Sunday, October 21, 2012

Great Golfing in Vegas!

By Diann Tonnesen

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or you're a golf addict like me, Las Vegas has some of the best and most luxurious golf courses around. In the summer when I was a kid and school was out, I used to play in the SNGA junior golf program, and we always played a different course each week. Due to there being over 50 golf courses in Vegas, it was never a challenge to find a new track.

All of the courses have a unique design that separates each from the other. The price ranger differs for public golfers, depending on the golfer’s choice of 9 or 18 holes. The medium price on a public course for a full 18 holes is about 75 dollars with a cart. Some of the prices for the more prestigious courses might be from $150-$300.
My favorite courses to play is tied between Dragon Ridge, Rio Secco, the Lake Las Vegas South Shore course and Anthem Country Club, keeping in mind that there are very few local golf courses I have not played. These particular courses contain hidden greens and obstacles that can challenge the best of players. When I was in high school, we were forced to walk the Rio Secco golf course in Seven Hills  (which anyone who has golfed there can tell you it’s not easy to play even WITH a  cart), so remember to bring a compass and a rope. Some of the sheer edges can be difficult to walk up (or should I say scale) and quite dangerous as well.
So be careful which ever courses you are visiting and remember to bring some water with you - this is Vegas after all, nothing but dry heat!

PS... My parents always came to watch me play, but I am still not sure whether they were really watching or checking out some of the fabulous homes that surrounded the courses. Ah well, at least they showed up! LOL