Las Vegas heats up with Walters Golf's summer deals at Bali Hai and Royal Links

By Bill Bowman, Contributor

LAS VEGAS -- It's simple: Everyone's looking for that perfect Las Vegas golf deal. Well, locals and visitors alike need look no further than Walters Golf -- with two world-class golf courses in Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club -- for a variety of red-hot summer deals.

Bali Hai golf course
Walters Golf is offering a variety of red-hot summer deals on its Bali Hai (shown here) and Royal Links courses.
Bali Hai golf courseRoyal Links golf coursePar Mates female caddies

Let's start with the stay-and-play package options. And we are talking options -- and lots of them. With these packages, players will get the option of staying at 15 Las Vegas resorts situated up and down the Las Vegas Strip. There's a package and resort that will fit everyone's needs.

"We have a price point to meet any budget, especially if there's flexibility in the days you visit or when you travel," said Josh Hill, corporate vice president of marketing for Walters Golf. "From the budget-conscious golfer to the more discriminating golfer, there's going to be something that fits both your budget and unique preferences."

Whether it's economical hotels or no-holds-barred resorts, you'll find great accommodations as well as two of the top golf courses in Las Vegas. Rates start at $155 per person (depending on days stayed and times played) and include three days and two nights at a resort along with two rounds of golf total between Bali Hai and Royal Links. And, of course, you can certainly add on days and additional rounds of golf on these two courses.

Ah yes, the two courses: Walter's Golf has two of Vegas' finest ready for players to tee it up.

Bali Hai Golf Club, located at the south end of the famed Las Vegas Strip, is a Schmidt-Curley design. The course, a par 71 that is 7,002 yards from the tips, is a tropical themed track. How tropical, you may ask? More than 100,000 plants and flowers line fairways and surround greens along with more than 2,500 soaring palms adding to the ambiance. Add in sparkling deep-blue ponds, brilliant white-sand bunkers and lush fairways and greens, and, well, you get the picture.

The golf course has a finishing three-hole stretch that will impress everyone in your group: a par 3 with an island green (the 141-yard 16th) and a pair of mammoth par 4s (the 484-yard 17th and the 486-yard 18th).

The 18th brings all of the tropical theme into play on one hole with foliage everywhere as well as a huge beach-like bunker and pond guarding the green. From the tee, the Mandalay Bay resort stares players in the face, and if you finish up around dusk, you'll be able to see the Strip lights come to life.

At Royal Links Golf Club, another theme is front and center for players as the course pays tribute to some of the best holes in the British Open rotation. It's your chance to play golf holes across the pond, but they are located just minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip.

The par-72 course is a Dye International design layout that reaches 7,029 yards from the tips. A trip around the course will let players check out "The Road Hole" and "The Postage Stamp." More than 100 bunkers dot Royal Links, and many of them, like on the original layouts across the Pond, are out of view. It's a good idea to take a caddie along on your round. It's a way to enhance this one-of-kind experience.

2015 Vegas ParAm tournament

And if you're looking for tournament action, they've got that covered at Walters Golf, as well. The 2015 Vegas ParAm is set for Aug. 15, 2015, at Bali Hai. The entry fee (starting at $299), includes two nights at the MGM Grand and a scramble-style tournament. Also included is limo transportation to and from the course, a ParMate caddie, a world-class buffet at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai, Callaway club rentals, complimentary drinks, on-course contests, prizes, giveaways and other swag, and, best of all, a great round of golf in Vegas.

There's plenty more in the Walters Golf plan for the summer months. Check out for other hot deals.

And don't forget the rest of what makes Vegas one of the best resorts destinations in the world. From fine dining to fabulous shows to big-name shops to late-night clubbing action, it's all right here and right at your fingertips.

Bill BowmanBill Bowman, Contributor

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 40 years in the sports-writing business. He's spent the past 16-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas and has teed it up for magazine profiles with celebrities including comedian Bill Engvall, actor Jeffrey Donovan (USA's Burn Notice), ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, NASCAR's Kurt Busch, Collective Soul's Ed Roland, the Baltimore Ravens' Jonathan Ogden and many others.

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