Golf Summerlin: A Vegas Golf Getaway for Any Budget

Golf Summerlin with the Vegas Strip in the background
Highland Falls

Just off I-15, near the home of the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, you’ll find three golf courses designed by the Billy Casper/Greg Nash team and managed by Golf Summerlin. The Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest courses are well conditioned and an enjoyable test of golf.

Director of Golf Donny Long says, “The Golf Summerlin courses are among the finest and best maintained in Southern Nevada. Palm Valley was built in 1989, Highland Falls 1992 and Eagle Crest (an 18-hole executive course) in 1994. Most believe Golf Summerlin is private as we are a hidden gem in a Sun City community of 7,800 homes, but all three courses are public and open to outside play and group outings. Highland Falls is a four-time winner of the Review Journal’s coveted Best of Las Vegas award.

Eagle Crest Golf Course
Eagle Crest Golf Course

These golf courses provided an excellent amenity for the beauty of the surrounding community. All three courses are in excellent condition. Highland Falls is a favorite as it combines thought-provoking looks off the tee with strategic approach shots. It is the most challenging of the three Sun City courses. Palm Valley is a favorite of the locals as it is a fair test with minimal elevation changes.

The private club-like atmosphere at Highland Falls and Palm Valley is a bonus without the sticker shock. Long says, “Highland Falls tends to be the favorite for most out-of-towners due to spectacular conditions, elevation changes and the views of the Las Vegas Strip. Palm Valley is a more traditional layout, flatter but longer, with strategically-placed bunkers and outstanding conditions. Eagle Crest has become a favorite for many locals in the Las Vegas area due to quicker rounds and playability, and draws players looking to finish a round in two and a half hours. Players are often surprised by the fact that as an 18-hole executive course, it can play as difficult as any course in town if you choose to play it from the tips.”

Palm Valley
Palm Valley

The manicured conditions and club-like atmosphere of these courses are at odds with the pricing, especially when considering other higher-end, sexier courses in the area; advantage goes to the visiting Golf Summerlin guest. 

“The private feel is a bonus,” says Long, “not only are you guarded in a beautiful community but you will enjoy the mountain scenery as we are located on the base of a mountain range.  Our courses sit at 3,000+ elevation making us about five degrees cooler throughout the year then most of the Las Vegas area.” 

Enjoy fresh air and spectacular views with Golf Summerlin courses; three well-conditioned, diverse and exciting courses, including two championship designs and an executive course. Together, this trifecta of Las Vegas golf offers a broad variety of experiences for players of all skill levels and offers golfers remarkable views of Las Vegas.

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