Congratulations to Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort for 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Southern Nevada.
Congratulations to all the great golf courses out there that won Best Playing Conditions for their Region. Haven’t thought of playing there? Consider this a wake up call and give their golf course a try.
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort 2016 Winner Best Playing Conditions for Southern Nevada
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We’ve waited all year for the results , and the results are in. Greenskeeper.org proudly presents it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards for 2016.
Not to be confused with our other award “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on Greenskeeper.org that stand out above the rest with our site users. These golf courses distinguish themselves by providing consistent, exceptional playing conditions.
The job of the superintendent is the life blood of the golf course industry and most important contributing factor to enjoying a golf experience. A golf course is a living, breathing organism whose health is constantly in flux. It takes enormous dedication, resources and expertise by a superintendent and their staff to provide excellent turf conditions.
Greenskeeper.org’s registered trademark and creed, “Know Before You Go”®, centers on communicating these current playing conditions. The rating system used on Greenskeeper.org is in part created by superintendents. Greenskeeper.org views it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards as it’s highest honors.
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Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Posted: 11/16/16 2:34p
Member Since: Jul 21, 2003
From: Aliso Viejo
I played in the GK Plays on Sunday, 11/13 with Ailan66, rudyclub and Joe. Great time! Conditions are nearly immaculate. I can’t think of any aspect of the course that needs work, except maybe a couple greens were slightly bumpy. It is incredibly lush everywhere. Greens are running medium fast and held full shots well. Two different greens were a little bumpy, but otherwise they ran smooth and pure. Fairways were basically perfect. Same for the rough: very lush with complete coverage. The bunkers I was in were great. Tee boxes excellent. All in all, 9+ conditions across the board.
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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Posted: 10/13/16 6:54a
Member Since: Apr 24, 2011
From: Colorado Springs
Posted: 08/20/16 9:59p
Member Since: Jul 21, 2003
From: Aliso Viejo
Played here Tuesday, 8/16 to kick off “GK Review Gurus Visit Las Vegas Week.” I’d never played any of the Paiute courses, and seeing we have a GK Plays at Snow Mountain on tap for November, I wanted to play the other consensus favorite, Wolf. Waited out the GN Hot Deals until a day or two ahead, and got a good rate and was able to use 25% extra off GolfNow sent for my birthday. Planned to play by myself but after a 4-hour drive and checking in, the first guy I saw at the course was kg1791, which was pretty funny. We asked if we could play together and went straight out to the first tee. POP was whatever we wanted it to be, which turned out to be about 3:20. Ideal August weather with a nice breeze/sometimes gusty wind keeping the 100+ temps very tolerable.
As Kevin mentioned, conditions are excellent. You’d never guess it’s late summer in the desert with the lushness of the course. Obviously there are no water restrictions here. Greens were smooth and quick, medium-fast to fast. Putts really rolled out a long way. Full shots stopped fairly quickly and barely made any ball mark, which I couldn’t figure out why. If I had to guess, it seemed the greens were so mature and the grass so strong that the ball just didn’t penetrate the surface much, but they were still rather soft. Both fairways and rough were very lush, except for just a few rare spots here and there. Black tee (7009 yards) boxes were good, but some were so wet they were just this side of being casual water. On those, it almost felt like I was standing on a big sponge to tee off. Sand was good.
I enjoyed the layout but I’d heard so many great things about Paiute over the years, I sort of expected something more memorable. I thought lots of holes blended together somewhat. My favorite hole was the par-3 8th with a giant, deep bunker right of the elevated green.
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Why Did We Expand the Regions?
It’s simple. Greenskeeper.org has been growing. We expanded the number of regions because golfers like you have reported about golf course conditions of the golf courses you play. In short golfers come to us if they want informative, relevant golf course reviews and it’s all due to your, our GK Community’s, diligence. You let us know your experiences and well if we hear about it everyone else does too.
Why so Many Regions?
Golf is an experience and every experience is unique. Different golf courses offer different experiences. What we look for in golf course reviews offers a little insight into every golf course we play. Not just one point of view but many, and by providing many different points of view you get a clearer picture of what each golf course has to offer. To that end we felt it necessary to provide regions with their own highlighted golf course. Local players can enjoy the fact there is a great facility they can play just around their corner. Golfers looking to experience new golf courses can play these and experience first-hand these unique golf experiences. Put simply, we allow not just your high-end. daily fee courses to shine but the local municipal as well. They all deserve a fair shot and they all deserve to shine.
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