Welcome to Palm Valley Golf Club, the first of three courses designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash in master-planned Sun City Summerlin retirement community (also home to Highland Falls and Eagle Crest Golf Clubs); just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Opening its doors in 1989, the par 72 course is Summerlin’s longest and most challenging playing 6,849 yards from the back tees with a slope and rating of 127/72. The established layout is carefully manicured with surging fairways and gently sloping greens.
Starting the golfer out with a par-5 and also the longest hole on the course, golfers begin with a challenge. The 16th hole plays a serious 229 yards to a lofty green shielded by three bunkers left and a quick drop off to the right. Palm Valley’s ten par-4s give players a unique opportunity to test their shot-making skills and to use every club in the bag. Measuring from the 343-yard 14th to the 454-yard 5th, all par-4s were created with something different in mind. The finishing and second longest hole on the course is a slight dogleg right with water to the right from tee to green and out-of-bounds left; accuracy is a must. Fairway bunkers left also come into play, and the green is further guarded by bunkers left and back. What a great finishing hole! If you feel up for more golf, you can then try a 2nd round in the afternoon on their execituve course Eagle Crest. It is great for a 36 hole day and only a few minutes down the street.
Palm Valley Golf Club is located 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and comes with an inviting club house offering all of the amenities you are used to in Las Vegas. The Vista Grille is situated in a serene setting contributing to lovely views of Palm Valley golf course. This “walk-up” dining experience is perfect for hungry golfers that either showed up right before their tee-time or do not have much time at the turn. The dining room is best for relaxing before a match or a drink and a bite to unwind after the round. One of the best things about this club house is that it has slot machines and video poker. If you have been getting the urge to get to your casino to gamble, to try to win back your golf bets, you can start early by dropping some quarters in as you wait for your limo. The course runs Bermuda from the box and through the fairway. The greens are soft but quick Bentgrass that have moderate to tricky breaks . Have a great day at the Palm Valley Golf Club.