Las Vegas draws millions of visitors annually to experience its glitz and glamour. From the bright lights to the excitement-filled Las Vegas Strip casinos, shows and thrill rides, Vegas is an action-packed paradise. But sometimes you want to get away from it all. You want to relax a little. And, best of all, you want to play golf. We’ve got a perfect spot: The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, home to three Pete Dye signature golf courses. –By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider staff.
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The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is 54 holes of Pete Dye beauty and intrigue. Three 18-hole golf courses (Snow, Sun and Wolf) await players but this resort is extraordinary in another aspect: Peace and quiet. What you’ll have at all three courses is just you, your friends and the golf course…or courses. There is no traffic. There are no homes. It’s solitude with amazing golf as a bonus.
“We are what our moniker states: Real. Pure. Golf,” says Ayeesha McKeany, director of marketing at the resort. “Our three golf courses are surrounded by the beauty of nature and we have no homes or buildings lining our fairways.”
When players think of Pete Dye, one of the first things that comes to mind is the island green at TPC Sawgrass. Well, The Wolf has its own island green (the 15th on the Wolf course). But other Dye signatures are also evident from start to finish at all three courses: railroad tie bunkering, majestic slope changes and impressive green complexes.
And all of those details are on full display on the Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf courses.
Snow Mountain is the original course that opened in 1995 while Sun Mountain opened a year later. They have both stood the test of time with their beauty and challenge bringing players back time-after-time. Both play just over 7,100 yards, but with different tee choices they are playable by everyone. Highlights include gorgeous–yet tough–par-3s and finishing holes that will test players’ shotmaking skills.
Then comes the centerpiece.
The Wolf opened in 2001 and its length (7,604 yards), rolling fairways, undulating greens and that featured island hole (the par-3 15th that can reach 180-plus yards from the tips) gives players a look at Dye’s designing expertise at its finest.
“It’s an incredible oasis and getaway from any city’s normal hustle and bustle and one that you need to experience firsthand to believe,” McKeaney said.
Don’t believe us at Las Vegas Golf Insider: The official GolfAdvisor.com review rankings for the courses are (out of 5 stars):
Wolf – 4.7
Snow Mountain – 4.8
Sun Mountain – 4.8
As they say, the numbers never lie.