Golf Summerlin’s Three Courses offer the entire Las Vegas Golf Experience in One Community
Just northwest of downtown Las Vegas lies the triple threat of golf courses. Golf Summerlin offers a variety of golf experiences for players of all skill levels. With courses designed by legends Billy Casper and Greg Nash, it’s no wonder why Las Vegas residents and tourists flock to the three courses located near the heart of the Vegas Strip.
Let’s take a look at each course.
Palm Valley is Golf Summerlin’s oldest, longest, and most challenging course. Established in 1989, the mature, gently undulating fairways are generous enough to allow most players to hit with the driver all day, but the deceptively rolling bent grass greens make every two-putt testy. Pine trees line many of the fairways, and 68 bunkers also tighten the course to give each shot an additional challenge.
(Par 72, 6,706 yards, 71.7 rating / 127 slope)
Highland Falls lives up to its name with a lofty elevation of more than 3,000 feet. Built in 1993, the beautiful course receives much praise including ‘Best of Las Vegas’ awards. Panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip are abundant throughout; the rolling hills of the front nine become steeper on the backside. Besides elevation changes, rich fairways and strategically placed bunkering make each of Highland Falls’ eighteen holes fun, fair, and challenging. Risk and reward golf shot opportunities are plentiful on the back nine.
(Par 72, 6,404 yards, 69.7 rating / 130 slope)
Eagle Crest is the youngest of the three courses, built in 1995, the executive course makes for an exciting round of quicker golf. Eagle Crest is built into the side of a stately mountain and the layout plays along some of Las Vegas’ highest points, showcasing exciting city vistas. Though an executive course, Eagle Crest tests players on every club in the bag, so golfers can swing the driver while enjoying a timely round. Course designer Billy Casper says, “You can take any hole from this course, put it in the middle or a championship course, and it would fit night in.”
(Par 60, 4,077 yards, 60.5 rating/slope 97)
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