV National?



    I have been to Rhodes, Revere, Legacy, TPC LV, Reflection Bay, Desert Pines, Rio Sec, Bear's, and Angel Park.




    Paiute




    Paiute is on my bucket list but out of my budget area. Too hard for my father-in-law.




    They do some very good deals on golfnow and other last minute booking sites. All 3 courses are very playable if you pick the correct tees. Big open fairways and big greens with very playable rough.



    It is one of the best golf experiences in Vegas. Not a house in site, great views down the valley and always in great condition as they have their own water supply so don't have to over-seed.




    what course do you refer too? There are handful of courses mentioned here.
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  • troublelovetroublelove Members Posts: 354 ✭✭
    Paiute
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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99 Members Posts: 3,940 ✭✭
    I liked Arroyo a lot but I got paired with a great guy so that clouds my memory. Many folks but an extra bias over whether a course is close to houses. Arroyo was great but it's between houses. No houses near Pauite. I paid $60 for LV TPC and felt is was worth that. Glad I didn't pay $200 for it.



    Glad to hear Bear's Best is in good shape.
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