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Golf Courses Near the Las Vegas Strip

While gambling and other vices steal the show in Vegas, there are many who seek a round of golf during their trip. Located in the middle of the desert, golf courses in Las Vegas commonly provide a stunning visual contrast between the green of the grass and brown of the surrounding desert landscape.

I thought it would be helpful to compile a rundown of golf courses near the Strip in Las Vegas that are open to the public along with their approximate cost.

Keep in mind that most golf courses near the Strip are classy establishments, with many enforcing dress codes. The rule of thumb is that you should wear a collared shirt, and avoid denim.

The vast majority of golf courses near the Strip also offer loaner clubs for a fee.

Golf Courses On The Las Vegas Strip

Wynn Golf Club: The par 70, 6,722-yard course sits behind Wynn and is spectacular, offering a high-end golf experience complete with lush greenery, streams, and a waterfall sprinkled throughout. With the average green fee falling into the $250 – $500 range, it isn’t cheap, but as one of the best golf courses on the Strip, it’s worth it.

Forget your clubs? You can use a set of Callaway loaners at no extra cost.

Golf green with Wynn hotel tower in the background
Wynn Golf Club – Credit: Brian Oar/Wynn Resorts

Bali Hai Golf Club: A tropical escape in the middle of the desert, Bali Hai is located on the Strip just south of Mandalay Bay, offering great views of nearby resorts. The course itself is a 7,002-yard par 71 with unique features like a par 3 boasting a hole with an island green. Prices at Bali Hai range from $129 on weekdays to $250 on weekends. Notably, Bali Hai also offers stay and play packages in partnerships with resorts like Bellagio, MGM Grand, Wynn, Venetian, Cosmopolitan, and Luxor.

Las Vegas Golf Center: Likely not atop the list of golf courses on the Strip that most would consider, the Las Vegas Golf Center is a 9-hole par 3 course. Although not a traditional golf course, this could be a good option for those looking to inexpensively polish up their short game at a cost of $30-$35. The Las Vegas Golf Center is located on the Strip just south of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign“.

Golf Courses Near the Strip

As a prime golf destination, there are numerous golf courses near the Las Vegas Strip ranging from budget to expensive upper-echelon experiences.

TPC Las Vegas: Ranking as one of the best golf courses in Las Vegas, TPC Las Vegas is open to the public and a short 20-minute drive from center Strip resorts like MGM Grand and Bellagio. As a host to both PGA and Champions Tour events in the past, the 7,104-yard, par 71 golf course is an emerald gem bordered by a harsh desert landscape. Green fees when booking directly usually land in the $150 – $225 range.

The Legacy Golf Club: Just under 20 minutes away from center Strip resorts by car, The Legacy Golf Club offers 7,233 yards of golf located in Henderson. Notably, the 10th hole’s tee boxes are shaped to resemble the 4 suits in a deck of playing cards. A tee time will typically cost between $50 – $120.

Bear’s Best Las Vegas: Rated among the top 15 courses to play in Nevada by Golfweek, Bear’s Best was designed by Jack Nicklaus and resides 20-minutes from the Strip. Positioned on the outskirts of Las Vegas, the golf course offers plenty of rugged desert scenery which is contrasted by its meticulously maintained green fairways. A tee time booking directly with the course can cost anywhere from $89 – $249.

Angel Park Golf Club: A short 20-minute drive from the Strip, Angel Park’s 3,000-feet of elevation provides views of both Las Vegas as well as the Red Rock Mountains. Both their Mountain and Palm courses are 18 holes, however, the Mountain course is a tad longer. Both were designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. Tee times for their regulation Mountain and Palm Courses can be made here, and typically cost $115 – $225.

Angel Park also offers a 12-hole par 3 “Cloud Nine” course that is illuminated at night and provides a great challenge in itself. Among the unique features that set their short course apart include a green with a bunker in the middle of it and a hole with an island green. The par-3 option makes for a perfect social experience or warm-up for their regulation 18-hole courses.

Rio Secco Golf Club: Just 22 minutes from the Strip, Rio Secco Golf Club offers panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley below including the resorts along the Strip. Surrounded by million-dollar + homes and in pristine condition, Rio Secco is among our favorite golf courses near the Strip. Certainly not the cheapest option, tee times booked directly with Rio Secco range from $150 – over $500.

Eagle Crest Golf Club: Under 25 minutes from the Strip by car, Eagle Crest is literally built into the side of a mountain, and that elevation provides some pretty outstanding views. Another perk of this golf course near the Strip is price, as rounds booked directly range from $30 – $75.

Palm Valley Golf Course: Complete with pine tree-lined fairways and nearly 70 bunkers, Palm Valley is certainly a challenge. At just under 25 minutes away from center Strip resorts by car, tee times at Palm Valley range in cost from $44 – $110.

Highland Falls Golf Course: Also located just under 25 minutes from resorts on the Strip, Highland Falls Golf Course is perched at an elevation of over 3,000 feet, providing incredible views of Las Vegas. Tee times typically land in the $44 – $109 range.

Desert Pines Golf Club: Closer to Downtown Las Vegas, Desert Pines is still just a 15-minute drive or Uber ride from the Strip. The par 71, 6,222-yard course provides a differentiated “Carolina sand and hills” vibe with 3,500+ pine trees. Green fees range from the low $100s – $125 on most days and club rentals are available for $65, which includes 2 sleeves of golf balls.

Siena Golf Club: Butted up against the desert landscape and mountains, Siena Golf Club offers a very scenic round just 20 minutes from center Strip resorts. Rates start at $89 and range up to $200 during peak times.

Rhodes Ranch Golf Club: Just 21 minutes by car from MGM Grand, Rhodes Ranch offers a 6,909-yard course with a palm tree rich tropical vibe. Offering views of Las Vegas and mountains, elevation changes, and plenty of water, the course is the perfect blend of challenging and scenic. Tee Times usually land in the $60 – $120 range.

The Revere Golf Club – Lexington & Concord: Offering 2 distinct 18-hole golf courses, The Revere Golf Club is a 25-minute drive south of Las Vegas. The course runs through desert canyons and valleys, with plenty of views of the Strip in the distance. Green fees for both their Lexington and Concord courses range from $89 – $225.

Chimera Golf Club: Designed by Ted Robinson Jr., Chimera Golf Club offers a 6,757-yard course a mere 20-25 minute drive from center Strip resorts like Bellagio. Laying on the outskirts of town, Chimera provides both desert scenery and views of Las Vegas Strip resorts. Prices range from $109 – $150.

The Club at Sunrise: Located 25 minutes east of the Strip, The Club at Sunrise is a solid value with rates of $69 on weekdays and $79 on weekends. The main critique of the course is the presence of a drainage ditch that runs along each hole that has the tendency to eat through some golf balls.

Las Vegas Golf Club: Boasting “thousands” of trees, the Las Vegas National Golf Club is a stark contrast to the desert landscape that surrounds it. The course is a short 10 -15 minute ride from resorts on the Strip. Rates for non-Nevada residents start at $69 and go up depending on the season and day of the week.

Shadow Creek Golf Club: Accessible only to folks staying at MGM Resorts properties, Shadow Creek is among the best golf courses in Las Vegas. If staying at an MGM property, call 1-866-260-0069 to gauge pricing and availability. While I haven’t played the course, it looks unreal.

Whether you are headed to Las Vegas for a family getaway, couples retreat, or even a bachelor party, there are plenty of golf courses near the Strip in Las Vegas to keep you busy.

Golf courses on the Strip and nearby span the price spectrum from value all the way up to $500 to play Wynn. There is certainly something for all tastes and budgets.

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