Prime time for a Las Vegas golf vacation
LAS VEGAS – It’s fall and the golf courses in Las Vegas are green and lush. Maybe a little too lush.
At least that was the case on the Lexington Course at Revere Golf Club in Henderson. Seriously, they did such a good job overseeding, combined with a little rain and cooler temperatures, that the rye grass grew faster than they could cut it.
So finding the fairway on the Lexington was a must if you wanted to avoid double bogeys because hitting in the rough not only meant getting it out was tough, but finding your ball could be a chore as well.
The good news is that in a week or so, the mowers will catch up to the grass. Finding the rough will still be a penalty, but not impossible. In fact, if you’re looking for the perfect time to plan a Las Vegas golf vacation, this is it. The weather and course conditions are perfect this time of year and will only get better in the next week or so. November is especially enticing.
I just spent the week here touring golf courses, and I couldn’t have asked for better conditions. It was in the 60s at night and in the morning, low 80s in the daytime. And those cool nighttime temperatures are perfect for walking the Strip as well. And if you like to people watch, there’s nothing better than strolling Las Vegas Boulevard.
And if you’re thinking it’s too expensive to plan a golf vacation in Las Vegas, think again. Although this is a prime season, there are always bargains on hotel rooms, especially off the Strip, because they really want you here to gamble.
I stayed at Sunset Station in Henderson, for example, for $44 a night. The room was clean and comfortable, and there was plenty to do at Sunset Station, including a dozen or so restaurants, plenty of gaming and even a PBA-certified bowling center. There’s even an In-N-Out Burger across the street.
But if you’re looking for something a little more upscale on the Strip, there are all kinds of packages available. One that might be enticing is one that includes two nights at the all-new Vdara at CityCenter, which includes golf two nights and a special rate at Bali Hai, Royal Links G.C. and Desert Pines. I just checked out the Vdara tonight and I can tell you that they keep upping the ante on these resort hotels/casino. You have to see this place, and CityCenter, for that matter, to understand what they’ve accomplished here.
Click here for the Vdara golf package.
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