Have you ever thought to yourself what it would be like to play one of the same courses the pros play to see what you would shoot. Hey maybe you can quit your day job and play for the big bucks. Well that is an option at the Tournament Players Club Las Vegas. This desert course has hosted various PGA Tour and Champions Tour events over the past decade and is known as the “Home of Professional Golf” in Las Vegas. Constructed in 1996, by Robert C. ‘Bobby” Weed Jr., who began playing golf at the age ten, worked under the legendary Pete and Alice Dye at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C. In 1982 he was promoted to the superintendent at the Dye built TPC Sawgrass, and by 1987 was named the chief designer for PGA TOUR Design Services. Bobby Weed has collaborated with a number of PGA players in creating top-level courses such as Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Chi Chi Rodriguez just to name a few. What a lucky guy.
The TPC Las Vegas tests golfers from the first tee through the 18th and as you think it would let up at the bar, you then have to add up your scorecard. Beautifully cut out of the winding mountainous terrain, this par 71, 7,063-yard Canyons course is a tough layout, but a “must play” if you are a golf fanatic. Being a TPC course, you can only expect the best. From the bag drop to the cart return, you will be taken care of as if you were on the tour, not sure what tour but you know what we mean.
The course features lengthy narrow fairways that do not allow much room for inaccuracy along with most holes requiring compulsory carries over arroyos and gullies to remind you that you are playing golf in the desert. With its undulated fairways, uneven lies are not uncommon. Even with the best of drives right down the pipe, you will find your 2nd shot to be on a hill side where making the correction in your swing is a must.
The greens, oh the greens. These perfectly cut Bentgrass greens are not what the average golfer is used to seeing. Sometimes you feel like you should to take your shoes off before walking on them, like carpet that has just been steam cleaned. Once you finally grab your putter, you still have some work left. These greens are lightening quick and have breaks that only tour players can read. For golfers that are looking to get the most out of their playing experience, the Tournament Players Club Las Vegas is the place for you. Bring home some memorabilia from the golf shop to let your buddies back home know that you played one of the best; you might want to keep your scorecard in your bag.
TPC Las Vegas is located 15-20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. With the rock framed fairways, beautifully manicured Bermuda fairways, and bentgrass greens playing TPC Las Vegas next time you are here is mandatory. Whether you have a large group or it is just you and some associates, TPC Las Vegas will not let you down. The service is impeccable and the course is breathtaking from every tee box. Come out and test your game at the Tournament Players Club Las Vegas; it is well worth it.