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Recent Golf Course Review Reflection Bay Golf Club Henderson Nevada

Reflection Bay Golf Club

Henderson, NV

Reviewed by: kevbig, Las Vegas

Golf Playing Conditions 7.93 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.93 GREAT

Took advantage of February resident rate special today and got out to Reflection Bay for the first time. The course winds through some very impressive homes and spills out onto the shores of Lake Las Vegas making for some spectacular scenery! Love that the area is completely away from the city allowing for a peaceful day. I was met at my car by a friendly girl that took my clubs and loaded them onto the cart while I went to the pro shop to check in. I was told that they always pair you with a cart partner unless you want to pay extra for your own cart? Odd but no big deal.

Tee time was 850 as a single and was paired up with a fun threesome teeing off about 5 minutes late. Once on the course, our POP was 4 hours flat with very little waiting and never seeing the group behind us.

What to Expect

Course conditions were borderline excellent all the way around.

Tees- Flat, good coverage, minimal divots. Could use a trim in some spots but that’s being nitpicky.

Fairways- Deep emerald green with beautiful mow patterns like you see on TV. They were good to hit from other than the holes nearest the lake that were thinner due to those d%mn coots!

Bunkers- Beautiful white sand bunkers framed by a ring of dormant rough surrounding them for that cool contrasting look. They have a good amount of sand in them. No issues there.

Rough- Similar to the fairways, deep green and lush everywhere other than where the birds congregate. Not very long but thick enough where your ball might settle to the bottom at times to make for a tougher recovery.

Greens- Super firm and not holding all that well. Better to aim for front of greens to allow for roll out. I have a high ball flight and only the wedges would stop within 15 feet of where they landed. Never had to fix a ball mark as you couldn’t really make one. Chips and pitches would run out as well. They did putt very nicely at a fast pace!

Bottom Line

Overall it’s really fun course to play and very fair. No GPS onboard so BYO. Visually deceiving for first timers off the tee. If you’re striking the ball well, you’ll score. On the other hand, bad shots will be punished by numerous hazards. Good mix of wide open and tighter holes to make you think. For a Nicklaus course, the greens at are Reflection Bay quite tame. There are no crazy undulations or breaks. What you see if what you get. I can definitely see myself coming back here again as long as they keep offering deep discounts for locals. But even at rack rate, it’s recommended in it’s current condition.