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Golfing Provides Tourists With Another Distraction Beyond Gambling in Vegas

Despite being located in a desert setting, Las Vegas offers some of the best golf courses in the United States to tourists looking for an escape from casinos during their trip. Golfers certainly know all about Sin City’s award-winning courses, which take advantage of the beautiful scenic backdrop with the mountains surrounding them.

Here are the Top 3 golf courses you should play in Vegas:

Shadow Creek

From sparkling creeks to towering waterfalls to lush gardens - all set up against the mountainous background - Shadow Creek is one of the most breathtaking courses in the Vegas Valley. Designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio in 1989, Shadow Creek is part of MGM Resorts International and features dramatic landscapes you have to see in person to believe. You can even arrange for a private limousine to bring you straight to the course, where you will meet your own private caddy who will lead you on a journey through one of the most memorable golf outings you can enjoy.

SouthShore

A Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, SouthShore is located outside Vegas in Henderson near Lake Las Vegas. The highest points are 350 feet tall and allow golfers to take in some of the best views they will ever see on a course. Nicklaus opened the course in 1996, and it has been among the best in Vegas ever since. Anybody who has visited town without taking an excursion to Lake Las Vegas is missing out on the chance to stroll through an Italian style village close to the course.

Southern Highlands

Newer than Shadow Creek and SouthShore, Southern Highlands Golf Club opened in 1999 and was co-designed from the father-son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. Southern Highlands epitomizes the year-round golfing opportunity in Vegas and feeds off the exquisite mountain terrain with manicured fairways and water features. The weather plays into the course as well, with the warm, dry climate giving golfers the chance to play any weekend or weekday of the year. The Southern Highlands community is also becoming more exclusive, with many of the top builders choosing to sell homes around the course with luxury lots.

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