West of the Las Vegas strip you’ll find beautiful golf in Summerlin
Summerlin is a master-planned community on the western edge of Las Vegas. It has 200 miles of trails, 300 parks, more than 10 golf courses. Summerlin’s downtown features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and sports facilities.
Where to Play
Highland Falls opened in 1993, designed by PGA great Billy Casper and his partner Greg Nash. The fairways are generous but roll and heave across the highlands. The holes are carved through neighborhoods – aim well. 6500 yards from the tips, the course still provides plenty of challenge for big hitters with ball placement at a premium. Summerlin.com.
Eagle Crest is an executive course that measures a little more than 4,000 yards and is absolutely the perfect place to bring a newer or learning golfer, or seek a challenge that will test your short-game.
Another Billy Casper design, Eagle Crest runs at a par 60 with several holes 350 yards and more. The terrain and conditions are pristine. Summerlin.com.
Palm Valley is the longest of the GolfSummerlin courses at a little over 6800 yards. Scores are won or lost on the greens. The fairways are plentiful but the greens are kept in top shape and provide a challenge to even the most practiced player. Summerlin.com.
Things to Do
Summerlin is on the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, dotted with lakes and reservoirs, and a 27 minute drive west of the strip and downtown Las Vegas. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area makes up the desert foothills west of Summerlin and include miles of trails for hiking and desert exploration. The Visitor Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Like with many Colorado natural wonders, there are timed-entry reservations for many of the roads and most popular hikes. They can be made at recreation.gov with more information at Redrockcanyonlv.org.
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