Conquer the canyon at TPC Las Vegas, a memorable desert gem
LAS VEGAS -- Designed by Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd, TPC Las Vegas, provides desert golf equal to the strongest sand-infested designs in Scottsdale, New Mexico and southern California.
A winding canyon on the back nine defines the golf course, which has hosted both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. The five-hole stretch starting at the par-3 12th hole will make or break any round. The mountain backdrop, coupled with the canyon in your face on near every shot, create a dramatic setting among the best in Las Vegas. The 12th green is a virtual island surrounded by untamed earth.
The demanding carries from the blue tees of the par-4s at No. 13 and No. 14 -- nicknamed "Death Valley" and "Gorge-ous" -- are two of most exciting shots in Sin City.
Water makes a cameo appearance on TPC Las Vegas' 18th hole left of the green just to remind players there's more trouble out here than just dirt and rocks.
The 7,080-yard design is well cared for like all TPC properties. Extras such as great caddies, an outstanding TOUR Academy, and a nice JW Marriott nearby team up for a first-class experience.
It's a virtual guarantee -- not a gamble like everything else in town -- that playing the TPC Las Vegas will be a memorable day.
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