By Cody Law
Just off I-15 and near the home of the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open you’ll find three golf courses designed by Billy Casper/Greg Nash and managed by Golf Summerlin Las Vegas. The Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest courses are well conditioned, challenging and enjoyable.
“This is the best place to play in town,” said Eagle Crest Head Golf Pro Greg Wickensimer. “We have three great golf courses; two championship style and an executive course. There is truly something for all ages and skill levels.”
Director of Golf Donny Long said, “Golf Summerlin’s courses are among the best maintained in Southern Nevada. Most believe Golf Summerlin is private as we are a bit of a hidden gem, but all three courses are public and open to outside play. Highland Falls is a five-time winner, including the last four years in a row, of the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas award.”
“Golf Summerlin offers three very unique and different golf experiences, each with its own charm,” claims Highland Falls Head Pro Jim Neighbors. “Hole 14 at Highland Falls is my favorite par 3 in Las Vegas. The tee sits about 40-feet above the green so picking the correct club is the key to playing this hole well and there is not a better view of the Las Vegas valley then on the tee box at 14.”
You’ll love the resort-like atmosphere at Highland Falls and Palm Valley – without the sticker shock. Long says Highland Falls tends to be the favorite for most out-of-towners due to spectacular conditions, elevation changes and the views. Palm Valley is a more traditional layout, flatter but longer, with well-placed bunkers and outstanding conditions. Eagle Crest has become a favorite for many due to quick rounds and playability.
“Palm Valley is a very player friendly course,” says its Head Pro Shane Sanchez. “While there are plenty of challenges for all skill levels, most golfers leave the course satisfied.”
“The private feel at Golf Summerlin is a bonus,” says Long. “And our friendly, knowledgeable staff will just add to that feeling as you play, dine and shop here.”
Yes, Las Vegas is built on fast-paced, neon-encrusted fun, including some of its more popular golf courses, but if you’re looking for wallet-friendly challenging golf with a variety of designs and personalized service, look here first: www.golfsummerlin.com.
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