The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority estimates that nearly 40 million people travel to the neon sandbox each year. From the city’s numerous shows and nightlife offerings, to the world-famous buffets and bars, it’s no wonder the city is heralded at the “Entertainment Capitol of the World” but it’s also a great destination for anyone who wants to get out and hit the greens. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider Las Vegas for your next golf vacation!
When people think about Las Vegas, they are no doubt thinking about the wonderful year-round subtropical weather. With an average of 300 sunny days per year and more than 3,800 hours of sunshine, it’s unlikely that your golf round will be rained out or in conditions that are intolerable to play in.
Las Vegas has hundreds of hotels to choose from, in many different price ranges so there is one for everyone’s budget. The number of them also makes it easy to find accommodations near whatever course you choose to play. Most tourists want the experience of staying in the middle of all the action on the Strip but when you want to golf, this can cause your transportation fees to add up quickly since many courses are a bit of a haul from the action. This can be remedied by playing the South Pacific inspired, Bali Hai Golf Club, located directly on the Las Vegas Strip, just down the road from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. This tropical paradise is an award-winning course, earning itself accolades from GolfDigest, GolfWeek and many other publications.
The Valley is filled with many courses that cater to golfers of all levels and ages, with several offering unique experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the United States. Royal Links Golf Club, located just miles from the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, offers the best holes of the British Open rotation courses (including the Old Course at St. Andrews, Royal Troon and Muirfield), allowing golfers to play these legendary holes without having to go all the way to Scotland. Tiger Woods holds the course record of 67 and was quoted saying he was, “amazed at how well Pete and Perry Dye did in recreating the holes.” If you’re planning a golf vacation in Vegas and want a memorable golf experience, Royal Links is the place for you.
The Flight Prices
Since Las Vegas is a major tourist destination, many airlines offer various specials on flights to the city throughout the year, which you can be alerted to by signing up for their e-mail lists. Domestic carriers like JetBlue and Southwest release sales every Tuesday and by the afternoon all the major airlines will have adjusted their fares to compete. You can also try setting up alerts through Kayak or SkyScanner, which will allow them to tell you when the price of your ticket drops, enabling you to go a bit easier on your wallet.
Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a newbie, come find out all the reasons why Las Vegas is an exciting and unique destination for all golfers. To find out more about the courses featured, learn about Stay & Play packages or see more information about other golf offerings, visit Walters Golf.