Golf Course Review Reflection Bay Golf Club Henderson Nevada
Reviewed by: SBogey, Big Bear
Played 10-5-19. This was the first time playing here. First the bad. No driving range, just mats to hit off in a cage like at Mt. Wilson only smaller. No way to hit your driver then the opening hole you need to hit over water with your first driver swing of the day. Didn’t go well for me. The carts have this annoying door bell sound to remind you to fix your divots and ball marks. Our cart kept dinging while we were parked at the tee on a par 3. Every couple minutes it would ring out. Expected it to ring while we were swinging. Very annoying!
The course is a challenge and a treat for the eyes. Beautiful vistas and nice tee boxes. Traps were soft and perfect. Greens were nice but lots of ball marks. Fairways were a little thin in spots but the rough was not too thick but not easy either. Customer service was exceptional. From the time we arrived till we left we were made to feel appreciated. Would love another shot at this course.
Reviewed by: rob1563, Las Vegas Great GK Plays with John, Matt, and David on June 30. I have played here four times and conditions have not wavered no matter the season. It’s very consistent.
Conditions were awesome for the beginning of summer. For me, the greens were the highlight. I thought they were smooth and the speed was consistent throughout. The only bumps I saw were from old unrepaired ball marks. Fairways were lush with no bare areas. Rough was decent. The sand was heavy but easy to hit out.
I love this course and is easily a top pick in the Vegas area.
Course is so fun to play and even though it’s a Nicklaus Signature course, it’s one of his tamer ones. Wide fairways and green complexes that don’t overly penalize you.
Definitely a must play in Vegas.
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Reviewed by: phunteratc, Henderson, NV This was round two today. I played Paiute Snow course in the morning in much different weather conditions. So when I arrived for my afternoon tee time it was a joy to see the South-End of the valley was warm and calm winds.
I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow GKer’s JohnnyGK, Rob1563, and Kevbig. What a great group of guys. It wouldn’t have mattered what the condition of the course was in or how I played in determining my enjoyment level, because these guys were so much fun.
That being said, I was fortunate enough to also have great course conditions and had my best putting day EVER. Read JohnnyGK’s review of this round for details. I will stick to reviewing the course, which was phenomenal!
Started off by having a classic dog in the restaurant with house chips. It was very good. The staff was excellent from bag drop to beverage cart. These people are very happy with their jobs and are intent on making your day a great experience based on my interaction with them.
The course was in excellent condition, I have no negative comments to share. Everything was in the kind of condition that you would expect from a course of this caliber entering into high season for Vegas golf.
Fairways were lush and beautiful.
Rough was about an inch or so in length and were lush with no bare spots.
The bunkers seemed to have ball magnets in them but they were fair. A little firm for my liking but consistent.
The greens were excellent. This part of my review is slightly biased as I had that rare privileged of marking my ball and having the line visually present itself to me. I had the best putting day of my 50 years of golf. The conditions of the greens were just magical. JohnnyGK is a little more knowledgeable about this then I am, (So read his review) but there was a top dressing of something that made the greens smooth and roll so true. 10 one putts, with at least 5 of 30’ plus. It was an out of body experience.
The beverage cart came by about every 2-3 holes until she called it a day after hole 11. She was very pleasant as well.
This was a great day, on a wonderful course, with fantastic company. But since the review is focused on the course, I will end with this. Reflection Bay is a top notch golf experience and it is obvious that the management is focused on your golf experience being exceptional. If you haven’t been out here in since January 2018, you will find that the nines have been flipped. It is a great layout and a wonderful test of your game, while being fair and enjoyable.
Played Reflection Bay Golf Club with KevBig for only the second time yesterday, this time in winter rather than summer conditions, next I got to play it in spring conditions, because this place is just fantastic. Great conditions, service and quickly becoming one of my favorite desert layouts.
Compared to the summer conditions, greens a little faster, little more smooth and firm. Fairways lush but in terms of rye grass instead of Bermuda. You don’t get as much roll in the winter. Rough, dormant providing a beautiful contrasting look framing every hole except hole #7 (guess because its along side of the road). Bunkers in great shape with quality sand. Tee boxes mostly lush, level, well groomed in great shape.
