Best golf courses: Around Las Vegas

If you plan all-year golf escapades in Las Vegas, where the sun is out strong and it barely ever rains, we have compiled a list of the best golf courses, some located at high elevations boasting sweeping views of the valley. Las Vegas is a dynamic and vibrant city that offers something for every type of traveler. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Las Vegas on our customised maps.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Palmer & Seay

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Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay
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Palmer & Seay

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Original design by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay. Remodelled by John Fought & Bob Cupp.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer Signature Course
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Miller, Johnny

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Johnny Miller & Chi Chi Rodriguez
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Schmidt & Curley

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Las Vegas

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Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Rathert, Mark

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Mark Rathert
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Las Vegas
Nicklaus, Jack

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature design
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Dye, Perry

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Perry Dye
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2009)
Las Vegas
Weiskopf, Tom

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(Closed in 2009)

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Tom Weiskopf
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Las Vegas
Ault, Edmund

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Edmund B. Ault
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Stamps, Bert

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Bert Stamps
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Hills, Arthur

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Arthur Hills
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Morrish, Jay

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Jay Morrish
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Dye, Pete

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Pete Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Nicklaus, Jack

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Las Vegas

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Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Casper & Nash

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Billy Casper & Greg Nash
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Casper & Nash

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Billy Casper & Greg Nash
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Robinson, Ted

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Ted Robinson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Dye, Perry

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Perry Dye
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
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Fazio, Tom

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Rsrt guests only

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Las Vegas

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Tom Fazio in collaboration with owner Steve Wynn.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Schmidt & Curley

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Las Vegas

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Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Weed & Floyd

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Las Vegas

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Bobby Weed & Raymond Floyd
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Las Vegas
Weed & Zoeller

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Private club

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Las Vegas

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Bobby Weed, with input from Fuzzy Zoeller.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Robinson, Ted

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Ted Robinson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Schmidt & Curley

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Las Vegas

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Layout redesigned and updated in 2004 by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Las Vegas
Fazio, Tom

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Las Vegas

Designer

Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn

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