Las Vegas Golf Courses

Las Vegas Golf Courses

within 10 Miles of the Strip

Listed below are some of the Las Vegas golf courses that are within 10 miles of the Strip. We have included, phone numbers, vital statistics and a price indicator, running from most reasonable ($) to most extravagant ($$$$). Wherever possible, we have also included web site information where you can get more details and book tee times before leaving home.

Even if you select one of the Las Vegas golf courses that is just a few miles from the Strip, you will still want to book a car to get you there. Other than two exceptions, public transportation is not easily accessible to Las Vegas golf courses.Exceptions are the Wynn Course, adjacent to the hotel, and the Shadow Creek Golf Course,which, if you are a guest of the MGM/Mirage properties, you will be whisked to by private limo.

~ On the Strip ~

Bali Hai Golf Club $$$

  • Size: 18 Holes, 7.106 Yards
  • Address: 5160 Las Vegas Blvd So
  • Tel: (702) 450-8000 (888) 397-2499

Why, when there’s not an ocean in sight, would the only championship golf course built right smack dab on the Vegas Strip be named the Bali Hai Golf Club? Because this is Las Vegas, duh! Instead of an ocean, it lives up to its name with a seven-acre pond, a couple thousand palms, black volcanic rock and countless tropical plants. Even without the salt water, Golf week Magazine has named it one of the Top 40 best Resort Courses in America.


~ 10 Miles from the Strip ~

Badlands Golf Course $$

  • Size: 27 Holes, 10,132 Yards total
  • Address: 9119 Alta Dr.
  • Tel: (702) 363-0754

If you rate your golf as ‘poor to bad’, the Badlands is not one of the Las Vegas golf courses you want to choose.Its 27 holes stretching through rugged terrain demand an accurate swing and a good eye if your ball lands off the green. However, if its cool comfort you want, you might want to reconsider. Badlands has installed in each golf cart two personal cooling units that bathe you in air 45 to 50 degrees cooler than the air surrounding the cart. The system also includes a beverage cooler.

~ 6 Miles from the Strip ~

Desert Pines Golf Course $$

  • Size: 18 Holes, 6,840 Yards
  • Address: 3415 E. Bonanza Rd.
  • Tel: (702) 450-8000 or (888) 397-2499

If, like me, you only play with half your clubs (I use the odds; my daughter the evens but we each have our own bag!) you’re not ready to tackle the Desert Pines. Those in the know predict you’ll be hauling out every club you own before you reach the 18thhole of this course. Another good reason to not bother booking a tee time, unless you really like to challenge yourself, is that nine of the 18 holes have water hazards. Oh yeah, I’m outta here!

~ 8 Miles from the Strip ~

Desert Rose Golf Club $

At just over 40 years old, this is one of the well-established Las Vegas golf courses. The Desert Rose recently opted for a face-lift with impressive results. Golfers who don’t want to rent a cart for the par-71 course are welcome to walk. Large evergreens provide shady relief from the Las Vegas sun. This Clark County municipal course is affordably priced and convenient.

~ 4 Miles from the Strip ~

Las Vegas Golf Club $

Established in 1945,the Las Vegas Golf Club is the oldest course in the valley, but a $5 million investment in upgrades belies its age. Dowdy it isn’t. It has things that newer Las Vegas golf courses can’t hope to imitate—like tall mature trees and wide open fairways. If you like to play a relaxing game where every little mistake doesn’t end up costing you a lost ball, this is the place you want to be.

~ 3 Miles from the Strip ~

Las Vegas National Golf Club $$

  • Size: 18 Holes, 6,815 Yards
  • Address: 1911 E. Desert Inn Rd
  • Tel: (702) 382-4653 or (800) 468-7918

Previously the Sahara Golf Course, this one is among the traditional Las Vegas golf courses, located minutes from the Strip. It went down in history when Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour here. It’s a challenging course offering an unrivaled diversity of layouts, which explains it being chosen by both the LPGA and PGA for tournaments over the years.

~ 10 Miles from the Strip ~

Revere at Anthem $$$

Here is a layout selected as one of the “Top New Las Vegas Golf Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine.Located in a desert canyon, this course, named to honor Paul Revere, unrolls numerous natural elevation changes. Players are to be forgiven if they lose track of their score as they absorb the awesome vista that unfolds before them ranging from foothills to the Las Vegas skyline.

~ 3 Miles from the Strip ~

Rhodes Ranch $

  • Size: 18 Holes, 6,909 Yards
  • Address: 20 RhodesRanch Pkwy
  • Tel: (702) 740-4114 or (888) 311-8337

Carved from the desert, this course with 36 holes laid out to challenge every golfer from pro to novice, was designed by architect Ted Robinson. Working with the natural lush tropical environment, he developed a world-class golf experience. Opened in late 1997, the course has matured into what the club defines as one of the most playable Las Vegas golf courses in the valley. There is a variety of water features and elevations with breathtaking city views and fairways that undulate gently over the property.

~ 8 Miles from the Strip ~

Royal Links Golf Club $$$

For all the Scots and Brits in Vegas who hanker for the rich tradition of golf as played over ‘ome, this links-style course is a must. To give you as close an experience to the British Open as possible, this side of the pond, holes have been inspired by 11 different British courses including the Road Hole and Hell Bunker from St. Andrews. As an added Scottish feature, fore caddies accompany each foursome to guide them around the course, relate the history of each hole and help them avoid the over 100 pot bunkers.

~ 6 Miles from the Strip ~

Shadow Creek Golf Club $$$$

  • Size: 18 Holes, 7239 Yards
  • Address: 3 Shadow Creek Drive
  • Tel: (702) 399 7111 or (866) 260 0069

Designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn,Shadow Creek is rated as not just one of the best Las Vegas golf courses, but as one of the best in the world. Each of its 18 holes unfolds as one of most exceptional you have ever played. But before you pack up your golf bag and head for the course, you’ll need check to the entry card to your hotel room. If it doesn’t open the door to one of theMGM/Mirage properties, you will not experience Shadow Creek. However, if you are registered in one of these hotels, the news is very good. You won’t even need to rent a car to go golfing. A private limousine will transport you to and from the course and upon arrival, your personal caddie will greet you. Sweet deal!

~ On the Strip ~

Wynn Resort Golf Course $$$$

  • Size: 18 Holes, 7,042 Yards
  • Address: 3131 LasVegas Blvd. South
  • Tel: (702) 770-7070 or (888) 320-7122

In the good old days, when the Desert Inn was a favorite spot of the world’s elite, its golf course challenged the best. The rat pack lined up for tee shots as did modern day super heroes including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Tiger Woods graced its greens. The Desert Inn and its golf course were wiped off the Las Vegas map in 2002. Replacing it is the exquisite Wynn Las Vegas Resort, complete with a golf course for the exclusive use of its guests. Part of the original Desert Inn golf course has been preserved ­ more than one thousand of its trees were carefully removed and replanted on the new course. Some are more than 50 years old soaring higher than 60 feet. A focal point of this most luxurious of all Las Vegas golf courses is the almost 40-ft high waterfall on the 18th hole.