#GKPlays Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (Snow Mountain) Las Vegas Nevada Round-up
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It’s another GK Plays for the record books. This time GK Plays find ourselves at the lovely Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The weather really cooperated albeit a little chilly. The greens were fantastic, the course conditions were perfect. It just goes to show you that a good golf course staff that knows how to care for it’s course can really do wonders.
I wanted to also give special thanks to our sponsors and host of this event. Thanks to LINKSOUL for providing the great raffle prizes. Thanks to LINKSOUL for providing some of the best LINKSOUL swag and gear. And finally thanks to Paiute Golf Resort, your course conditions were definitely a cut above and your staff was friendly and attentive. On behalf of Greenskeeper and our members playing, much thanks.
Reviewed by: pedro7170, Camarillo
I was in the first group. After arriving to the first hole and seeing everything that was around me, I was just memorized with the wonderful golf course they have.
The tees were in excellent shape, fairways greener that Primm Valley and TPC. There were no houses or trees in the way. I was playing in the middle of the dessert on very green fairways. The rough was tall but easy to hit from. The sand traps just perfect. They had enough sand and easy to get out from. The greens were faster then the TPC greens, hard to read and very interesting breaks. I had a great time and we didn’t wait in any hole. Just perfect!!! The Paiute customer services was amazing, very happy to have us there and very friendly. I graded this Golf Course 9.5.
By far this was my favorite Golf Course and I’m looking forward to playing it again. Thank you GK for the invite and putting this event together.
My GK golfers if you have not played this Golf Course you have to add it to your bucket list and get up there and have a great round of golf. Hit the ball and let it roll!!!
Greens rolled true, moderately fast and firm. Fairways perfect. Rough perfect about 1 to 3 inches high. Bunkers perfect. Tee Boxes perfect. With the deep green turf and contrasting desert landscape with no homes to obstruct distant beautiful views…can you tell I dig this place. Add to that a grand clubhouse with delicious food in the restaurant, enormous proshop, and views of the course…I swear this is not a commercial for Paiute.
As far as the outing, from the moment I arrived their staff was there to accommodate. Everything went smoothly. They even surprised me by giving us a Las Vegas Paiute poker chip ball marker to each player. I had a nice buffet breakfast to start my day overlooking the 18th hole of the Snow Mountain Course then off to the golf cart staging area and excellent practice facilities to greet more GK’ers. After our round the clubhouse served us well with food, drink and plenty of space to give out prizes.
Next year I’m going to try to arrange the Wolf Course for GK Plays Las Vegas 2017. We got to keep coming back here.
Reviewed by: Itslikeimsayin, Aliso Viejo
This was my first time playing Snow Mountain and I enjoyed it slightly more than Wolf. The layout was a little more distinctive/memorable, although still not overly so. I did love the 18th hole, however. The stellar conditions and the isolated setting are the real highlights here.
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Reviewed by: wsbell57, Thousand Oaks
I will be the first to say that when I heard these courses (there are actually 3 at this resort, Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf) were designed by Pete Dye, I was ready to run away and spend the rest of the day in a casino. Me and ‘Pete’ do not get along, LOL. He’s sadistic on most days! You always know when you’ve played one of his courses – you’re usually pretty beat up and several balls lighter in your bag ??.
Now for the reality of the day – I really enjoyed Snow Mountain! It was a challenging course yet not punishing. The course overall was in really good shape. As with most courses, staying out of the desert terrain and on the fairways are key. There were the typical Dye twists of odd shaped and undulating fairways mixed with water and desert, but if you were smart, you could avoid most problems. There were even a couple nice risk/reward holes, if you dared. The only downside was the bunkers needed some work (or new sand) and a couple of greens seemed to break opposite of what you’d expect. Otherwise, I now look forward to returning to see what the other two courses have in store, as this Pete Dye course was actually fun!