The Nevada deserts hold many surprises – Las Vegas, “the gaming capital of the world” is world renown for glitz and glamor during the night but when the sun comes up, Las Vegas proves home to even more surprises. The desert has done little to hold back the construction of golf courses in Vegas. Three of the country’s best golf courses are within arms length of the strip, complete with beautiful greens, majestic scenery and the luxury you would expect from Las Vegas. If you want to golf while vacationing in the Sin City, you’re in luck…
Bali Hai Golf Club – Beauty, elegance and convenience: 3 words that describe the Bali Hai Golf Club perfectly. Located at the foot of Mandalay Bay, Bali Hai is the first golf course in Vegas you’ll see when entering the South entrance of the strip from the airport. Its palm tree setting and lush 18 hole course is minutes from fine dining, and all the convenience of the strip. The course is a par 71 and measures exactly 7002 yards from end to end. The unique course layout gets rave reviews for offering “quick stops” and small restaurants along the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenery a little longer by stopping by the “Cili Restaurant” at hole #3, and “Shipwreck” at hole #16. Cost of admission ranges from $ 150 to $ 300 depending on the time of day, and the time of year. The cheapest times are also the hottest seasonally, so know that if you plan to escape to Las Vegas in the winter, it will cost you a bit more. For more information, call Bali Hai at 1-888-427-6678.
Wynn Golf Course – One of the newest golf courses in Vegas is nestled behind the new Wynn Hotel and Casino right in the middle of the Las Vegas strip. The golf course, similar to the Wynn hotel, is absolutely stunning. The 18-hole Vegas golf course features 7,042 yards of golf for a par of 70. The cost of admission is more expensive (and rightfully so!) starting at about $ 500 for green fees on weekdays and weekends, and the fee includes a golf cart. There is a slight discount for members staying at the Wynn hotel, so book your reservations and golf accommodations at the same time and save. For more information call 1-888-320-7122.
Las Vegas National – Known as “Oasis in the Desert” by locals, Las Vegas National is world renown for their breath taking scenery and beautiful central oasis. You may know the Las Vegas national from its hosting of numerous PGA and LPGA Tour events, and even the Tournament of Champions. The lush fairways are a favorite of frequent guest Donald Trump. The complementary golf carts which are offered for green fees, offer electronic yardage to help you keep track of your personal distances. The yardage is a little smaller than the other two courses mentioned above, at 6,815 yards. The course is a par 71, and the price of admission is very reasonable at just $ 89.00 for early games (7:30AM) and just up to $ 119 for games later in the day. Make a point to visit this historic Vegas golf course by calling 1-866-731-4658 for more information.
Visiting any of the courses mentioned will make a wonderful trip to the gaming capital of the world even better. At prices to meet anyone’s budget, you can live like royalty and still have money left over for the casinos. These historic and world renown courses are a must for any golf enthusiast. Remember to book your hotel stay and golf arrangements at the same time and you can be sure to save at least $ 100. Play where the pros play and pay what you want to pay.
FIGHT! Life – Urijah Faber: Trouble in Bali
One night in Indonesia, WEC superstar Urijah Faber suddenly found himself in a real-life version of a Jackie Chan movie. This is what happened when a group of thugs tried (and failed) to take out The California Kid. Produced and directed by Matthew Ross. Shot by Rick Lee and James Martinec. Edited by Ashley Cahill and Ryan Jackson-Healy.