Desert Pines Golf Club is described by many as “A Taste of the Carolinas” in the city of Las Vegas. This Dye designed course features thousands of mature pine trees lining the fairways. White sand bunkers protect large, undulating greens with water coming into play on 9 out of 18 holes.This course provides players of all abilities a fun and rewarding experience … one in which you’ll use every club in your bag. Golf Digest has recognized Desert Pines as one of the best new upscale courses in the country.
Number 9 and number 18 play as the two hardest holes on the golf course. Number nine, “Double Down” from the back tees plays a daunting 467 yards with a lake on the right side of the fairway, which has a slicer shaking at the knees. A straight drive is a must, but it is not yet over. With a tricky pin placement on the back right, the water guards the entire right side of the green; another slice, another water ball. Number 18 “Gauntlet” plays very similar at 466 yards but with a long fairway bunker on the right side (they never forget about the slicers) and this time the same lake is on the left. The same goes for number 18, a good drive is a must, because the shot to the green needs to be accurate. The lake covers the entire left side of the green along with a bunker front a right. The most fun hole on the course is number 12 “Tunnel Vision.” This is what Desert Pines is all about. The name fits this hole to a “tee”, because from the “tee” box to roughly 100 yards out there is about 7 yards of width from pine tree to pine tree. A straight drive is a must or you might be pulling out the rock club or taking a drop. Then if you ever get to the fairway, you will see Pete Dye’s true design with tall railroad ties lining the fairway and green side bunkers. This hole makes the course for anyone looking to enjoy one of Pete Dyes exciting designs.
The clubhouse offers Callaway club and FootJoy shoe rentals and is stocked with name brand golf apparel.
Desert Pines Practice Center is a 20,000 square foot, two-tiered, climate-controlled practice facility with an automated ball delivery system. It is the only one like it in Las Vegas. The Practice Center also features five target greens resembling some of the country’s most famous par 3, 17th holes. It is lighted for evening practice and has a state of the art teaching center, with instruction from PGA teaching professionals of The Walters Golf Academy.