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4 Reasons It’s Good to Golf In Las Vegas

4 Reasons It’s Good to Golf In Las Vegas

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!

The Weather

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.

bali-hai-golf-clubThe Accommodations

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.

royal-9thThe Courses

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.

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Is Las Vegas a Golf Destination? That is the question…

As a golf enthusiast who has traveled to many places to play golf, I have come to the following conclusions:  Las Vegas does not offer the most courses, lowest prices, nor is the market jammed with overbooked courses filled with golfers just looking to play as much golf as they can.   Consistent with Las Vegas at large, the golf providers offer, cool, unique, fun and friendly experiences that are unique to the industry.  Where else can you play a course on the famed Las Vegas Strip that transports you to a South Pacific Island, then the next day play the 18 best holes from the British Open? Imagine teeing it up on the Famous Road Hole from St. Andrews just a few minutes from the Strip at the Royal Links Golf Club. These are only a few examples. There are other great courses that have a Carolina theme and Country Club feel along with many traditional Desert Courses from which to choose. So now we know the courses are great…  What else?

Many golf destinations offer good golf, but when you putt out on the last hole, do you look at your buddies and ask “What are we do tonight”? As you may or may not know, that question is somewhat irrelevant and inapplicable in Las Vegas.   Tremendous volume of world-class dining, amazing shows, gaming, clubbing, pool parties, sports books, spas; not to mention a lot of good looking people abound here! This dynamic is combined with spectacular accommodations, comprised of literally hundreds of thousands of room available in Vegas with the room product second to none…

Golf packages and destination accommodations in Las Vegas are perceived to be expensive. Those days are in the distant past. When bundling the room, golf and transportation together, the prices are surprisingly affordable.  Go to waltersgolf.com and take a look at their Stay and Play Packages. Pricing is similar or less than many destinations having nationally-ranked golf and the best rooms in Vegas.

So all things considered, would I say that Las Vegas is a Golf Destination? I would say it’s more than just a Golf Destination – it’s THE ULTIMATE Golf Destination…..

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Royal Links Golf Club

Royal Links Golf Club

Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas is a Vegas links-style golf course created to honor the rich tradition and history of the game of golf. It is one of the most unique golfing experiences in the country. This Links style course faithfully recreates holes inspired by the British Open rotation golf courses such as “The Road Hole” and “Hell Bunker” from the old course at St. Andrews and “The Postage Stamp” from Royal Troon.

Royal Links Golf Rates as low as $79 per round!

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