With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, the hardest part of golfing in Las Vegas is deciding what course you want to play. But sinking putts on vibrant greens isn’t the only way to experience Las Vegas’ golf scene. There is also a robust disc golf community and plenty of mini-golf attractions to please golfers at every level.
With more than 50 golf courses in the Greater Vegas region, finding a tee time is a lot easier than scoring a hole in one. From desert courses to lavish greens, nearly every type of terrain and difficulty level can be found here. Mild winters make the cooler months optimal for golfing in Las Vegas. You’ll need to lather up in sunscreen and carry extra water in the summer, but that’s typically when golfers can find the cheapest deals for hitting the links.
Golf Digest recently listed their top picks for local golf courses:
- Shadow Creek Golf Course (North Las Vegas)
- Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (Las Vegas Paiute Tribe)
- TPC Las Vegas (Summerlin)
- Bali Hai Golf Club (Las Vegas)
- Chimera Golf Club (Henderson)
- Bear’s Best Las Vegas (Summerlin)
- Cascata (Boulder City)
- Wolf Creek (Mesquite)
Go Out Swinging
You don’t need to spend a full day on the links to perfect your golf swing. There are several golf experiences already in Las Vegas, with more on the way.
To integrate golf into your nightlife scene, look no further than Topgolf Las Vegas. Enjoy tasty food and drinks, and jam out to good tunes, all while perfecting your swing. Topgolf offers climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, so you just need to take aim at the giant outfield targets and let the facility’s high-tech balls score for you.
Or you can grab a bucket of balls and head to Las Vegas Golf Center located across from Town Square Las Vegas. Here you’ll find a two-tier lighted driving range and a 9-hole lighted course, making it an excellent option for those who want to play golf at night.
Speaking of Town Square, Tiger Wood’s PopStroke golf experience broke ground in summer 2023 at the outdoor shopping center. The space will feature two 18-hole putting greens, a two-story restaurant, multiple bars and an outdoor beer garden.
Atomic Range Golf at the STRAT is also expecting to open soon, offering an immersive, technology-enhanced experience through game play and entertainment. The facility will span nearly 7 acres, host 103 hitting bays, and include four bars and a 12,000 square foot Astrocade.
If disc golf is more your thing, Las Vegas is home to several disc golf courses across the valley, along with several local disc golf leagues. Looking to beat the heat? Head to the North Las Vegas Municipal DiscGolfPark for a round of disc golf after dark. The course is fully lit, so there’s no need to bring special glow discs.
If you’re in Henderson, check out Arroyo Grande Disc Golf, which winds through a sports complex with walking paths, baseball fields, a skate park, and a dog park. For Summerlin throws, check out the Peccole Ranch Disc Golf Course. This well-manicured park features mature trees and tight fairways, and winds through a walking path.
Trying to refine your short game? Las Vegas has expansive mini golf options, from the wild and zany to more traditional family fun centers. Rock out and explore the unknown at Monster Mini Golf’s KISS and Twilight Zone themed locations. For more family fun options, mini-golf is one of several attractions included for a day of fun at RexCenter with its 18-hole course featuring Dinosaur decor and challenging holes.
And Swingers, a UK-based ‘crazy golf club for the 21+ crowd, will be opening a location in Mandalay Bay in fall 2024. The imported concept will consist of five ‘crazy’ golf courses and incorporate the company’s trademark Swingers English countryside theme.