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The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review - Tee Box Las Vegas Nevada
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review – Tee Box Las Vegas Nevada

The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada - Hole 3
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada – Hole 3

The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada - Hole 17 view from fairway
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada – Hole 17 view from fairway

The Club at Sunrise

Las Vegas, NV

Reviewed by:  JohnnyGK, Westlake Village

Teed it up with Rob1563 for a quick round/stop in to Vegas on Thursday 5/25. Great time on windy warm day. Thanks Rob for meeting up with me.

I can’t even begin to describe the astonishment of experiencing essentially flawless greens on a golf course like this. I rated the greens a 9 only because I rarely ever rate greens a perfect 10 but had the greens been a little faster and more receptive to shots, I would have given them a 10. Rob and I found one ball mark all day. They are uniform lush, roll perfectly smooth, are perfectly consistent and wow are they beautifully green. You don’t expect to spend less than $30 and get greens better than most high-end courses and country clubs. The unique thing about these greens, like the entire course, they are paspalum turf. It’s the only golf course I have played paspalum greens and I hope not the last.

The rest of the golf course is in good to great shape. Last time here in August the fairways and rough were more lush. This time on some holes I noticed a few bare spots. Afterwards I spoke with the GM and it’s because of the cool and very windy Spring. There were 15 straight days of strong wind that negatively impacted irrigation and given paspalum is warm season turf, turf growth was less than expected. This caused some thin/bare spots on a few holes. They are in the process of getting some sod but in most cases, now that the warm weather is back, most will lush back up on their own fairly soon. The bunkers are very good shape with quality sand. The tee boxes are lush and groomed. The rough is mostly lush, cut low and in good shape. Actually I would prefer the rough a little higher to help hold balls up from going in the wash. Overall, course is in a great shape.

It’s a straight forward layout, no frills and simple scenery. Most holes have houses adjacent on the left side and of course the wash on the right side. You need to putt well and keep the ball on the left side of the fairway. No need to overpower the course which I have learned now for a second time is the wrong move. Keep the ball in play and those green will reward you with some pure scoring putts.

Pace of play is fantastic. You should easily finish under 4 hours. We got around in 3 hours. It’s a regulation course. Take a look at the photos and give The Club at Sunrise a try.

The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada - Hole 14 view from fairway
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada – Hole 14 view from fairway
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada - patio/staging area
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada – patio/staging area
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada - Hole 18
The Club at Sunrise Golf Course Review Las Vegas Nevada – Hole 18

The Club at Sunrise

rob1563
Posted: 05/26/17 4:24p
Member Since: Jul 3, 2010
From: Las Vegas

Met JohnnyGK for a round yesterday, 5/25. First time playing here since the renovation, and hadn’t played the old Desert Rose layout since the days of playing 2-3 times a year, so I did not remember a lot of the old course. We played as 2, with a single skipping through, and had the whole course to ourselves on a Thursday teeing off at noon, and finished in a just under 3 1/2 hours.
Fantastic Vegas golf day, temps in the 90s, but a good wind. Practice area was nice. Driving range has one of those long, semi-soft astro-turf type mats to hit from. Easy on the irons, but difficult to put a tee in, unless you like to tee it really high. Cool feature: a large “777” sign for the 150 yard flag, which we took aim at a couple of times, unsuccessfully. A two tier putting green with about 8 holes, which was the same speed and condition of the course greens. They also have a chipping/bunker area.
Onto the course. Back in the day, it was nicknamed “The Ditch” for the Las Vegas Wash which runs along the right side of all but 3 holes and factors in almost every shot. Due to still spring like conditions, the ditch was as green as the fairways and made choosing a line of the tee in the wind difficult. We just couldn’t figure out where the edge of the ditch started.
Fairways were a bit thin in places, due to the drought resistant, salt resistant grass they use tee to green. The grass grows better in warmer weather, so summer should be great.
Rough is cut to fairway height. Bunkers were pretty good. I was in 2 green-side, neither were too fluffy or too firm, they were just right and easy to get out (I used a putter for one for fun).
The greens were the best part of the course. They were incredible. They felt soft under my feet, but I only found 1 ball mark all day. Glass like smooth, medium-fast and tricky undulation.
Overall, I absolutely enjoyed the course. With the firm, fast fairways, wind, and no trees, it played like a links course. The ditch is to the right and there’s houses all along the left, but they are set far enough back from the fairways. There’s red dirt between the cart path and houses, so prepared to hit some low runners out if you end up in it. It’s a fun course to try some shots you wouldn’t normally try to hit. With it’s current rates under $30, it’s a steal.