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“Still great value but painfully slow pace”

Desert Pines Golf Club
Ranked #109 of 255 Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas
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Owner description: We invite you to experience the Carolina sandhills, tucked away minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, in the historic part of Las Vegas. As you begin your Vegas golf round at Desert Pines Golf Club Las Vegas, you will feel transported from the closed-in casinos and overpowering glitz to a place where you can enjoy the fresh, calming scent of real pine trees. This Dye-designed golf course features over 4,000 mature pine trees lining the fairways with green grass running from tees to pins. White sand bunkers protect large, undulating, bent grass greens fashioned after those at Augusta National Golf Club. Although there are no forced carries, four lakes will add to the excitement and beauty of your round. Spanning more than 50 hitting stations, the Practice Center is ideal for a pre-round warm-up or a stop to practice your swing. The two-level facility is covered, to protect from rain and sunlight, and features misters during summer months and heaters during the winter for ultimate comfort and enjoyment. Extended hours allow flexibility for golfers, with closing times at 11 p.m. The Snack Bar offers the delicious food served, situated conveniently next to the 10th tee box and within walking distance to the parking lot, the Practice Center provides a chance to perfect your game.
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was my 2nd time playing this course. It's probably the best value golf course so close to the strip. Great Pete Dye layout and a lot of scenic views from the back tees. It's relatively short but it's not an easy course with narrow driving windows and a lot of undulations on the greens. The downside here is that because it's got great value, it gets A LOT of action. Expect 5 hour weekend rounds on a course that only measures about 6300 from the tips!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Honestly I played the worst game of golf in my life. But that did not spoil what was a really enjoyable day.

The sun beat down as I tried to negotiate this tight well designed golf course. Fairways and greens all in good condition. A real test.

On the 19th bar service was friendly and chatty.

Heartily recommended.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Given the short distance of the course it seems like the greens were an after thought.....almost at times like miniature golf greens with odd shapes, some weird objects in front....all with the intent to drive up your score. Pin placements were also extremely odd..... Beyond that the service was excellent, the price was right and the fairways were in good shape. Our round came in at 4.5 hours which I did not think was too bad for a public course.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This course is centrally located and the price was reasonable. The layout was good. They have a nice, double decker, driving range with balls included with your round. The only drawback with this course is that they didn't keep the pace of play monitored. We were stuck behind a fivesome that kept us waiting at least 15 minutes per shot. When we started our round the started even commented that this group is usually quick, but they do play for money and can be slow. This would have been fine if the Ranger had ask them to quicken the pace. After 9 holes of this we decided to leave and let the club house know why. We never received an appology, which would have been nice. Just the same story about them being regulars that usually play faster. Won't be back.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Played here with a group of 7 guys on our annual golf trip. The course was in great shape and fun to play. On one of the par 3's they were running a contest, if you bet a minimum of $20 and hit the green you could double your money in a pro shop gift certificate. Well I bet BIG and won BIG. By the time I finished my round and went into the pro shop to spend my winnings they had taken all of the products and put them in the back room. They took all the shoes, shirts, clubs and sales racks and hid them all leaving only small and medium shirts out. When I asked where all the clothes went that were there before I played, the shop attendant avoided my question. I have seen this done before but never would I have thought a nice course like this would do such a thing. I played by their rules and won, then to be cheated like that is unacceptable.

So beware of this course and staff.

Date of experience: March 2017
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