Golf fanatics who live in Las Vegas get to enjoy the best their sport has to offer. Not only are some of finest courses in the country located here, but they’re also a regular stop on the men’s and women’s pro tours. Here are a few of the best golf courses around Las Vegas. — Diane Quinn

Paiute Golf Resort is located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Las Vegas in the Snow Mountain Paiute Indian Reservation, (Credit:

Paiute Golf Resort

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 658-1400

Located at “2,800 feet above your stress level,” the three different championship courses are always rated among the best golf courses around Las Vegas. Twenty minutes northwest of downtown Las Vegas in the Snow Mountain Paiute Indian Reservation, Paiute Golf Resort has the only Pete Dye designed courses in the state. Look for wide rye grass fairways, railroad tie-decorated bunkers, water features, rolling terrain and spectacular mountain vistas. Quench your thirst or grab a bite to eat in the beautifully designed clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting panoramic views. Depending upon the course you choose, rates run from $69 to $200 and will vary with the seasons and time of day.

TPC Las Vegas

9851 Canyon Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 256-2000

Ever wonder how you would fare playing against a pro? You can find out when playing this course, a PGA Tour stop and a favorite on the Champions Tour. Located in northwest Last Vegas, this challenging course has spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon. Your skills will be tested on an elegant desert course that flows through arroyos and canyons. The fairways are tight, and ravines and gullies challenge even the best golfers. The quick greens and prevalent undulations demand a high level of skill. Home of the PGA Tour Academy, this course is rated one of the top 10 in the state of Nevada. Depending upon the time of year, rates run from $175 to $225.

Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Want to see what happens when a multi-millionaire gives renowned architect Tom Fazio an unlimited budget and tells him design a golf course out of an arid desert? What you get is a legendary masterpiece that must be played to be fully appreciated. Shadow Creek is owned by MGM Grand Resorts, and popping in for a night at one of its hotels is worth the price if you can afford the hefty $300-plus fees that help to keep it exclusive. A limousine picks you and up at your hotel and transports you to and from the course, nestled in the foothills of Sheep Mountain. You’ll feel like a pro when your personal caddie guides you through a golfing experience that you will never forget.