Golf Course Review Las Vegas National Golf Club Las Vegas Nevada
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Reviewed by: Itslikeimsayin, Aliso Viejo
Played here Tuesday, 1/3 with a 7:00 am tee time. I called a few days prior to inquire about the possibility of a frost delay and was told they’d had them nearly every day for a month. Fortunately there was no delay on Tuesday, although I was informed when I checked in that I’d run into a shotgun tournament that started at 8:00. I got sent to the first tee by myself a few minutes before 7:00 and flew through the front nine in about 1:10. Then there were three tournament groups on the 10th hole when I arrived. The starter offered to have me play the front again, but because it was my first time here, I really wanted to see the whole course. He told me to follow the two groups on the tee box, which sandwiched me in between tournament groups. The group behind me initially acted as if they were entitled to play through me because they were part of the tournament, but then we joined up at a course employee’s request after a few holes and they turned out to be really nice, great guys. Front nine 1:10, finished the back nine about 2:30 after finishing the front (which includes about 20 minutes wait on the 10th tee), for a total POP of about 3:40. Not bad, especially considering I planned on a likely frost delay and ~8:30/9:00 start. Also, my time was a GN Hot Deal and I used a $10 GN Reward toward it, so I got a really great deal.
Conditions are quite nice, highlighted by really smooth greens. They ran medium-fast to fast and were a little on the firm side. Full shots would take one big bounce and then stop. There are lots of undulations to some of these greens. Fairways are consistent green and lush, and nice to play from. There were a few muddy/wet spots on a few holes, but nothing too bad. Rough was coarse, splotchy dormant grass that mostly laid down, so it wasn’t deep but was somewhat difficult to gauge how it would play. Tee boxes were mostly good/great. Sand was very good in all the bunkers I was in.
As I mentioned earlier, this was my first time here. I enjoyed the layout, although it isn’t anything I’d necessarily recommend someone go out of their way to play. It’s somewhat of a novelty in that it’s a pretty straightforward parkland layout amid all of Las Vegas’ desert style courses. Like roarksown mentioned, there are quite a few hazards that are not visible from the tee. Definitely worthwhile to pay attention to the hole diagrams on the scorecard. Also a pretty good variety in hole lengths, except all five par 3s play pretty deep from the tips. I appreciated the signage on various holes chronicling the history of the course and people who lived on it, as well as what Tiger scored en route to winning the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. For Clark County residents, they are currently running a special: 3 rounds in January for $99. If you can get out there three times, definitely a good deal.