Las vegas/reno/lake tahoe
Red hawk golf and resort
lake tahoe golf course
Address: 5955 Las Vegas Valley Dr. Las Vegas Nv. Phone: 702-765-0484 Website:
I enjoyed playing Royal Links. The course is made up of 18 holes inspired by some of the great holes played in the British open. The course was in great shape with some very challenging holes such as "The Postage stamp" and "The Road Hole".
Black 7029 YRDS. Rating 74.2 Slope 139: Gold 6602 YRDS. Rating men 72.0 women 77.0 slope men 132 women 140: Ruby 5864 YRDS. rating men 69 women 74.6 slope men 113 Women 124
green fees: $60-$90
Driving range: Yes
Address: 5500 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, Nv. Phone: 702-547-6250 website:
When I played Stallion mountain it was three courses, all in fantastic shape, and got to play all three. They have since condensed the three courses consolidating the best holes of the three courses into one course and I have not played the new course. I do know that the three courses were fun to play, so I would assume the new course is just as enjoyable. I was sorry that the course was changed, but that's life and real estate in Las Vegas I guess. I hope to come back to Las Vegas soon and play Stallion Mountain.
Man'o'war (black) 7123 YRDS. rating 75 slope 139: Citation (copper) 6535 YRDS. Rating men 72 slope 131 women rating 79 slope 143: American Pharoah (white) 6027 YRDS. men rating 69.4 slope 126 women Rating 75.6 slope 135: Secretariat (gold) YRDS. 5415 men rating 66.6 slope 121 women rating 71.8 slope 126
green fees: $20-$70 cart included (call pro shop for exact rates)
driving range: Yes
Address: 3415 Bonanza Dr. Las Vegas, Nv. Phone: 702-388-4400 website:
Desert Pines is another course in Las Vegas that is inspired by courses in other parts of the country. This course is reminiscent of the pine forest courses you would find in the Carolinas such as Pinehurst. this course goes into the category of favorite courses I have played. the layout was a lot of fun to play with bunkers and water on the course as well as lush fairways and greens. Sometime I will tell you my driving range story.
Black 6222 YRDS. men's rating 71.7 slope 137 women's rating 76.5 slope 146: White 5520 YRDS. men's rating 67.6 slope 120 Women's rating 72.5 slope 132: Red 4678 YRDS. men's rating 63.8 slope 108 women's Rating 67.6 slope 121
green fees: $40-$60 cart included
driving range: Yes
Boulder Creek Golf Club
address; 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive Boulder City, Nv. Phone: 702-294-6534 website:
Boulder Creek is run a muni run by the City of Boulder City. It has three nines in which the three nines are rotated for play. When I played there the Desert Hawk and Coyote Run courses were open for play but the El Dorado nine had yet to be developed although you could see they were working on the course. Desert Hawk is a combination of desert and oasis courses where Coyote Run is a more traditional oasis course. I had fun playing the two nines except the course had just opened and the greens on both nines were hard. I haven't played the El Dorado course so I don't have much information on it.
