Las Vegas is perhaps the most unique city in all of the United States. For one, unlike most other cities, Vegas has allowed legal forms of gambling for decades. As a result, Sin City is built around the tourist experience.
The Entertainment Capital of the World has something for everyone, not just gamblers. One of the biggest industries in Vegas is Golf. in total, Las Vegas is home to over four dozen gold courses.
Golf may not be the most popular sport to watch in the US, but it has remained a popular sport to play for generations. From business meetings to weekend outings with friends, a round of golf is a popular way to spend an afternoon.
With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which Las Vegas golf course is best for you. If you are visiting Vegas, chances are you are staying somewhere on or near the Las Vegas Strip. With that in mind, keep reading for a look at our breakdown of the best Vegas Golf Courses on the Strip.
Best Golf Courses on the Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is over four miles long and full of plenty of entertainment options. Despite its massive size, the strip can only hold so much. Both casino resorts and golf courses take up a lot of real estate. As a result, only a select few golf courses are actually located on the Vegas Strip itself. We have picked three of the best-rated golf courses on the Vegas Strip to highlight.
Las Vegas Country Club
The Las Vegas Country Club has been a staple on the Vegas Strip for decades. It first opened in 1967 and has hosted some of the biggest names in golf over the years. The course is just half a mile from the Westgate Station on the northern end of the Strip.
Looking at the course itself, it is hard to beat the experience of playing at the Las Vegas Country Club. It is a 7,200-yard course with Bentgrass greens and Bermuda grass fairways. The 72-par course offers players plenty of chances to view the iconic Vegas skyline.
In the past, plenty of national tournaments, such as the PGA’s Las Vegas Invitational, have taken place here. Players have access to an onsite locker room with showers. Club members also have access to an exclusive members-only bar.
Wynn Golf Club
Another popular golf course on the Vegas Strip is the Wynn Golf Club. The original course opened in 1952 under the name the Desert Inn Golf Club. It was purchased in 2000 by Steve Wynn and was redesigned by Tom Fazio before reopening in 2005.
Since then, the Wynn Golf Club has played host to many iconic moments over the years. Recently, the Wynn Golf Club was the home of The Match: DeChambeau vs Koepka.
Players at the Wynn Golf Club will have use of the course’s state-of-the-art amenities. The 6,700, par-70 course also includes a warm-up area, practice putting green, and full-service locker rooms.
Loaner clubs are available at no extra charge. You also can access electric golf carts that are fully stocked with beverages. There is also a wide range of culinary choices available on the course. The Wynn Gold Club offers a top-of-line experience, but it comes at a price. Green fees begin at $550.
Las Vegas National Golf Course
Located just east of the Wynn Golf Club and the Las Vegas Country Club is the Las Vegas National Golf Course. Often referred to as just The National, the course originally opened in October 1961. In the six decades since, The National has hosted several professional events. It also appeared in the movie Casino.
Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci are not the only stars to play the course. The Rat Pack frequently played the course, and it is the place where Tiger Woods earned his first tournament. Today, guests can play the 6,500-yard course for as little as $40. If you go, make sure you check out the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame which is located on-site.
Las Vegas Golf Courses Near the Strip
The Strip is massive, but to get all that Vegas has to offer you need to venture outside of it. Luckily, there are plenty of golf courses located just outside of the historic Vegas Strip.
Many casino resorts have their own golf courses and can provide transportation to them. There are plenty of public transportation options in Vegas as well.
Shadow Creek Golf Course
Shadow Creek Golf Course is one of the highest-rated courses in all of Las Vegas. To gain access, you have to register as a guest of an MGM Resorts International hotel.
On top of the transportation, Shadow Creek will also provide you with your own personal caddie. The 72-par course originally opened in 1989 and was designed by Tom Fazio. It was ranked 27th on Golf Digest’s top 100 US golf courses just a couple of years ago. Last year, Shadow Creek was ranked as the 5th best public golf course by Golf Digest.
Another great golf course in Las Vegas in the Bali Hai. Located roughly five minutes south of the Las Vegas Strip, the 71-par course is a sight to behold. The course has tens of thousands of luscious plants and seven acres of water features. Players will experience an increased level of difficulty as they play through the course.
In addition to a top-of-the-line golf course, Bali Hai offers players a fine dining experience at their Cili restaurant. Guests can also stock up at the golf shop and rent clubs if needed. Caddies are not required, but they are available if desired. Guests staying at Resorts World Las Vegas receive a discount on their first round of golf at Bali Hai.
Other Golf Options on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas has plenty of golf courses available for players of experience and income levels. However, there are also plenty of options for people who are not ready to hit the links quite yet. On the strip, many casino resorts will feature golf in some form within their resorts.
Topgolf Las Vegas
Topgolf has taken the world by storm in recent years. It was only a matter of time before the high-tech golf experience made its way to Vegas. Currently, tourists can access Topgolf at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Players can choose from over 100 all-weather bays. They can also access five unique bars, two pools, free parking, VIP cabanas, and private suites.
At Topgolf Last Vegas, you can also book venues for parties ranging from seven people all the way up to 900 guests. Or you could choose to pay per person and access unlimited Topgolf actions for just $20 per day. There are also plenty of televisions available for watching live sporting events.
KISS by Monster Mini Golf
Another great golf option located on the strip is located at the Rio Las Vegas. Mini-golf is a classic, family-friendly game that most people have played at some point. At KISS by Monster Mini Golf, guests can play an 18-hole mini-golf course with a rock twist. The entire 13,000 square foot venue is themed around the classic rock band, KISS.
A lot of younger guests may not know enough about KISS to appreciate all the decor, but it is still a fun experience. On top of mini-golf, guests can also play arcade games, access the KISS museum, and more. There is also a live DJ, trivia, and other contests with plenty of chances to win prizes.
Golf has consistently been one of the most popular global sports over the last half-century. As a result, it is no surprise that Las Vegas is home to more than its fair share of golf courses. For more on entertainment options in Sin City, check out our Las Vegas section.