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Satisfy your golf appetite in Summerlin

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Satisfy your golf appetite in Summerlin

Story by Bill Bowman

Photography provided by Golf Summerlin


It’s the bottom line when it comes to real estate: location, location, location.It’s no different when it comes to golf courses.

With that in mind, it’s time players checked out the Golf Summerlin family of three courses. All are located just minutes from one another. Add in the Suncoast Resort just down the road and you’ve got an ideal location for a golf getaway that has it all.

Golf? Check. The three courses offer shot-making challenges, breath-taking views and variety…just what golfers want in a destination course. All three are Billy Casper/Greg Nash designed layouts.

Resort? You bet. There are spacious and inviting rooms along with gaming galore, a multitude of dining and entertainment options, shopping, and a spa. And, best of all, it is just ten minutes from any of the three golf courses.

Affordable golf packages? Of course. Whether it’s a staycation, an overnight getaway, or a weeklong family vacation, there are packages and deals designed to fit everyone’s budget. So whether you’re looking to play just one round of golf on a quick stop in Vegas or play multiple rounds, these packages are wallet-friendly.

“We’ve got it all and you don’t have to break the bank to do it all,” says Cody Law, Marketing Consultant for Golf Summerlin. “We’re starting to promote more deals, and that’s gotten us better room rates that we can pass along.”

The rates start at just $90 (depending on the day of the week players tee it up as well as the season) for an overnight stay that includes a round of golf.

“We are really trying to offer a great experience on and off the golf course and make it truly affordable,” Law added.


The Golf Courses

Highland Falls is the cornerstone course of the trio. It plays just 6,512 yards from the tips, but it’s a challenge from start to finish.

Elevation changes, bunkering, and water hazards abound, but it’s the 14th hole that will leave players breathless. The view on the 206-yard, par 3 hole is one of the best around. Players are perched on an elevated tee looking down to a large green. But it’s the backdrop that will have players grabbing for their cameras. The entire Las Vegas Strip sits stunningly in the background.

Palm Valley, at 6,900 yards, is the longest of the three courses. But don’t let the length scare you—there are plenty of scoring chances on the course, especially on the 1st and 18th holes. Both are par 5s playing around 540 yards so players have the option of going for the green in two and setting up possible eagle putts to start and finish the round in style.

Then there’s Eagle Crest. This executive course (4,067 yards) has become a favorite for many players. There are 12 par 3s (along with six par 4s) that will let players get in a quick round, while still giving them plenty of challenges along the way. The par 3 holes range in length from 115 yards to 224 yards, so it’s definitely not a pitch-and-putt course and you’ll use every club in your bag.

“All three of the courses offer playability and affordability,” Law says. “If you’re looking for golf courses that are fun to play and always in great shape, check out any of the three courses at Golf Summerlin. Our main goal is always to be affordable for tourists and locals alike.”


Stay-and-Play Packages

No matter if you’re a local, travelling to Vegas just to play golf, or are planning to add golf into your trip, stay-and-play packages with Golf Summerlin offers inexpensive options that tie your resort stay and your golf into an all-inclusive deal.

And best of all, the main resort—the Suncoast—and all three golf courses are neighbors.

“It’s definitely a great convenience for our players,” Law says. “This way you aren’t driving 30 or more minutes to a course and then back. It’s all right here.”

The Suncoast Hotel and Casino offers guests a variety of accommodations—from 388 deluxe guest rooms (550 square feet) to 39 newly remodeled suites (from 1,100 square feet all the way up to 2,300 square feet). All have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer impressive views of the surrounding northwest corner of Las Vegas.

Roaming the resort, guests will find a wide assortment of amenities to check out. There’s a pool and hot tub area, a 24-hour fitness center, salon (including haircuts, facials, manicures, and pedicures), an arcade for the kids (or those who are still kids at heart), bowling, and other spots.

The choices continue into the dining options with SC Steakhouse and Bar topping the list. There’s also St. Tropez Buffet, Fans Sports Bar, and Du-Par’s along with a couple of options for those needing bites-on-the-go.

“It’s a great destination and with the top-quality golf that’s available it’s becoming more and more of a destination,” Law says. “The resort and golf courses are all within a two-mile radius and that’s very tough to find.”

And the Golf Summerlin family is expanding, as Aliante is also a resort choice, and they are in talks with two other close-by resorts as well—JW Marriott and the Santa Fe—to offer stay-and-play options. 

“We’re looking to keep growing,” Law says. “Great golf and great places to stay and relax—that’s what we’re trying to offer everyone.”


The Future

Law adds that Golf Summerlin is reaching out to those who may have never played the courses. 

“Golfers make decisions based on three things,” he says. “They check out photos, videos, and pricing online. We started with Phase One and re-did the website. Phase Two, we had new photos taken and we’re going through them and deciding which ones showcase the courses the best. And Phase Three, we had a drone photographer do a hole-by-hole flyover of each hole for the website. We’ll get that edited and online and let the public see what we have to offer.”

And Law is confident those phases will have a lasting impact.

“Most people come to Vegas once or twice a year and sometimes those trips are for things other than golf,” he says. “But when they do decide to play golf, we want them to give us a shot. We’ll give you a great product that will hopefully see them become a repeat customer.”


Golf Summerlin




Highland Falls Golf Course

10201 Sun City Blvd., Las Vegas



Palm Valley Golf Course

9201 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas



Eagle Crest Golf Course

2203 Thomas Ryan Blvd., Las Vegas


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