Three Vegas Courses You Should Be Dye-Ing to Play

LAS VEGAS, NV (Nov. 13, 2019)–Here’s a quick quiz: Can you name the three golf courses in Las Vegas that are Pete Dye Signature layouts? If you said the three courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, you know your golf. If you didn’t know the answer, maybe it’s time for a little history lesson, but the fact is that the only three Dye Signature courses in Southern Nevada are located at the beautiful resort located about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. –by Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider.

Pete Dye has designed more than 250 golf courses around the world. That in and of itself is impressive, but to have three of his Signature Designs in one location adds to the resort’s Dye-namic. The Wolf, Snow Mountain and Sun Mountain layouts mix in many of Dye’s trademark design elements with the natural surroundings of the golf resort.

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Golf Advisor, which ranks courses nationwide in a wide variety of categories, always has at least one, oftentimes two and sometimes all three Las Vegas Paiute Resort courses in the top 10.

Whether it’s pricing, design or any of a number of other categories, the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, located in Northwest Las Vegas, definitely is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Variety, convenience and quality are some of the main reasons, but there are plenty of others.

With 54 holes, the resort can handle you and your three buddies on a weekend getaway or outings with several hundred participants in town for a convention or a golf tournament. One of the largest events at the resort was a 480-player outing.

“With three different courses, you can leave your clubs here overnight and play a different course the next day,” said Jeff Reid, general manager. “You aren’t traveling from venue to venue and lugging your clubs around. You just show up the next day and you’re ready to go to a whole new golf course.”

The course offers Golf-A-Palooza free replay and lunch pages plus Bounce Back rates to entice–and reward–golfers for experience multiple Dye Paiute courses on a trip or a weekend.

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The courses offer a wide array of shot challenges. From impressive par 3s with water carries to risk/reward par 5s, golfers won’t be lacking for challenges…whether it’s one round on a favorite course or three rounds on all three layouts. Add in Dye’s railroad tie bunkering and you’ve got Pete Dye at his best.

“Pete Dye did just a tremendous job with these three courses,” Reid said. “You can see his signature designs on the courses. It’s impressive to see designs like these.”

Snow Mountain is the original layout and opened its doors in 1995. Players will find water hazards on seven holes and a finishing three-hole stretch (with a par-3, a par-5 and a finishing par-4) that will test players’ nerves and aggressiveness.

The next year, the Sun Mountain layout came on the scene. It’s definitely the most player-friendly layout of the three. The final hole on this course is a make-or-break special. A pond guards the entire left side of the hole and perfect bunkering adds to difficulty.

The Wolf comes howling in as a 7,604-yard brute. One of the many highlights is the island green on the par-3 15th. Players’ accuracy will certainly be tested on this tribute to the 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

It’s all right here in Las Vegas: Three distinct courses designed by one of the best golf architects in the world … and all just minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip.