9119 Alta Drive,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Office+1 (702) 363 0754
Fax+1 (702) 951 5650
Golf proDerrick Hunter (Director of Golf Operations)
AcademyBadlands Golf Academy
27 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Desert and residential.
Johnny Miller & Chi Chi Rodriguez
Above distances are for the Desperado-Diablo nines. The Outlaw-nine, at 3237 yds (back tees), is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
10 miles W of the Las Vegas Strip
From Hwy 95 (Las Vegas Expressway), in the mid-west of Las Vegas, take the Summerlin Parkway exit and head west. After 2.5 miles take the Rampart Blvd exit and head south. After o.6 miles turn right into Alta Drive. After 0.3 miles turn left into Clubhouse Drive.
Badlands Golf Club: GOLF COURSE PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2016, pending a residential development.
[Original Where2Golf description]: Living up to its name (see Did You Know section below) the 27-hole Badlands course plays through a rugged and wonderfully varied landscape of desert features and river wash erosion. Stunning mountain views and several mansion-sized properties are also much in evidence, although the housing is always set well back from the course.
The Diablo, Desparado and Outlaw nines provide a testing and immensely scenic desert layout, featuring old railroad flatcars as bridges, decorative rows of caliche boulders and not overly wide fairways framed by yuccas, mesquite and other desert vegetation. While threading your ball through the pleasantly undulating desert terrain you will also need to avoid many fairway-crossing river wash areas, good quality bunkering and, on the Desparado and Outlaw nines, an occasional water hazard or two.
If you think this layout occasionally resembles target golf at its toughest, few would argue with you. While your partners try to find the right line on the large, fast and at times mesmerically undulating greens, you can soak up breathtaking views onto surrounding mountains, and in the opposite direction, the Las Vegas skyline. The two original nines, the Diablo and Desparado fit together the best, with the newer and flatter Outlaw-nine providing a slightly easier-going but no less enjoyable challenge.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2016].
Non-metal spike facility. Unrestricted walking permitted.
In geographical terms, "badlands" are areas of arid terrain where the forces of wind and water have eroded softer rocks and clay-rich soils. The extensive erosion creates canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos (tall thin spires of rock) and other such geological formations. Usually difficult to cross on foot, badlands can often have spectacular colour displays with rock formations of dark blue and black, contrasting with bright clays and reds. The Big Muddy Badlands in Canada gained notoriety as a hideout for outlaws.
Stay & Play packages are available at Badlands Golf Club if you are staying at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
+1 (702) 731 7110Visit website
At the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks among the world’s top luxury resort-casinos. Celebrating the glory that was ancient Greece and Rome, Caesars features more than 3,300 hotel rooms and suites, 26 restaurants and cafes, the Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, and a world-class spa. Its 4,100-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers. Guests of Caesars Palace can enjoy golf at two of Las Vegas's top golf courses - Cascata and Rio Secco. Stay & Play packages are also available at Badlands Golf Club.
Wynn; Las Vegas National; Bali Hai
Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.
221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
+1 (702) 869 7777Visit website
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is located in Summerlin, and at the heart of Southern Nevada's most prestigious collection of golf courses. Only 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, this intimate golf & spa resort has over 50 acres of lushly landscaped grounds including a resort pool complete with waterfalls and whirlpools. The Executive Golf Desk can schedule priority rounds at TPC Las Vegas or other outstanding Las Vegas golf courses.
Angel Park; Badlands; TPC Las Vegas; Arroyo
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