To play some of the top golf courses in Las Vegas AND save money, prepay your green fees

By Mike Bailey, Senior Staff Writer

If you're a golfer and looking for little more stake at the tables when you come to Las Vegas, here's an idea: Prepay your green fees.

Bali Hai Golf Club - Las Vegas
Buy a round of golf at Bali Hai 45 days or more in advance and you'll save an additional 30 percent.
Bali Hai Golf Club - Las VegasSwilcan Bridge at Royal Links - Las Vegas

That's because if you book tee times at Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links or Desert Pines 45 days or more in advance and pay at the time of booking, you will get an additional 30 percent off whatever rate you're quoted - whether it's been already discounted or not. It's Walters Golf's way of giving you a little more money in your pocket when you get here. And who couldn't use a little more when visiting the city's magnificent casinos.

Tony Urrea, reservations director for Walters Golf, says his company is just trying to provide an incentive for golfers to book direct and make their tee-time reservations in advance.

"Customers can now make their tee times reservation when they are booking their flights and hotel accommodations and rest assured they are getting the absolute lowest rate", Urrea said. "We have always offered a best rate guarantee and now we are taking it one step further. Typically, golfers who book 45 days or more in advance are shopping, and this new promotion guarantees them the best possible rates and best starting times, at Las Vegas' most unique golf courses."

The promotion can be used for the entire group (15 players or less), as long as all the green fees are prepaid, Urrea said. And it applies whether the reservations are made online, over the phone or at one of the golf shops. If it's made online, at, the customer needs to call (888) 427-6678 to seal the deal and receive the additional 30 percent off the online rate. In some cases, the savings could be up to 60 percent and more than $150 off a single green fee, Urrea said.

The time is right for golf in Las Vegas

This is also a good time to be playing golf in Las Vegas. The weather for the next two or three months is perfect, and all golf courses have been overseeded for the fall/winter and are in outstanding shape, Urrea said. Desert Pines Golf Club, for example, recently underwent a greens renovation and has never looked better. The course features thousands of imported Carolina pine trees. Located just 10 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and 15 minutes from the airport, Desert Pines also features a full-service grill and a two-tiered climate controlled driving range that stays open late at night.

Playing Royal Links will give you a feel for the history of British Open golf. All the holes there are inspired by great British Isle courses like Prestwick, Turnberry, Royal Troon and St. Andrews. To really get a feel for playing across the pond, caddies and forecaddies are also available. After the round, players can enjoy authentic ales on tap as well as an extensive selection of Scotches and blends at Stymie's Pub, located in the castle-like clubhouse.

And for a tropical paradise golf experience, check out Bali Hai Golf Club, the only championship-caliber course located right on the Las Vegas Strip. The course features 7 acres of water features accented by crushed white marble outcroppings and thousands of mature tropical palms. Featuring an island green 16th, Bali Hai is a must-play for anyone playing golf in Las Vegas. Forecaddies are also available at this Golf Magazine-rated "Top 100 Resort Course."

Mike BaileyMike Bailey, Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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