Thursday, October 05, 2006

Las Vegas offers up Golf this season

Las Vegas is best known as the "City of Entertainment", but the famed Sin City has so much more to offer. Over the past few years, Vegas has grown to be one of the leading golf destinations in the world. Golf courses designed by renowned architects such as Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye and the legend himself Jack Nicklaus grace the desert sands that surround the bright city lights.

The golf season in Las Vegas begins in early fall, when the hot summer weather has passed, the season stays steady through the winter with a break for the holidays then back in full force mid-January through mid-June. Tee-times are usually a difficult find during major sporting events, such as the NFL Superbowl, Nascar, and March Madness. "'s unfortunate sometimes, when we have to let our customers know that we're sold out during these times of the year, the only way to get guaranteed tee times to the top championship courses in Vegas during this season is by booking months in advance " says Alex Isaac, VP of Marketing for

The golf courses in Las Vegas are some of the top courses in the world. Bear's Best Golf Course, a Jack Nicklaus design, offers 18 holes hand selected from Nicklaus golf course designs world-wide by Nicklaus himself. “It’s a golf course that’s made up from many different regions. You have Colorado represented here, you have New Mexico, Arizona, Southern California, the country of Mexico, and also Anaconda, Montana. It’s got eighteen signature holes that Jack Nicklaus designed from five different states and another country, so it definitely has a unique nature.” says Greg Blackwell, head pro at Bear’s Best Golf Course.

The Rio Secco golf course, continiously ranked as Las Vegas's #1 golf course, is nestled within the pristigious community of Seven Hills in Henderson, Nevada. The course design delicately runs through the canyons taking advantage of of it's beautiful desert surroundings. Imaculate conditions are expected at the Rio Secco, from the lush fairways to the stunning greens, one can never be disappointed with the Rio Secco's conditions a challenging but forgiving golf course.

Las Vegas is also home to PGA owned "Tournament Players Club" TPC Canyons and TPC Summerlin. The TPC Canyons, open to the public holds up to the PGA standards in course conditions as well as customer service. According to Joe Maassinova, Marketing Director for TPC Canyons, “The main strength is that we allow regular guests to live the PGA Tour experience on our course.” That's a lot to promise your customers, but I have yet to be let down by those words. The best thing about the TPC canyons is that there's always that chance to run into some of the worlds greatest golfers. This is Las Vegas afer all!

Las Vegas has so much to offer golfers world-wide. With it's gain in the industry as a leading gof destination, it won't be long before more top architects lay their hands on this southwest desert sand.

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