Double Down On Your Vegas Vacation

Royal Links in Las Vegas
Royal Links in Las Vegas features holes built to model iconic links-style holes played across the pond in the British Open.

Las Vegas is an indelibly natural environment for golfers. Because when it comes to risk-and-reward gambling — be it on the links or in the casino — who feels quivering fears, definitive joys and crushing defeats more intimately than a go-for-broke golfer?

Now is the time to start planning your next Sin City golf vacation. Daytime temperatures are dipping into the 80s, making Las Vegas’ celebrated golf courses, star-studded entertainment, casino resorts and superlative attractions a must go.

TPC Summerlin, PGA TOUR Shriners Hospital for Children Open October 31 - November 6, 2016
TPC Summerlin is home to the PGA TOUR Shriners Hospital for Children Open October 31 – November 6, 2016.

Leading all temptations are the region’s 50 golf courses, including Angel Park (designed by Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay), Bali Hai (Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley), Cascata (Rees Jones), Desert Pines (Dye Design); Las Vegas Paiute (Pete Dye), Painted Desert (Jay Morrish), Primm Valley (Tom Fazio), Royal Links (Dye Design), Shadow Creek (Fazio), The Winn (Fazio); and Coyote Springs (Jack Nicklaus). If possible, add to your itinerary  the new Topgolf Las Vegas at The MGM Grand.

New Topgolf Las Vegas MGM Grand
Pictured here during the day, the new Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand opened on May 19, 2016 and features views of the Las Vegas skyline. (Photo: Topgolf)

Few happenings compare to a live show in Vegas, where the neon-illuminated surrounds are underscored by the artistry of Cirque de Soliel (La Rêve at The Winn; KÀ at The MGM Grand; LOVE at The Mirage; Mystère at Treasure Island; O at The Bellagio; ONE at Mandalay Bay; and Zumanity at New York-New York).

If you prize comfort and class, book your overnights at proven, lüxe-infused properties like the 4,000-room Aria and its 150,000-square-foot casino; intimate and elegant Four Seasons, which occupies the top five floors of Mandalay Bay; posh and stately Green Valley Ranch, which offers value pricing and showers its guests with top-shelf amenities; 392-room, five-star Mandarin Oriental and its innovative French restaurant directed by celebrity chef Pierre Gagnaire; and swanky Red Rock Resort, which was built for nearly one billion dollars in north Las Vegas. The Asian-themed Lucky Dragon, a 200-room, nine-story resort property featuring a 27,500-square-foot casino opened December 3, 2016.

Nellis 2016 Air Show in Vegas is November 12-13
The Nellis 2017 Air Show in Vegas is November 11-12

More Photos of Las Vegas:

Topgolf Vegas at night
The nighttime view of Topgolf Las Vegas (photo: Topgolf)


ONE at Mandalay Bay
ONE at Mandalay Bay


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Nevada Golf: A Heavenly Oasis

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Las Vegas: Go For Broke

Chris Duthie is a Durango-based contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer. Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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