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|Silverstone Golf Club is just one of the Las Vegas golf courses that promise to be busy all winter long. (Chris Baldwin/WorldGolf.com)|
Affordable Las Vegas winter golf packages can have you staying in style at hotels like the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay and taking advantage of the city's casinos, restaurants and entertainment options. By day, you'll have tee times at Vegas golf courses like Rio Secco, Revere at Anthem, Silverstone and Bali Hai.
The cold winter months are swiftly approaching, and for many golfers this is one of the most depressing times of the year. Time to put away the clubs and slog through another season of cold, snowy and damp weather. Time to say goodbye to your golf jones until spring.
Of course, there are alternatives that we're all aware of. Take Las Vegas, for instance. While the term "golf mecca" is terribly overused, if there ever was a place that could be considered a mecca for golf, it would have to be Sin City. Of course, none of this is a secret. Especially in winter, Las Vegas is packed with golfers ready, willing and able to make the trip to this desert oasis. And while prices can skyrocket, there's one simple way to save money while getting your tee times set up - the golf package.
At LasVegasGolf.com, they have several different golf packages for you to choose from that will save money and time and have you preparing for the trip of your life. Here's a look at a couple packages.
Las Vegas is well known for its sprawling, nearly surreal hotels, and the MGM Grand captures the majesty and luxury of Sin City perfectly. With more than 5,000 rooms, a bustling, modern casino, numerous top-flight restaurants and entertainment options right on the famed Las Vegas Strip, you'll have the perfect home base for your golfing excursion.
The Concord is a Billy Casper and Greg Nash designed course that received a four-and-a-half out of five rating from Golf Digest and measures out at just over 7,000 yards from the back tees.
Silverstone Golf Club offers golfers three separate nines, along with a "28th hole" near the clubhouse. A run that's always been well known to locals, Silverstone has recently been working to give players even more.
"The first thing you notice when you visit Silverstone is how it's striving to be a better golf course," wrote Chris Baldwin in a review of the course. "A new management team is trying to change the way people think of Silverstone, and the quest isn't based on catchy marketing slogans. It's all about the course."
Price Range: $217 - $278 per night.
Feeling lucky? You will after a three-night, two-day stay at Mandalay Bay, which is fresh off a sprawling $150-million renovation. Not only will luxury and glitter be your companion at this spectacular hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, but you'll also have numerous dining options, and entertainment that includes the legendary House of Blues.
Rio Secco offers players a layout designed by none other than Rees Jones, while The Falls course at Lake Las Vegas will put you on a Tom Weiskopf-designed masterpiece. Bali Hai, meanwhile, is the only championship course located right on the Strip, and will have you playing a tropical wonderland with seven water features, including its signature island green.
Price Range: $302 - $367 per night.
October 11, 2007
William K. Wolfrum keeps one eye on the PGA Tour and another watching golf vacation hotspots and letting travelers in on the best place to vacation. You can follow him on Twitter @Wolfrum.
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