Wunderground® Travel Planner: Las Vegas, NV
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With an average of 315 days of sunshine a year and year-round access, Las Vegas's top sport is golf. The peak season is any nonsummer month; only mad dogs and Englishmen are out in the noonday summer sun. However, most of the courses in Las Vegas offer reduced greens fees during the summer months, sometimes as much as 50% to 70% lower than peak-season fees.
If you want to play on a weekend, call before you get into town, as the 8 to 11 am time slots fill up quickly. Starting times for same-day play are possible (especially during the week), but if you're picky about when and where you play, plan ahead. Some of the big Strip resorts have a dedicated golf concierge who can advise you on a course that fits your tastes and, in some cases, get you access to private courses.
Bali Hai Golf Club.
This island-theme 18-hole, 7,002-yard, par-72 course is dotted with palm trees, volcanic outcroppings, and small lagoons. The entrance is a mere 10-minute walk from Mandalay Bay. The clubhouse includes a pro shop and restaurant. Peak greens fees begin at $249 midweek, going up to $299 on weekends. 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. S, South Strip, Las Vegas, NV, 89119. Tel. 888/427-6678. www.balihaigolfclub.com.
Bear's Best Las Vegas.
Jack Nicklaus created this course by placing replicas of his 18 favorite holes (from the nearly 270 courses he's designed worldwide) into a single 7,194-yard par-72 course. If that doesn't make you reach for your ugly pants, then consider that the clubhouse has enough Nicklaus memorabilia to fill a small museum. A huge dining area doubles as a banquet hall, and an even bigger pavilion provides beautiful views of the mountains and the Strip. Peak-season greens fees start at $175 during the week and $250 on weekends. 11111 W. Flamingo Rd., Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 89135. Tel. 702/605-0649. www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Bear-s-Best-Las-Vegas.
Las Vegas National Golf Club.
Built in 1961, this historic 6,815-yard par-72 course has played host to Vegas royalty and golf's superstars over the years. Tiger shot 70 on the final round of his first PGA Tour win during the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, and Mickey Wright won two of her four LPGA Championships here. You'll find five difficult par-3s and a killer 550-yard par-5 at the 18th. Peak greens fees start at $69 during the week and $99 on weekends. The course is a $10 cab ride from most properties on the Strip. 1911 E. Desert Inn Rd., East Side, Las Vegas, NV, 89169. Tel. 702/734-1796 or 866/695-1961. www.lasvegasnational.com.
Paiute Golf Resort.
You can play three Pete Dye-designed courses here: Wolf, Snow Mountain, and Sun Mountain. Snow Mountain fits most skill levels and has been ranked byGolf Digest
as Las Vegas's best public-access course. Sun Mountain is a player-friendly course but its difficult par-4s make it marginally more challenging than Snow. Six of those holes measure longer than 400 yards, but the best is the fourth hole, which is 206 yards over water. Snow Mountain has wide fairways but also has its share of challenges, especially if you stray into the treacherous rough. Wolf, with its island hole at No. 15, is the toughest of the three and arguably the most difficult in the area. Greens fees at 7,146-yard, par-72 Snow Mountain and 7,112-yard, par-72 Sun Mountain go up to $139, and premium weekend tee times on Wolf get into the $159 range. If you want to play last-minute, all courses offer great twilight 9-hole rates. 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd., Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 89124. Tel. 702/658-1400 or 800/711-2833. www.lvpaiutegolf.com.
Rhodes Ranch Golf Club.
One of the better courses in the Las Vegas Valley, the 6,909-yard, par-72 Rhodes Ranch course was designed by renowned architect Ted Robinson to provide enough challenges for any skill level—numerous water hazards, difficult bunkers, and less-than-even fairways. Peak-season greens fees start at $125 Sunday through Thursday and $135 Friday and Saturday; twilight rates have been known to drop to around $65 and $75, respectively. 20 Rhodes Ranch Pkwy., West Side, Las Vegas, NV, 89148. Tel. 702/740-4114 or 888/311-8337. www.rhodesranchgolf.com.
Royal Links Golf Club.
Similar in concept to Bear's Best, this 7,029-yard, par-72 is a greatest-hits course, replicating popular holes from 11 courses in the British Open rotation. You can play the Road Hole from the famed St. Andrews, and the Postage Stamp from Royal Troon. It's a rare chance to play links golf without having to cross an ocean, and the Las Vegas weather usually has far more sunshine and warmth. Also on-site is Stymie's Pub. Peak-season greens fees start around $175 weekdays, and $199 weekends. 5995 Vegas Valley Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89142. Tel. 702/450-8123 or 888/427-6678. www.royallinksgolfclub.com.
