How to Play Golf in Las Vegas

How to Play Golf in Las Vegas Las Vegas has many golf courses. Two are located on the Las Vegas Strip and more than five are located within a short drive from the Strip, making it convenient to stay in one of Las Vegas’ most famous hotels and plan a day of golfing. Las Vegas has a traditional Scottish-style links course, a Jack Nicklaus designed course that replicates the best holes from around the world, and the lush Wynn golf course, which is located behind the luxurious Wynn hotel.

Step 1
Choose a golf course in Las Vegas where you want to play (see Resources section).

Step 2
Set up a tee time at the course. Try to schedule a time early in the morning, because Las Vegas can get very hot in the midday and afternoon.

Step 3
Decide whether to rent clubs in Las Vegas or transport your clubs with you. If you are flying, you will need to put your clubs in a hard, protective case to check them with your luggage. If you cannot rent clubs at the golf course you plan to play, you can rent clubs from Las Vegas Golf and Tennis located two blocks from the Las Vegas strip near the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

How to Play Golf in Las Vegas

Step 4
Decide if you need to rent a car. Bali Hai Golf Club and Wynn Golf Course are on the Las Vegas Strip, and the Las Vegas National Golf Club is a 5- to 10-minute drive from the Strip, so if you are staying there, you could easily take a taxi to these courses. If you are playing courses in the greater Las Vegas area, rent a car. You can pick up the car from a car rental company at McCarran International Airport. Parking is free for hotel guests of Las Vegas hotels, including the hotels on the Strip.

Step 5
Wear appropriate clothing and gear. If you are playing during a time of the year when Las Vegas gets very hot, bring high SPF sunscreen, a hat, cool clothing, water and snacks. You should consider renting a golf cart, so you do not have to walk in the direct sunlight while carrying your golf bag.