Have to say while there is not one let down hole and they are all a blast to play, holes #8 and #9 are breathtaking. They used to be holes #17 & #18 but logistically it made more sense to flip the nines a couple years ago and given that current holes #17 & #18 are awesome I got no complaints. The par 3’s and par 5’s IMO steal the show on this course. All the par 5’s are beautiful risk/reward holes and provide for big hitters a chance to get home in two. The Par 3’s provide a major test with holes #8 & #17 right on Lake Las Vegas stunning.
Another thing about Reflection Bay is the service. From the moment you pull into the lot to leaving you are constantly made comfortable with friendly smiles and professionalism. After golf we sat down in the grill which I understand was not there a couple years ago and had excellent food.
The only drawback is the golf course does not, at this time, have a driving range to warm up on. It does have some hitting bays. I’m not one that needs a range often but I could see those that do not too a happy about it.Check out the photos I just posted.
Golf Course Review Reflection Bay Golf Club Henderson Nevada
Reviewed by: Alex326, Monterey, Ca
After taking a rest day yesterday I was itching to get out and play today. Mpisarski01 coordinated with Kevbig to get us an early tee time at Reflection Bay. I showed up in my best Tiger Woods impersonation outfit but Kevbig came prepared and was rocking some cool golf themed socks that were a tribute to Jack Nicklaus who I believed designed the course. Well played Kevin!
The course layout is great with a number of the holes being right on the water of Lake Las Vegas. The course also has a number of elevation changes throughout the journey to add to the fun factor.
If I remember right only the 1st and 10th holes parallel each other. All others are either separated by rock inlets or the natural terrain of the hillside. Thankfully Kevbig was with us to give us the inside knowledge of the course as there are a lot of doglegs and strategic layup shots mixed in with the grip it and rip it holes.
To me the greens were rolling a tad bit on the slow side, but this might of just been because the last two courses I played on had fast and lightning fast greens. Greens at Reflection Bay rolled smooth and easily held well struck approach shots. There were a number of pitch marks in the greens but most had been repaired properly so they didn’t effect putts.
Tee boxes, fairways, and sand traps were all in nice shape (above average). Customer service was excellent with the cart gal coming around several times throughout the round.
Pro shop has a nice selection of soft goods. There is a bar/restaurant that overlooks the 18th hole and the lake.
Even though I had 8 penalty strokes on the front 9 alone (0 on the back) the course was a blast to play.
Played here Saturday morning with the Greenskeeper OG’s. JohnnyGK live and direct, Kevbig, and mpisarski01. Big shout out to Kev for hooking up the hometown discount, and Johnny for making the drive much appreciated.
I don’t need to rehash all that was said below as they are spot on. It’s a beautiful course. Great views and water elements, as well as forced carries over ravines. Every hole was different and it felt like many different types of courses blended into one with a wide variety of holes. The views of the reflection along the water are one of a kind.
It was a shame it was so unbearably humid at the end because it took a lot of the enjoyment away but the course is one of a kind. Only minor nitpicking was the shaggy greens but you can’t win them all.
Course’ layout isn’t too difficult but I rarely had a flat approach which led to the difficultly and emphasis on shot making and ball striking here.
Had a super time playing with GK’ers Kevbig, mpisarski01 and sdscratchorbust Saturday morning. We teed it up at 6:50am and got around in 4.15 hours. Golf course was in great summer shape and as a first timer playing it, I loved the layout. Been wanting to play here for over 10 years and the golf course met my expectations.
There are a wide variety of holes with about 4 or 5 playing next to Lake Las Vegas and others rolling up, down, dogleg left, dogleg right through canyons. Green complexes are all well protected and interesting as you would expect from a Nicklaus design. Although I did think for a Nicklaus design the greens were rather tame. Not as much undulations or as slender…this is a good thing in my book. I think where there is the most demand on your game is your approach shots. There never is an easy one and the first hole greets you with long par 4 forced carry over water for a second shot.
Conditions are very good for the Summer. With all the recent rains I will project the fairways will only get lusher as weeks pass. Greens rolling nice and not too summer bermunda turf slow. There is just no way a golf course can chance cutting greens low with average temps over 100. Bunkers in great shape with quality sand. Tee boxes lush and level. Rough was not that high but still very difficult to play from due to the sticky humid day and ball tending to sit down in the bermunda turf.
As for service, excellent. Very friendly and professional. Saw many marshals and on course beverage service.
I’m impressed with Reflection Bay Golf Club and would like to return to play it in the Fall to see what it’s like after over-seed. As of now a great summer option.