TPC Las Vegas.
The PGA manages this 7,063-yard par-71 championship layout next to the JW Marriott. The course features a number of elevation changes, steep ravines, and a lake. It also is one of the venues for the Las Vegas Invitational, a stop on the PGA Tour. During peak season, fees start at $215 during the week and $275 on weekends. 9851 Canyon Run Dr., Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, 89144. Tel. 702/256-2000 or 888/321-5725. www.tpc.com/lasvegas.
The Wynn Golf Club.
Tom Fazio's lavish urban golf course is built on the site of the old Desert Inn Golf Course, but bares little resemblance to the original. You're up against significant elevation changes and water hazards are in the mix on 11 of the 18 holes. The 37-foot Wynn waterfall on the 18th hole caps the 7,042-yard, par-70 course. Open to hotel guests only, the greens fee is $500. Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S, North Strip, Las Vegas, NV, 89109. Tel. 702/770-7100 or 877/321-9966. www.wynnlasvegas.com.
7300 Aliante Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89084
The latest offering from Station Casinos opened in late 2008, and today it's as much a place for locals as an escape from the hubbub of the Strip. Nestled in the beautiful Aliante planned community, the hotel is just minutes from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where guests put pedal to metal at either the Richard Petty or Mario Andretti driving schools. Accommodations are modern and warm, with hues of brown, black, and tan, and warm, fuzzy duvets. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and the sparsely decorated pool area overlooks the Spring Mountains. Downstairs, the gaming floor is small but intimate. The hotel is a short drive from a number of golf courses. Pros
: intimate vibe; swanky rooms; sexy pool.Cons
: off the beaten path; casino a bit small. www.aliantecasinohotel.com. 190 rooms, 12 suites. In-room: safe, Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, pools, tennis courts, gym, spa, business center, parking, some pets allowed.
3121 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Encore redefines the typical Vegas casino-resort experience with new levels of extravagance. All of the rooms are suites, and measure a minimum of 700 square feet (up to a maximum of 5,800 square feet). These accommodations come standard with spacious sitting areas, flat-panel televisions, floor-to-ceiling windows, and electronic curtain controls. Bathrooms feature Italian marble and Wynn's Bambu signature bath products. Bedside control panels enable guests to operate nearly everything in the room. Amenities:
Attention to detail at Encore is second to none. Most Vegas casino resorts boast knock-offs of expensive antiques from all over the world; at Encore, however, designer Roger Thomas has invested in the real thing. There are other important details, too: A wall at Wazuzu Asian restaurant is decorated with a large dragon made from 90,000 Swarovski crystals; Sinatra, the Italian restaurant, displays Frank Sinatra's 1953 Oscar for the filmFrom Here to Eternity.
The nightclub XS opens through large glass doors to an outdoor deck. Inspired by the festive energy of the French Riviera, the pools are surrounded by sculpted gardens, mosaic tiling, and feature Jacuzzi spas and 29 luxurious cabanas. Todd-Avery Lenahan designed the Moroccan-themed Spa and the Salon, which features 37 treatment rooms, 14 naturally lit garden rooms, a number of oversize couples' suites for massage, body treatments, and facials, as well as daily spin and yoga classes. The Esplanade at Encore features Hermès, Chanel, and the first-ever Rock & Republic store. The Wynn Golf Club is a short walk or cart ride away.Pros
: huge suites; glorious pools; fun (but intimate) casino.Cons
: cab-ride to other casinos; pricey. www.encorelasvegas.com. 2,034 suites. In-room: safe, Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pools, gym, spa, business center, parking.
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
If you have a penchant for pampering and personal service—or if your plans include golfing or hiking—this stunner in Summerlin is for you. The sterling resort overlooks two golf courses, and Red Rock National Conservation Area is only a few miles away. Enormous rooms (starting at 561 square feet) have marble bathrooms with separate whirlpool tubs and raindrop showers. The small, low-key casino is popular with locals. Other highlights include a live-music lounge and a small sports book. The pool underwent a major renovation in 2007, and at 40,000 square feet the Aquae Sulis Spa is one of the biggest and best in town. Pros
: proximity to golf and Red Rock National Conservation Area; terrific spa.Cons
: a bit pricey for a Marriott; sports book can fill up quickly during big events. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lasjw-jw-marriott-las-vegas-resort-and-spa/. 391 rooms, 77 suites. In-room: safe, Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa, business center, parking, some pets allowed.
