Nevada is of course a popular vacation destination, especially the cities of Las Vegas and Reno. Many people visit Nevada to gamble, take in a Las Vegas show, or see the attractions on the Las Vegas Strip. Yes, you could spend all your time playing slots, poker, blackjack or roulette, but the state also has much to offer the golfer, including several excellent public golf courses, so why not get outside, get on the green, and enjoy a great game of golf?
1. Cascata in Boulder City is a course designed by the famous golf course architect, Rees Jones. The course, which is only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, first opened in 2000. The course takes it name from the 418 feet (128 metre) waterfall (Cascata is Italian for “waterfall”) that forms a center piece attraction of the course.
2. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course which is in Stateline, was designed by Tom Fazio and first opened in 1968. The course offers stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains, and the final three holes are actually on Lake Tahoe.
3. Lake Las Vegas Resort is a stunning resort facility in Henderson in southern Nevada, about 17 miles (27 kilometres) from the Las Vegas Strip. The Resort is home to spas and world class hotels, as well as three golf courses, including the superb Reflection Bay Golf Course.
4. Shadow Creek is a beautiful golf course in North Las Vegas, which was designed by Tom Fazio. The course, which has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 public golf courses in the nation, is associated with the MGM MIRAGE resorts in Las Vegas.
5. Wolf Creek Golf Course in a stunning golf course in Mesquite, which first opened in 2001. Set within and surrounded by rugged desert landscape, the course offers spectacular mountain views, and challenging but entertaining play. This course is particularly known for the dramatic elevation changes that it offers on several holes.