Las Vegas features about 45 public golf course and about 35 private ones. A far cry from Phoenix or Palm Springs. I only list the ones that would be of interest to the average Las Vegas Visitor. If any of you can get on the course owned by Steve Wynn (not the one at the hotel, but the private one), or the MGM (Cascata in Boulder City), then you know you have arrived, socially that is. I have been to the Cascata myself, not played it but checked it out. Looks difficult. There are a couple of courses right on the Strip, One is south of the Mandalay Bay hotel. The other one is at the Wynn. That is the old Desert Inn course, for those of you who remember that far back.

Bali Hai

5160 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 (702) 450-8191.

Reservations: 888 427 6678. This one is right on the strip, south of Mandalay Bay.


1 Cascata Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005 (702) 294-2005.

I visited, but did not play this course. It used to be available to invited guests only. A very challenging course from my perspective. Only playable by getting a cart, it is very steep along a mountain. Very high end club house. Take it from a guy who worked at the Bel Air Country Club, The L.A. Country Club etc.