Spanish Trails is open to the public and offers 3 nine hole courses that are well manicured and a pleasure to play. A Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course, Spanish trails is located at 5050 Spanish Trail Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113, Spanish trails can be found on sites like golfnow.com or visiting the course’s web site for the best rates on greens fees. I find the Lakes course to be the most difficult of the 3, Sunrise is my favorite, and Canyon is the longest at just over 3,500 yards. I always get a kick out of the amount of cursing I hear coming off the Lakes course after a lot of difficult shots land in even more challenging positions. Try to play this course in the afternoon as the rates drop and the amount of play slows down. This course is known for fast undulating greens and beautiful landscaping.
Palm Valley Golf Club is a manicured delicacy for golfers of all levels. Located in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada, Palm Valley offers 18 holes with beautiful fairways, water challenges, and well kept greens. My friend Justin and I met up for a friendly match and we had the chance to take some great photos of the mountains and plush green landscaping. You will find the pars 3 on this course to be the biggest test to your game along with hole number 9 which is a short par 4, but the green is guarded by a bunker on the right and a pond located at the back. Be careful on 9, I took an 8!
Yesterday I had the honor of playing with a Las Vegas legend Al Cotton. Al is a professional golfer who’s played in the US Open along side some of the greatest, Jack Nicholas and Arnold Palmer. His story is an inspiration to me because he didn’t start playing golf until the age of 30. As a working single parent, who went back to college, and still found the time to perfect his game, Al was able to make his way on to the tour and still competes to this day. I went out cold turkey yesterday and didn’t play that well, but I think I learned more about the game of golf, myself, and a great man in 9 holes than I ever had before. Follow your dreams and do what you love!
Super Bowl Sunday is the the perfect day to take advantage of wide open fairways and speedy golf. While everyone is watching the game, I’ll be making birdies baby!
Arroyo golf course, Las Vegas, NV
This course is a gem. An Arnold Palmer designed desert course, offering long par fives, water holes, mountains, and smooth greens. Arroyo has to be one of my favorite courses in LV.