Desert Hawk/Coyote Run (Men)
Black 7628 YRDS. Rating 76.7 Slope 148 Gold 7072 YRDS Rating 74.4 Slope 142 Blue 6568 YRDS. Rating 72.1 Slope 141 White 6080 YRDS. Rating 69.7 Slope 133 Red 5594 Rating 66.8 Slope 121
Desert Hawk/Coyote Run (Women)
White 6080 YRDS. Rating 74.2 Slope 137 Red 5594 YRDS. Rating 71.4 Slope 127 Green 5039 YRDS Rating 67.5 Slope 123
Desert Hawk/El Dorado (Men)
Black 7582 YRDS. Rating 76.6 Slope 142 Gold 7027 YRDS. Rating 74.0 Slope 137 Blue 6541 YRDS. Rating 71.8 Slope 135 White 6071 YRDS. Rating 69.2 Slope 130 Red 5615 YRDS Rating 66.7 Slope 117
Desert Hawk/El Dorado (Women)
White 6071 YRDS. Rating 73.8 Slope 133 Red 5615 YRDS. Rating 72.0 Slope 126 Green 5039 YRDS. Rating 68.1 Slope 122
Coyote Run/El Dorado (Men)
Black 7424 YRDS. Rating 76.1 Slope 144 Gold 7007 YRDS. Rating 73.6 Slope 139 Blue 6553 YRDS. Rating 71.7 Slope 136 White 6095 YRDS. Rating 69.2 Slope 130 Red 5597 YRDS. Rating 66.7 Slope 119
Coyote Run/El Dorado (Women)
White 6095 YRDS. Rating 73.8 Slope 135 Red 5597 Rating 71.5 Slope 127 Green 5110 YRDS. Rating 68.2 Slope 122
Green fees: $70-$120
Driving Range: Yes
Address: 1 Clubhouse Dr. Boulder City, Nv. 89005 Phone: 702-293-9236 website:
I must admit that when I found out that I was playing Boulder City I was a bit disappointed. Here we are in Las Vegas and we are playing a "common muni". Wow, was I mistaken. This course is "the bomb". I really loved it. I expected a course that was in typically muni shape but immediately found out that my preconceptions were totally wrong. The course was immaculate shap with some lush fairways and fast greens. It was an enjoyable layout, all in all a good test of golf.
Back 6606 YRDS. Men: Rating 70.7 Slope 123 Women: Rating 77.4 Slope 130: Middle 6134 YARDS Men: Rating 68.7 Slope 121 Women: Rating 71.2 Slope 125: Forward 5453 YRDS Men: Rating 65.4 Slope 103 Women: Rating 71.2 Slope 119
Green Fees: $25-$55
Driving Range: Yes
Red Hawk Golf and Resort
address: 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway Sparks, Nv. 89436 Phone: 775-626-4599 Website:
There are two courses at Red Hawk and both are very different. One course, The Lakes, is flat and has a lot of water. It is challenging and a kick in the butt to play. Most of the lies on the course are flat. The second course, The Hills, is just as the name implies-built in the hills above the resort. The fairways I thought were a bit narrower and overall the Hills course seemed harder than the Lakes course. Expect a lot of up and down lies, although I thought the course was fair and playable. In my opinion The Lakes course is the most fun to play because I thought it to be more aesthetically appealing. I enjoyed the Hills course though which brought a different challenge than the Lakes course. I truly enjoyed both courses.
Gold 7106 YRDS. Men's Rating 73.1 Slope 127: Black 6695 Men's Rating 70.8 Slope 123: Blue 6244 YRDS. Men's Rating 69.0 Slope 116: White 5733 YRDS. Men's Rating 66.6 Slope 114 Women's Rating 71.9 Slope 133: Combo (Red and White) 5561 YRDS. Ladies Rating 69.9 Slope 123: Red 4980 YRDS. Ladies Rating 67.8 Slope 121
Gold 7140 YRDS. Men's Rating 73.6 Slope 133: Black 6679 Men's Rating 71.5 Slope 130: Blue 6278 YRDS. Men's Rating 69.4 Slope 127: White 5863 YRDS. Men's Rating 67.0 Slope 114 Women's Rating 72.4 Slope 134: Combo (Red and White) 5562 YRDS. Women's Rating 70.3 Slope 128: Red 5089 YRDS. Women's Rating 67.6 Slope 120
Green Fees: $40-$80
Driving Range: Yes
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Address: 2500 Emerald Bay Road South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 96150 Phone: 530-577-0788 Website:
Growing up my family would vacation in Lake Tahoe. We would pass by Lake Tahoe Golf Course many times and I would tell myself that I should play the course some day. The course is built in a meadow and is very flat so from the highway it doesn't look like much. It looks like just another flat golf course, but this one is located in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Playing the course was not high on my priorities list until on one trip to Lake Tahoe I said I would play the course. I'm glad I did. Yes the course is flat, but the Truckee River meanders through it and appears in some interesting places. The river and the backdrop of the high Sierra Mountains make this course one of the most beautiful spots on Earth. Plus, the course is a lot of fun to play and is always in good shape.