Lexington Course at Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.: Hang on for a great roller-coaster ride
HENDERSON, Nev. -- Revere Golf Club, located just a driver and long iron from the famed Las Vegas Strip, s a thrill ride with more rises, falls and turns than one of Sin City's famed roller coasters.
The 7,143-yard, par-72 Lexington Course at Revere, one of two Billy Casper/Greg Nash designs on the property, is the original. Add in stylish bunkering and beautiful water features to go along with the dramatic elevation changes, and you've got a course that will tantalize your senses.
"The views of the Strip and the layout of the course make it a great place to play golf," said Andrew Bednar, head professional at Revere Golf Club.
Revere Golf Club's Lexington: On the course
Players will enjoy amazing views of the Strip, but make sure to keep your focus on the course. The elevation changes, severe doglegs, undulating greens and bunkers will force players to think on every shot.
"You'll find uphill lies, downhill lies and a lot of doglegs," Bednar said. "On some holes you'll find elevation changes that are four-to-five club differences in what you might normally hit."
One of the best testaments to that is the 489-yard, par-5 seventh hole. The elevated tee shot must find a fairway that is guarded by bunkers as well as desert landscaping. The second shot (if players go for it in two) is severely uphill, and bunkers short along with a pond and waterfall long make choosing the right club imperative. The green is multi-tiered, so being on the proper level is a must if you're looking for that birdie or eagle putt.
"The seventh hole is definitely one of our signature holes," Bednar said. "It's a reachable par 5, and with the waterfall, it's just a beautiful golf hole."
The 10th is a hole that looks easy on the scorecard but can cause plenty of trouble. The 379-yard par 4 starts off with a blind tee shot to a fairway that runs steeply downhill. Fronting the green is a wash and a bunker guards the green long, so even with a wedge in hand, players have little room for error on the approach shot.
Tim Kennedy has been a Vegas resident for the past nine years but was playing just his second round at the Lexington.
"After playing today, I'll definitely play it more often," Kennedy said. "I really like the elevation changes, and it's more of a canyon course. And the par-3 holes are all very challenging."
Revere Golf Club's practice facility
Revere's practice facility is two sided and spacious, so players can spread out. It's a great place to warm up and get a feel for the greens before the round.
In the Revere clubhouse
The choice when it comes to men's and women's apparel is as varied as the golf shots on the course. It's also a good spot to get those last-minute items like sun screen, lip balm, hats and other essentials to make the round just a little more comfortable.
The 19th hole at Revere G.C.
If you're looking for the best view of the Las Vegas Strip -- along with a great variety of food options -- Buckman's Grille is your spot. After the round (especially around sunset), grab a drink or dinner and watch as the Strip's brilliant light show comes to life right before your eyes.
The second course: Concord
The more recent addition, Revere Golf Club's Concord Course, is a 7,034-yard, par-72 design. It's got one of Vegas' more impressive finishing holes, the par-5 18th. It's a dynamic risk/reward hole with a ravine fronting the green and nine bunkers surrounding the rest of the green.
Revere Golf Club's Lexington Course: The verdict
The views, shot-making opportunities and staff make the Lexington Course at Revere Golf Club a solid choice when it comes to Vegas golf. If you've got the time, play both courses. It will be a day well spent.