101 Montelago Blvd.
Henderson, NV 89011
Part of the Hyatt chain before Loews took over late in 2006, this lavish resort on the shore of (man-made) Lake Las Vegas has richly appointed rooms, with arched windows that offer sweeping views of the glittering lake and desert. There's even a small beach where soft, white sand is trucked in every summer. Families love the on-site Kids Club, which offers programs for children of all ages. The meager casino seems like it was added to appease guests who expect to find one in a Nevada hotel. Pros
: lake vistas; activity center on beach rents kayaks and paddleboats.Cons
: casino is not for hard-core gamblers; in summer Lake Las Vegas area can be sweltering. www.loewshotels.com/en/Lake-Las-Vegas-Resort. 439 rooms, 54 suites. In-room: safe, Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf courses, pools, gym, spa, beach, children's programs, parking, some pets allowed.
145 E. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The three towers that comprise this spacious and well-appointed luxury resort adjacent to the MGM Grand are perhaps most notable for what they lack: a casino. Instead, developers have stockpiled modern junior, one- and two-bedroom suites with amenities such as whirlpool spa tubs, HD flat-screen televisions, two-line telephones, and open-air balconies. The well-trained staff manages the 24-hour concierge desk, 24-hour in-room dining, and pre-arrival services such as dinner or show reservations. Business travelers will appreciate the huge desks and free Ethernet access. With a secluded, gated entrance, the Signature also offers something even more unusual in Sin City—privacy. Pros:
relatively inexpensive room rates.Cons:
inconvenient off-strip entrance; a trek to nearest casino (at MGM Grand). www.signaturemgmgrand.com. 1,728 suites. In-room: safe, kitchen, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, golf course, pool, tennis courts, gym, spa, parking.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Decked out with replicas of Steve Wynn's acclaimed art collection, the princely rooms, averaging a whopping 650 square feet, offer spectacular views through wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows. Rest your head on custom pillow-top beds with 320-thread-count linens, and call room service from the cordless phone. Bedside drapery and climate controls are another nice touch. The super-posh Tower Suites units have use of a separate pool and lanai, and some have opulent amenities such as granite wet bars, separate powder rooms, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and walk-in closets. Even relatively minor touches, such as richly appointed armchairs with ottomans and giant, fluffy Turkish towels, speak to the sheer sumptuousness of this place. Downstairs, restaurants such as Daniel Boulud, Wing Lei, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, and Stratta provide endless culinary delights. Amenities:
Wynn Las Vegas is all about amenities. The golf course incorporates 11 water hazards, including a 37-foot waterfall.Le Rève
, a theatrical show created by Franco Dragone, is set in a water-oriented theater where no seat is more than 40 feet from the stage. For shopping, the Wynn Esplanade Shoppes are second to none, including stores such as Louis Vuitton and Dior. After spending some cash, relax in the Spa, which offers sake-and-rice body treatments, as well as a wonderful fitness center. Top off your day relaxing by the glorious pool, which also includes an outdoor gaming pit near the Cabana Bar.Pros:
signature Bambu bath products; access to gorgeous pool; on-site golf course.Cons:
cramped casino walkways; slow elevators. www.wynnlasvegas.com. 2,359 rooms, 357 suites. In-room: a/c, safe, Internet, Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurants, bars, golf course, pool, gym, spa, business center, parking.
3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Audition in front of Simon Cowell or stand toe-to-toe with Muhammad Ali as you explore the open showroom filled with uncanny celebrity wax portraits from the worlds of show business, sports, politics, and everywhere in between. Crowd-pleasers include the figures of Lady Gaga, Tom Jones, Hugh Hefner, and Abe Lincoln. An interactive segment lets you play golf with Tiger Woods, shoot baskets with Shaquille O'Neill, play celebrity poker with Ben Affleck, dance with Britney Spears, or marry George Clooney. You can even vote for the next celeb to be waxed. www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas/. Admission: $25. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 10-9, Fri. and Sat. 10-10.
4175 S. Arville
Las Vegas, NV 89103
This is no putt-putting lawnmower-engine powered go-kart. These miniature racers are electric (think: souped-up golf carts) and reach up to 45 mph. You and 12 competitors zip around the ¼-mi indoor track full of twists and turns. The Pole Position computers track your overall performance from race to race, and over multiple visits. You'll get a score sheet giving a detailed score breakdown to compare with your friends. A free shuttle service is available from the big Strip hotels. www.polepositionraceway.com/vegas. Admission: $50 for adults for 2 races, $44 for kids. Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 am-11 pm; Fri.-Sat., 11 am-midnight.
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