Las Vegas Paiute Resort: An Oasis in the Desert?

By Tanner Nolan, Contributor

Set amongst the Spring and Sheep Mountain ranges is an oasis in the desert. The Las Vegas Paiute Resort should be set apart from the rest. This resort offers everything from service to challenging courses. Upon arriving at the resort you will be greeted by attendants who will tend to your clubs and get you started in the right direction. This staff is committed to making your golf experience a memorable one. The memories that I had of this staff was one of relaxation, maybe a little too relaxed.

The Snow Mountain Course was outstanding. The actual course was in the best condition that I have ever seen. The greens where fierce and the roughs were unforgiving. The fairways were peppered with fairway bunkers, but were wide and forgiving. The only downfall that I could find with this course was the lack of interest on the back nine. The back nine was relatively easy compared to the front nine with similar distances and hole designs.

The front nine was long and challenging. Hole number 3 is a 557 yard par 5 that demands a long tee shot in order to have a chance to go for the green in two. The smart play will be a lay-up because of water guarding the front of the green I learned that the hard way. This is truly a spectacular hole that will gain your respect.

The following hole is not one to catch your breath on either. This is a 180 yard par 3 that will test even the most accurate iron players. With water lined on the left, a fade or slice with leave you wet and in the drop zone. The 180-yard carry challenges your nerves and gives you a sense of accomplishment if you are lucky enough to reach the green.

The bright spot on the back nine was the finishing hole. This 445 yard par 4 is guarded to the left with water so this will demand a accurate tee shot. That is not the problem, the problem is your second shot where you will need to carry a 175 yards over water to reach the green. This is truly a challenging hole to end your round.

The Las Vegas Paiute Resort offers service and a relaxing round of golf that you will enjoy. This course will appeal to all handicaps with relatively easy holes with great views of the Spring and Sheep Mountains. If you are looking for the best-maintained course in Las Vegas you need to hit the Las Vegas Paiute Resort.

Directions: The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is located on U.S. 95 just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Take U. S. 95 north from Las Vegas to the petroglyph decorated Snow Mountain exit and turn right.

Tanner Nolan, Contributor


 
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