Golf In Las Vegas - an OverviewOver the years Las Vegas has made a name for itself by constantly rebranding. Whether it was catering to families in the late ’90s or transitioning itself to the adult playground where “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, Las Vegas is always going through changes.
Most recently, Las Vegas has positioned itself as a complete tourist destination by attracting visitors with incredible nightclub venues, daytime pool parties, and some of the top celebrity chefs in the world.
While understandably most people always associate Las Vegas with gambling, it has begun to position itself as an outstanding golf destination as well. Currently, there are over seventy courses within a 30-mile radius of the Las Vegas strip, including a couple located right on the Las Vegas strip; Bali HaiGolf Club and The Wynn Golf Club.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at three of the best ways for beginners to experience golf in Las Vegas. So if you’re ready to pack up your clubs and experience golf in Vegas, let’s get started!
Located right behind the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas strip, Top Golf is a great way for beginners or even those haven’t even started playing, to experience golf.
Although Top Golf isn’t your traditional golfing experience, it’s still a fun way to experience the game. For those that haven’t been to a Top Golf venue, the best way to think of it is as a driving range on steroids.
You can play competitive games, enjoy some drinks, and experience golf in a non-stuffy way it’s so commonly associated with.
This approach to introducing beginners to golf seems to be working as the numbers have shown an increase in millennials starting to show an interest in the game.
Located about 12 miles west of the Strip is a twelve hole Par-3 golf course called Cloud 9 at Angel Park Golf.
Some of the holes on this course are inspired by some of the most famous par-3 holes in the world and one of the cool things about this course is that it can even be played at night.
When playing this course you definitely won’t need your driver or fairway woods but it can still be very challenging setup, especially hole #10 which is a tribute to hole #17 at TPC Sawgrass!
Finally, we come to a full-length 18-hole golf course located about eight miles east of the Strip called RoyalLinks.
As the name implies, this isn’t your typical desert golf course setup, it’s a links-style course in the middle of the Mojave desert!
This course features holes inspired by eleven different courses in The Open Championship rotation. In fact, hole #10 at Royal Links is inspired by the 17th hole at St Andrews or the “Road Hole”.
At this course, you have the option to use fore caddies to simulate a complete golf experience, just make sure to stay out of those pot bunkers!
There you have it, next time you make a trip out to Sin City don’t forget your clubs and make it a complete vacation experience. Whether you’re in Las Vegas to have a traditional golfing experience or just hitting some balls in a party-type venue like Top Golf, this city has a variety of options for the beginner golfer to enjoy the greatest game made.
More about Red Birdie Golf: Our vision is to help beginner and intermediate golfers better understand the game and inform them about the best products on the market so that they can play their best and enjoy the game to the fullest.