Golf in the State of Nevada
Welcome to Nevada, where you'll find extensive deserts, stunning mountain ranges, semi-arid plains, sinful gambling meccas, and some of the best golf courses on earth. The Silver State's obvious and biggest draw is, of course, Las Vegas, where odds are, many of the tourists are returning visitors to the casinos and shopping venues, but it's a good bet visitors are increasingly returning to enjoy the various unique and challenging golf venues residents are privileged to have in their back-yard. Most residents live in Clark County, which encompasses the Las Vegas area, so it is not surprising most of the golf facilities are in or close to metropolitan Las Vegas. It's here you can golf nine holes for about ten dollars at a municipal course like the North Las Vegas Golf Course all the way up to the world's most expensive course, Shadow Creek Golf Course (if you're a guest at the MGM, that is). However, with over four dozen courses and counting, Las Vegas is far from the only place to find great golf in Nevada.
Of note, is the picturesque Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite), often listed as one of the top golf destinations in the country. With regularity, it is mentioned as a bucket list course with other courses such as Pebble Beach, Black Wolf Run, and Bandon Dunes. Just down the street is The Oasis with its Palmer Course and Canyons Course, providing 36 challenging and beautiful holes. In Boulder City, Rees Jones' Cascata Golf shines with extravagance. Not to be outdone, in the state capital, Carson City, newcomer Clear Creek (built in 2009) has been voted Nevada's finest and with its stunning mountain views, it's not hard to see why.
PGA players calling Nevada home include Ryan Moore, born in Tacoma, WA and schooled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Korean born Kevin Na, schooled in Diamond Bar, CA; Natalie Gulbis, born in Sacramento, CA; Las Vegas born Scott Piercy, schooled at San Diego State and Danielle Kang, born in San Francisco and winner of the 2017 KPMG Women's championship.