Welcome to the Entertainment capital of the world!
This guide will give an insight into a golfing holiday in Las Vegas, known as the entertainment capital of the world and the most famous strip consisting of hotels, casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping malls.
Need to know’s?
Resident PGA and LPGA Players:
Not a huge surprise that some fantastic players on the professional tours have made Las Vegas their home. It might have more to do with the great weather and accessibility than what is on offer off the course. The likes of Nick Watney ($29.2M in winnings), Kevin Na ($37.5M in winnings), Scott Piercy (won over $22,000,000 and was actually born in Las Vegas), Ryan Moore (over $32M) Charley Hoffman ($32M in earnings) and from the LPGA Danielle Kang (6 pro wins on the LPGA).
Many great coaches also reside in Las Vegas with Butch Harmon having one of his golf academies here and Joseph Mayo teaching out of TPC Summerlin.
Where to Stay?
Vegas is known for its 5-star luxury hotels and casinos, located right on the strip…..
Come and the see the epic ‘O’ Water show only at The Bellagio
Did you know?
Want to control the fountains which are so iconic to The Bellagio? Well, you could obviously buy the hotel…or you could become a Pearl Member of their rewards club and for just $2,000 you could obtain control of them for two songs.
Magnificent views of the Las Vegas skyline…
Did you know?
The MGM Grand arena hosted arguably the biggest sporting event in the world…Pacquiao v Mayweather, a fight which was seen by millions across the globe and a purse of over $100,000,000. It isn’t just boxing that you’ll see at The MGM Grand, award-winning shows and artists perform there every week so you’ll have plenty to see during your stay in Vegas.
The most romantic city in the world…
Did you know?
The Venetian has 7000 suites under one roof making it the largest hotel in the world, YES the largest!
Luxor Hotel & Casino
Experience Ancient Egypt at the luxury Luxor Hotel!
Did you know?
The Luxor Hotel is home to one of Vegas’s most popular nightclubs…LAX. 26,000 square feet across 2 incredible floors. The perfect place for a Vegas night out.
Top Las Vegas Golf Courses
Golf courses in the Nevada state are mainly known for their desert surroundings with stunning backdrop views of the spring mountains. Vegas is known for its international influences and this is the same with its golf courses, where you can find a tropical oasis in Bali Hai and the spirit of Scotland in the Royal Links Club. If you don’t just want to be on the course, why not get some practice?
Here are some top golf course recommendations which will be some of your greatest golfing experiences.
Fancy a lesson from arguably the world’s best golf coach Butch Harmon?
Butch Harmon School of Golf – Home to one of the most well known golf coaches, has coached Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson. Even if it’s for a 30 minute short game clinic or a 3 day intense programme, the school of golf can accommodate.
Lessons are limited, as you can imagine, but if they are booked in advance it is possible to secure a lesson from the man who not only created some of the world’s best swings but also provides Sky Sports viewers some great commentary during the golf coverage.
What to do off the Golf Course?
Simply put, there is much to do off the golf course when in Vegas. Whether you’re into music, fashion, shows, casinos, fine dining and more. Vegas is the place to be. Why not travel in Gondolas like you’re in Venice, enjoy the ‘O’ Water Show at the Bellagio Hotel or even shop till you drop at Caesar’s Palace.
Most will find their fun in the casinos but here are a few things that are out-of-this-world but very much at home in Las Vegas…
Fancy scuba diving with Sharks?
Well, I certainly wouldn’t want to do it but in Las Vegas you can. Head over to The Mandalay Bay hotel aquarium and swim with the fearless sand shark.
We’ve seen the movies…have a great time on a night out and get married…well you’ll be one of around 100,000 that take place in Vegas each year, that’s quite a number!
Take on an eating challenge
18 would probably be a more suitable number for a golfer but at Mandalay Bay you can take on their challenge of 24 sliders in 24 minutes. Given that I hit at least 18 sliders that miss the fairway a round I think I’m pretty much there already…
Has this article got you thinking about a golfing trip to Las Vegas?