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|Don't worry if you find yourself in Las Vegas without golf clubs - there's plenty of places to rent them. (Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com)|
A well-planned, luxurious golf vacation to Las Vegas is about as good as it gets. Amazing and unique golf courses blend in perfectly with a city that never sleeps and serves up a nightlife of gaming and entertainment second to none.
Sometimes, however, a trip to Sin City comes out of the blue. After all, Las Vegas hosts as many or more weddings, conferences and other events as any other golf destination in the U.S. So for many people, going to Las Vegas means a quick two- or three-day excursion. And generally, on such trips, lugging along a set of golf clubs becomes a very low priority.
Luckily for those types of travelers, it's easy to be playing with the best golf clubs out in Las Vegas, as there are multiple options on how and where to get yourself a set of clubs for a trip that may just include one round of golf.
Aside from the golf courses themselves, there are a few places around Las Vegas where you can rent golf clubs. One such place, where you can rent a complete set of Callaways or Taylormades, is Las Vegas Golf & Tennis, a Sin City mainstay for more than three decades. As for prices, Las Vegas Golf & Tennis is one of the better deals you'll find, as they'll charge you $40 for their clubs for a full day (whereas golf courses generally charge per round)
Jack Lomento, sales manager at Las Vegas Golf & Tennis, said visitors often won't bother with bringing their clubs with them to Las Vegas on shorter trips, partly because they know they can rent top-of-the-line equipment in town.
"Most people a lot of times don't want to drag around clubs with them, sometimes it's just a corporate event and they know they'll just be playing one round," said Lomento. "Plus they know they'll be using the most modern equipment when they rent here."
Being a place where shopping is king, you can often go right to the source for what you want. So if you're looking for Nike equipment, just head over to Nike Golf on Las Vegas Blvd. You'll have a set of the best Nike has to offer, at $50 per day.
Of course, should you aim for simplicity and don't mind paying a little more, you can always rent clubs at many of Las Vegas' golf courses. At Bear's Best Las Vegas, for example, you can rent a set of Titleists for $65 to play 18 of Jack Nicklaus' best-designed golf holes.
A look at a few other courses in Sin City shows the prices to range from the $50-$65 region for renting clubs. At Paiute Resort, you can get a set of Callaway Big Berthas, with either graphite or steel shafts, for $60 to take on some of the sternest stuff you'll ever find from Pete Dye. Or you can pay $60 for Callaways - and get six golf balls - to take on one of Badlands Golf Club's terrific nines. You can also get Callaways at the Revere Golf Club for $65, or $50 at twilight.
If you're looking to rent clubs at the course, be sure to call and find out what they have to offer. Normally courses will have clubs available for right- and left-handed players, as well as clubs available for women and children, as well. Because no one should miss out on a chance to play golf in Las Vegas, even if you didn't bring your clubs.
September 19, 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.
The Golf Advisor Top 50 courses in the U.S., compiled by ratings and reviews from golfers, were announced on Golf Channel's Morning Drive.
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